Our social media manager went on the hunt for the top spots in Jakarta blowing up our feeds in 2016. So, whip out your phones and get your Instagram on, here are the most photogenic food and nooks in Jakarta.
Our Chief Instagrammer Andrea Rahardiana trawled through popular Insta-feeds to go on a hunt of Jakarta’s most Instagrammed haunts. What did she find? Plenty of #brunch shots (though we can’t say we’re surprised). Click through the photo gallery to see what’s good in the capital with all the spots that won Instagram in 2016.
We cannot recommend brunch at St. Ali enough, and it seems like in 2016 the rest of the city was just as obsessed as we are. Raking in those digital hearts is the famed casual eatery from Melbourne with their top-notch brews and prettily plated hearty brunch items.
St. Ali, Setiabudi Building One 2 GF-103A, Jalan Hr. Rasuna Said Blok Kav. 62, Setiabudi, RT.6/RW.7, Karet Kuningan, South Jakarta. p. +62 21 5290 6814
Question to ponder: is it worth ordering food if isn’t Instagram-worthy? (Kidding.) Beau Cikajang is a cosy spot to catch up with friends over a hot coffee and their delish baked goods. Post a shot of Beau’s famous smorrebrod trio – no filter required – and your followers will simultaneously have food envy and be double tapping in no time.
Beau, Jl. Cikajang No 29, South Jakarta
Who doesn’t love an impromptu trip to IKEA? The Scandinavian furniture chain is a versatile stop for all: while the home-decor obsessed peruse the aisles for Billy bookcases, Malm dressers, Rens sheepskins and Poäng chairs, there are also those of us who make the trip simply because we’re craving for their famous meatballs (#guilty).
IKEA, Jl. Jalur Sutera Boulevard Kav. 45, Alam Sutera, Serpong, Kunciran, Pinang, Tangerang
Lucky Cat Coffee and Kitchen
Lucky Cat is one 24-hour joint that has been popping up on everyone’s Instafeeds this year. The white brick cottage has high ceilings and cosy, neutral interiors – a perfect setting for locking in those double taps.
Lucky Cat Coffee and Kitchen, South Parking Plaza Festival No.1 Jl. HR Rasuna Said, South Jakarta, p. +62 21 52961475
Foodies have been flocking to this much loved brunch spot ever since it opened mid year. Take a snap or three while you’re there – and the brownies are pretty damn good too.
Mister Sunday, Jl. Cikajang 30, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta
Ruci Art Space
Ruci Art Space is a great independent gallery featuring some of Indonesia’s most talented and underrated emerging artists. The industrial space really lets the artwork speak for itself, with plenty of corners (and not to mention perfect lighting) for prime Instagram shots. Once you’re done taking photos, there’s plenty of food and drink to be enjoyed at their cosy cafe collective downstairs called Ruci’s Joint.
Ruci Art Space, Jl. Suryo 49, South Jakarta
Right above Turning Point Coffee (next on our most Instagrammed spots) is Kokken+, a creative studio that also sells wooden wares and other cosy home tchotchkes that fittingly embody 2016’s hygge craze.
Kokken+, Jl. Ki Hajar Dewantara, Ruko Golden 8 Blok K No. 10, 3rd Floor, Jakarta, p. +62 877 7107 2951
Turning Point Coffee
We can’t say this enough, Turning Point Coffee has been a favourite of ours this year not only for their awesome brew, but for the fact that it is completely dog-friendly.
Turning Point Coffee, Ruko Golden 8 Extension Blok K No. 10, Jl. Ki Hajar Dewantara, Gading Serpong, Pakulonan Bar, Tangerang, p. +62 81 1109 9444