Breathtaking views on lush green mountains, pristine valleys and smiling locals. All that’s distinctive for the island of Flores in Western Nusa Tenggara. Once you arrived in Labuan Bajo you will immediately feel the positive vibe and feel home within the first steps on the soil of Flores. As in many stops of our three-months trip through Indonesia, Labuan Bajo offers visitors some great restaurants. In this article we want to share the best food in Labuan Bajo and suggest great places for a perfect end of the day after beautiful Palau Padar or trips to the impressive Komodo Dragons. 

Labuan Bajo attracts increasingly many people but cannot considered to be a tourist hotspot or anything like that. Due to this fact you get an authentic picture of Flores, it’s people and it’s food.

Best Food in Labuan Bajo – Breakfast & Coffee

Bajo Bakery

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In the Bajo Bakery you will get everything like pastries, good bread and many more delicious things. Also, fresh coffee, home made sandwiches, quiche or fluffy scrambled eggs. You can enjoy your cappuccino either inside or outside of the cafe and also work in stable and fast wifi.

Address: Jl Soekarno Hatta, Labuan Bajo
$  Prices: 20,000 – 40,000 Rupiah
☼ Opening Hours: Mo – Sa | 7 am – 7 pm

CAFE.IN.HIT Coffee Shop

Our Rating: ★★★☆☆

You can also get great coffee in the Cafe.In.Hit Coffee Shop or enjoy a couple of good meals. The comfy café also offers fruity breakfast and different bread variations. You’ll also find some vegan options so that it can be a great option for many of you.

P.S.: The café is supposed to have the best wifi in town.

Address: Jl. Soekarno Hatta, Labuan Bajo 
$  Prices: Food starting from 40,000 Rupiah
☼ Opening Hours: Mo – So | 6.30 am – 10 pm

Best Food in Labuan Bajo – Lunch & Dinner

La Cucina

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The authentic Italian restaurant offers some great places to sit and relax, overseeing the bay. When the sun sets, a perfect place to enjoy a crunchy Pizza or home made pasta. For us, La Cucina is one of the best restaurants in Labuan Bajo, for sure.

Address: Jl. Soekarno Hatta, Labuan Bajo
$  Prices: 60,000 Rupiah and more
☼ Opening Hours: Mo – So | 6.30 am – 10.30 pm


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The nicely equipped restaurant Mediterraneo sells great Italian pizza and delicious pasta, steaks and some Indonesian specialities. If you don’t use the wifi to get work done, you can witness the sun disappearing in the ocean.

Address: Jl. Soekarno Hatta, Labuan Bajo
$  Prices: 50,000 – 120,000 Rupiah
☼ Opening Hours: Mo – So | 8.00 am – 11.30 pm

Warung Mama

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Warung Mama was our regular go-to place when we were hungry. Here you can meet a lot of other backpackers and locals enjoying cheap and great food. For a couple of dollars you get red, white or yellow rice, deep fried veggies, shrimps or chicken and loads of different yummy things. You like spicy? Ask for the spicy sauce! Perfect with this incredible Warung food are the fresh, seasonal smoothies. Chilled atmosphere and a full stomach!

Best Food in Labuan Bajo

Address: Jl. Soekarno Hatta, Labuan Bajo
 Prices: per plate ca. 30,000 – 50,000 Rupiah
☼ Opening Hours: Mo – So | 10 am – 10 pm

Pasar Malam

Our Rating: ★☆

At Pasar Malam, the local night food market, many small restaurants open their doors for visitors. Around the Warungs you will find many options to take a seat and enjoy Indonesian specialities. For a good bang for the buck you can try various meals and chat to people from all over the world.

Address: Jl. Soekarno Hatta, Labuan Bajo
$  Prices: ab 20.000 Rupiah and more
☼ Opening Hours: Mo – So | 6.00 pm – midnight

Tree Top

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Due to the fact that it is split in two main areas the Tree Top is a rather unusual restaurant. In the lower floor groovy music helps you to enjoy your beer and play a party of billiard. Upstairs you’ll have the most peaceful view on Labuan Bajo’s harbor. The Tree Pop is famous for its spicy Indonesian fish dishes.

Address: Jl. Soekarno Hatta, Labuan Bajo
$  Prices: 30,000 – 100,000 Rupiah
☼ Opening Hours: Mo – So | 9.00 am – 11 pm

Happy Banana Komodo – Sushi in Labuan Bajo

Our Rating: ★☆

The Happy Banana Komodo is the perfect place for all sushi lovers in Labuan Bajo. From the outside you won’t expect but the insight is beautiful and built with a lot of attention for detail. The choice of bowls, sushi & smoothies can certainly make your day better.

P.S.: Have a look at the chalkboard behind the bar to find the daily specials.

Address: Jl. Soekarno Hatta, Labuan Bajo
$  Prices: 70,000 Rupiah +
☼ Opening Hours: Mo – So | 7.00 am – 11 pm

Best Food in Labuan Bajo – Snacks

Local Market

Labuan Bajo also has a local market that is perfect to get snacks. Daily you can buy fresh fruit, veggies and fish in the harbor. Definitely worth a visit if you are searching for the best food in Labuan Bajo!

Address: Jl. Soekarno Hatta, Labuan Bajo
$  Prices: depending on how hungry you are
☼ Opening Hours: Mo -So | 7.00 am – 4.00 pm
As you see, Labuan Bajo has the one or the other restaurant which has some great meals on the menu. Did you already spot your favorite?

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