It’s time for another edition of Fresh Bites, a list of new restaurant & cafe in Jakarta that opened last month. Hope you’ll think of this list when finding yourself in need of a place to eat next week during the holidays!
1. déj cafe
déj cafe is Chef Taliya Setyadi’s second brand after BEAU. Serving primarily plant-based dishes alongside less-guilty cakes and sweet treats, déj further underlines the rise of health-conscious eateries in Jakarta.
Address: Jl. Bumi No. 20, South Jakarta
2. Tua Baru
From the people who brought you Kedai Tua Baru and Tanggal Tua restaurant in Surabaya comes Tua Baru in Mega Kuningan area. Tua Baru offers Indonesian Peranakan cuisine with “kenikmatan tiada tara”. We have to check the place out ourselves to see whether the words are true, but the place looks promising.
Address: Jl. Mega Kuningan Barat 3 Blok E3.7, Kav. No. 18
3. Hario Cafe
Previously known in Indonesia for equipments of everything coffee, tea, and glassware, Hario from Japan now dip their feet into the cafe business. In contrast to its first establishment in Tangerang that only serves drinks, this Pluit outlet also offers a fusion of Japanese and Western cuisine.
Address: Pluit Permai Raya No. 29, North Jakarta
4. Lucky Number Wan
On the road that also houses Calibrate Coffee is Lucky Number Wan, a cheekily-named Chinese brasserie and tea house. With East meets West as the main concept, expect dishes like Dry Pork Mee Sua and Truffle Cream Dumpling.
Address: Jl. Puri Kembangan No. 10F, West Jakarta
5. Blue Zone Center Indonesia
Blue Zone is technically more like a one stop shop for a healthier lifestyle instead of a cafe. But there are seats, fresh salad bowls, vegan croissant, and kombucha bar. Considering what we’ve seen on social media, it’s too intriguing not to be mentioned in this Fresh Bites list.
Address: Jl. Gunawarman No. 51, South Jakarta
In its birthplace in Korea, Goobne has received awards from the Ministry of Health for offering tasty crispy-skinned oven roasted chicken that is moderately low in fat, carbs, sodium, and calories. Goobne is now open in PIK.
Address: Ruko Crown Golf Blok B No. 15-16, PIK, North Jakarta
7. Yu Cha
Another boba place should be boring instead of exciting, but when it serves flavors like Mango Pomelo Sago, Kacang Ijo, and Ketan Hitam, well, we’ll order one as soon as possible!
Address: Jl. Pluit Selatan Raya No. 24-30 (Nano Reflexology)
8. Ottoman’s Coffee Mega Kuningan
After two years of caffeinating Pluit area, Ottoman’s Coffee branches out to Mega Kuningan. Situated in a new office building called Sopo Del Tower, this brand new Ottoman’s has quickly become a social media phenomenon with its pink amphitheatre and “I Woke Up Like This” neon sign.
Address: Sopo Del Tower, Jl. Mega Kuningan Barat III No. 58, South Jakarta