16 best cafes in Batam that are worth your hard-earned Rupiah

In need of a short getaway that doesn’t include riding across the causeway? We know the feeling. Sometimes, you just need to escape the crowds to enjoy a good cup of coffee. If that’s the case for you, we recommend taking a ferry over to Batam instead! The once quiet fishing village has recently become a hot spot for some pretty great cafes that we guarantee will look amazing on Instagram. Ready to find your next favourite (hipster) coffee joint? We know we are. Without further ado, here are the 16 best cafes in Batam you have to check out the next time you head over.

1. Anchor Café & Roastery

Clearly inspired by iconic American comfort foods (think Southern style chili and grilled cheeses), you can expect to find classic brunch fare as well as some less than traditional options at Anchor Café & Roastery.

From their Anchor Eggs Benedict to their Piping Hot Skillet Spinach Dip (yes, it is literally what it sounds like), there are more than enough options to suit those with even the most discerning of palates. There’s no forgetting the coffee, either — according to reviews, it is top-notch.

One of the best cafes in Batam? No doubt about it.

(Psst: we’re told that their portions are pretty generous, too, so make sure to come with an empty stomach!)

Address: Dermaga Culinary Paradise RF No. 11 Sukajadi, Kec. Batam Kota, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau 29444, Indonesia
Opening hours: 8am to 8pm (Mon – Sun)
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2. Chemistree Café (Temporarily closed)

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With high ceilings, lots of windows, and artsy wood banisters spread out over two floors, Chemistree Café is considered to be one of the best cafes in Batam to get some amazing aesthetic shots. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that they serve some hearty, delectable mains with coffee too!

Can’t decide on what to try from their extensive menu? Their yummy pasta dishes and loaded milkshake volcanoes seems to be a big hit, so go for those when in doubt.

Unfortunately, Chemistree Café is temporarily closed.

Address: Jalan Raja Ali Haji Fisabilillah No. 12B, Tlk. Tering, Kec. Batam Kota, Kepulauan Riau 29444, Indonesia

3. One Dozen Café (Permanently closed)

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Formerly known as Kopi Raya Café, One Dozen Café was the go-to place for seafood and coffee. We know, we know, it sounds odd, but people swore by their crab spread, as do they for their variety of coffee options out there. They have both sweet and savoury finger foods, too, and some to-die-for laksa.

It was one of the best cafes in Batam. Unfortunately, it has since closed down.

4. HABIT: A Coffee Crafter

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They’re serious about their coffee over at HABIT: A Coffee Crafter, so all caffeine-lovers should definitely make a trip down. The wide selection available may be a little overwhelming, though, but don’t worry: the baristas are friendly and more than willing to share their expertise.

They also serve a mix of Western and local favourites, such as Sirloin Steak and Nasi Goreng, with their mixed juices (think a mango, orange and pineapple smoothie?) proving to be a hit as well. Yum! With a menu like this, it’s no wonder that HABIT: A Coffee Crafter is one of the best cafes in Batam.

Address: Jalan Bunga Raya No.6, Lubuk Baja Kota, Kec. Lubuk Baja, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau 29444, Indonesia
Opening hours: 1pm to 10pm (Tue – Fri) | 10am to 11pm (Sat & Sun)
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5. Socialite’s Crib Café & Bar (Permanently closed)

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Socialite’s Crib Café & Bar was a cafe that offered hearty bar foods such as club sandwiches and steaks, a live band, cheap alcohol, and a gorgeous view. This was one of the best cafes in Batam that many locals and tourists liked to visit.

Unfortunately, this cafe has closed down.

6. Excelso Coffee

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Regarded as one of the best cafes in Batam, Excelso Coffee excels (pun intended) in delivering on great food, drinks, and ambience. In fact, it is said that Excelso Coffee is one of the first few modern cafes to be established in Batam.

They have everything from brunch classics to local delights to salads to enjoy as you take in the view of the harbour. Sounds perfect already!

Address: Tiban Lama, Sekupang, Batam City, Riau Islands 29424, Indonesia | Mega Mall Batam Centre Lantai UG No. 316, Jalan Engku Putri No.1, Tlk. Tering, Kec. Batam Kota, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau, Indonesia
Opening hours: 8am to 10pm (Mon – Sun) | 11am to 9pm (Mon – Sun)
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7. Lee’s Café & Bar

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A super cute teddy bear café with a great food and drinks selection? No wonder Lee’s Café & Bar is considered to be one of the best cafes in Batam.

You can expect hearty Western mains as well as local and Korean dishes, along with innovative desserts. Enjoy some Korean ramyun in a golden pot just like the ones you usually see in your favourite K-dramas and munch on some chicken wings marinated in their special Korean sauce!

Address: Ruko, Jalan Pembangunan, Jalan Komp. Penuin Centre Block JA No. 1-2, Batu Selicin, Kec. Lubuk Baja, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau 29444, Indonesia
Opening hours: 11am to 10pm (Mon – Sun)
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8. Caffein Café

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Caffein Café is a must-visit for those with a sweet tooth! Located just behind Nagoya Hills, this is one of the best cafes in Batam. It specialises in coffee, cakes, and delectable sweets that will have your mouth watering.

It has some pretty great ambience too, with free Wi-Fi, soothing music, and deep, plush couches to sink into.

