December is probably one of those loveliest season in Toraja, where many national events, food markets, and parades are jiggling around the town of Rantepao and Makale. Even more, Toraja is selected to host 2017 National Christmas in Indonesia, where Christmas celebration will be held in Rantepao with the attendance from governmental officials, prime ministers, and including our President himself, Joko Widodo.
That's what happening in the city centre during December. How about those who're located in the suburb mountainous area of Toraja land? The area, where you drive off north from Rantepao city, passing Tikala to Sereale district. Are things going to be the same during December? By this chance, we would like to introduce you Kapitoo Cafe and Resto!
(above: the baliho displayed in front of our construction site, designed with the local Torajanese ingredients such as pamarasan 'kluak' spice, kotokon chili, famous coffee beans from many parts in Toraja)
Kapitoo Cafe and Resto accompanies you to have an authentic lifestyle within the untouched nature of Toraja. This is how it's going to be:
You plan to stay in Rantepao for 4 days maximum, with the plan of going to funerals in Tikala, whitewater rafting in Mai'ting, and visiting some nearby tourist attractions of Ke'te' Kesu' and Bolu market. From the variety of Torajanese traditional houses to types of expensive bulls, you've seen almost everything. But it may seem you're forgetting one of the essential key of travelling: when's the last time you dwell in the nature with your lifestyle?
"This is where you live fully according to the nature."
Let's live up the nature! We're taking you aback to the rural area in Kapalapitu district, where city noises are bordered with the forest wall. From Rantepao, you'll be going uphill and downhill along the road, rivers and rice paddies are on the left while valleys are on the right. Traditional churches are seen from afar, but man guiding his buffalo is up close in the front. Eyes are wide awake and minds are interpreting the new surrounding. And finally, there's signage when you're finally arrived in Kapitoo Cafe and Resto.
Kapitoo Cafe and Resto also seves only the best Toraja Coffee. There would be no other places after December where you can find better cafe with high-quality coffee beans with authentic taste. All the coffee beans are harvested from the best coffee farmers in Toraja, roasted with the best quality roasting machine, and served by the best barista in town! Many place may serve good food, but less assured on how the quality goes. Kapitoo Cafe and Resto isn't keen on serving only good food with pretty plating, but it aims to serves high-quality food and drinks with best ambience and view of Toraja nature.
The design is constructed from original betau, pine, and uru wood by local craftsmen who have experienced crafting wooden Toraja houses, giving you a warm-home feeling when sitting inside. If you're keen to fresh outdoor air, you might as well jump-off to the outdoor area borderless to the mountain and city view. If you're not feeling to drink in groups, they also have chic alcohol bar at the terrace. Such a nice playground for good people, yes?
Toraja Safari Tour
To serve the best experience and hospitality, we have package "Toraja Safari Tour" which lets our guests experience the wild nature of land above clouds in the morning and participate in Toraja Coffee Cupping with our friendly barista in Kapitoo Cafe and Resto. We also recommend this tour as it brings you the whole natural, cultural, educational insights during your stay in Toraja. You can directly check the package here.
Apart from the tour, we also provide transportation upon bringing our guests from Rantepao to Kapitoo Cafe and Resto with the scheduled time every day.
There will be just good ambience, good times, good friends, and good food and drinks. This is where all best elements hit up altogether.
Kapito Cafe and Resto
Opening this December 2017!
Coffee, drinks (alcohol and non-alcohol), snacks, and food.
Glamping park is on constructing soon for guests who would like to experience luxury living in wild nature!
Parking lots are available to private cars and motorcycles.
Sikuku, Kapala Pitu, North Toraja Regency
South Sulawesi 91854