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The famous chef and restaurateur Edward Lee once said :

“ Dessert is like a feel-good song and the best ones make you dance”.

The art of fine dessert has never failed to make even the best of us squeal in delight and give in to temptation at the very sight of it.

And those with a sweet tooth will agree that after every meal, there’s always room for dessert!

Also read: 13 unique themed restaurants in Jakarta you definitely need to try

You’ve heard all about these irresistibly Instagrammable sweets in Bali, but do you know that the lively metropolitan city of Jakarta boasts of such fancy desserts too?

Not only are they irresistibly cute, but they taste so good that you will dance right on your seat!

Let’s find out where!

1. All aboard the cake train to meet lazy egg Gudetama: Cake a Boo

What happens when you put mini cakes on a sushi rail?

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You’ll get the sweetest cake train enroute to lucky tummies of the day.

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Enter the playful factory-themed cake-and-dessert shop Cake a Boo, which serves a wide array of cakes, parfaits, coffee, sweet sushi and nutella burger.

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And with its recent hype, everyone has gone bonkers over this one – The Gudetama Cake. Inspired by the personification of the lazy cartoon egg created by Japanese corporation Sanrio, this cafe has also jumped onto the bandwagon train and created a sweet surprise for fans.

So laze your day away in the company of friends and savory cakes, and don’t forget to snap those pictures to share with fellow dessert lovers everywhere!

Cake A Boo

Address: Ruko Garden House Blok B No. 22,
Jl. Pantai Indah Kapuk, Kapuk Muara, Penjaringan, RW.2, Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta
Contact: (021) 29032822
Opening Hour : 11 am – 10 pm
Price : Approximately US 3.50 ( around Rp 50.000)

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2. The matcha-and-ice-cream snow globe: Food Fighters

As a one-stop food centre housing 20 food stalls in one big cool warehouse, Food Fighters is serious in bringing you many creative creations of sweet savory desserts.

You need to try the gorgeous Kakigori, a colorful shaved ice drink served with seaweed jelly, crystal ice cubes, popcorn, chocolate sticks, and topped with a cloud of colorful cotton candy.

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Ice Bomb is another signature – a tower of bubble gum ice-cream, covered in chockful of crispy and colorful cornflakes.

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And if you are a fan of matcha, you will swoon at this one – the Matcha Meltigori, a big glass bowl of shaved iced, mint syrup, chocolate chips served with a scoop of ice cream. A layer of crispy pancake covers the bowl as a lid, topped with delicious green tea lava cake. The entire creation simply resembles a fancy snow globe dessert.

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As you dig your spoon into the cake and the lava oozes out, watch it drip onto the pancake and all the way down to the bottom of the glass.

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Satisfaction for the eyes and your tastebuds for sure!

Food Fighters

Address: Jalan Melawai IV No.7, Kebayoran Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Jakarta Selatan, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12160
Opening Hour : 10 am – 10 pm
Price : Approximately US 2- 3.50 ( around Rp 35.000- Rp 50.000)

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3. Have you heard of Bimbimbap shaved ice?: PatBing Soo

Do you love Korean shaved ice, the “patbingsoo”?

These milky delicate shaved ice topped with fruit and snacks will leave you craving for more.

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Besides the usual Korean patbingsoo flavors, this cafe delights you with a special creation – the Bibim Patbingsoo, a sweet replica of the Korean signature mixed rice with sunny side up (also known as Bibimbap).

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Bibim Patbingsoo is a bowl of shaved ice with different fruit toppings to mimic the Bibimbap (Korean rice with assorted vegetables) such as kiwi and jelly for the veggies, strawberry sauce as the Gochujang (chilli) paste, and vanilla ice cream with peach fruit as the sunny side up. We can only say “Jinjja gwiyeobda” (so cute)!

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Patbing Soo

Address: Jl. Boulevard Raya, Blok SX1 No. 4, Kelapa Gading, Jakarta
Contact: 021 45844025
Opening Hour : 11 am – 10 pm
Price : Approximately USD 2- 3.50 ( around Rp 30.000 – Rp 45.000)

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4. Frozen at 0° Celsius + Indulgent Chocolate Sphere: Cassis Kitchen

Cassis Kitchen is a gastronomic ride from first to finish. This fancy cafe serves appetizing salad, main course, and of course, a lovely Instagram-worthy dessert.

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This icylicious dessert is named 0° Celsius, with a flawless presentation of an ice bowl that has been chilled for 18 hours, and filled with 7 types of fresh exotic fruit such as kiwi and dragonfruit. After adding tangy lemon sorbet with a wash of white wine, its unique texture and pretty looks are guaranteed to thrill everyone on the table.

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If you love chocolate, you must dig into the Chocolate Sphere V 2.0, which oozes chocolatey goodness both inside and out, topped with a sprinkle of honey crumb chunks, peanut butter mousse, and caramelized nuts.

