Olive & Co is a cafe in Batam with sea views
If you’re heading to Batam via the ferry, bookmark Olive & Co, a mere seven-minute walk from Batam Ferry Terminal. The fusion cafe is a popular hangout spot for locals and tourists alike, not jrgoust for its convenient location, but also for its stunning sea views and spacious interiors.
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Those travelling by land transport can alight at One Residence, which is the apartment building the cafe is located at.
You’ll be treated to gorgeous views of the harbour, so you can watch the boats go by while enjoying your meal.
A signature Western-fusion dish to order is the Spaghetti Aglio Olio Wagyu Beef Rendang (Rp 80,000++/~S$7.50++), which pairs traditional rendang with garlicky aglio olio.
On top of al dente pasta, you also get tender strips of beef, which were cooked to a gorgeous medium rare on our visit.
If you want to fill up on something quick and fuss-free, try the Chicken Balsamic Vinegar Wrap (Rp 65,000++/S$6.10++). This wrap features juicy and well-seasoned chicken thigh, paired with a tangy salad, wrapped in tortilla, and toasted till golden.
Another popular hand-held item on the menu is the Mushroom Truffle Burger (Rp 65,000++/~S$6.10++). The juicy burger comes with a mushroom patty, melted cheddar, fresh veggies, and a generous dose of truffle oil that hits you as soon as you pick up the burg.
On your next trip to Indonesia, check out our full list of the must-visit cafes in Batam, including one with plenty of board games to choose from! If you’re heading to Johor Bahru instead, read our guide to the best cafes in Johor Bahru that are near the customs.
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.
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Photos taken by Melvin Mak.
This was an independent review by Eatbook.sg
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