Smashed Avocado Toast at Green Door Kitchen. (Photo courtesy of Green Door Kitchen)

Avo Cuddle With These Mouthwatering Toasts


MARCH 17, 2018

The avocado toast hype has finally reached Indonesia, with cafés in the hippest parts of town now offering the delicious snack morning, noon and night. A millennial food trend, avocado is slowly transitioning from what we Indonesians used to know as a sweet dish – who doesn't love avocado shakes with big dollops of chocolate syrup? – to a savory, mashing and spreading it on toast, topped with poached eggs or just sprinkles of organic salt and pepper. Are we ready to exchange dessert for breakfast?

The Jakarta Globe puts together a list of the city's best avo toasts to sink your teeth into. Get ready to guac your world.

North Jakarta – Green Door Kitchen

Smashed avocado toast at Green Door Kitchen. (Photo courtesy of Green Door Kitchen)

Smashed Avocado Toast || Rp 90,000 ($7) || Availability: brunch only

Best known for their Tomahawk steaks, Green Door Kitchen offers an extensive range of Western foods on their menu, from burgers to salad and even pulled pork sandwiches. As a premium cafe, they've recently stepped up their avo toast game and serves smashed avocado with ricotta cheese, granola, mixed greens, sauteed mushrooms and half-dried cherry tomatoes on grain and seed sourdough toasts. The passionate owner and chef Juan Antono will be extra reason why you'll keep coming back to this neighborhood café.

Address: Sports Mall, Mahaka Square Kelapa Gading, Jl. Raya Kelapa Nias Blok HF 3, Unit B 18-23 Lt. Dasar, Kelapa Gading Barat.

Hours: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Contact: +622122454230

South Jakarta – St. Ali

Avo on Toast at St Ali. (Photo courtesy of Vionna Austine)

Avo on Toast (add poached egg + Rp 10,000) || Rp 85,000 || Availability: breakfast

Inspired by Australian cafes, there was no doubt that St. Ali was going to have avocado toast on its menu when it first opened in 2016. Their version is made up of smashed avocado, chili flakes, roasted cherry tomatoes, toasted nuts and seeds, crumbled feta on multigrain bread – and will give a real Aussie café a run for their money. The spacious and open space also has a relaxed ambiance, making this cafe a perfect spot to get a bite or catch up with your friends.

Address: Setiabudi Two, Ground Floor, Jl. HR Rasuna Said, Setiabudi.

Hours: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Contact: +622152906814

Central Jakarta – 1/15 Coffee

Avocado Toast at 1/15 Coffee. (Photo courtesy of 1/15 Coffee)

Avocado Toast || Rp 50,000 || Availability: all day

As one of their bestsellers, 1/15 Coffee's avocado toast does not disappoint – a generous spread of mashed avocado with lime and onions on crisp sourdough bread with a whipped garlic sauce, soft-boiled eggs and arugula to top it all off. There is so much guacamole spread that you can actually scoop it off and use it as an extra salad dressing. The thinly sliced onions add zing and color to the dish – proof that each component is carefully thought out. It's also pretty cheap for a café located smack bang in the city's business district. 1/15 Coffee is calling to be your second home.

Address: Jl. Dr. Kusuma Atmaja No. 79, around the corner from Hotel Indonesia traffic circle.

Hours: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Contact: 081290002128

West Jakarta – Simetri Coffee Roasters

Australian Avo Toast at Simetri Coffee Roasters. (Photo courtesy of Simetri Coffee Roasters)

Australian Avo Toast || Rp 45,000 || Availability: all day

A coffee specialist, Simetri Coffee Roasters only offers a simple breakfast menu. A light breakfast, their Australian Avo Toast is made up of mashed avocado on pain de champagne bread, topped with sunny side eggs – perfect combo for a steaming hot mug of coffee. A hidden gem in West Jakarta, Simetri takes its coffee very seriously. It has a separate smoking section so their beans don't get polluted, a homey vibe and great service that will make you come back despite the limited tables and parking spots.

Address: Jl. Puri Kembangan No. 10D, Kembangan Selatan.

Hours: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Contact: +622122580296