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Food Guide in Labuan Bajo

The food guide that will satisfy your empty belly.

These are some of the most famous places recommended by the locals that are worth paying a visit and gaining those extra calories for. These places did not fail us and instead lived up to their expectations and reputations. 

 

1. Warung Belek 

This is a must-see and eat, for all you pork enthusiasts. Located slightly away from the town in Labuan Bajo, you will need to take a taxi or an ojek to get here. But we promise you that this is worth the travel. A pro tip is that Warung Belek closes and opens in the afternoon depending on the owner, who is also the chef. So you’re lucky if you do get to eat it on the same day that you decide to head there. 

Address: Labuan Bajo, Komodo, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

Contact: +62 813-3860-6684

Prices: 35,000 IDR onwards | 3 USD onwards

Cuisine: Indonesian smoked pork

 

2. Warung Mama

Famous for its affordable and authentic Indonesian cuisine, Warung Mama is not unheard of by the locals there. They are famous for cooking Indonesian style rice, vegetables and main dishes (made with main proteins such as fish or meat) 

Address: Jl. Soekarno-Hatta, Labuan Bajo, Flores, Indonesia

Contact: +62 822-3726-4747

Prices: 35,000 IDR onwards | 3 USD onwards 

Cuisine: Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian-Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal

3. Café Melinjo

This French bakery specialises in home-made pastries, speciality coffee and more. You’ll not only fall in love with the food and drinks but with the scenery of the upcoming marina port. The owners are super friendly and welcoming. Once you are done munching and sipping on your coffee, you can walk to the nearby boutiques to shop such as miniso, sports stores and more!

Address: Jl. Soekarno Hatta, Marina of Labuan Bajo & Executive Port 2nd floor, Labuan Bajo, Flores, Indonesia

Contact: +62 821-4462-7342

Prices: 35,000 IDR onwards | 3 USD onwards

Cuisine: French, Cafe, International, Healthy

 

4. La Cucina

If you are in Labuan Bajo, you’ll have to drop by La Cucina. All of their pasta is made fresh in-house every day by their Italian Chef. It is a place that you must definitely check out before your flight back home. It is one of the best Italian foods that I have ever tasted and it’s for a fraction of the price. 

Address: Jl Soekarno Hatta, Labuan Bajo, Flores 86554, Indonesia

Contact: +62 812-3851-2172

Prices: 35,000 IDR onwards | 3 USD onwards

Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, European, Asian, Vegetarian-Friendly, Vegan Options

 

5. Paradise Bar

This is the number one bar in town! If you are looking for a chill time to just drink and watch the sunset or to have a chill time with your friends, come on down here. If you are free after dinner and you don’t know what to do, come on down here. 

Address: Jalan Binongko, Labuan Bajo, Komodo, Kabupaten Manggarai Barat, Nusa Tenggara Tim., Indonesia

Contact: +62 823-3756-9021

Prices: 70,000 IDR onwards | 5 USD onwards

Cuisine: Pub, After-hours drinks

6. Blue Corner

Another local favourite for homemade Indonesian food, Blue Corner ticks all your boxes. Apart from ticking all of your authentic Indonesian food boxes, the service there is impeccable so you’ll be sure to have a good time there. 

Address: Jl. Soekarno Hatta, Labuan Bajo, Komodo, Kabupaten Manggarai Barat, Nusa Tenggara Tim., Indonesia

Contact: +62 813-3762-0744

Prices: 35,000 IDR onwards | 3 USD onwards

Cuisine: Asian, Indonesian

7. Mediterraneo

This is a famous spot amongst locals and travellers alike. Great ambience, freshly made Italian and European food. Slightly on the higher end of expensive food but nonetheless great food and service. 

Address: Jl. Soekarno Hatta, Labuan Bajo, Flores 86554, Indonesia

Contact: +62 821-4616-1663

Prices: 50,000 IDR onwards | 4 USD onwards

Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Asian, Vegetarian-Friendly

8. Artomoro Restaurant and Grill

This place is for all those that do not like kampung environments such as night markets and would still like to try some authentic Indonesian food, then come to artomoro.

Address: Jl. Soekarno - Hatta, Labuan Bajo, Flores 86554, Indonesia

Contact: +62 385 41366

Prices: 35,000 IDR onwards | 3 USD onwards

Cuisine: Bar, Barbecue, Asian, Grill, Indonesian, Seafood

 

9. La Bajo Flores Coffee

This is situated at the airport so if you ever need a last push before your flight or the last taste of Labuan Bajo coffee, you can drop by this cute opened concept cafe. It is pretty quiet, chill and has got great coffee and food. It is also air-conditioned and has free wifi as well. 

Address: Jl. Soekarno Hatta, Labuan Bajo, Flores, Indonesia

Contact: +62 813-3124-7375

Prices: 35,000 IDR onwards | 3 USD onwards

Cuisine: Cafe, Asian, Indonesian

10. Se'i Babi Bola Bale 

If Warung Belek is closed, people would come here to have their smoked meat fix. It is nice but not as nice as Warung Belek. But it was definitely worth the try to come here, it’s only a few minutes away from Warung Belek. This smoked meat dish and red bean soup combo was definitely a favourite of ours and something that we have not tasted before. 

Address: Desa Puncak Waringin, Labuan Bajo, Komodo, Kabupaten Manggarai Barat, Nusa Tenggara Tim., Indonesia

Contact: +62 813-3984-6669

Prices: 35,000 IDR onwards | 3 USD onwards 

Cuisine: Smoked Meat, Indonesian, Asian 



 

11. Night Market 

Home for the fresh seafood. Definitely come here for fresh and seafood. The food was great!! Because this is an out in the open night market, you’ll get the full experience of the locally freshly cooked seafood. 

Address: Jl. Soekarno Hatta, Labuan Bajo, Flores 86554, Indonesia

Prices: 100,000 IDR onwards | 7 USD onwards

Cuisine: Seafood, Indonesian, Asian

 

12. Cafe In Hit

Coffee was great here! The vanilla milkshake was not bad. They also sell breakfast food as well. The other time we made a trip there, we just settled for the vanilla milkshake as we had some food prior to that. It was not too sweet. It was just the right amount of sweetness. 

Address: Jl. Soekarno Hatta | Kec. Komodo, Labuan Bajo, Flores 86554, Indonesia

Prices: 45,000 IDR onwards | 3 USD onwards

Cuisine: Coffee, Tea, Pastries 

 

Afterword: This article was written by Michelle, who has a heart for adventure and learning more about the various cultures around the world. She’s always curious about learning and is a self-proclaimed student-on-the-go wherever she goes.