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.

ESSENTIAL EATS & BEST OF THE CITY

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.

The Coconuts Guide to free-flow deals in Jakarta: Where to find all-you-can-drink wine, cocktails or beer promos any day of the week

The Coconuts Guide to free-flow deals in Jakarta: Where to find all-you-can-drink wine, cocktails or beer promos any day of the week

Please drink responsibly! (We have to say that)

Secret Jakarta specialty foods you can order online: Indomie donuts, pierogies, gourmet cookies & much more

Secret Jakarta specialty foods you can order online: Indomie donuts, pierogies, gourmet cookies & much more

Truly, Jakarta foodies are living in a golden age...

A meat-licious journey through Melbourne

A meat-licious journey through Melbourne

| Coconuts Jakarta x Garuda Indonesia | When it comes to meat, there can be no doubt that beef is king. And Melbourne has an almost indecent number of steakhouses, which has grown...

A guide to Sydney’s seafood culture

A guide to Sydney’s seafood culture

| Coconuts Jakarta x Garuda Indonesia | Not only is Australia leading the way in culinary arts, the Land Down Under is also a leader when it comes to sustainability. Indeed,...

A Guide to the Best Cheap Restaurants in Jakarta with Dishes under Rp 50,000!

A Guide to the Best Cheap Restaurants in Jakarta with Dishes under Rp 50,000!

5-star flavors, kaki lima prices (yes, we stole that line from D'Cost, so sue us)

Why Brisbane rocks, told through 5 must-eat burgers

Why Brisbane rocks, told through 5 must-eat burgers

[Coconuts Jakarta x Wego] Here are five meaty creations that provide a window into the city’s local culture.

Aussie Cuppa: Our coffee-themed guide to Darwin

Aussie Cuppa: Our coffee-themed guide to Darwin

[Coconuts Jakarta x Wego] That’s “a cup of coffee” for those who aren’t fluent in Aussie!


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Coconuts Jakarta Food & Drink

Jakarta is paradise for food lovers, giving them access to everything from incredibly cheap and tasty street food to fancy and sophisticated fine dining and everything in-between. But it can be hard to figure out what the best food options in town are, which is why we’re here to help. Of course, the main type of cuisine on offer in Jakarta is Indonesian food. You’ll find restaurants representing the culinary cultures of the entire archipelago in the capital, from ubiquitous and always delicious Padang restaurants to the fiery fare of Aceh and Manado to the island delights of Bali and Lombok. There is no other city on Earth with as wide a selection of Indonesian eats as here, and a few visits to Jakarta’s top Indonesian restaurants makes it easy to understand why our lands were once known as the spice islands. Of course there is much more to Jakarta’s F&B scene than Indonesian food, as the capital’s discerning gourmands also have a taste for authentic international fare. Other Asian cuisines are strongly represented among Jakarta’s restaurants, particularly Japanese, which you’ll find in forms ranging from fast food to ultra-luxurious omakase style menus; and Chinese cuisine, which has been incorporated in many ways into everyday Indonesian food (such as nasi goreng and mie ayam). There are also plenty of excellent Korean restaurants catering to their large expat population as well as a number of good Vietnamese and Thai restaurants. Western food is also becoming increasingly popular in Jakarta, with many American fast food chains like McDonald's and KFC having long been mainstays for middle class Indonesian families. These days, you’ll find more sophisticated and varied western fare including authentic French and Italian restaurants, increasingly run by Indonesian chefs trained overseas. Even though it’s on the island of Java, Jakarta’s coffee has only recently started catering to kopi connoisseurs, with many cool cafes that take coffee seriously started by Indonesians who studied in Australia and want to nurture that same cafe culture here. Although many Indonesians abstain from alcohol, you’ll find plenty of bars and nightclubs in Jakarta that serve up much more than just beer. Cocktail culture has come particularly far in the last few years, with two Jakarta bars even making the Top 50 Bars in Asia list.