From brunch spots to pet-friendly malls, here are the dog-friendly restaurants, cafes and spaces and to hang out with your pooch.
We know the drill – you want to go for weekend brunch and bring your little pup along, but you don’t know which places are pet-friendly or not. The Big Durian is far from naturally friendly to our canine babies, so while narrowing down awesome cafés and restaurants to hang out in Jakarta, we went the extra mile to do the legwork and find out which spots are dog-friendly. Because we too can’t bear to leaving our little Boo at home.
After serving hungry city-siders for over 20 years, KOI is officially a Jakarta icon. The Kemang branch of this family-friendly eatery is definitely one of our go-to Sunday morning hangouts. Their delish brunch offerings include hearty home-style dishes like (our personal favourite) beef bacon steak and eggs and cooked-to-order waffles. The best part? Their pet-friendly patio so you can sneak leftover table scraps to your loyal pooch.
Koi Kemang, Jl. Kemang Raya No. 72, p. +62 21 719 5668
Yep, your friendly neighbourhood poke bowl and matcha bar welcomes your four-legged fur babies too! Kick back with a matcha latte and when it’s their turn for a treat, there’s a pet store next door. Your pup will feel right at home.
HONU, Jl. Kemang Selatan Raya No. 125, South Jakarta, p. +62 21 7179 3580
As if we needed another reason to love Baconerie! Besides churning out delicious homey food like their California burger and tasty freshly baked treats, this little cafe is also a pup-friendly establishment! Just make sure your pooches are well-behaved.
Baconerie, Jl. Benda No. 1, Kemang, South Jakarta, p. +62 21 7883 8291
Avenue of the Stars at Lippo Mall Kemang
Dine with your canine at Kemang Village’s massive outdoor area where family-friendly events are always going on! There are pop-up markets galore to fun live music performances, plus you have your pick of al fresco dining spots too.
Lippo Mall Kemang, Jl. Pangeran Antasari No. 36, Kemang, Mampang Prapatan, South Jakarta
We love Sophie’s Authentique’s delicious French pastries – their almond croissants are our favourite in town – and we love Sophie’s even more for being 100% pet-friendly! We’re always stepping in post walking our pups around the Kemang Dalam neighbourhood, and the staff are always ready to greet our four-legged friends with a cold bowl of water as a refresher. Merci!
Sophie’s Authentique, Jl Kemang Selatan No. 20a, p. +62 21 718 0011. Follow @authentiquejkt on Instagram.
Caswell’s Coffee has just recently opened up on the outskirts of Kemang, and this specialty coffee roaster and cafe is not just dog-friendly, it actually has a spacious outdoor dog park where you can let your pup run loose and mingle with other doggies.
Caswell’s Coffee, Jl. Ampera Raya No. 9, Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta. +62 21 7883 3703. Follow @caswellscoffee on Instagram.
Turning Point Coffee
It may be a little bit out of the way, but Turning Point Coffee is definitely worth the trip. Whether it’s their immaculately roasted cups of brew, their delicious treats on display, or their calming minimalistic interiors you prefer, this cozy café is perfect for a lazy weekend afternoon. Not only is this awesome coffee house pet-friendly, they actually encourage dog-owners to bring their pups along to the party. Another reason why this place rates high on our list.
Turning Point Coffee, Jalan Ki Hajar Dewantara, Ruko Golden 8 Extension Blok K No.10, Monday – Sunday: 8am to 8pm.
As one of the forerunners of Jakarta’s now buzzing café culture, Antipodean Coffee remains one of Jakarta’s most popular brunch spots. Located in the Hero Kemang compound, this small café boasts excellent coffee and a chocolate cake that is to die for! You can perch yourself on one of their outdoor seatings so your canine can join along too.
Antipodean Coffee, Kemang Hero Complex, Jln. Kemang Selatan 1, Kemang, Jakarta, p. +62 21 719 23 64. Monday – Sunday: 8am to 8pm.
Halo Niko! Greek Food
Halo Niko! is a cozy little Javanese and Greek warung that serves simple comfort food that makes you think you were invited over for a meal by a dear family friend. The best part? You can grab a seat at their awesome outdoor patio so your pup can sit by (and maybe sneak a few scraps). Whether you’re in the mood for Greek Lamb Chops, or Ayam Bumbu Rujak, or a simple Greek coffee, you won’t regret hanging out here.
Halo Niko!, Jln. Warung Buncit Raya No. 98, South Jakarta, p. +62 21 79191227
Tribeca at Central Park
Tribeca is a beautiful outdoor courtyard in the centre of Central Park Mall. While pups are not allowed in the indoors part of the mall, visitors are welcome to bring along their canine kids while they visit the alfresco cafes that have a view of the park.
Tribeca at Central Park Mall, Podomoro City, Jln. Let. Jend. S Parman Kav. 28, West Jakarta
Vodka and Latte
Okay, we know we’re kind of cheating with this one, but hey – Jakarta is that lacking in pet-friendly spaces! Vodka and Latte is an upscale pet grooming service that also features a pet hotel and outdoor playground with a pool! Well, technically, there is a little café on grounds where you can have some coffee while your pooch is getting pampered, or you can stop by for a little snack after shopping in its very upscale pet boutique.
Vodka and Latte, Jalan Kemang Timur Raya 88A. South Jakarta, p. +62 21 7179 3737