Best Batam cafes
Cafes in Batam aren’t merely more affordable than their Singapore counterparts—they can also be just as good. In this listicle, we introduce you to 10 of the best Batam cafes, including a floating cafe, pâtisserie, and a board games haven.
Table of Contents
1. Anchor Cafe & Roastery
With an extensive list of beans and brewing methods to choose from, Anchor Cafe & Roastery is where you’ll find some of the finest cups of coffee in Batam. A 24 oz CHEMEX Brew with Geisha, Colombia Beans (Rp 50,000+/~S$4.70), for instance, boasts the kind of complex flavour profile that coffeeholics go gaga over—it is said to have hints of chamomile, passion fruit, and lavender.
As for eats, the All American Patty Melt (Rp 100,000+/~S$9.50) is a hearty and scrumptious pick. This well-toasted sandwich features a thick burger patty, caramelised onions, melted cheddar cheese, and a house-made Thousand Island dressing.
Address: Dermaga Culinary Paradise RF No. 11, Sukajadi, Kec. Batam Kota, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau 29444, Indonesia
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 8pm
Tel: +62 812-7070-2210
Anchor Cafe & Roastery is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.
2. Level Up Coffee and Floating Bar
Imagine enjoying a cup of coffee—or beer, for that matter—on a floating platform, with gorgeous nature-filled scenery all around you. If you arrive at night, a live band will be performing there, regaling you with catchy tunes. That’s the experience you’ll get at Level Up Coffee and Floating Bar, Batam’s first “floating” cafe-cum-bar.
Level Up serves a wide variety of dishes, too. Western fare, including the Sirloin Steak (Rp 98,000/~S$9.22), tends to go great with beer or coffee, while dishes such as the Nasi Goreng Salmon (Rp 50,000/~S$4.70) are perfect for those who want meals with a local flair.
Address: Golden City, Bengkong Laut, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau 29432, Indonesia
Opening hours: Daily 3pm to 11pm
Tel: +62 811-7018-168
Level Up Coffee and Floating Bar is not a halal-certified eatery.
3. Hoods Coffee
A personal favourite of mine, Hoods Coffee offers great specialty coffee and a diverse range of eats. Coffee purists can enjoy excellent local beans with the Hand Brew (Rp 40,000+/~S$3.80+) of their choice—we recommend the Tirto Weling beans, which yield a light, sourish, and slightly nutty coffee.
Food-wise, there are both Western and Japanese mains to choose from. The Truffle Beef Donburi (Rp 88,000+/~S$8.40+), with its fragrant aroma and umami beef slices, is a popular choice. For dishes on the sweeter side of things, try the Caramel Walnut Croffle (Rp 26,000+/~S$2.50+) or Cheddar Cheese Scone (Rp 32,000+/~S$3+).
Address: Jl. Kw. Industri Tunas Ruko No.1, Belian, Kec. Batam Kota, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau 29444, Indonesia
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 10pm
Tel: +62 811-7709-098
Hoods Coffee is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.
4. Olive & Co
Located inside the apartment building One Residence, Olive & Co boasts a beautiful view of the sea. It is also notable for its Western fusion fare, including the Spaghetti Aglio Olio Wagyu Beef Rendang (Rp 80,000++/~S$7.50), which combines the fragrance and spiciness of rendang with aglio olio’s garlicky taste.
There are also plenty of burgers to try here, the most interesting of which is the Mushroom Truffle Burger (Rp 65,000++/~S$6.10++). A juicy mushroom patty is joined by cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, and liberal amounts of truffle oil—the result is a hearty burger that’s a delight to the senses.
Address: Jl. Engku Putri Utara, Tlk. Tering, Kec. Batam Kota, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau 29461, Indonesia
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 10am to 10pm, Fri-Sat 10am to 12am
Tel: +62 821-6989-5089
Olive & Co is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.
5. Board Games Cafe Batam
Whether you’re a board games geek, or are simply looking to have fun with some friends, there’s plenty of fun to be had at Board Games Cafe Batam. With just a minimum order of Rp 25,000/~S$2.40, you’ll get to play any board game on the cafe’s extensive shelf: there’s Monopoly, 7 Wonders, and Werewolf, to name a few.
As you compete with your friends, you can indulge in snacks such as the Choco Cheese Stick (Rp 22,000+/~S$2+) and Sate Taichan Kulit (Rp 27,000+/~S$2.50+). Don’t forget a sugary drink to keep your mind alert—the Iced Green Tea Latte (Rp 29,000+/~S$2.70+) should fit the bill nicely.
