In this edition of Hot New Tables: Kaum, Fat Noodle, Gordi HQ, Sensory Lab and Better Chocolate Than Never
From a modern Indonesian restaurant to a chocolate dessert lab, we’re keeping you in the loop with the new restaurant openings to try right now.
Adding to the PTT Family collection, Kaum has finally opened its doors in Jakarta. Tucked away in a lovingly restored colonial house, the design driven interiors remain quintessentially Indonesian with a contemporary twist – think vintage furnishings and colourful ceramic tiles. Inside, the main dining hall boasts striking Dayak motif panels and incredible artist installation that will be on regular rotation. This modern Indonesian restaurant focuses on showcasing and bringing back rare traditional cooking techniques and ingredients. Standout dishes include gohu ikan tuna and kue lumpur.
Kaum, Jl. Dr. Kusuma Atmaja No. 77 – 79, Menteng, Central Jakarta. p. +62 21 22393256.
Fat Noodle and Bar
Fat Noodle is not your typical noodle joint. The newest addition to Gunawarman has swish tropical vibes, while serving noodles and cocktails from all corners of Asia. Though its main focus is on Thai cuisine, Fat Noodle also dishes up plates from Singapore, Penang and Indonesia. Must-tries include their chicken basil rice, pad see ew and their signature Fat Noodle nua – a steaming Thai beef soup perfect for a rainy day – served on chinoiserie-inspired plates, a complete Insta-foodies’ dream.
Fat Noodle and Bar, Jl. Gunawarman No. 61, South Jakarta. p. +62 21 7278 9537.
We’ve been longtime fans of Gordi coffee’s coffee subscription service, and were thrilled to find out that their HQ is open to public! There’s an outdoor seating area perfect for picnics where you can kick back with an expertly made flat white. If you’re looking for something heartier, Gordi also serves delicious brunch dishes like savoury sandwiches and salads. You should try their signature sweet griddle cakes, topped with beef bacon and a generous pour of maple syrup.
Gordi HQ, Jl. Jeruk Purut Dalam No. 25, South Jakarta. p. +62 877 8810 8737.
Chocoholics are probably familiar with BETTERCHOCOLATEthannever, a dessert-focused boutique cafe serving a whole lot of chocolate. They’ve recently moved to set up shop in Panglima Polim, where they are still churning out delicious signature cakes, truffles, pastries and other dark chocolatey confections.
BETTERCHOCOLATEthannever, Jl. Panglima Polim IV No 14, South Jakarta. p. +62 21 739 5963.
Following the success of St. ALi Jakarta, Common Grounds brought Australia’s renowned coffee geniuses Sensory Lab over to our side of the globe. Located at Mall Kelapa Gading, this coffee mecca also serves Melbourne-style brunches and La Maison macarons. If you want something a little sweet to go with your joe, Sensory Lab is famous for their prettily plated pannacotta, and for something with a little more bite, grab an order of their breakfast burger complete with a perfect sunny side up.
Sensory Lab, Mall Kelapa Gading 3, Jl. Boulevard Utara Kelapa Gading, Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta.