In this edition of Hot New Tables: Doma Dona, Savoi, Gaya Gelato, Belly Bandit, and Plataran Menteng
It’s no secret that busy Jakartans love their coffee, so it’s no wonder then there’s been a whopping number of coffee joints popping up on the regular. This month, there’s DomaDona, a coffee joint that nails the cool café vibe. Their cosy interiors have that minimalist Scandi-slash-Japanese vibe that is both warm and inviting, with little design details that are totally on point. DomaDona makes their signature blends in-house, with beans that you can take away for at-home brews. Plop yourself down in a corner with your favourite cup of choice, while nibbling on snacks like their excellent banana fritters or eclairs. If you’re feeling something savoury, there are heartier dishes on offer like chicken wings and of course, mie goreng.
DomaDona Coffee, Jl. Wijaya I No.9AB, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta. p. +62 21 726 7619.
Occupying THREE floors in a standalone building on trendy Senopati, SAVOI is a super posh ultralounge and the kind of place you should go to when you’re looking for a chichi night on the town. Start with an intimate dinner party with up to 20 of your closest friends in its first floor private suite, where you can also sneak in a cheeky round of karaoke. Then, head upstairs to the main lounge to enjoy top-notch cocktails and killer beats. For top VIP treatment, you can also book into a booth at the mezzanine level complete with its own refined bar.
SAVOI, Jl. Senopati No. 65, South Jakarta. p. +62 21 5296 4960.
Gone are the days when we could only get a taste of our favourite Italian artisan ice cream on our sister island of Bali, for Gaya Gelato has now opened up an outpost in PIK! Yay! Famous for its freshly made artisan flavours like mango, pistachio, coconut and of course, chocolate, Gaya Gelato’s gorgeous ice cream parlour is giving us another reason to make a trip over to the foodie neighbourhood up North.
Gaya Gelato, Ruko Crown Golf D/37, Jl. Marina Indah Raya, Pantai Indah Kapuk, North Jakarta.
Belly Bandit is here for all your cheat days! Situated on the mezzanine of Kuningan’s Noble House building, this casual all-day breakfast and burger joint serves signature burgers from their own secret recipes. Try naughty but satisfying dishes like their Bandit Burger (drizzled with their famous roasted garlic aioli), BB Mac’n’Cheese stick or caramel pancakes. No cheat meal would be complete without a milkshake, so make sure you order up a tall glass of this thirst quencher while you’re at it.
Belly Bandit, Noble House Building, Mezzanine Floor, Jl. Mega Kuningan Barat, Kuningan, South Jakarta. p. +62 21 5010 1862.
Fans of Plataran Dharmawangsa will be thrilled to hear that Plataran has just opened another outpost in Jakarta. This time taking over a beautiful four-storey classic colonial house in Menteng, the restaurant serves the same well-loved Peranakan fare. Signature dishes like Ayam Dharmawangsa and Dendeng Saus Madu make an appearance here, as well as an array of other delicious plates.
Plataran Menteng, Jl. H.O.S. Cokroaminoto No. 42, Menteng, Central Jakarta. p. +62 21 2962 7771.