Indonesian celeb Lucinta Luna drives netizens nuts with her new coffee franchise ‘Ko&Thol’

Ko&Thol’s signature coffee and menthol mix may be hard to swallow for some, but the franchise’s name stands apart.

F&B News

Local cheese tea chain Ban Ban of Boba Pan fame drops special collaboration with Ovaltine

Local cheese tea chain Ban Ban of Boba Pan fame drops special collaboration with Ovaltine

You may know Ban Ban, a local chain specializing in cheese tea, from their Instagram-famous Boba Pan. People reportedly have had to queue for more than one hour just to get a...

Taiwanese boba specialist Tiger Sugar opens 3rd Jakarta store in Pluit today

Taiwanese boba specialist Tiger Sugar opens 3rd Jakarta store in Pluit today

It appears that Jakarta won’t be in short supply of bubble tea — popularly known as boba — anytime soon, as huge demand for the sugary drink continues to attract the...

Sugar rush: Gandaria City mall to hold boba festival from September 25-29

Sugar rush: Gandaria City mall to hold boba festival from September 25-29

If the long queues are any indication, Jakartans are very much into bubble tea — commonly known as boba — as of late (on top of our local es kopi obsession).

The Colonel’s had enough: KFC Indonesia gives witty replies to netizens who refuse to clear their tables after eating

The Colonel’s had enough: KFC Indonesia gives witty replies to netizens who refuse to clear their tables after eating

KFC Indonesia — the crazy geniuses behind the fried chicken skin — have got to be commended for being the only major fast food chain in Indonesia who are devoting resources...

‘Es kopi’ pioneer, Toko Kopi Tuku, opens new outlet in South Jakarta’s Lebak Bulus

‘Es kopi’ pioneer, Toko Kopi Tuku, opens new outlet in South Jakarta’s Lebak Bulus

Toko Kopi Tuku, a humble coffee chain from South Jakarta that popularized the trend of affordable es kopi susu — a mixture of iced latte, creamer, and liquid coconut sugar...

Popular Jakarta third-wave joint Ombe Kofie opens new branch in North Jakarta’s Pantai Indah Kapuk

Popular Jakarta third-wave joint Ombe Kofie opens new branch in North Jakarta’s Pantai Indah Kapuk

Ombe Kofie, one of the most famous names in Jakarta's third-wave coffee scene, has opened a new store in PIK

Filipino fast food giant Jollibee looking to bring joy of chicken to Indonesia

Filipino fast food giant Jollibee looking to bring joy of chicken to Indonesia

In 2017, we reported that Filipino fast food chain Jollibee — the country’s most famous fast food export — announced plans that it would expand to Indonesia by 2019....

Taiwanese brown sugar boba milk specialist Tiger Sugar to open 2nd Jakarta store in Plaza Indonesia

Taiwanese brown sugar boba milk specialist Tiger Sugar to open 2nd Jakarta store in Plaza Indonesia

Great news for boba-sipping millennials of Central Jakarta: Famed Taiwanese brown sugar boba milk specialist Tiger Sugar is opening their second Jakarta store in Plaza Indonesia...

BSD’s 24-hour dim sum joint Haka Dim Sum opens first Jakarta branch in Kemang

BSD’s 24-hour dim sum joint Haka Dim Sum opens first Jakarta branch in Kemang

We believe that dim sum is a dish that’s appropriate around the clock. Evidently, we’re not the only ones who think that since there’s now another new 24-hour dim sum joint...


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Coconuts Jakarta F&B News

As a megalopolis with over 10 million inhabitants, there are a lot of hungry people in Jakarta and their tastes are changing all the time. While nasi goreng, bakso and sate will remain perennially popular perut-fillers, new food trends take hold of Jakarta’s F&B scene at an ever increasing pace. One of the biggest changes to Jakarta’s food scene in recent times is the development of small vendors who ply their tasty treats at regular pop-up markets such as Brightspot or at hipster-centric food courts such as Pasar Santa. These small scale businesses take the ethos of Jakarta’s ubiquitous kaki lima and warung street food sellers and turn it up a notch with trendy takes on traditional Indonesian cuisine and new wave munchies - everything from killer fried chicken to gourmet donuts - at reasonable prices. These businesses have recently gotten a big boost with the explosion of online ordering options through app-based delivery services such as Go-Food and GrabFood which have opened up whole new customers bases for them. At the opposite end of the spectrum, high-class restaurants and bars are becoming increasingly commonplace, serving the rising middle class of sophisticated Jakarta diners. Areas such as Senopati and Pantai Indah Kapuk see flashy new restaurants opening just about every month, each bringing with them new gimmicks and new cuisines to try and earn an edge in the hypercompetitive battle for Jakartans’ appetites. You can count on Coconuts Jakarta to bring you the latest food news, from new restaurants openings to money saving promos to the most Instagrammable food porn that the Indonesian capital has to offer.