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“Good café in a busy location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Papa Besar Cafe

Papa Besar Cafe
Jl. Raya Senggigi, Intan Laguna Galleria Shop no. 8, Senggigi, Lombok 83122, Indonesia
+62 370 692070
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Ranked #8 of 54 Restaurants in Senggigi
Price range: $2 - $8
Cuisines: American, Indonesian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Comfortable air conditioned dining inside or outside under umbrella tables. Second floor terrace is available for smoking. Catering and meeting/conference services are available. Wi-Fi internet service and cable television is available for customers. Entrance to the building is handicapped accessible.
Shanghai, China
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Good café in a busy location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

It was our first dining experience after we arrived in Senggigi. We choose this café because of the good ranking in Tripadvisor. The location is a little bit busy and if you like to sit outside you can observe the traffic jam with a lot of honking scooters and legendary “Lombok Ferrari’s”. The food quality is good, the stuff is friendly, and the various kinds of snacks and main dishes are available. The taste of the food - we found it a bit adjusted to the needs of European people. Overall, we were satisfied with Papa Besar Café.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brooklyn, New York
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
“Excellent food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Great food, was very flavorful and very reasonably priced. Fastest internet in Senggigi. The staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating. We were surprised by the delicious food, as we had originally just gone there to use the wifi! Quiet little restaurant, not pretentious, nothing too fancy, just really good food. Try it!

I had the Spiced Chicken #1. Was very good.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Unbelievably overrated!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

At here for lunch as I saw papa bear's was rated as no.3 restaurant in senggigi.

Prices are fair for the standard of dishes as I would describe the food as a small step above home cooking.

Staff seemed uninterested and cafe lacked atmosphere. It actually felt awkward and unwelcoming with no music or banter.

Can't say the experience was unpleasant but we will not he returning.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Surabaya, Jawa Timur, Indonesia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Cozy and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

Cozy and homely cafe .. good food and beverage and cheap..try the spiced chicken..the sauce is very good..
the zinger is so good..u should try it when visit senggigi

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Ok Food, Great Onion Rings.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Very quiet inside BUT is airconditioned. The onion rings were awesome as was the sataybut the GadoGado was not up too scratch.

Visited July 2013
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