Fresh Bites—Oct 2016 : Jakarta New Restaurants

Jakarta New Restaurants Oct 2016

Say hello to a new segment on Wanderbites, Fresh Bites: Jakarta New Restaurants! At the end of every month we’re going to share with you new restaurants and hot food spots all around Jakarta. Yes, we haven’t tried all of them (but we will, soon), but these are the first impressions that we gathered from various sources.

In other words, Fresh Bites is our own personal list of places that we would love to try and a way to keep you readers stay up to date. That being said, if you’re up for the real deal (our complete review), stay tuned to our social media and blog for updates! Here we go!

1. Gentle Ben
Another product of ABCD School of Coffee’s graduate popped out in October. Meet Gentle Ben, a coffee shop in Kebayoran Baru area. With a house blend coffee roasted by Smoking Barrels, an army of friendly barista, and diverse food options, Gentle Ben is ready to caffeinate Jakarta even more. Read our review here.

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Address: Jl. K.H. Ahmad Dahlan No. 32, Kebayoran Baru

2. Gioi
Gioi comes with a combination that other F&B establishments have rarely, if not never, done in Jakarta: farm to table Asian cuisine. Rows of hydroponic plants are a part of Gioi’s interior, and don’t be too surprised if you see one of their staffs picking fresh veggies when they run out of stock in the kitchen.

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Address: Jl. Senopati No. 88

3. Attarine
The Potato Head Group strikes again! Its latest creation, Attarine, serves food inspired by the flavors of spice route. Expect a diverse selection of Asian and European food, funky cakes, and the quickly-becoming-iconic green vintage car.

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Address: Jl. Gunawarman No. 11A

4. Salad Stop!
The famous health food joint in Singapore has expanded its wing to Jakarta. Serving a dozen option of signature salads (some tailor-made to local Indonesian produce), quinoa bowls, and superfood bowls, Salad Stop! hopes to spread the spirit of healthy living and to educate a more conscious way of eating.

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Address: Senayan City

5. Home Mate Ice Bar
After coffee and health food, Pelaspas Dharmawangsa welcomes another food category: shaved ice, more popularly known as kakigori in Japan. It seems to be just the kind of place you’d like to visit on a hot humid day for some refreshments.

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Address: Pelaspas Dharmawangsa, Jl. Dharmawangsa Raya No. 4

6. Kopi Kalyan
No, Kopi Kalyan is not named based on the Chinese vegetable, but instead a Sanskrit word that means “blessing”. This new coffee shop in Cikajang has everything from Nasi Goreng Kebuli to Tom Yum Goong. It would be interesting to see how they tie everything together with the main star, coffee.

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Address: Jl. Cikajang No. 61

7. Miko
Moving on to the North! The Instagram-famous savory pie specialist, Eighteen Pies, now grows its business into a café in Kelapa Gading, Miko. Besides pies and coffee, Miko also serves pasta and sandwiches.

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Address: Jl. Boulevard Raya Blok WA2 No. 30

8. MONKS
It’s hard not to get curious with Monks, especially after reading their hashtag #eatwelldrinkwellnamaste. The café has “Japanese” written all over it, zen and minimalistic. Take a look at the menu and you’ll see further Japanese influence.

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Address: Komp. Graha Boulevard Timur, Kelapa Gading (opposite of Al-Azhar)

9. Classmate Coffee
Unlike some other coffee shops, Classmate Coffee’s strategy to attract customers is by blatantly offering to mix and match your coffee, be it latte, cappuccino, or americano, with flavors such as caramel, hazelnut, rum, or even creme brûlée. Check out their short bio in Instagram: flavored coffee shop.

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Address: Jl. Boulevard Raya WD2 No. 8, Kelapa Gading

10. Oetara
Oetara came out of nowhere and bam!, suddenly it appears on your social media feed. It’s an extended family of Percolate Coffee from Singapore, and they have a similar blue/turquoise wall. As for their specialty coffee, well, we’ll have to check it out first! ?

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Address: Jl. Pluit Karang Barat Blok G6 No. 25A

That’s it for this month’s edition of Fresh Bites: Jakarta New Restaurants. We’ll see you again in November!


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Alexandra Karman

Coffee-induced chatterbox and lemon pie devotee. Associate writer at Wanderbites.com. Find my visual musings by clicking the icon below.

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