There’s a new destination for cereal junkies in Jakarta that’s not their own homes, as Sunday Bowl Cereal Club has recently opened its first outlet in the capital.
The café first opened in Bandung in late 2019, and became popular due to its eye-catching 80s décor and the varieties of imported cereals offered there. The Jakarta outlet is located in one of the city’s popular café hotspots, Panglima Polim.
We recently visited Sunday Bowl on, ironically, a weekday afternoon to avoid the weekend crowd. That turned out to be a good decision because there were only a couple of groups before us and we immediately got a table. Before we sat down, we had to order at the counter, where an array of cereals were displayed from under acrylic lids.
We were decidedly spoilt with choice, but eventually picked Dunkaroos, the cereal version of the cookie and frosting snack of the same name, and the Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal for our make-your-own-bowl package in medium (IDR45,000). There’s also the large bowl (IDR55,000), and both packages include two cereals of your choice, milk, and mineral water.
Later on, we ordered another medium bowl of Cap’n Crunch’s Crunch Berries and Reese’s Puffs to appease our curious spirits, as we’ve never tried these cereals before. Don’t worry, you’re free to mix-and-match here — no judgments at all!
The standard milk selection at Sunday Bowl include full cream, skimmed milk, Milo, banana, strawberry, and caramel flavored milk. Then there’s the premium milk selection, for an additional IDR15,000, with choices of soy and almond milk as well as yoghurt in various flavors. Toppings such as bananas, frozen berries, and marshmallows are also available with an additional IDR5,000 charge.
We also had Sunday Bowl’s Cereal Swirl ice cream in Broco Loco (IDR40,000), which is a fresh milk ice cream mixed with fudgy brownies and chocolate-flavored cereals. If you’re into brownies and vanilla ice cream, then this is the treat for you.
Overall, we had a great time at Sunday Bowl Cereal Club, and we thought that the interior design lent to a nostalgic vibe — as today’s kids call it — like a scene out of Stranger Things. There were plenty of ‘80s pop culture references, for sure.
Though this is the first Sunday Bowl café in Jakarta, it’s hardly the first cereal café in the Greater Jakarta area. Though expect the cred the café had built up in Bandung to translate to the Jakarta outlet, and for kids (both in age and in spirit) to head over there for a sweet bowl and snaps for Instagram.
Jl. Panglima Polim V No. 36, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta
Phone: +62 813 8565 7477
Opening hours: 8am-8pm