Remember the saying that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day?” Well if you wanted to use that old wives’ tale as an excuse to head out to a restaurant to enjoy your first meal of the day, then Jakarta is the perfect place to venture out for a tasty breakfast outside of home. This week we highlight five great brunch spots in Jakarta.
Monolog Quality Coffee Co. Plaza Senayan, Palm Gate entrance, Jl. Asia Afrika No. 8, South Jakarta Breakfast lovers who like to sleep in will appreciate Monolog’s trading hours as it is open from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. and serves up breakfast all-day long. Diners can try something light, such as the Bircher muesli or a pastry. Or tuck into Monolog’s delicious pancakes, omelettes or crepes.
Nanny’s Pavillon Level 4, Pacific Place, Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 52-53, South Jakarta Lovers of pancakes and waffles will be able to find a wide selection of sweet and savory options at Nanny’s Pavillon, which specializes in these tasty treats.
Koi Jl. Kemang Raya 72, Kemang There’s a mix of Asian and Western breakfast options for diners at Koi in Kemang. Whether diners want to tuck into a cheese souffle or eggs florentine with smoked salmon or sample a traditional coconut rice served with an omelette, chicken or shrimp balls for breakfast, the restaurant has a variety of choices to suit everyone. There’s an early-bird special for diners between 8 and 10 a.m. each day, during which people can enjoy tea or coffee with a waffle or fruit salad for Rp 35,000. Bike riders can also enjoy a free iced tea or coffee on weekends between 8 and 10 a.m.
The Goods Diner Fairgrounds Lot 14, Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 52-53 SCBD, South Jakarta From the owners of The Goods Cafe, a casual eatery attached to The Goods Dept retail store in Pacific Place, this restaurant offers a wide selection of western breakfast items. The star dishes on the menu are the pancakes, French toast and steak and eggs. Fans of the classic biscuit-and-gravy combo will be able to find that here. Breakfast lovers beware, the Goods Diner only offers its brunch menu on weekends from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. So, if you’re looking for an all-day breakfast venue then this place is worth checking out.
Social House Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta, Central Jakarta Portion sizes are generous here with some items easily shared between two, such as the eggs Benedict or the convicts breakfast, which comes with eggs, beef brisket, bacon and semi-dried tomatoes. Or try the fruit salad, Italian doughnuts or a Nutella milkshake for a lighter option. Breakfast is available all day on weekends and on public holidays.