Do you feel like screaming for an ice cream right now? There's one destination in Malang you should go, and that is Toko Oen. Established in 1910, Toko Oen was highly popular among Dutch aristocrats who visited Malang in the past, and until today it is also highly appreciated for preserving the colonial vibes and the authentic taste of ice creams that have been passed down for generations. While the colonial ice cream cafe is widely known for its unchanging taste of ice cream, Toko Oen also serve various European cuisine, cookies assortments, you might even find some Indonesian and Chinese cuisine here.
Feel the Spark of Colonial Delicacies in Toko Oen
Toko Oen's Atmosphere
Stepping inside Toko Oen it will feels like you're being pulled back in time. The current owner of Toko Oen managed to preserve the colonials vibe inside the cafe by displaying some old memorabilias including vintage piano, old radio, and old pictures depicting Malang in its old times. Visitors will be seated on a ratan chair with iconic round table blanketed with checkered table mat. The entire building is a Dutch-style architecture with fragrant teak woods framing the window and the door, no major changes are added from the original building, mostly because the structure is listed as one of Malang's Heritage Site.
Major Events in Toko Oen
Have we told you that Dutch aristocrats love to hung out in Toko Oen centuries ago? Apparently the ice cream cafe is still become a big part of the nation's history. Few years after Indonesia declared its independence, a renowned historical event took place in Toko Oen. A National Congress attended by the first President of Indonesia, IR. Soekarno was held in Toko Oen on February the 25th in 1947. Toko Oen is also one of few buildings that managed to survive unscathed during fires in Malang done by the Dutch colonials who wished to seize the city once again.
Toko Oen's Ice Cream
So, feel hungry already? You should definitely try one of Toko Oen's iconic ice cream for desserts. Unlike many ice cream products you've tried from modern cafes and department stores' rack, Toko Oen's ice cream is famous for its subtle sweetness and softness that it melts immediately in your mouth. There are over 27 choices of this delectable desserts to choose from, all of them are homemade ice creams made from high-quality fresh milk. While it might be easy to get overwhelmed with so many choices, don't waver! You should try their legendary ice creams menu, such as Tropicana Cream, Calypso Fantasy, Oen Special, Midwest Sundae, and Tutti Frutti.
Toko Oen's Cookies
What best goes with a cup of ice cream? Cookies! Here you can find all kinds of delicious baked goods displayed neatly inside large cookies jars near the entrance door. Grab some delicious traditional Dutch treats, such as Bokkepootjes (lady finger cookies dipped in delightful chocolate sauce), Schuimpjes (Meringue Bites), Speculaas (Spiced Shortcrust Biscuit), Katte Tong (Cookies shaped like a cat's tongue), Kaasstengels (stick-shaped cheese cookies), and more. They will make a perfect treat for your family at home.
Toko Oen's Main Course
If you're still feeling hungry, Toko Oen is a great place to grab a lunch. Most meals here are Dutch-European cuisine, such as Gevulde Kip, Huzarensla Salad, Macaroni Schotel, Spaghetti Panna E Funghi, Kippenstuk (Chicken Stick), and more. Or, you can opt for Indonesian Cuisine instead, such as Sate Ayam (Chicken Skewer), Sop Buntut, and Tahu Tjampoer. There's also selection of Indo-Chinese cuisine, such as Bakmie Goreng, Soup Capjay, and Nasi Goreng Toko Oen.
Toko Oen's Appetizers
Not up for some heavy foods, but still craving to nibble on some fulfilling snacks? Browse over Toko Oen's appetizers menu, and choose your favorite snacks. For those who can't get enough of ice cream should try Poffertjes Ice Cream. There are also Bitterballen, Loempia Toko Oen, Poffertjes, and Vleeskroetje met mosterd (croquettes with mustard sauce).
How to Get Tickets?
All menu in Toko Oen range from Rp 10.000,- to Rp 60.000,-.
How To Get Around?
Getting around Toko Oen is easy, the ice cream cafe is located strategically where most public transportations can be found. You can just hop into one of the angkots that will take you to the next destination.
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Best Time to Visit
Toko Oen is best visited at any time and in any day. Toko Oen is open from 08:00 AM to 09:30 PM.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, all informations about Toko Oen is provided in this website. So a guide won't be necessary.
How To Get There?
Toko Oen is just few steps away from Kota Baru train station Malang. You can also reach it by taking an angkot with a label AG. The most convenient way is by hailing a taxi.
We highly recommend you to buy some of Toko Oen's cookies. They are absolutely delicious and can be a perfect gift for those waiting for you at home.