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Cassis Kitchen

Address: Pavilion Apartment Retail Arcade
Jl. KH. Mas Mansyur Kav.24, RT.12/RW.11, Karet Tengsin, Jakarta, DKI Jakarta, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10220
Contact: (021) 57941500
Opening Hour : 12–2:30PM, 6–11PM
Price : Approximately USD 4.50 – 8.50 ( around Rp 65.000- Ro 125.000)

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5. Flaming baked marshmallow ball with frozen ice-cream: Bistecca

Bistecca is famed for its steak, which is said to have tantalized the tastebuds of many Jakarta food connoisseurs, so expect nothing less when it comes to its desserts.

The Signature Baked Alaska is one that sets many tongues wagging just by the look of it.

Shaped like a small durian with thick spikes, it’s a marshmallow bun which coats three layers of ice-cream and a moist chocolate sponge cake underneath.

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When the waiter pours a shot of fired rhum, this spiked ball will burst into flames, baking (but not destroying) the sides of the marshmallow as you slice it open and reveal the frozen ice-cream within.

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Bistecca

Address: Lot 18 Parc Place, 18 Parc Place Tower C Lantai Dasar,
Jalan Jenderal Sudirman Kav. 52-53, Senayan, Kebayoran Baru, RT.5/RW.1, Senayan, Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12190
Contact: (021) 5151660
Opening Hour : 11 am – 1 am
Price : Approximately USD 2.50 – 8 ( around Rp 35.000- Rp 120.000)

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6. Pikachu cotton candy fluff: Shirokuma

Shirokuma is the iconic Japanese white bear that has been making waves in Jakarta.

The cafe is famed for its perfect creation of soft ice-cream in matcha flavor, but its original flavor is also fans’ favorite. To enjoy the best of both worlds, you can simply order a mix of both in one crispy delicious cone.

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Where best to escape from the heat but this frosty sweets shop?

With several pretty selections of parfait, frappe, and floats, the winner is perhaps the Snow Affogato.

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This fluffy rainbow cotton candy is perched on top of a fancy ice-cream glass with a scoop of the creamiest and softest ice cream. A side of espresso shot accompanies this picture-perfect eye candy for you to devour, but not before you Instagram every angle of it!

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To top it off, check out Pikachu Wonderland, a delightful inspirational spin-off from this dessert!

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Shirokuma

Address:
1. Gandaria City, Upper Ground, Jl. Sultan Iskandar Muda, Gandaria, Jakarta
2. Ruko Crown Golf Blok A No. 32 , Pantai Indah Kapuk, Jakarta Utara 14460
Opening Hour : 10 am – 10 pm
Price : From USD 1 – 2.50 ( around RP 15.000 – Rp 35.000)

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7. This is what a rainbow tastes like: BC Cones

If you can taste a rainbow, we’re pretty sure BC Cones nails the flavour just right!

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Bring out the artist in you as you pair up 6 ice-cream flavors with 3 yummy selections of cones. Ice-cream flavors range from the classic vanilla to the popular matcha to funky tastes such as soda and taro. The cones are equally artsy – black charcoal, red roses and blue bubble gum.

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Finish your delicious creation by topping it off with caramel popcorn, gold sprinkle, or caramel injection among other temptatious options.

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If you can’t decide, there’s always the Artsy Palette Platter, a serving of 6 mini cones with different shades and toppings.

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Don’t miss their delightful parfait, shaved ice, and fancy cotton candy creations while you Instagram both the desserts and the cute cafe interior!

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BC’s Cone

Address: Ruko Crown Golf, Blok B2 No. 2, Bukit Golf Mediterania,
Jl. Marina Indah Raya, Pantai Indah, RT.6/RW.2, Kapuk, Cengkareng, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14470
Contact : (021) 98871097
Opening Hour : 11 am – 11 pm
Price : Approximately US 3.50 ( around Rp 50.000)

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8. Milkshake s’mores masterpiece decked in everything nice: Coffee Kulture, Muara Karang

Coffee Kulture serves up a variety of cute food and drinks with superb-looking desserts.

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The star of the show is Baozy Smores, a heavenly fancy milkshake dressed to the nines. The generous tall glass is filled with an icy chocolate drink, topped with whipped cream, an oreo, and a mini bun secured by a straw.

To wield the finishing touch, the glass is stuck full of smores and waffle biscuits, held together by a thick layer of chocolate on the outer rim of the glass.

Now if this doesn’t prompt you to pull out your smartphones, we don’t know what will!

