This Indonesian Toilet Restaurant Sheds Light on a Crappy Situation
We’re not quite sure if we should get this potty started or not.
Jamban Café, translated literally to “toilet café,” is the latest establishment to offer a wtf-inducing unique dining experience for customers with ironclad stomachs. Located in Semarang on the island of Java, the restaurant serves its soups and drinks in the bowls you’re used to sitting on. [Insert sick face emoji].
Though the idea may be vomit-inducing (they actually supply barf bags at the entrance), its owner, Budi Laksono, is treating the business as an opportunity to flush preconceptions about the country’s plumbing situation.
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The reality, unfortunately, is that “many people in Indonesia still do not have toilets,” Laksono, a former public health expert, revealed in an interview with Agence France-Presse. And since public defecation is quite common, he hopes the café will either encourage the use of proper facilities or raise a red flag to the Indonesian government.
We're probably going to skip the poop soup, but hats off and seats down to Budi for putting his culinary creativity towards a good cause.