My Favourite Brunch Spots in Yogyakarta

Being an Indonesian is awesome when it comes to food. We are probably the most flexible human beings on food and eating time. The rule is simple: you can eat whatever you want, whenever you want.

Although there are some food which are more popular during certain hours, we don’t really have any rules. For example, chicken porridge is a popular breakfast dish, but you can also eat it for lunch and dinner. Really, we’re that cool.

So when it comes to brunch, there are many choices. Many stalls and restaurants open from as early as 08.00 and will stay open throughout the day and even until night. Here are some of my favourite spots to go for brunch in Yogyakarta, be sure to check it out yourself!


This restaurant has become extremely popular in the recent years. I have been a fan since it opened (which was a long time ago, back when I was still in uni here…woah I am old!) and you will see why people are crazy about it. The place specializes on mushroom dishes cooked in Indonesian flavours and their mushrooms are all harvested from their own garden (which I hear is massive since demand rocketed in the last few years). This place is definitely perfect for vegetarians and will charm meat lovers too. I love the place too as it is huge and the service is quite good. Not only that, you can also see the different types of mushrooms that they grow and cultivate. My favourite dish is definitely the mushroom sate, so ridiculously good that I could almost give up chicken sate!

Address: Jl. Magelang KM. 11 No. 53 RT. 01 / RW. 20, Niron, Pandowoharjo, Tridadi, Kec. Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta
Opening Hours: 09.00 – 21.10 (last order)

Lotek Bu Bagyo

I swear this place is super awesome. Lotek is basically a mix of boiled vegetables (spinach, bean sprouts, long beans), fresh vegetables (cucumber, tomatoes, cabbage), corn fritters, rice cakes mixed in a generous portion of peanut sauce topped with crackers. It is light and filling at the same time (not to mention it is also a vegetarian dish!). This particular one, Lotek Bu Bagyo, is known to be the best one in Yogyakarta where you can ask them to “adjust” your lotek according to your taste. People usually add some chilies, as we all know Indonesians cannot live without some heat in their food.

Address: Jl. Sagan Baru III/I Yogyakarta
Open Hours: 08.30 – 21.00

Eastern Kopi TM

This place is quite new but already made quite an impression. I love the food here! It is basically Chinese food, but I find it that it’s not as greasy as the ones I eat anywhere else. The dimsum are also quite good but my favourite is their signature Chicken Hainam. I don’t usually like chicken hainam elsewhere since it’s too oily and the chicken is too “gamey” but this one is perfect and so good! They have an amazing array of food and their place is super cosy and clean. Definitely a great brunch spot.

Address: Jl. Seturan Raya A9-10
Opening Hours: 08.00 – 23.00

Salted egg tofu

Sop Yoeni

There is only one thing that they sell here: soup. The soup is clear with cabbage and rice vermicelli. However, you don’t just eat the soup (although you can if you want to) as they offer some side dishes too, and this is where it gets interesting. Their side dishes start from simple fried tempe to their specialty empal. Empal is basically beef that has been slowly cooked in various spices then fried for a while before serving giving its signature tender, savoury taste. It is a great compliment to the plain soup. I also love their simple but tasty crispy chicken. They have two branches in Yogyakarta, one is their original stall and the other one is at a food court. I personally love their original stall (it opens earlier too).

Address (Original Stall): Jl. Dr. Sarjito No.3
Opening Hours: 06.00 – 14.00

Address (Food Court): Jl. Magelang KM.6 (Jogja Paradise Food Court)
Opening Hours: 10.00 – 00.00

Simple yet delicious soup

Nasi Uduk Palagan

Nasi Uduk is basically rice cooked in coconut milk. It is has a savoury taste and just so delicious. There are not many good nasi uduk stalls in Yogyakarta so I was extremely happy when Nasi Uduk Palagan opened. They sell the rice wrapped in banana leaves and you can choose the many side dishes they offer. I love their fried chicken with sambal bawang (chilies crushed with garlic). It’s the perfect brunch!

Address: Jl. Palagan Tentara Pelajar No. 104
Opening Hours: 07.00 – 21.00

Rice wrapped in banana leaves

So next time you come to Yogyakarta and in desperate need of a great brunch, don’t forget to check out those amazing places!

Going to Medan any time soon? Here are 5 brunch spots recommended by Noni of Nyonya Sepatu.

And if you’re heading to Antwerp, be sure to check out these favourite brunch places as recommended by Febby of Jalan2Liburan.


#CeritaJalanAsik is a weekly travel theme where we share our travel stories based on a certain theme by Jalan2Liburan, Nyonya Sepatu and Dream Explore Wander. Check out our posts every Wednesday!

This week’s theme: Brunch Spots

13 Comment

  1. Nasiiii uduk pleaseeeeee…

    langsung cari resep nasi uduk *ehhhhh*

    1. Mbak beneran deh itu nasi uduknya enakkkk banget! Trus makannya pake ayam goreng ama sambel bawang n kering tempe. Yahud!

    2. gw kemarin bikin nasi uduk, hari ini mau bikin lagi ¨laporan¨


      1. Nasi uduk bikinnya mayan gampang kok (kayak yang pernah bikin aja)…

        1. yg pakai daun pisang itu ribet keknya, pdahal pasti lebih harum dan enak..

  2. Baca ini pas bangun tidur itu langsung bikin kangen Jogja. Jejamuran juara! Pertama makan di sana sekitar tahun 2009an kayaknya pas sering tugas ke Jogja. Setiap ke Jogja ga pernah melewatkan untuk ke Jejamuran. Selain rasanya enak, harganya muraahh banget. 2014 ke sana sama suami, dia sampai terkejut 60ribu sudah makan dan minum ini itu sampai kenyang. Dimana itu hanya €4, katanya ga masuk akal banget harga segitu sudah kenyang makan berdua haha. Favoritku selain sate juga tongseng jamur. Selain jejamuran, makan pecel mbok mbok di depan pasar beringharjo juga enaakk. Duh asli pengen pecel jadinya. Juga di Raminten. Walaupun Raminten makanannya ga seberapa enak menurutku, entah kenapa kalau ke Jogja selalu pengen balik ke sana. Ada peletnya mungkin ya haha. Maaf komentarnya panjang, karena kalau ngomongin Jogja dan makanannya selalu bikin kangen? Kalau next ada kesempatan ke Jogja, pengen ngerasain mangut lele sama warungnya butet.

    1. Iya bener mbak! Tongsengnya juga juara, skrg juga ada penyet jamur enakkk. Skrg tempatnya sudah banyak berubah, saya yg bbrp bulan sekali aja dtg ke sana sll heran dan kagum dengan perubahannya. Bu Ageng yg punya Butet ya, itu juga lumayan enak tapi rasanya kurang nampol buat saya haha tp saya sering ngajak temen2 dr luar ke sini juga. Jogja memang top ya hihi

  3. Slurrrppp… Jadi laperrrr

    Adis takdos
    travel comedy blogger

    1. Yup enak sekali!

    1. Yum indeed 🙂

  4. waw thefoods are yummy gaes

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