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How Cafe Culture is Destroying Indonesia's Street Food Culture

Categories: East Asia, Indonesia, Economics & Business, Food, Travel

An Ismanto from Yogyakarta in Indonesia observes [1] how new western-style cafes are edging out ‘plastic tent-covered food carts’ known as ‘angkringan':

…the angkringan is in decline. Students don’t frequent them anymore, preferring to pay at least twice as much to eat, drink and socialise in the stylish surrounds of the kafe. If they think of angkringan at all, it is as something exotic, still a Yogyakarta icon, but a place frequented by people with thin wallets, not classy, rich students. There’s no social prestige for students in that company.