Address: Jalan Permata Baloi Ruko Permata Niaga Regency Blok AA Nomor 6-8, Baloi Indah, Kec. Lubuk Baja, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau 29432, Indonesia
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 11am to 11pm, Fri-Sun 11am to 12am
Tel: +62 811-7008-550
Board Games Cafe Batam is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.
6. Lee’s Cafe
If you’re wondering why there’s a teddy bear in the above picture, it’s because Lee’s Cafe is home to many of these fluffy friends. Teddy bears of all sizes are scattered throughout this Korean-style cafe, poised to warm your heart as you feast on dishes such as the Kimchi Fried Rice (Rp 35,000++/~S$3.30++) and Korean Chicken Wings (Rp 50,000++/~S$4.80++). Should the plushies have you craving for a cuter snack, go for the petite but decadent Chocolate Lava Cake (Rp 48,000++/~S$4.50++).
Address: Blk. I, Jalan Pembangunan, Jl. Komp. Penuin Centre Block JA No.1-2, Batu Selicin, Kec. Lubuk Baja, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau 29444, Indonesia
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: +62 811-7788-330
Lee’s Cafe is a halal-certified eatery.
7. Meilleur Cafe & Patisserie
Image credit: @meilleur.batam
Meilleur Cafe & Patisserie is known for their signature cakes and delectable Western mains. Their Matcha Mille Crepe (Rp 310,000/~S$29.50 for a whole cake), for instance, is a gorgeously layered cake that is said to be silky and aromatic. For a good plate of pasta, try the Alfredo Fettuccine with Grilled Chicken (Rp 43,000/~S$4), a combination of creamy pasta plus smoky chicken.
Address: Komp. Ruko Palm Spring, Batam Centre, Jl. Palm Spring No.11, Taman Baloi, Batam Kota, Batam City, Riau Islands 29444, Indonesia
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11am to 9pm
Tel: +62 813-8383-8731
Meilleur Cafe & Patisserie is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.
8. Lintas Coffee & Space
Image credit: @lintas.coffee
A spacious cafe located in the centre of the city, Lintas Coffee & Space offers a good mix of Western and Asian eats. A plate of Carbonara (Rp 35,000+/~S$3.30+) is a reliable option, while the Thai Sauce Chicken Rice (Rp 28,000+/~S$2.70+) promises the piquant flavours of Thai cuisine. Get a Rose Latte (Rp 28,000+/~S$2.70+) as a finishing touch to round off your meal.
Address: 429W+4JR, Teluk Tering, Batam Kota, Batam City, Riau Islands 29444, Indonesia
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 9am to 11pm, Fri-Sun 8:30am to 11pm
Tel: +62 813-1722-8491
Lintas Coffee & Space is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.
9. Tatido Coffee Roasters
Image credit: @ta.ti.do
Tatido Coffee Roasters is one of the most highly rated cafes in Batam. They serve over 40 different kinds of single estate coffee from around the world, so you can be sure that you’re getting both quality and diverse coffee here.
As you sip on a cup of Cappuccino (Rp 42,000+/~S$4+), for instance, be sure to try savoury dishes such as the Truffle Mushroom Cream Pasta (Rp 70,000+/~S$6.60+) or the Double Cheese XL Burger (Rp 90,000+/~S$8.50+) as well.
Address: Jl. Bunga Raya No.59, Baloi Indah, Kec. Lubuk Baja, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau 29444, Indonesia
Opening hours: Sun-Fri 9am to 9pm, Sat 9am to 10pm
Tel: +62 812-1238-8080
Tatido Coffee Roasters is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.
10. Common Space Coffee & Bar
Image credit: @commonspaceidn
With gorgeous minimalist interiors and delicious Japanese mains, Common Space Coffee & Bar is a great place to unwind and satisfy your appetite. Their menu features Gyudon (Rp 38,000+/~S$4+), Curry Chicken Katsu (Rp 38,000+/~S$4+), and many more, along with more typical cafe fare such as pasta dishes and light bites.
Address: Lubuk Baja Kota, Lubuk Baja, Batam City, Riau Islands 29444, Indonesia
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Common Space Coffee & Bar is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.
Batam cafes guide
There are plenty of affordable and stylish cafes to try in Batam. This guide narrowed down a list of 10 places to choose from, so your next trip won’t be short on yummy meals. For hawker stalls and restaurants, check out our Batam food guide. If you’re planning a trip to JB instead, have a look at our 15 Johor Bahru cafes guide.
Photos taken by Melvin Mak.