The Best Breakfast And Brunch Spots In Central Jakarta

Malam hari di Jakarta
Malam hari di Jakarta | ©rachmatwhd
Sameer Ghurye

While food in Indonesia is plentiful when it comes to the local staples (you’ll find a vendor practically at every street corner selling nasi goreng, noodles and other foodstuff) getting a classic breakfast can be a bit of a challenge. No fear though, because we’ve strung together this selection of top spots in the midst of Central Jakarta, one of the most popular sections of the nation’s capital.

1. Common Grounds

Cafe, Indonesian

Common Grounds
Like the name suggests, Common Grounds is essentially a coffee shop but with a dash of the casual cafe about it, where they dish out tasty breakfast options including eggs, toast and a range of other items. Visitors will love the quiet sophistication of the place, with knowledgeable baristas and great service, even early in the morning. The place is fast becoming the spot to be for the brunch crowd, so grab your seat early and enjoy the classic menu.

2. Social House

Social House

Located inside the Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta, Social House has generous portions for those who consider breakfast to be the most important meal of the day. In fact, some items on the breakfast menu can usually be shared between two people, like the ‘Convicts’ Breakfast’, which consists of eggs, beef brisket, bacon and semi-dried tomatoes. On weekends and holidays, the breakfast menu is available right through the day.
Address: Social House, Grand Indonesia East Mall 1st Floor, JL. Mohammad Husni Thamrin, No. 1, Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia, +62 21 23581818

3. Sabang 16

Cafe, Restaurant, Indonesian, Asian

Vintage Indonesian fare dominates this cafe menu. Opt for kaya toast and home-made kaya jam like you get in Malaysia or Singapore for a real treat. (Remember, the taste here may be different, due to variations in the ingredients.) Nonetheless, a tasty and delightful start to the day, especially when accompanied by their Vietnamese drip coffee, is on the cards.


The health food fanatics among you need not despair. Jakarta too seems to have caught the healthy eating bug, and Burgreens is a leading restaurant in this space. Their range of breakfast and brunch options include things like sweet potato chips, veggie burgers, chickpeas hummus and a lot more, complemented by their range of healthy and tasty juices. Even those who aren’t big fans of vegetarian meals will find the food full of flavor and fantastic for starting a day of sightseeing in the city center.
Address: Organik Klub, Jl. Tebet Barat Raya no. 49 C, South Jakarta, Songolas Green Area, Jl. Flamboyan no. 19 Rempoa, South Tangerang

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