The Boba Recap: 14 new(ish) bubble tea shops in Jakarta, from famous Taiwanese chains to homegrown brands

Kiss your FOMO goodbye because we’re here to give you some recommendations for your new weekend routine: queueing at least 1 hour for a cup of cheese tea or brown sugar boba milk

Food Guides

Best ‘es kopi’ chains in Jakarta: Where to find cafes, shops and stalls serving Indonesia’s beloved iced coffee concoction

Best ‘es kopi’ chains in Jakarta: Where to find cafes, shops and stalls serving Indonesia’s beloved iced coffee concoction

So many es kopi brands, so little time. Here are our rankings of Jakarta’s es kopi chains, from the very best to the very bland.

Patisseries in Jakarta: Where to get the best pastries, croissants and cakes in the city

Patisseries in Jakarta: Where to get the best pastries, croissants and cakes in the city

Spots to satisfy those cravings for crispy, buttery croissants any time of the day.

8 great ‘takjil’ spots in Jakarta for affordable, tasty Ramadan delicacies and special snacks

8 great ‘takjil’ spots in Jakarta for affordable, tasty Ramadan delicacies and special snacks

If you want to immerse yourself in the Islamic Holy Month celebration the Jakarta way, then check out our recommendations for solid takjil spots.

Just brew it: Quality beans from Indonesian roasteries that you can order online

Just brew it: Quality beans from Indonesian roasteries that you can order online

Whether your coffee-making routine involves a French press, V60, moka pot, or espresso machine — every brewing method requires fresh, good quality coffee to start with.

The force is strong with this one: Jakarta cafes and coffee shops with intense brews

The force is strong with this one: Jakarta cafes and coffee shops with intense brews

If you’re after a serious caffeine kick, then check out some of these spots for the strongest cuppa Jakarta has to offer.

5 Gourmet ‘mie ayam’ spots in South Jakarta that are actually worth the extra $$

5 Gourmet ‘mie ayam’ spots in South Jakarta that are actually worth the extra $$

Our recommendations for pricey (but so good) mie ayam spots throughout South Jakarta.

Our Picks for the Best Christmas and Holiday Feasts in Jakarta: Joyeux Noel | Buon Natale | Wonderfeast

Our Picks for the Best Christmas and Holiday Feasts in Jakarta: Joyeux Noel | Buon Natale | Wonderfeast

Check out our picks for special menus and promos in Jakarta this Christmas holiday!

Where to find the spiciest ‘ayam geprek’ places in Jakarta

Where to find the spiciest ‘ayam geprek’ places in Jakarta

Think you can handle the heat of fried chicken smashed with sambal? Try one (or more) of these ayam geprek spots!

5 amazing and affordable daging sapi dishes in Jakarta you can have delivered to you when you’re craving beef

5 amazing and affordable daging sapi dishes in Jakarta you can have delivered to you when you’re craving beef

Craving for beef? Check out our recommendations so you can order one (or more) from the comfort of your home or office.


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Coconuts Jakarta Food Guides

There is an overabundance of cheap and easily accessible food in Jakarta, but finding a truly great meal can still be tough. The Indonesian capital is a city full of hidden culinary gems and some of the most amazing meals you can have here are in no-frills hole-in-the-wall restaurants that you would almost certainly walk right by if somebody hadn’t told you that it served the most incredible mie ayam you’ve ever tasted - for example. Here at Coconuts Jakarta, we try to be like that foodie friend of yours who always knows the best places to get great grub, anywhere in the city and at any price. We love fancy 5-course meals at fine dining restaurants just as much as we love eating at legendary late-night warungs at 3am. The goal of our food guides and features is to not just tell you about the restaurants we like, but to give you the info you need to decide if it’s a meal worth fighting the macet, which is why we always try to give you detailed information such as the prices of dishes. Our food guides are written totally independently and based on our food writers’ personal experiences with the goal of giving you honest restaurant recommendations that you can rely on.