Bandung City in Indonesia is a heaven for food lovers who enjoy new experiences. There are a lot of food varieties here, not only local cuisine but also international ones. Besides main dishes, you can also find cheap souvenirs in Bandung, it is because food in Bandung does not only available in restaurants or cafes. There are plenty of bakeries in the city where you can buy some good and unique pastries. Some of them have high popularities, such as Bawean Bakery. This bakery has been established since 1946, formerly known as Sweetheart and was located at Jalan Sumatera, Bandung. Its long lasting tradition led to recognition from the Minister of Customs and Tourism of Indonesia as “The bakery which continually maintains traditional recipes”, back in 2004. Bawean Bakery offers most of Bandung’s famous snacks and pastries like bolen and brownies, to cakes, gelato and even heavy meals.
Bawean Bakery is located at Jalan Bawean no. 4, Bandung. Even though this little street is not passed by any public transportation in Bandung, it is near to Jalan Aceh where a lot of public transportations passing by. A common public transportation in Bandung is called ‘angkot’ or city transport. There are several angkot routes that can take you to Jalan Aceh, such as Kebon Kelapa – Cicaheum, Kebon Kelapa – Dago, Kebon Kelapa – Ledeng, Antapani – Ciroyom and Sadang Serang – St. Hall. You have to get off at Jalan Aceh and Jalan Lombok intersection, and take a short walk south to reach Jalan Bawean. For a more convenience way to travel around Bandung, you may rent a car or get a taxi, though it will be more expensive.
You will have a hard time to pick your choice as there is a huge variety of tarts with special ingredients. There are over 40 types of cakes, breads and donuts, more than 50 different types of snacks from sweet to salty ones, and over 60 assortments of sweets desserts here. The most popular items on the menu are the ‘Chocolate Waffles’ and ‘Nougat Rolls’, which are made with traditional recipes and served as the icons of Bawean Bakery. Besides that, you can also pick some other special pastries like mocha tarts, layers cakes, Swiss rolls, nougat rolls, Africaantjes and Boomstarm. Another popular item is the gelato with variety of flavors including chocolate, vanilla, mint, strawberry, coffee, etc. Macaroon is another one of Bawean’s signature pastry as well that comes in many flavors like cheese, chocolate, vanilla, blueberry, cappuccino, strawberry, and many more. For souvenirs, you can bring the premium cakes such as tiramisu, black forest cake, opera cake, strawberry short cakes, macaroons and American cheese cakes. Just like in any other café, Bawean Bakery also has some beverages selection. If you order a hot drink, you will get two pieces of delicious choco chips for free. You can also buy the cookies in five big rounded pieces pack for souvenirs. Besides choco chips, you can also choose peanut butter cookies, oatmeal cookies and some other flavor. The price of the pastries are varied depend on the types and sizes, ranging from IDR 5,000 for the macaroons to IDR 500,000 for the big cakes.
Whether you are a culinary lover or not, never pass a chance to visit Bawean Bakery in Bandung. Try each section that is offered here and savor the taste of the huge variety of pastries here because your taste bud will be thanking you so much. This place is perfect if you are looking for cheap souvenirs in Bandung.