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Top 10 MUST See Cafes You Must Visit In Batam 2022

THE TOP 10 CAFES IN BATAM of 2022

THE TOP 10 CAFES IN BATAM OF 2022

While you go about your fun filled day in Batam, shopping, sightseeing or having a rejuvenating massage, I’m sure there are breaks in between your fun-filled activities. What better way to recharge and unwind than visiting a cafe. Well, don’t worry, there are many unique cafes in Batam for you to grab a bite and enjoy a cup of coffee while adding to your experience there. Here are some of the best cafes you can visit in Batam.

 

Top 10 Batam CAFES in 2022

1. Anchor cafe & Roastery

Regarded as the best, if not one of the best cafes in Batam, Anchor cafe & Roastery has a plethora of coffee beans and brewing methods to choose from, just looking at their menu leaves you spoilt for choice. Anchor cafe & Roastery features a spread of both Indonesian and international coffee beans, making it a perfect place for those who want to try some local coffee or enjoy that familiar cup of coffee. For instance, a 24oz CHEMEX Brew with Geisha, Colombia Beans (Rp 50,000+/~S$4.70) boasts a complex flavour profile that is said to have hints of chamomile, passion fruit, and lavender. You can surely expect to have some of the finest cups of coffee in Batam at Anchor Cafe & Roastery.
While you sip on that cup of coffee, fill your stomach with some iconic American comfort food to start your day. From the mouth watering Anchor Eggs Benedict to their Piping Hot Skillet Spinach Dip, Anchor Cafe & Roastery is also the perfect place for you to enjoy a warm and filling breakfast.

2. Tatido Coffee Roasters

Calling serious coffee lovers out there, Tatido Coffee Roasters is another cafe for you. Tatido coffee roasters is a specialty coffee roastery serving over 40 different kinds of single estate coffee from Indonesia & all around the world. You know they are serious about their coffee and It is no wonder why they are one of the most highly rated cafes in Batam. So be assured that you’re getting both quality and diverse coffee there.
While you are there, be sure not to miss out on their delectable mains as well, such as the Truffle Mushroom Cream Pasta (Rp 70,000+/~S$6.60+) or the Double Cheese XL Burger (Rp 90,000+/~S$8.50+). Finding a place for a filing brunch? Well, here’s the place for you.

3. Hoods Coffee

For those who not only want to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee but also take instagram-worthy pictures to leave your friends and families in awe, Hoods Coffee is the place for you. Hoods Coffee serves great speciality coffees with minimalist and stylish interior providing patrons with a picturesque environment.
Hoods Coffee offers delectable dishes as well, ranging from western and japanese cusine. A popular choice is the Truffle Beef Donburi (Rp 88,000+/~S$8.40+) featuring umami beef slices drizzled with aromatic truffle oil.

 

4. Level Up Coffee and Floating Bar

Imagine yourself savouring a cup of coffee or a bottle of beer on a floating platform above a pristine lake, with gorgeous nature-filled scenery all around you. All of that can be found at Level Up Coffee and Floating Bar. LevelUp is the first floating bar in Batam and now coffee & floating bar. So immerse yourself in its vibrant ambience and retreat from the modern city life. You can also have a hearty dinner there with a wide variety of dishes to choose from, including Sirloin Steak (Rp98,000/~S$9.22) and Nasi Goreng Salmon (Rp 50,000/~S$4.70). Not only that, at night a live band will be performing there too, filling the night with catchy tunes. With good food, music and picturesque scenery overlooking the sunset, what a way to end your day in Batam.

5. Olive & Co

If you are looking for food with a local twist, Olive & Co is the place for you. Olive & Co is famous for its Western fusion featuring special pasta dishes ,such as the Spaghetti Aglio Olio Wagyu Beef Rendang (Rp 80,000++/~S$7.50) which combines the fragrant spices of rendang with aglio olio’s garlicky taste served with premium wagyu beef, and its wide range of burgers notably the Mushroom Truffle Burger (Rp 65,000++/~S$6.10++) served with a generous amount of truffle oil. With its wide range of exciting dishes, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Bring you family and friends there for a fun and unique dining experience.

