The Jakarta Post
Smoked salmon eggs benedict by Mister Sunday. (JP/Ni Nyoman Wira)
Having breakfast is more than just consuming a morning meal, as research shows it is beneficial for your metabolism. Below are breakfast and brunch spots in Jakarta for you to enjoy:
Mirroring its name, Mister Sunday offers a laidback, relaxing ambiance that reminds you of a Sunday morning. Founded by duo Fergie Tan and Yusuf Asikin, the place has a minimalist design with lots of natural lighting.
Founded by duo Fergie Tan and Yusuf Asikin, Mister Sunday has a minimalist design with lots of natural lighting. (Mister Sunday/File)
The restaurant offers all-day breakfast with notable Asian twists. Among its new dishes is sesame-seared tuna with quinoa salad, which has a crunchy texture from the red quinoa. If you’re a seafood lover, you may consider trying the smoked salmon eggs benedict or soft shell crab benedict.
Sesame-seared tuna with quinoa salad by Mister Sunday. (JP/Ni Nyoman Wira)
For coffee, they use local beans from various provinces, including Java and Bali, and V60 manual brewing. If you are a tea person, Mister Sunday also has the fresh talang tea with Lemongrass – a blue beverage that turns purple once you squeeze lemon juice into it.
Feeling purple: Talang tea with lemongrass – the blue beverage turns purple once you squeeze lemon juice into it. (JP/Ni Nyoman Wira)
A recommended menu item is the restaurant’s salted caramel Lindt chocolate brownies with vanilla ice cream. The sweetness of the chocolate and caramel are well mixed with salty notes. It is available for delivery. An average of Rp 100,000 ($7) is spent at this restaurant.
Salted caramel Lindt chocolate brownies with vanilla ice cream by Mister Sunday. (JP/Ni Nyoman Wira)
On weekdays, people living in the neighborhood and nearby professionals flock to this restaurant. While on weekends, people enjoying Car Free Day and community group members usually dine here. A smoking area is available during certain hours.
Where: Jl. Cikajang 30, South Jakarta
Opening hours: 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Sunday-Thursday), 7:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. (Friday to Saturday)
The newly opened restaurant adopts an Australian brunch-house style. Owner Karizma Soraya makes sure the concept flows through their dishes and coffee.
Serving in generous portions, its all-day brunch items are inspired by the uniqueness of European and Asian cuisine. Those who love eggs and want to stay healthy can consider trying the Aussie, which includes poached eggs, smoked salmon, avocado, hollandaise sauce and roasted beets. The restaurant also serves the Moroccan and Texan – the last one is for meat and spice lovers.
The Texan, one of the dishes at Poach'd. (JP/Ni Nyoman Wira)
“Our coffee is pure Arabica, [while] our house blend is a combination of local and Brazilian coffee,” Karizma told The Jakarta Post. A range of beverage choices are available. After seeing them on Poach'd Instagram posts, one of them is the almond caramel sprinkle, people usually become intrigued and give it a try.
Moroccan brunch item by Poach'd. (Poach'd/File)
Upon entering the restaurant, its high ceilings may charm you, along with Instagrammable spots in its corners. Diners on weekdays usually comprise office employees on lunch breaks or holding meetings, while the restaurant is a hot spot for families on weekends. An outdoor eating area facilitates smoking. Pets are also welcome.
Poach'd also has vegetarian options, Indonesian dishes and kids meals.
An average of Rp 100,000 is spent here.
Where: Jl. Kemang Raya No. 11, South Jakarta
Opening hours: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Read also: Jakpost guide to Jl. Kemang Raya: Part 1
Nestled in Kemang, Antipodean offers an intimate and warm ambiance.
Mainly influenced by Western dishes, the menu can be read from a wall. The restaurant’s French toast, with sweet and savory options, come highly recommended.
The Post tried it’s spinach scrambled eggs with feta and grain bread and churros. The feta was soft, while the churros were crunchy with the right consistency in the chocolate sauce. None of them disappointed.
When it comes to coffee, Antipodean uses coffee beans roasted by Merdeka Coffee. Among the blends used is Bukit Sentul Breakfast.
The place is designed in casual way with red as the dominating color. The crowd here varies, from office workers to groups of friends and family.
An average of Rp 100,000 is spent here.
Where: Hero Kemang Villa Complex, Jl. Kemang Selatan I, South Jakarta
Opening hours: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
A list of breakfast and brunch places is not complete without Monolog. Said to be one of the pioneers of coffee and all-day breakfast in fine locations, Monolog was established in 2011 with their first outlet in Plaza Senayan shopping mall.
When it comes to food, owner Christoph Darjanto said, “There’s nothing that we highlight more than others because we hope people who come to Monolog can find something that they like.”
The restaurant does have signature dishes, one of them is the steak and eggs. There is also the Monolog big morning and Parisian breakfast – with eggs in both dishes.
Monolog focuses on local coffee, mainly from Java and its surrounding areas. The restaurant is happy to make your cup of coffee just the way you like it.
Monolog has another branch in Pondok Indah Mall (PIM) I, South Jakarta. The outlets have different crowds. While the Plaza Senayan location is usually filled with office workers, the PIM I location is usually the go-to place for moms. Car Free Day participants also flock to the Plaza Senayan location. People can smoke freely in the outdoor dining area of Monolog’s PIM I location.
An average of Rp 180,000 is spent here.
Where: Plaza Senayan shopping mall and Pondok Indah Mall (PIM) I
Opening hours: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Plaza Senayan) and 7 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Pondok Indah Mall). (wng)