New toilet themed cafe serves food in toilet bowls containing murky soup to promote toilet use


Cafe Jamban 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A cafe in Indonesia, is serving customers’ food in toilet bowls in order to promote toilet use.

Cafe Jamban in Semarang, installed toilet bowls around tables, which customers use instead of chairs.

They then use miniature toilet bowls to serve food swimming in murky gravy along with brightly colored cocktails. So far, the restaurant only hosts small groups who book in advance.

The owner of the restaurant, Budi Laksono, is trying to educate people about sanitation and encourage greater use of toilets.

Millions of people in the country are still living below the poverty line, and the country has one of the highest rates of open defecation in the world.

Defecating outside and not in proper toilets, raises the risk of spreading disease. Muslim clerics believe that the restaurant is inappropriate and against Islamic law.

Laksono assured that the food and everything in the cafe is carefully sanitized and hygienic.