6. Board Games Cafe Batam

Looking for a cosy place to have fun and unwind? Well look no further! Come with your loved ones for some rest and relaxation, with just a minimum order of Rp 25,000/~S$2.40, you can pick and play any board game from the cafe’s huge collection. Board Games Cafe Batam opens till 12am on weekends, giving you plenty of time to bond with your loved ones over some board games.
While enjoying the board games, indulge yourself with some scrumptious snacks such as the Choco Cheese Stick (Rp 22,000+/~S$2+) and Sate Taichan Kulit (Rp 27,000+/~S$2.50+). For something for filling, try their best-selling rice bowls, such as the Rice Bowl Beef Teriyaki and Rice Bowl Ayam salted egg, all affordably priced just under S$4 

7. Lee’s Cafe 

With adorable teddy bears scattered around, Lee’s Cafe is a charming place perfect for a pit stop. Lee’s Cafe is a Korean-style cafe serving many popular Korean dishes, just like the ones you see in your favourite K-Dramas. The Kimchi Fried Rice (Rp 35,000++/~S$3.30++) and Korean Chicken Wings (Rp 50,000++/~S$4.80++) are sure to warm the cockles of your heart and energise you for an action packed day.
If you are just craving for a quick snack, don’t worry. Lee’s Cafe also offers tantalising desserts such as Red Velvet Cake (Rp 33,000++/~S$3+) and Oreo Mousse (Rp 28,000++/~S$2+). Not to mention being Instagram-worthy, be sure to snap a few pictures before devouring these lovely desserts.

8. SUM Korean Craft Tea

I’m sure some of us are bubble tea lovers who can’t go a day without bubble tea. Located close to the ferry terminal, SUM Korean Craft Tea is a must-visit. Not only do they offer a wide spread of delicious teas, they offer some exciting flavours that you definitely have not come across before, such as the Crunchy Brown Sugar Milk Tea and the Matcha Strawberry Milk. You will surely be spoilt for choice! So head down and get that cup of tea before going about your journey. 

9. Meilleur Cafe & Patisserie

Cake lovers and those with a sweet tooth, I definitely did not miss you out, this is just for you. Meilleur Cafe & Patisserie is well known for their signature cakes. Their crepe cakes such as Matcha Mille Crepe (Rp 310,000/~S$29.50 for a whole cake), is perfectly layered for a silky and creamy texture, topped with rich matcha powder that lingers on your tatsebuds. Their pastas are just as popular as their cakes, if you are craving for a good plate of pasta too, you will surely be satisfied with Meilleur Cafe & Patisserie.

10. Fur Elise

With Batam’s weather being just like Singapore, sunny and warm all year round, what better way to cool off from the hot afternoon sun than having some ice cream. Crowned as one of the best cafes in Batam, Fur Elise is a place that should be on your itinerary. While you’re there don’t think of sticking with plain and usual flavours such as chocolate or vanilla, at Fur Elise they have many more exciting choices to choose from, , ranging from Taro to strawberry and even Snick Snack (that’s right a Snickers-flavoured gelato). Why not try an ice cream flavour you never even thought about before.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia presents its compliments to all Foreign Missions and International Organizations in Indonesia, and through this circular note intends to announce the most recent regulations as follows: 

A. Circular Letter of the COVID-19 Task Force Number 17 of 2022 concerning Health Protocol for International Travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic, which is effective since 5 April 2022; 

B. Circular Letter of the COVID-19 Task Force Number 16 of 2022 concerning Domestic Travel Provisions during the COVID-19 Pandemic, which is effective since 2 April 2022; 

C. Circular Letter of the Directorate General of Immigration No. IMI-0549.GR.01.01 of 2022 concerning the Ease of Immigration to Support Sustainable Tourism during the COVID-19 Pandemic, which is effective since 6 April 2022. 

