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Jln. Airlangga no. 14C, Medan 20112, Indonesia
+62 811-612-254
Wed - Mon 11:00 - 22:00
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our food was amazing - absolutely loved all 4 dishes we tried (mostly because we couldn't decide). All vegan, and mostly vegetables or tofu/tempeh (not fluttered with faux meats) with great Indonesian flavors. The staff didn't speak the most English, but nothing that Google translate couldn't handle ;)

Thank Morgan B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Probably the only real vegan "restaurant" in town, instead of just another vegetarian joint. Its a cute little place own by a family of vegan anthusiast, i myself am not a vegan, not even close, but this is one of my favourite place, the food taste amazing, the creativity in using the ingredients resulting in unique dishes only found there,... More 

Thank WinraJunus
Medan, Indonesia
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

I've come to the restaurant several times and it never disappoint me. The place it self it not too far from the main street of Jl. Kh Zainul Arifin.. From Sun Plaza, you need to walk for 5 minutes to reach the destination. When you enter the restaurant, you can choose to seat on the first or the second floor.... More 

Thank Xtine1412
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Very surprising to found this tiny lovely place in Medan. Lovely ambience. Great food. Friendly owner.. very relaxing place. The only thing we have a bit of complaint is the food came too long. We ordered satay for our appetizer yet come as our 'dessert' instead. However, cant wait to go back!!!

Thank nadia w
Medan, Indonesia
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

What i love about this place is the atmosphere. It's a vegetarian restaurant. Although I'm not a vegetarian, but I really like to visit here. You can enjoy your food while reading the books that are displayed there while enjoying the calming atmosphere. The place is also clean and the food is quite cheap;

2 Thank Xtine1412
Jakarta, Indonesia
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Great ambience and very good food. A unique place to eat in the middle of antiques and library. The owner is a very knowledgeable and good host. Anyone visits Medan I suggest them to visit this restaurant to enjoy a great taste of truly vegetarian cuisine.

1 Thank Vinayakbs
Oosterbeek, The Netherlands
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59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

The restaurant It is not upscale as some chain restaurants are, rather Indonesian-funky. All the tables are from lovely wood and the walls are brown to give the impression of a traditional home (Vegan Hut). It doesn't give the impression of being super clean but if one prefers to eat upstairs, one has to take off one's shoes. The establishment... More 

1 Thank niessensan
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

Socrates is my all time favorite restaurant in Medan. Pak Benny who runs it has the most pleasant and conducive setting for the hungry bibliophile. It amazes me how often the menu changes with interesting innovations by Pak Benny and his team.

1 Thank Janarthani A
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

the food is nice, not spectacular and I found the juices a bit watery. the prices are very high compared to indonesian standards, but still cheap if you compare to europe. the place has an upscale vibe and there's many books everywhere for you to check or read. the saté's are nice, I had a bowl of rice with some... More 

2 Thank kiki s
Lincoln, Nebraska
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

We loved this place so much that we ate here twice. The food was scrumptious and healthy, and the owner, Benny, could not have been nicer! He took the time to tell us about lots of different menu items and helped us order according to our tastes. He takes great pride in providing the highest quality food. It was really... More 

1 Thank Jen S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$4
Asian, Indonesian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jln. Airlangga no. 14C, Medan 20112, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Sumatra  >  North Sumatra  >  Medan
  • Phone Number: +62 811-612-254
A local brand, provides wide variety of vegan food since 2005, with homey and comfortable atmosphere. Our motto is 'eat.Read.Think' which inspire us to create a cafe-library restaurant.

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