I went to the Papaya Cafe twice. The second night, I solidified my opinion that the bands playing live there have either excellent players or some phenomenal singers. Even before I downed a few Chill Out Baby’s drinks (based on coconut liqueur), I managed to appreciate the quality. The blues and rock’n’roll night was particularly good for vocals. A lady, larger than life, could sing anything - all sitting on a stool. I was genuinely impressed. And I am not easily impressed.
Almost all the waiting staff and the bartenders at Papaya were very friendly. One of the guys was definitely too friendly, but I think I managed to manage him. They all
obviously knew my name and did introduce themselves to me, but I never remembered their names.
Drinks coming at about $5 were not cheap, but all were superb. The decor of the places was also very nice with excellent ideas how to present the Lombok masks.
Jl. Raya Senggigi, Lombok Senggigi Nusa Tenggara Barat Indonesia