The Ministry further informs about the following updates on the policies of the Republic of Indonesia to all Foreign Missions and International Organizations, as follows: 

A.  CIRCULAR LETTER OF THE COVID-19 TASK FORCE NUMBER 17 OF 2022 CONCERNING HEALTH PROTOCOL FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

  • All foreign travelers (foreign nationals) who will enter the territory of the Republic of Indonesia shall adjust their travel documents to ensure compliance with the provisions regarding the foreign travelers allowed to enter the territory of Indonesia, which includes Covid-19 vaccination certificates, RT-PCR examination provisions, quarantine period, and the use of PeduliLindungi application.
  • Foreign travelers must show a negative RT-PCR test result which samples were taken in the country or region of origin within a maximum period of 2 x 24 hours before the departure time.
  • All foreign travelers are allowed to enter the territory of Indonesia through entry points via:
  • Airports: (i) Soekarno Hatta, Banten; (ii) Juanda, East Java; (iii) Ngurah Rai, Bali; (iv) Hang Nadim, Riau Islands; (v) Raja Haji Fisabilillah, Riau Islands; (vi) Sam Ratulangi, North Sulawesi; (vii) Zainuddin Abdul Madjid, West Nusa Tenggara; (viii) Kualanamu, North Sumatera; (ix) Sultan Hasanuddin, South Sulawesi; and (x) Yogyakarta, Special Region of Yogyakarta.
  • Seaports: (i) Tanjung Benoa, Bali; (ii) Batam, Riau Islands; (iii) Tanjung Pinang, Riau Islands; (iv) Bintan, Riau Islands; (v) Nunukan, North Kalimantan; (vi) Tanjung Balai Karimun, Riau Islands; and (vii) Dumai, Riau.
  • Cross-Border Posts: (i) Aruk, West Kalimantan; (ii) Entikong, West Kalimantan; and (iii) Mota’ain, East Nusa Tenggara.
  • Upon arrival at the entry points, foreign travelers must undergo a COVID-19 symptom check, including a body temperature check, with the following conditions:
  • If there is no symptom of COVID-19 and body temperature is below 37.5 degrees Celsius:
No need to undergo RT-PCR examination upon arrival.
  • If there is symptom of COVID-19 or body temperature above 37.5 degrees Celsius: must undergo RT-PCR examination upon arrival.
  • The provision regarding the period of isolation (quarantine) applies for all foreign travelers with the following categories:
  • Quarantine is no longer required for those who have received the complete dose of vaccine at least 14 days before the departure time.
  • Quarantine period of 5 x 24 hours is required for those who have not been vaccinated or received the complete dose of vaccine.
  • Foreign travelers under the age of 18 (eighteen) years and/or require special protection can follow the quarantine period provisions imposed on their parents or caregivers.
  • The above policies are temporary and will be readjusted according to global health developments.

B.         CIRCULAR LETTER OF THE COVID-19 TASK FORCE NUMBER 16 OF 2022 CONCERNING DOMESTIC TRAVEL PROVISIONS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

For all domestic travel with air, sea, and land transportation modes, using private or public vehicles, crossings, and intercity trains from and to regions throughout Indonesia, the following provisions apply:

  1. Domestic Travelers who have received the third dose of vaccine (booster) are not required

to show the negative results from the RT-PCR or rapid antigen test.

  • Domestic Travelers who are still receiving the second dose of vaccine are required to show a negative result of rapid antigen test which sample is taken within 1 x 24 hours or RT-PCR taken within 3 x 24 hours before departure.
  • Domestic Travelers who are still receiving the first dose of vaccine are required to show a negative RT-PCR result which sample is taken within 3 x 24 hours before departure.
  • Domestic Travelers with special health conditions or comorbid diseases that prevent the person concerned from receiving vaccinations are required to show a negative RT-PCR result taken within 3 x 24 hours before departure, with the addition of a doctor’s certificate from the Government Hospital stating that the person concerned has not/unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Domestic Travelers under the age of 6 years old are excluded from the above conditions and allowed to travel with their parents or caregivers.

