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Cafe Aras

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Jln. Andi Mappanyuki 64, Rantepao 91831, Indonesia
+62 85342569641
09:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today we were looking for a nice lunch in Rantepao. We wanted to eat a salad or sandwich but it is difficult to find. The staff was very friendly and the food looked good. It was different from a salad in Europe but nice. The owner is a really nice guy who has a heart for his café and enthousiastic... More 

Thank Myrna B
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cosy café, and nice live Music. Do it!! You can meet there also our guide Josep Nasaretx. We had there Dinner as long as we stayed in Rantepao

Thank Ernst K
Seminyak, Indonesia
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Friendly but unexperienced staff. food and service below average. as there is no other altermnative most of the "bule" are going there

Thank Changi777
Cebu City, Philippines
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

If you love travel native style and don't have too much expectations this is the place to go. Rantepao have so much to offer and a week is not nearly enough to stay, consider a two months journey to get to know the locals and find out about the magic of this small place.It is totally amazing in many ways... More 

Thank Alexander R
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87 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

This for sure one of the places in Rantepao with a wider choice of Food and drinks. Soto ayam was okay, not too much chicken in it. Fries were okay as well. And they have beer and radler. Best thing is however the atmosphere

Thank zipzie
Derby, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

The cafe was ok but nothing special it did make a change not to see people on their phones as no wifi.The food was not the best we had chips that seemed to have been warmed up again staff were friendly but wouldnt rush back

Thank simon b
Stockholm, Sweden
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

They have a good menu, great architecture and atmosphere, attracting most tourist in town but no wifi!

Thank SverkerMansson
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120 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We had dinner at the Cafe Aras one week after it opened in its new location. (Same road, but down and across the street.) As we usually do in Indonesian restaurants, upon receiving our menus we asked the servers which menu items were not available. She informed us that no fish was available. And also there were no ferns (pakis)... More 

Thank Philip C
Dresden, Germany
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74 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

I guess locals cannot afford to visit this place - it is mainly for tourists, prices are higher, they offer local delicacies and a cool beer, some of the special dishes (buffalo) have to be preordered cause it takes a lot of time to prepare.

Thank StefanDD
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The Food is good and friendly staff, but not much space,so in some seasons you may need to book in advance.

Thank michellepulio

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Asian, Indonesian, International
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jln. Andi Mappanyuki 64, Rantepao 91831, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Sulawesi  >  South Sulawesi  >  Rantepao
  • Phone Number: +62 85342569641
Café Aras is een nieuw restaurant in de hoofdstraat van Rantepao. De eigenaar, Aras (arasparura@yahoo.com) is tevens een soort hoofd van de gidsen in de stad en handelt in antiek. Het restaurant is mooi ingericht met veel antieke versieringen aan de muren.Op de kaart staan zowel Indonesische (inclusief Toraja) gerechten als Westerse gerechten (steaks, pasta, pizza). Wij hebben er twee maal heerlijk gegeten, zijn ook Australiërs tegen gekomen die dolenthousiast waren over de steaks, maar ook het Indonesische eten was erg lekker.Ik had ook de indruk dat er veel gasten waren die na één bezoek vrijwel elke dag dat ze in Rantepao zijn daar eten.Is zeer zeker een vermelding waard. Iets duurder restaurant, maar zeker het beste waar ik in Rantepao gegeten heb.

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