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Buddha's Cafe

Tolping Kec. Simanindo, Samosir Island, Indonesia
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (7 reviews)
“sorbet” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Tolping Kec. Simanindo, Samosir Island, Indonesia
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1 - 10 of 35 reviews

Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Had a special: Eggplant Lamboh, which was basically a vegetable red Thai curry, or that's what it tasted of. Not so much eggplant, but delicious so ibwamt going to complain! Garden has vegetable garden and backs onto the lake plenty if places to sit either...More

Thank Alice W
Reviewed 12 May 2017

They had homemade hummus and papaya salad, also really good ice cream and amazing view! Absolutely wonderful place to relax!

Thank Hanna M
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

I recommend spaghetti angel very delicious one 50000 IDR and strawberry sorbet ice cream 25000 IDR. Warning!!! There are not only the price of food you have to pay, there are also 10% for tax. The place's vintage but not lake view.

Thank PonGpan J
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on our way back to Tuktuk and man, I am happy we did! I had the pineapple curry and a homemade icecream. Not only was the presentation and the service excellent, it was extremely delicious too!

Thank Lauravs91
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

They r not only serve foods but have some rooms too! Looks at the pic whoever need some place to stay! Its in the middle road between simanindo port and ajibata port i could recommend to stay here if you want to explore samosir for...More

Thank Chandra_Brahmana
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We had a lunch there. Both meals very tasty. Sadly the icecreams were good. We had mango. Dragon. Chocolate and strawberry. All of them where much to sweet and lot of small water ice particles in. So they need to invest in a proper ice...More

Thank Kamil G
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this cafe whilst motorbiking around, it is outside tuk tuk, but easily rideable buy push bike about 30mins, but obviously a lot less by motorbike. We were enticed in the the "homemade icecream" sign and we so glad we did. The cafe...More

Thank AMaxted
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

The distance of this cafe is a bit far if u're staying in tuk tuk, but u can get here by motorbike or car. Definitely not working distance from tuk tuk. Their guacamole is very nice!

Thank Tay Y
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We came upon this restaurant by chance after some interesting but hot and tiring sightseeing. It is an amazing retreat, a peaceful setting on Lake Toba. Pretty gardens and creative mosaics everywhere. My husband and I ordered one of the daily specials - Eggplant Sumatera...More

Thank SusanJCanberra
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Had 4 flavours of ice cream all of which was amazing. Didn't try the other dishes but if vegetarian or vegan they did look amazing. Also had the iced coffee which was good. Nice setting. Recommended

Thank thetravelbuddha
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Halim H
Pls inform me the distance / duration bt car from Samosir Cottages to Buddha's Cafe.
1 May 2016|
Response from Sikita S | Reviewed this property |
Jaraknya kira" gak sampe setengah jam lah mas...
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Halim H
is Buddha's cafe far from samosir cottages? How to go there with the most convenience way?
1 May 2016|
Response from Sikita S | Reviewed this property |
Ya cukup jauh mas dr samosir cottages. Kesana dengan kereta (bisa nyewa di hotel atau sekitarnya)..atau mobil
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Can i have vegan menu for lunch/ dinner ?
24 April 2015|
Response from HdWong | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure there's no egg or dairy in my menu when I hv lunch there
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tolping Kec. Simanindo, Samosir Island, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Sumatra  >  North Sumatra  >  Samosir Island
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