Sunday, April 3, 2011

Kampung Daun, Culture Gallery and Cafe in The Jungle

Can you really dine in style and enjoy cultural performances in the jungle?

In Bandung, you can.

And here's the place that has received so much rave from critics and cafe connoiseurs: Kampung Daun .

Kampung Daun (lit. leaf kampong), claimed by the owners as culture gallery and cafe, is located on Jalan Sersan Bajuri, about 4.7 kilometers to the northwest of Setiabudhi street in Bandung. It is literally a cafe nested in a valley amidst the jungle. The design of this gallery and cafe is such that it retains much of the natural elements and atmosphere that the valley has.

Let me take you in a visual tour of the place.

Here's the entrance to the place.

And as you enter, here's what you're going to see.

Further inside, you'll see the path branches. These paths lead you to the huts where the visitors are seated like you would in a restaurant.

And here's one of the huts that's located by the stream.

This is what the smaller huts look like inside. As you can see, you won't be sitting on a couch, bench, or chair here. Instead you'll be sitting on mattresses and pillows.

And here's the waterfall creek/stream that's located further inside the this cafe. I took the photo from one of the bridges that crosses it.


AWANG said...

The most important is to retain much of the natural elements,beautiful .

Henk Madrotter said...

i live at a stones throw from kampung daun:) beautiful pictures!

Dina said...

What a wonderful place.
Thanks for the colorful tour.

To answer your comment question:
Tapuach Sdom became in English the Sodom Apple. It was known in antiquity and was said to grow near the city of Sodom, on the Dead Sea.
Its fruit looks as big as a green apple but it is hollow, just full of air.
Wiki says the plant is native to western and southern Asia and North Africa.

Typically Dutch said...

This looks so great !!!
Next year I will go to Bandung and then I am sure I want to see this place.

arabesque said...

and who would've thought of such ingenuity?!
the resto looks like a secluded place but really beautiful and so close to nature. ^0^

Anonymous said...

Looks like a fantastic place to relax!

Photo Cache said...

this is my kind of daytrip destination. how relaxing it seems.

Leif Hagen said...

Such a beautiful, lush, green, peaceful place! Nice photo series of it!

mucuna said...

What a beautiful place! I am spending 2 days in Bandung mid May. I will for sure go to Kampung Daun to have dinner.