— Jakarta —
Two years ago when I decided to focus on travel with the blog. I got invited to my very first press trip to Indonesia (see here). That trip was so amazing that it set the bar so high for the invitations after. So you can imagine how ecstatic I was when I got invited again last month. The theme of this two weeks trip was ‘Culinary and Lifestyle’, exploring 4 cities, Jakarta, Padang, Yogyakarta and Bali.
Starting in Jakarta. A busy city that I really liked because of the endless hotspots and I had a little reunion with my Indonesian friends again. As you can see in this photo diary, we ate our way through Jakarta. Honestly, there are so many great restaurants in this city, it takes several visits here to try out all the best ones. I think we covered an amazing variety of coffee, breakfast, lunch and fine dining in such a short time. I can’t wait to go back and continue this food adventure!
Like I said, Jakarta is a coffee hotspot paradise. We started off our coffee journey at Giyanti. This place is made to take Instagram photos.
address: Jalan Surabaya No.20, Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta
Jakarta is definitely not bike appropriate haha. At the Kota Tua square you find these colorful bikes to rent.
In our free time we continued our hotspot search and we found a really really good one!
address: Jalan Teuku Cik Ditiro No.36, RT.10/RW.5, Menteng, Jakarta, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta
Grand Indonesia mall
I can tell that Jakarta is a very mall driven city. They are huge and you will find most of the brands here.
We had a lunch at Warung kopi Alun-Alun and afterwards we walked around to shop. Everything they sell here is locally made, like batik, jewelry, snacks and even gadgets.
address: Grand Indonesia West Mall Lantai 3, Jl. Mh Thamrin Kav. 28 – 30, Menteng, Kb. Melati, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10350
In our free time we keep (food) exploring. We met up with Jordan (@thatfoodcray friend) who brought us to this new authentic hip restaurant called Kaum. We only had a snack and cocktail here (they were yummy!) . I really really liked the design of the restaurant.
address: Jl. Dr. Kusuma Atmaja No.77-79, Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10310
The most surprising dinner of the trip was definitely our ‘fun fine dining’ at Namaaz! Let’s just say that nothing is what you expect it to be. The element of surprise is key in every single course.
I was too busy to capture the experience on video rather than photos. So make sure to check out the next vlog! The evenining involves music performances, rain ponchos and lots of screaming lol.
address: Jalan Gunawarman No.42, RT.5/RW.2, Selong, Kebayoran Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, 12110
We really looked forward to this breakfast at Beau. This place is obviously Instagrammable, I mean, look at their garden terrace! The breakfast and coffee were amazing. Definitely recommended to try out.
address: Jalan Cikajang No. 29, RT. 01 / RW. 05, Petogogan, Kebayoran Baru, RT.1/RW.5, Petogogan, Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12170
website: http: www.beaujkt.com
Beets & Bouts
Looking for a healthy breakfast or lunch? Beets & Bouts is the place to go for you then. The owner is very sweet. There is more than enough choices of Kombuchas and healthy bowls here. It was really nice to have this balanced break in between all the food comas in Jakarta :)
address: Fairgrounds SCBD Sudirman Lot 14 (Basement Level), RT.5/RW.3, Senayan, Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12190
Last dinner in Jakarta was at Harum Manis. High class authentic Indonesian food are served here. Soto ayam (chicken) soup is one of my favorites.
There I met up with the inspiring @Nilatanzil to catch up a little bit.
address: Pavilion Apartment, Jl. KH Mas Mansyur Kav. 24, RT.12/RW.11, Karet Tengsin, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10220
— Vlog —
*In collaboration with The Ministery of Tourism Indonesia