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Betawi Café
Nominated for Best Budget
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This budget Indonesian eatery is based on a sleepy Karama back street, Betawi Café serves affordable, wholesome and delicious food that bursts with flavours and spices, a few bites of classics like gado gado, nasi padang or ketoprak and you’ll feel transported from said Karama sidestreet to a rainforest bamboo hut, accessed only by a dirt track. This relaxed restaurant is basic but bright and clean, with nice touches like a magazine rack, and scented candles in the toilets. This truly is a hidden gem.
Open Sat-Wed noon-11pm, Fri 2pm-11pm. Mabrooka 1 Building, behind Park Regis Kris Kin, Karama (04 279 0302).

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