Sunday, April 3, 2011
Kampung Daun, Culture Gallery and Cafe in The Jungle
Can you really dine in style and enjoy cultural performances in the jungle?
In Bandung, you can.
And here's the place that has received so much rave from critics and cafe connoiseurs: Kampung Daun .
Kampung Daun (lit. leaf kampong), claimed by the owners as culture gallery and cafe, is located on Jalan Sersan Bajuri, about 4.7 kilometers to the northwest of Setiabudhi street in Bandung. It is literally a cafe nested in a valley amidst the jungle. The design of this gallery and cafe is such that it retains much of the natural elements and atmosphere that the valley has.
Let me take you in a visual tour of the place.
Here's the entrance to the place.
And as you enter, here's what you're going to see.
Further inside, you'll see the path branches. These paths lead you to the huts where the visitors are seated like you would in a restaurant.
And here's one of the huts that's located by the stream.
This is what the smaller huts look like inside. As you can see, you won't be sitting on a couch, bench, or chair here. Instead you'll be sitting on mattresses and pillows.
And here's the waterfall creek/stream that's located further inside the this cafe. I took the photo from one of the bridges that crosses it.