Address: Nagoya Hill Superblok, Jl. Teuku Umar No.3A, Lubuk Baja Kota, Kec. Lubuk Baja, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau 29444, Indonesia
Opening hours: 11am to 7.30pm (Sun – Thu) | 11am to 8pm (Fri & Sat)
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9. Fur Elise

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Cool off with a scoop (or two!) from Fur Elise. But if you’re counting on your usual flavours such as chocolate and strawberry, well, think again! Why stick to what’s boring when you can choose from exciting options from Taro to Strawberry Cheesecake to Snick Snack (yes, that’s a Snickers-flavoured gelato), you probably won’t be able to go for just ordinary vanilla, after.

Crowned one of the best cafes in Batam for gelato, you certainly have to drop by when you’re in Batam!

Address: Lubuk Baja Kota, Lubuk Baja, Batam City, Riau Islands 29444, Indonesia
Opening hours: 11am to 10pm (Sun – Thu) | 11am to 12am (Fri & Sat)
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10. Pounce Café (Permanently closed)

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Known to be one of the best cafes in Batam, Pounce Café had a quiet, soothing atmosphere that was perfect for an afternoon tea session. Their wide selection of coffees, cakes, and desserts were to die for, and many people visited the place to chill and hang out with their friends.

Unfortunately, this cafe has closed down.

11. Smith Patisserie

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A halal-certified bakery with amazing confections such as Chocolate Mille Crepes and the Got-Cha (a Matcha cake, of course), you’ll be absolutely stuffed to the gills over at Smith Patisserie. They also have an assortment of croissants, macarons, and tarts to round off their money, so opt for those if you’d like a little bit of a break between sweet treats.

Address: Batam City Square Mall, Jl. Bunga Raya No.99, Baloi Indah, Kec. Lubuk Baja, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau 29444, Indonesia | Grand Batam Mall, #03-17, Jl. Pembangunan, Batu Selicin, Lubuk Baja, Batam City, Riau Islands 29441, Indonesia
Opening hours: 10am to 10pm (Mon – Sun)
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12. Half & Half (Permanently closed)

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Half & Half was one of the best cafes in Batam to head to if diners had a craving for their favourite Korean dessert. It had a wide variety of great flavours such as Black Sesame and cheese, making it popular among those who were fascinated and those who loved the dessert.

Unfortunately, this cafe has closed down.

13. Hoods Coffee

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Hoods Coffee is a minimalistic cafe with an Insta-worthy interior that serves up delectable mains for lunch as well as pastries and coffee for afternoon tea. Judging solely based on the reviews, it is evident that many people, locals and tourists alike, regard this as one of the best cafes in Batam.

Their pastries are freshly baked, and the moment you enter the cafe, you’ll be greeted by the aromatic fragrance of coffee beans being roasted; a paradise for all coffee-lovers.

Address: Jl. Kw. Industri Tunas Ruko No. 1, Belian, Kec. Batam Kota, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau 29444, Indonesia
Opening hours: 8am to 10pm (Mon – Sun)
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14. SUM Korean Craft Tea

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Located close to the ferry terminal, SUM Korean Craft Tea is a must-visit when you arrive in Batam. The cafe is decorated in a minimalistic way, but it still exudes a warm, cosy vibe that welcomes you and your loved ones to enter and chill.

This cafe offers a wide variety of flavours, including ones you’ve never tried before even in Singapore! Customers recommend trying out the Crunchy Brown Sugar Milk Tea and the Matcha Strawberry Milk. With such unique flavours, it’s certainly no wonder that this is one of the best cafes in Batam.

Address: Jodoh River, Batu Ampar, Batam City, Riau Islands, Indonesia
Opening hours: 10am to 9pm (Mon – Sun)
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15. Morning Bakery

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With so many outlets across Batam, it’s not hard to see that this is one of the best cafes in Batam. It has more than 8,000 combined reviews for all of its outlets on Google, and its average rating is 4.4 stars.

This cafe serves up local fare, including traditional and modern bakes along with cups of coffee or tea for you to enjoy with your friends. The variety is huge, so you’ll definitely be spoiled for choices when you dine here. But don’t worry, as this place is known to serve up delicious food, you can’t go wrong no matter what you pick.

Address: Teluk Tering, Batam Kota, Batam City, Riau Islands 29444, Indonesia | Kepri Mall, Jl. Sudirman, Sukajadi, Kec. Batam Kota, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau 29432, Indonesia | Harbour Bay, Jl. Duyung, Sungai Jodoh, Kec. Batu Ampar, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau 29433, Indonesia
Opening hours: Greenland: 6am to 8pm (Mon – Sun) | Kepri Mall: 7am to 9pm (Mon – Sun) | Harbour Bay: 6am to 9pm

16. Roasteree Cafe

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A cafe that mainly caters to the dinner crowd and the night owls, Roasteree Cafe is the place to head to when you want to enjoy a chill night out with friends. Take a seat at their open terrace and enjoy listening to live music that plays after 10pm.

The food here is also delicious, and you’re definitely going to love the ambience of chilling with the night breeze as you sip on tipples. One of the best cafes in Batam? There’s certainly no doubt about it.

Address: Batu Selicin, Lubuk Baja, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau 29444, Indonesia
Opening hours: 6pm to 2am (Mon – Sat)
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