Monday8:00 am – 9:00 pm.
Tuesday8:00 am – 9:00 pm.
Wednesday8:00 am – 9:00 pm.
Thursday8:00 am – 9:00 pm.
Friday8:00 am – 9:00 pm.
Saturday8:00 am – 9:00 pm.
Sunday8:00 am – 9:00 pm.
119 Parnell Road, Parnell
09 302 1717
Inspired by home cooking from the team’s roots in Java, Parnell’s Bandung Café boasts a fresh take on Indonesian cuisine. The menu is storytelling through food, bringing together traditional influences from the team’s childhood kitchens, their Indonesian, Chinese and Dutch heritage and a touch of Kiwi flair.
Set in plain sight along Parnell Road, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the eye-catching blue doors, global bohemian decor and brick walls upon entry. There’s also a cute patio tucked away out the back, sporting lush greenery and a serious dose of vitamin D on summer days.
As for the food, do yourself a favour and come hungry. Breakfast punters can take their pick from all-time favourites like avocado toast, or opt for something different like Indonesian corn fritters or a Dutch big brekky.
When lunch and dinner roll around, you’ll have a tough time choosing between the street food fare, fried bites, curries, wok dishes and much, much more. This might be one of the few places in Auckland where you can order up hand-cut Dutch fries alongside a sizzling nasi goreng. And we haven’t even touched on dessert—let’s just say fried bananas and ice cream are involved.
You’ll be pleased to know that Bandung has also come to play with the drinks list, offering everything from Bandung lager through to a gin and lychee spritz. There’s also an espresso, dark chocolate martini for the sipping—drool.
So when it comes to getting the most out of a tasty trip to Bandung Café, one thing is for sure, rally your foodie friends and make it a group trip. That way you can order everything on the menu with minimal guilt.
Words by Jess Willemse & Photography by Delena Nathuran
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119 Parnell Road, Parnell
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