Whether you’re one half of those lovebirds celebrating Valentine’s Day or simply a natural sweet tooth, check out these 9 chocolate shops for the best chocolate you can find in Jakarta.
Besides beautiful bouquets, Valentine’s Day is a romantic holiday that is always synonymous with chocolate. Lovebirds and friends exchange this devilish treat, declaring their love and affection for one another. As a sweet tooth, we’re always up for chocolate at any time of the year, regardless of the occasion. Whether you’re giving it for someone you love this 14th of February or simply buying it for yourself just because, here we’ve rounded up the best chocolate shops you can find in Jakarta to fulfill your cravings for this delicious confection.
As its name suggests, Dapur Cokelat has all sorts of chocolate treats. It’s safe to say that they are one of the most complete chocolate shops in Jakarta, offering everything from praline and assorted chocolate in a tin, to choco sticks, choco rice, choco balls, choco dip sticks, cookie pops and lollipops. As if that’s not enough of a sugar rush for you, Dapur Cokelat also serves decadent chocolate drinks and cakes, making sure that you’ll never have enough chocolate at the shop.
Dapur Cokelat. Available at various locations, see website for details. Follow @dapurcokelat on Instagram.
As an Indonesian bean-to-bar chocolatier, Pipiltin Cocoa sources cocoa beans directly from local farmers in Bali, Aceh, Flores and Java. Their world-class cocoa is made into a delicious variety of chocolate snacks from classic pralines and regular chocolate bars, to chocoron, choco disc, chocolate in a jar, flavoured chocolate and many more. Pipiltin even has a cafe and chocolate shop where you can get plated desserts and drinks on-site.
Pipiltin Cocoa, Sarinah Building Ground Floor, Jl. M.H. Thamrin No. 11, Central Jakarta, p. +62 821 1140 48617.
Pipiltin Cocoa, Jl. Senopati No. 27, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, p. +62 21 3644 6914. Follow @pipiltincocoa on Instagram.
From classic chocolate and nectar bar to cacao beans, pod rocks, handmade truffles and pralines, Pod’s chocolate is the best for those who love healthy and organic food. Sourced from and made in Bali, Pod works with local farmers to create an antioxidant rich chocolate using organic, sustainable farming models. They also combine cacao with locally grown, unrefined, organic nectar to replace refined sugar, making their chocolate one of the healthiest in the world!
Pod. Available at various locations, see website for details. Follow @podchocolate on Instagram.
The Brown Hare
Anyone who loves rabbits will fall in love with The Brown Hare at the first sight. Just look at the packaging and you’ll see why! Illustrations of the chocolate shop’s cute mascot, Mokko the Hare, graces the cover of each box, and the melt-in-your-mouth Japanese-style cubed chocolate comes in premium, rum, bitter, matcha, dark and milk chocolate, and other seasonal flavours.
The Brown Hare. Available online and at various locations, see website for details. Follow @the_brownhare on Instagram.
Founded in Sapporo, Royce is famous for their Nama Chocolate, which is a powdered Japanese chocolate that is cut into cubes. Combining selected chocolate and cream with a hint of liqueur, their signature chocolate is available in au lait, champagne Pierre Mignon, bitter, white and matcha flavours. Other than that, Royce also has a lot of other chocolate options from potato chip chocolate, pure chocolate and chocolate wafers, to chocolate bar, prafeuille chocolate, criollo chocolate, cookies and truffles.
Royce. Available at The FoodHall (Plaza Indonesia, Plaza Senayan, Mal Kelapa Gading 2 and Lippo Mall Puri) and Ranch Market (Grand Indonesia).
The Chocolate Boutique and Cake Shop
Want to go extra this Valentine’s Day? Get your chocolate made at The Chocolate Boutique and Cake Shop at Hotel Mulia Senayan, where you can have their kitchen artists craft a special, edible chocolate sculptures in various shapes like fashion apparels and designer bags. If your girlfriend loves designer clothes and accessories, they’ll definitely love this novelty chocolate creation, as you can even get chocolate made in the shape of a little Chanel purse!
The Chocolate Boutique and Cake Shop, Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jl. Asia Afrika, Senayan, South Jakarta, p. +62 21 574 7777.
The Mandarin Cake Shop
Mandarin Oriental has always been famous for their cakes and confectionery, so getting your chocolate from The Mandarin Cake Shop for Valentine’s Day is always a good idea. You can find various unique flavours like Tonka Bean Infusion, White Cappuccino Truffle and Salted Butter Caramel for their signature pralines and Raspberry Pink Peppercorn Aceh Pidie, Lime Chili Tabanan Bali and Green Tea Crunchy for their chocolate bars.
The Mandarin Cake Shop, Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta, Jl. M.H. Thamrin, Central Jakarta, p. +62 21 2993 8820.
The master of Belgian chocolate, Godiva is the best when it comes to chocolate truffles and pralines. Located at Plaza Indonesia and Plaza Senayan, this chocolatier has the Chocolate Gold Collection of pralines, the Chocolate Truffles Collection, the Chocolate Carré Collection that comes in different intensities and the Chocolate Luxury Gift Box that combines them all. The first collection even has a heart-shaped box for extra cuteness!
Godiva, Plaza Indonesia Level 1 Unit 114, Central Jakarta, p. +62 21 2992 3972.
Godiva, Plaza Senayan, The FoodHall, B Floor, p. +62 21 5790 0256.
Who doesn’t know Ferrero Rocher, really? With a whole crunchy hazelnut in the heart layered with a creamy hazelnut filling and chocolate-covered crispy wafer shell, Ferrero Rocher is the kind of chocolate pralines that you can never go wrong with. Famous for their golden chocolate balls, this chocolate can be found at any supermarket in Jakarta, making it an easy and quick choice of chocolate gift for any kind of occasion. Their heart-shaped box is especially perfect for Valentine’s Day, or if you’ve got your flowers ready, you can even decorate them with Ferrero!
Ferrero Rocher. Available at various supermarkets in Jakarta.