WHERE TO EAT & DRINK LABUAN BAJO, INDONESIA

WHERE TO EAT & DRINK LABUAN BAJO

Labuan Bajo, the once remote fishing town situated West of Flores, is rapidly becoming a popular tourist destination in Indonesia.  Being gateway to the breath-taking Komodo National Park – home to some of the most awe-inspiring islands we have ever seen – it is easy to understand why.  From captivating landscapes to astonishing views, and pink beaches to dazzling blue sea, this area can be described as nothing short of paradise.

The national park is home to the mythical-like Komodo dragon, and despite its deadly reputation, tourists flock to the Jurassic park landscapes for a chance of sighting them.  Furthermore, the waters encompass world-class dive sites with an abundance of coral and marine life.  All of this combined, make Labuan Bajo a playground for adventure seeking travellers.

One of the advantages of a surge in tourism is an increase in good restaurants.  And Labuan Bajo is home to some incredible food, in a variety of cuisines.  Being the ultimate lovers of food, these are always our favourite blogs to document, so without further ado here are our top restaurants in town!  Bon Appetite!

Must read – Ultimate travel guide to Labuan Bajo

1. BAJO TACO – MEXICAN

For delicious MEXICAN why not try BAJO TACO.  From Burritos & Tacos to Nachos & Tequila, this restaurant serves up some incredible Mexican Food alongside a fruitful drinks menu.  We loved the BBQ Jack Fruit Tacos & The Roast Vegetable Burrito.  If you’re around on Tuesdays, be sure to stop by for Taco Tuesdays where you get 3 tacos for the price of 2… WINNING!  It’s also a great spot for sunset beers.

PRICE RANGE – 40-65K IND per meal

Bajo Taco

BAJO TACO MAP LOCATION

2. ARTOMORO – INDONESIAN

For exquisite SEAFOOD why not try ARTOMORO.  Serving up perfectly cooked, fresh seafood, this restaurant is a must-visit for seafood lovers.  We can recommend the delectable crispy squid with salty egg and steamed fish with ginger & spices.  On some evenings, they also host live music, making it a great place to unwind at the end of a busy day.

PRICE RANGE – 40-65K IND per meal

Artomoro

ARTOMORO MAP LOCATION

3. LA CUCINA – ITALIAN

For incredible ITALIAN why not try LA CUCINA.  In a realm of competition, this place arguably serves the best pizza in town!  We loved the Veggie Pizza with extra olives & the fresh pasta with gorgonzola cheese.  Mama Mia!

PRICE RANGE – 40-70K IND per meal

LA CUCINA MAP LOCATION

4. BURGER TIME – FAST FOOD

For mouth-watering BURGERS why not try BURGER TIME.  Sister company to La Cucina, Burger Time have a delicious menu of burgers, hot dogs and sides.  We recommend the Veggie Burger with extra jalapeños and the garlic parmesan fries!

PRICE RANGE – 40-70K IND per meal

BURGER TIME

BURGER TIME MAP LOCATION

5. CAFE.IN.HIT – COFFEE & CAKE

For the best COFFEE AND CAKE in town why not try CAFE.IN.HIT.  A blend of Sumatran & Java beans is mixed by the owner themselves in LB, resulting in a truly delightful coffee.  Be sure to accompany their delicious, freshly baked cakes.  The Choco Banana Cake & Lemon cheesecake was simply divine.

PRICE RANGE – Approx 40K IND per cake/coffee

BEST PLACES TO EAT LABUAN BAJO

CAFE.IN.HIT MAP LOCATION

6. BAJO BAKERY – VEGAN/HEALTHY

For healthy SMOOTHIE BOWLS why not try BAJO BAKERY.  For a super healthy & delicious breakfast or snack, be sure to stop by for the smoothie bowls here.  Our favourite was the Chocolate-Banana-Peanut Butter, and you can enjoy overlooking the awesome sea view.

PRICE RANGE – 40-70K IND per meal

BEST PLACES TO EAT LABUAN BAJO

BAJO BAKERY MAP LOCATION

7. CATUR’Z – VEGAN/VEGETARIAN

For exciting VEGETARIAN food, why not try CATUR’Z.  Due to being a little bit out of the main town, this restaurant doesn’t get the custom it deserves.  It is a relatively small menu, however, they have absolutely nailed the dishes they do serve. Will cater to both Vegan & Vegetarian.

PRICE RANGE – 40-70K IND per meal

CATUR’Z MAP LOCATION

WHERE TO STAY IN LABUAN BAJO

BUDGETLa Boheme Hostel – A quirky hostel with dorm or private accommodation available.  Plus they have free 24hr banana pancakes!

LUXURYSunset Hill Hotel – Luxury rooms with spectacular sunset views over the bays of Labuan Bajo

For more places to stay in Labuan Bajo, check the latest prices here.

 

Well, that concludes our favourite places to eat in Labuan Bajo, for more information including tours to Komodo national park you can check out our travel guide for Labuan Bajo. If you have any questions or feel we have missed anything, please reach out to us in the comment section below.

Stay Adventurous and Happy Travels!

Charlotte & Natalie x

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