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Coffee Kulture

Address: No.15-16 Kota Jkt Utara “Baywalk Mall Garden 1 East Gate”,
Jl. Pluit Karang Ayu Barat, RT.20/RW.2, Pluit, Penjaringan, Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14450
Contact: (021) 6602234
Opening Hour : 10 am – 10 pm
Price : Approximately USD 3.50 ( around Rp 50.000)

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9. The coolest bad boy of dessert – Skeleton Cake: Blue Fox Restaurant & Lounge

Forget colorful and girly desserts for once.

Blue Fox Cafe features the dark and gritty side of sweets – the Skeleton Cake.

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This perfectly crafted skull-shaped chocolate cake is served on a black plate sprinkled heavily with powdered sugar. Two pieces of lightly-scorched marshmallow, together with a squirt of whipped cream and red-blooded cherry accompany and complement this grim treat. And this is finally sent out to you with a thick chocolate drink in a shot glass.

There’s only one way to honor this bad boy – let your camera do the work, before your stomach does!

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Blue Fox Restaurant & Lounge

Address: Jalan Suryo No. 6, Kebayoran Baru, RT.10/RW.3, Rw. Bar., Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12180
contact: (021) 7236451
Opening Hour : 11 am – 3 am
Price : Approximately USD 3.50 – 4.50 ( around Rp 35.000- Rp 70.000)

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10. Melt the chocolate sphere to find the treasure: Monty’s Restaurant, Senopati

The posh Monty’s cafe delivers flawless looking food from their kitchen. But the one that definitely takes the cake is their dessert – Dark Chocolate & Whiskey.

Plated on an unpretentious yet elegant white dish, this beautiful chocolate sphere is well-sized with assorted berries and nuts all around. On the side is a ceramic sauce bowl that holds the searing hot chocolate and whisky sauce.

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The idea is to pour the sauce over the sphere to melt the chocolate crust, and when it breaks and caves in, it reveals its interior contents – a to-die-for toffee-chocolate pudding topped with vanilla ice-cream.

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Monty’s Restaurant

Address: Jalan Raya Senopati No. 84, Kebayoran Baru, RT.7/RW.3, Selong, Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12110
Contact: (021) 7204848
Opening Hour : 11 am – 12 am
Price : Approximately USD 7 ( around Rp 100.000)

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11. Wooing you with smoky soft ice-cream & keyboard waffles: WooYoo Cafe

Praised by its lovers for its exquisite texture and taste, WooYoo presents Korean soft ice-cream made from pure milk and original imported ingredients.

Served in a cone, cup or snail bread, you can choose from selections of sweet toppings such as honey, caramel sauce or caramel popcorn, which enhances the flavor of your ice-cream.

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Your ice-cream comes with dry ice placed in a container within your cup. Watch your dessert smoke!

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Don’t miss the cute Keyboard Waffle too. It’s served with 2 flavors of ice-cream and 2 toppings of your choice!


Woo Yoo Cafe

Address: Ruko Cordoba PIK Blok D No. 3, RT.6/RW.2, Kamal Muara, Jakarta Utara, Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14470
Opening Hour : 12–11PM
Price : Approximately USD 3 ( Around Rp 40.000)

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12. Smoking ice-cream: North Pole Cafe

This quaint cafe has one eye-catching and tummy-filling dessert that will have you snapping away in glee – Smoky Pan!

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The super colorful dessert includes 6 flavors of gelato, sorbet, and ice-cream in a pan.

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Below it is a mini pot which houses dry ice, creating a cool smoky effect. This is then served with 2 toppings of your choice, such as fruity pebbles or whipped cream.

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It’s time to dig in and share the love of this cute dessert with your friends! Of course, don’t forget to take selfies with it too!

North Pole Cafe

Address: Address: Pantai Indah Kapuk, Jalan Marina Raya, Ruko Crown Golf Blok A No. 57, Jakarta Utara
contact: (021) 29210357
Opening Hour : 11AM–12AM
Price : Approximately USD 2 – 4/ person ( around Rp 30.000- Rp 60.000)

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13. Make eye contact with minions!: Coletta & Lola

For minion lovers, you can get your fill of eye candy over here (pun intended).

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Coletta & Lola’s minion cakes not only please your eyes but your tastebuds as well. Sometimes Mike Wazowski makes an appearance, so you can have these adorable one-eyed creatures staring back at you with delight.

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Order up a tall drink of liquid cake with the same theme. You can get ready to slurp up all the way to the bottom because we’re told that the tastes of all their creations often keep people coming back for more!

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Coletta & Lola

Address: Jalan Senopati Raya No.64, Jakarta 12190
Contact : (021) 7268898
Opening Hour : 10 am – 10 pm
Price : Approximately US 3/ person ( Around Rp 50.000)

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Now that you’ve visually feasted on our most Instagrammable desserts, it’s time to go on a dessert hunt with your smartphone charged!

And if you stumble upon any other amazing desserts in any other cafes along the way, be sure to snap a picture and share with us!

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