Cafe Aras

March 21, 2013 / by / 1 Comment
7 Taste
9 Selection
9 Cleanliness
8 Service
9 Interior
8 Value

Jl. A. Mappanyuki No. 64, Rantepao, Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia 91831


Cafe Aras is Toraja’s first art cafe. The owner used to run an antique Torajan wood carvings art shop. His vision was to create an arty setting with great food so he founded Cafe Aras. The place feels welcoming as soon as you enter. The walls are made of split bamboo rising up to kamacha (woven bamboo) to the ceiling. They’ve put lots of art and textiles to the walls (make an offer if you see something you like!). Stylish wooden tables and chairs are set out over two mezzanine floors on either end of the place. Cafe Aras has an open kitchen in the back next to an outside seating area. Their extensive menu covers everything from Torajan dishes over Indonesian classics to western food. Service is fast & the friendly staff speaks English well. In the evenings Cafe Aras is a vibrant hub where travellers hang out, drink beers and share their stories of the day while local guides play guitar and sing songs.


Try their tasty pork in pamarasan sauce for 45,000 rp or maybe a yummy pizza.


theres lots of choice western food from pasta to pizza 30-70,000 rp. Drinks range from 5,000 rp for a water to 10,000 rp for fruit juice without added sugar.


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