Lombok itself is a major producer of coffee in Indonesia, both for domestic and export usage. Many of the coffee shops around town use locally produced or barley-produced coffee beans, and they are divine.
If you have some spare time while in Lombok, we highly recommend you go up north near the volcano and visit some of the plantations and try for yourself some of the freshly roasted beans.
Here are a few of our favorite spots for good coffee and good times.
If you really want the true Indonesian experience and that racy robusta kick in the morning, then you’ll have to seek out the coffee lady, who moves around town roasting beans for all who crave them. An intense flavor that is very smoky and definitely unique, this coffee is usually drank black or with condensed milk and is a favorite of the local laborers, fishermen, and truck drivers. Your best chances of finding local coffee makers are along the beachfront or at local markets early in the morning.
It’s been closed for awhile during the pandemic but is about to reopen, and if anything like before, it will be excellent. The owners have a long history of running cafes in Australia, and this venue is spectacular—great coffee, great food, and a real central meeting point for the whole town.
A favorite of ours for the morning, the team at Bush Radio knows their stuff when it comes to coffee and has a fantastic snack-style menu to enjoy while you have your coffee.
It’s a popular hangout for people working online and getting together before or after a surf.
The Breakery not only delivers spectacular French baking but also a well priced and good range of coffee, again this is one of the very popular meeting places in the morning and opens around 6 am.