Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

BALKONDES Borobudur “Warung Kopi” Restaurant + Homestay

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WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT THIS RESTAURANT?

LOCAL CUISINE 
This restaurant provide many kind of local foods and cuisine.
They also provide special drink like coffee, wedang uwuh and ginger drink.

EMPOWERING ECONOMIC OF LOCAL PEOPLE
All the staff, worker, chef, parking man are the local people.
The ingredient also harvested from the around of the restaurant.

DELICIOUS
The cuisine are so tasty and so good.
The drinks like coffee or ginger are so special and exotic.

GOOD ATMOSPHERE
A lot of high trees around the restaurant.
The table and the chairs so unique, no one similar.

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DESCRIPTION:

Balkondes is the official name of the restaurant & homestay. Balkondes is short of village economic center. It’s a government program to empowering local people around Borobudur temple. In the next year there will be many ‘Balkondes’ around Borobudur which supported by State-owned enterprise.

The concept of Balkondes  empowering local people by serving a restaurant and a homestay. All the people who involve in this business are local people. From the receptionist, cashier, chef, officer, cleaning service, parking man are the local people who lived around the Balkondes.

At the first start, so many complain of the taste of the foods and the services it self. It happened because they are local people who have no any knowledge about taste and how doing the business. Slowly but sure it become better since PT Taman Wisata Candi (TWC) Borobudur also support for training the local people who involve in the restaurant and homestay business.

LOCAL CULINARY THAT SERVED IN POTTERY

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WHAT THE BEST TIME TO VISIT?

After visiting Borobudur sunrise or Borobudur in the morning.

OPENING HOURS:
7.30 am – 10.00 pm

*) It’s good to get breakfast here after visiting Borobudur sunrise or Borobudur in the early morning with nice environtment. The foods are tasty and fresh from the oven.

**) On the weekend sometime it will be crowded.

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WHERE IS IT?

LOCATION:
Village (Desa): Ngaran Ngisor
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Borobudur
Regency (Kabupaten): Magelang
Province (Provinsi): Central Java (Jawa Tengah)

*) It’s easy to find the place cause it is on the same way to Setumbu hill. Better you ask the local citizen if you lost. But, you have take off your helmet and turn off the engine. This is the local manner. Otherwise, it’s not polite.

DISTANCE:
About 1 km to the south from Borobudur Magelang.

MAP:

HOW TO GET TO THE RESTAURANT?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

There is a cheap public transport to get there. Trans Jogja Bus. Ticket only IDR 4,000. First, you must go to halte bus/bus stop of Trans Jogja. Then, you must reach to Jombor Bus Station halte/shelter (halte Jombor), and then change bus to Borobudur and pay about IDR 30,000. From Borobudur bus station you can take a taxi motorcycle to the restaurant.  Ask to the operator if you still confused. Operator will glad to give information. :-)

From Adi Sutjipto Airport :
please take Route 3A – Stop in Condongcatur Shelter,
then please take Route 2A – Stop in Jombor Bus Station
please take a bus direct to Borobudur
Then please take a taxi motor to the restaurant
From Tugu Railway Station :
please take Route 3A (at Malioboro Shelter) – Stop in Ngabean Shelter,
then please take Route 2B – Stop in Jombor Bus Station
please take a bus direct to Borobudur
Then please take a taxi motor to the restaurant
From Giwangan Bus Station :
please take Route 3B – Stop in Ngabean Shelter,
then please take Route 2B – Stop in Jombor Bus Station
please take a bus direct to Borobudur
Then please take a taxi motor to the restaurant
From Jombor Bus Station :
please take a bus direct to Borobudur
Then please take a taxi motor to the restaurant

*) Trans Jogja operates from 5:30 am until 9:30 pm.

NICE LOCAL SNACKS

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*) These light snacks will be perfect if matched by a cup of coffee or ginger drink.

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
Strong signal for your cell phone.

RESTROOM/TOILET:
Some restroom and toilet. Better bring your own tissue.

CREDIT CARD PAYMENT:
No

WIFI:
Yes

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*) In the corner of the restaurant you can watch or join to play the classic music instrument.

WATCH THE BALKONDES BOROBUDUR “WARUNG KOPI” RESTAURANT ON VIDEO:

WOODEN ‘WARUNG KOPI’ HOMESTAY

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THE ROOM INSIDE:

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*) The room rate is very expensive, about IDR 500K. But, it’s worth it if you want to feel stay in the wooden house and feel the village atmosphere around the Borobudur temple.

**) You can not booking the homestay via Agoda or Booking.com. They don’t make any link with them yet.

***) Today you can book the homestay here the link:

Balkondes Borobudur

THE TRAVELER ENJOY THE TASTY FOODS

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*) Today there are 20 Balkondes around Borobudur temple. Every Balkondes is unique such as the design of the homestay, landscape, view, atmosphere, etc. Even every Balkondes has own special drink & food. You can check their website here:

Balkondes Borobudur

9 thoughts on “BALKONDES Borobudur “Warung Kopi” Restaurant + Homestay

  1. gopena

    ini dimana kak? udah ke 3 kalinya saya mengunjungi borobudur ngga pernah nemu warung kopi yang antik ini.

    Sayang sayang euuh.

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Borobudur Warung Kopi location is in the south side of Borobudur temple.
      But, it’s outside of Borobudur park area.

  2. Elsie Yeo

    Hi
    Are there room avail.on Aug.17?We want triple room.Is the kopi homestay near to water rafting and how far from airport?
    Thanks
    Elsie
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    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hi,

      Well, you can email them.
      I already check the email address, it’s belong to them.
      waroengkopiborobudur@gmail.com

      The Warung Kopi homestay is near to the water rafting.
      Only about 10-15 minutes to water rafting.
      But, from the airport is far away.
      About 46 km or 1.5 hours.
      You’re welcome.
      Roni K

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