cafe renzo jogja
liburan kesini nyobain mampir kesini untuk merasakan menu di cafe ini,tempatnya lumayan oke,dan harga pas juga di kantong.
05 Feb 2018
Having a "long weekend" coming up, myself and my wife jumped on the direct flight from K.L. to Yogyakarta to spend a couple of days in this Central Java town. Arriving round about mid-day at our hotel in Prawirotoman street, we freshened up and then started sight-seeing around the town. Coming back to the hotel late afternoon we again freshened up and then thought about somewhere for dinner. Walking out of the hotel (Duta, located in the middle of Prawirotoman street) my wife pointed out the cafe opposite the hotel. It had a sign outside saying "Biertje" which we took to be the name of the cafe, but as it looked clean and not too crowded we went in. We were greeted by the staff who quickly furnished menus once we had chosen out table. Although the choice was not as extensive as some menus, there were some quite interesting choices on offer. My wife went for the "Paket menu 1" which produced boiled rice served with an omelet, spinach and tempe sate, as she is not keen on very spicy food. (With hot tea that came to 30,000 IDR - about 2 Pounds sterling), while I was drawn to their "Tongseng Cobra - cobra snake meat served in a curry-like sauce - which also came with a small side-salad and boiled rice, all for the grand sum of 38,000 IDR, or less than 3 pounds. As I like my food spicy I asked the staff how "hot" it was, and they assured me it could be cooked as mild or as spicy as the customer liked. Both meals appeared quickly and were very tasty, so it was not long before the empty plates were removed from the table and replaced with 2 glasses and a large bottle of the local beer "Bintang". Asking the staff why they chose the name BIERTJE for their cafe they laughed and appologised, but said that was not the name, but a Dutch word meaning something like "come enjoy a drink" or "come share a drink" and that the cafe's name is Renzo. Whatever the name it is well worth a visit, and is on our list of places to visit next time we are in Yogyakarta.
09 Apr 2013
Cheap and cheerful
This cafe/restaurant is handily placed in the middle of Prawiroto)man 1 street, opposite Rosella hotel and another one (very convenient if you are staying in one of them as I was). Stuck in the hotel because of torrential rain at lunchtime I spotted this cafe was open so ran across the road to get something for lunch. Although the cafe was quiet, the service was quick and my lunch tasty. After lunch and lingering over a java coffee, I chatted with the staff on duty (Mas Gape) whose English is quite good (not always the case in some of these places) and found they also open in the evenings. Returning the following evening Mas Gape was again on duty, and I was remembered and warmly welcomed by him. The service was again quick, even though a few more customers were in that night, and the food tasty. (They serve Indonesian and Western food - don't know why it only lists Indonesian on this site?) Lingering over a bottle of the local beer - Bintang (advertised as the coldest in the street and mine certainly was pleasantly cool) - at the bar after eating I again chatted with Mas Gape, and found out the cafe had been open 8+ years. When I queried him as to the relatively small menu, compared to some other places, he said that this (February) was their quiet or low season, and did not get many customers, so they cut back on their menu to avoid wasteing food, but also to concentrate on serving what they did have well. As they get busier they expand their menu. After taking another (cold) beer I complimented Mas Gape on the service and my tasty meals, paid my bill and went back to the hotel. The bill and beer prices were at the lower end of what seems to be on offer in this street, so all-in-all a recomended place to come and eat or just sip a drink.
07 Mar 2013
Jln. Prawiritaman no 27, Yogyakarta 55153 Indonesia