Waroeng Mak Nyak was brand new when Helen spotted it, only a few months in business. But already the locals are flocking here. There is an indoor space furnished with old wooden tables and historic pictures on the walls. And there are outdoor lesehan booths if you want more intimacy.
The kitchen is clean and spacious, one can see one's food being prepared here, the proprietress - Mak Nyak - residing.
On the menu are the usual Indonesian dishes, but also many innovations.
Favorite Dish: Try one of the drinks named after national heroes, like Es Bung Hatta or Es Bung Karno.
The roast rib piece tasted excellent.
Prices are reasonable, less than in the hotel.
If you - like us - prefer not always to have your meals in your hotel, you have few choices in Blitar.
A few paces from Hotel Tugu there is Depot Pacific, a middle-of-the-road Chinese restauarant with the usual menu of Indonesian and Chinese dishes. The ambiance is not attractive, but the food good and the prices low.
If you want something more fanciful, you have to go farther to Waroeng Mak Nyak, see next tip.
the resto is quite spacious and it's open lounge with live music in the evening on weekend. all of the furnitures there are ready to send you to the colonial era. with pattern tiles, rattans chairs, red and white tablecloth.
Favorite Dish: what we like here is .. can be found european, chinese and local eateries. and the glasswares are made-in centuries ago, part of the collections from the owner. beside european food, our fave goes to fried rice with salty fish. also high tea in evening with local snacks.
apart of the resto in hotel tugu sri lestari , can be found a small, another open lounge that mirrored a charm of a javanese warung [cafe]. it's called "warung pak man". pak man himself is an old javanese person who became the icon of this down-to-earth cafe.
here can be found old javanese antiques. from chairs, tables, kitchenette sets, to mirrors and glass paintings.
it's cool for me and my beloved mum. we do enjoy sitting here whilst have tea and coffee.
Favorite Dish: absolutely the jasmine tea and kopi tubruk [freshly made coffee] with some assortments. like traditional finger cakes and crackers.