Mamain Gunawarman: Eat, Play, Repeat

Mamain Review by Wanderbites

Despite the pouring rain and the gloom outside, Mamain Gunawarman remains all warm and pastel inside. The family-friendly Mamain is devoted to the pleasure of children, and inadvertently, their parents. A third of Mamain’s space is dedicated to children’s playground, complete with a slide. The walls are adorned with colorful adorable characters in the shape of cactus, onigiri, and cats. While I’m not exactly Mamain’s target market, I have to say that I am wholly impressed and having a lot of fun.

Mamain definitely remembers that in order to attract children, first, you have to attract the parents. Particularly the moms. There are details that only the parents can appreciate, like the availability of baby chair and a special nursery room. Don’t forget the mini La Marzocco machine, the posh French-origin Dammann Frères tea, and Wi-Fi. Then there are things that the children and the adults can both enjoy, like the adorableness of the tea cups or the playlist choice. Expect the likes of Frozen’s Let It Go and Beauty and The Beast’s Be Our Guest playing, plus the unescapable Baby Shark thrown in between.

More than just a pretty face, Mamain Gunawarman also offers a pretty solid selection of Western and Indonesian food. Nasi Bakar is fragrant with fun surprises inside from salted fish. Ayam Geprek strays a bit from our expectation of what’s written on the menu as Chicken Maryland, as the chicken is cut into slices instead of served whole, and is a bit dry. Having said that, it’s still a safe choice of rice and fried chicken. What truly steals our attention is the divine Mango Serabi. The unexpected addition of sweet-sour mango and ice cream on top of a classic serabi hits our palate at all the right places.

Should you go to Mamain with your children? Yes. It’s not perfect, as it is located on the second floor and there’s no way a stroller would fit inside, plus parking can be a nightmare. But children would love it, and you might be surprised with the amount of fun you could have as well. Should you go to Mamain if you had no children? It’s up to you, but it might just be the reminder you need of childhood and happy times.

We believe Mamain Gunawarman is just the first of many more family-friendly spaces in Jakarta. As we’ve talked about in Dear Restaurant Owners: There’s a New Market in Town article, there’s a growing need of this kind of place and the opportunity is too good to pass. It’s all a matter of when. Stay tuned as we venture the city for more family-friendly spots.

Mamain Review by Wanderbites
There were lots of babies and children during our visit
Mamain Review by Wanderbites
Nasi Bakar (IDR 60K)
Mamain Review by Wanderbites
Nasi Bakar is fragrant with fun surprises inside from salted fish.
Mamain Review by Wanderbites
The place is not too spacious but packed with kids-friendly features.
Mamain Review by Wanderbites
Kids will love this indoor slide.
Mamain Review by Wanderbites
For the future musician in training
Mamain Review by Wanderbites
Colorful walls to keep everyone entertained.
Mamain Review by Wanderbites
Mango Serabi (IDR 50K)
Mamain Review by Wanderbites
The unexpected addition of sweet-sour mango and ice cream on top of a classic serabi hits our palate at all the right places.
Mamain Review by Wanderbites
Ayam Geprek (IDR 65K)
Eat, play, repeat.
Mamain Review by Wanderbites
The family-friendly Mamain is devoted to the pleasure of children, and inadvertently, their parents.
Mamain Review by Wanderbites
Jardin du Luxembourg Tea by Dammann Freres (IDR 35K)
Mamain Review by Wanderbites
Playful cups.
Mamain Review by Wanderbites
Mamain remembers that in order to attract children, first, you have to attract the parents.
Mamain Gunawarman Review by Wanderbites
Separate toilet and nursery room.

Mamain Gunawarman

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IDR 35-125K (Food) ; IDR 22-50K (Beverage)


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Alexandra Karman

Coffee-induced chatterbox and lemon pie devotee. Associate writer at Wanderbites.com

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