C.         CIRCULAR LETTER OF THE DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF IMMIGRATION NO. IMI- 0549.GR.01.01 OF 2022 CONCERNING THE EASE OF IMMIGRATION TO SUPPORT SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

  1. Countries, administrative regional governments, and certain entities subject to Visit Visa Exemption for Leisure Purpose, include: (Singaporeans NO NEED APPLY VISA)
  1. Brunei Darussalam,
  2. Philippines,
  3. Cambodia,
  4. Laos,
  5. Malaysia,
  6. Myanmar,
  7. Singapore,
  8. Thailand, and
  9. Vietnam.
  • Countries, administrative regional governments, and certain entities subject to Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose, include:
  1. South Africa,
  2. United States of America,
  3. Saudi Arabia,
  4. Argentina,
  5. Australia,
  6. Netherlands,
  7. Belgium,
  8. Brazil,
  9. Brunei Darussalam,
  10. Denmark,
  11. Philippines,
  12. Finland,
  13. Hungary,
  14. India,
  15. United Kingdom,
  16. Italy,
  17. Japan,
  18. Germany,
  19. Cambodia,
  20. Canada,
  21. Republic of Korea,
  22. Laos,
  23. Malaysia,
  24. Mexico,
  25. Myanmar,
  26. Norway,
  27. France,
  28. Poland,
  29. Qatar,
  30. New Zealand,
  31. Seychelles,
  32. Singapore,
  33. Spain,
  34. Sweden,
  35. Switzerland,
  36. Chinese Taipei,
  37. Thailand
  38. Peope’s Republic of China,
  39. Timor-Leste,
  40. Tunisia,
  41. Türkiye,
  42. United Arab Emirates, and
  43. Vietnam.
  • Visit Visa Exemption or Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose are granted for foreign nationals at the Immigration Checkpoints as follows:
  1. Airports: (i) Soekarno Hatta, Banten; (ii) Ngurah Rai, Bali; (iii) Kualanamu, North Sumatra;
    1. Juanda, East Java; (v) Sultan Hasanuddin, South Sulawesi; (vi) Sam Ratulangi, North Sulawesi; and (vii) Yogyakarta, Special Region of Yogyakarta.
  • Seaports: (i) Nongsa Terminal Bahari, Riau Islands; (ii) Batam Centre, Riau Islands; (iii) Sekupang, Riau Islands; (iv) Citra Tri Tunas, Riau Islands; (v) Marina Teluk Senimba, Riau Islands; (vi) Bandar Bentan Telani Lagoi, Riau Islands; (vii) Bandar Seri Udana Lobam, Riau Islands; and (viii) Sri Bintan Pura, Riau Islands.
  • Cross-Border Posts: (i) Aruk, West Kalimantan; (ii) Entikong, West Kalimantan; (iii) Mota’ain, East Nusa Tenggara; and (iv) Tunon Taka, North Kalimantan.
  • Visit Visa Exemption or Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose can be issued accordingly with the following requirements:
  1. Passport (diplomatic/official/ordinary) that is valid for a minimum of 6 (six) months,
    1. A return ticket or a pass to continue the trip to another country,
    1. Proof of payment of PNBP Visa on Arrival of 500,000 IDR (in the case of applying for a Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose), and
    1. Proof of ownership of health insurance which includes financing for handling COVID-19 and medical evacuation to a referral hospital.
  • The entry stamp on the granting of a Visit Visa Exemption or Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose will be valid as a Visit Stay Permit with the certain period, as follows:
  1. Visit Visa Exemption: maximum 30 days and cannot be extended.
  • Visa on Arrival: maximum of 30 days and can be extended once for another 30 days at the Immigration Office in the area where the foreign national lives.
  • Visit Visa Exemption or Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose can also be granted for foreign nationals on official visit or government duties to attend international events, for which shall be applied additional requirement: to enclose an invitation letter issued by the Indonesian government to attend the international conferences/trials/meetings.
  • The provision of Visit Visa Exemption or Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose as stipulated above applies to holders of diplomatic passports, service passports, or ordinary/general passports.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia avails itself of this opportunity to renew to all Foreign Missions and International Organizations in Indonesia the assurances of its highest consideration.

Jakarta, 6 April 2022