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Written by Cisca Lim
If you’re one of the millennials and urbanites of Jakarta, then you must know all too well the need for a decent late-night dining place.
Be it to find some relish after a late overtime with your work buddies or to rest your tired feet after hours of weekend dancing with your squad, the night is always young in the vibrant metropolis of Jakarta.
Or if you are just feeling peckish and in the mood for proper supper despite the odd hours, the city has more than a handful of 24-hour choices to satisfy your appetite.
But no, we’re not talking about just ANY 24-hour places in Jakarta.
Our selection of these 11 yummilicious late night cafes is all about absolute chill, cozy modern vibes and cute instagrammable factors that will really get your night going.
So put your group debates to rest on where you should all go next, these 11 late night or 24 hours cafes in Jakarta is the missing ingredient to completing your day:
1. Sit all day and dine all night to get lucky: Lucky Cat Coffee & Kitchen
Find this special place nestled at the south of Plaza Festival Kuningan – Lucky Cat Coffee & Kitchen, a 24-hour hipster cafe decked in an eye-catching white brick building with a casual modern vibe.
Get ready to fall in love with this cafe the moment you step into its homey interior. The marble tables, the eco-friendly wood furniture paired with lush green plants, and overall energetic ambiance will make you linger all night for a round of heart-to-heart chat with your best friends.
And did you know that this cafe is actually the work of the owners of the renowned Sajiva Coffee and the crazy-popular 24-hour Dimsum Inc? Needless to say, the coffee served here is heavenly 24/7, as is their Western menu.
The Pan Seared Salmon with a side of sauteed spinach, cherry tomatoes and baby tomatoes is among the favorites, along with its seafood pasta.
Want something light? Dig into the Fried Calamari or the sinful Blueberry Cheesecake.
You won’t get bored of Nasi Goreng and the people of Jakarta know it all too well. Nasi Goreng Kambing Kebon Sirih (mutton fried rice) is located at Menteng and opens at 4pm every day.
This place will be immediately filled with people who just got off work and can’t wait to get their hands on the famous mutton fried rice.
Skillfully fried to perfection, this delicious meal ensures that the place is always fully packed till 2 to 3am despite the typical roadside seating.
Simple yet succulent, the plate of steaming hot golden fried rice is sweet, topped with mutton and an egg. Pair it with a glass of cold ice tea for that satisfying aftertaste.
It’s best to visit this place around 11pm to avoid the crowd. And when you do, you’ll understand why this is often named as one of the best and must-try Nasi Goreng in the whole of Jakarta.
3. A fusion of Thai & Vietnamese delight: E & O Jakarta
Short for Eastern Oriental, this restaurant at Kuningan area has some of the most beloved Asian-inspired cuisines, thanks to its amazing creators, Chef Will Meyrick (a.k.a the Street Food Chef) and Chef Palm Amatawet.
They are the people responsible for Sarong and Mama San – two extremely famed restaurants in Bali alongside several successful restaurants in Sydney.
E&O is also a collaboration between the two chefs with The Union group – the name behind several successful bistros and cafes in Jakarta with trendy and cozy vibe.
Respectfully, E&O is a late-night restaurant that opens till 1 am with a tantalizing Thai and Vietnamese menu. Enjoy appetizer such as Thai Fish Cake or main course such the hearty Pork Belly and the unpredictably good Hainanese Chicken Rice.
Order up some exotic drinks, such as Asian-style cocktails of fresh tropical fruits and local ingredients.
4. An artistic feast for the eyes and tummy: Roca Restaurant & Bar
Roca Restaurant & Bar is nestled in Artotel in Thamrin area, a busy boutique hotel with artsy decor, contemporary concept and hip architecture.
Conveniently placed beside the hotel entrance, Roca is a spacious lobby restaurant with an open bar filled with tasteful and edgy modern art decorations.
As quirky music plays in the background, order up some delicious items on the menu, such as Mushroom Camembert Cheese or Escargot. If you’re a fan of truffle, you’re in for a perfect treat with snacks such as truffle fries or Scrambled Egg with Truffle Essence.
Don’t miss out on its fancy drinks too! Pretty Cinderella Mocktail or the healthy veggie and Hospital Hater (a fruit drink) – anyone?
5. Authentic Peranakan cuisine with Italian-style coffee on the side: Waha Kitchen
Located at Kosenda Hotel in Central Jakarta, Waha Kitchen boasts of a unique concept of Peranakan-style space that doubles up as the lobby restaurant.
Created by Chef Stewart Gan from Australia, Waha Kitchen serves Pan Asian style or Nyonya cuisine along with various other Southeast Asian dishes. With retro arrangement, fluffy sofa, vintage furniture and bamboo plants, this extremely cozy place also has a private bar for a large group of friends.
Right next to it is an equally-antique lounge named 127 Cafe. They serve locally produced coffee beans processed Italian-style that’s perfect for midnight beverage.
Waha kitchen’s signature dishes include Nyonya Fish cooked with lemongrass and tamarind sauce. There’s also the delectable Roast Duck Laksa.
If you need more actions, head up to the 8th floor and enjoy your night at the happening Awan Lounge.
6. A warm bowl of Hong Kong porridge all day and night: Bubur Kwang Tung
A 24-hour restaurant list won’t be complete without an awesomelicious porridge place and Bubur Kwang Tung takes care of just that.
Located in the Pecenongan area and named after the popular Hong Kong food street, Bubur Kwang Tung is everyone’s favorite porridge stall of various side dishes, toppings, and amazing taste.
You get to choose from various types of porridge – crab, seafood, chicken, and even vegetarian, topped with scallion, ginger, peanuts, chilli sauce, and the deep fried ca kwe (also known as “youtiao” or dough fritters). There are also other Asian dishes ranging from fried jumbo prawns, Chinese spring rolls and other comfort food.
This place is often frequented by local celebrities too. It can get a little packed, but it’s worth it every time.
7. Everyone’s favourite ramen shop: Ramen 38 Sanpachi, Melawai
How would you like to have a little trip to Japan at midnight? Just head over to Melawai and visit Ramen 38 Sanpachi.
There are actually other Ramen 38 Sanpachi branches, and some are Halal, but this one at Melawai is open for 24 hours.
Praised for its flavorful broth, varieties of noodles and original taste, the ramen comes with different levels of spiciness that you can choose from. Along with its tender juicy meat and generous portions, it’s easy to see why Ramen 38 Sanpachi at Melawai remains packed from day to night.
You can order light bites such as sushi, gyoza and sake too – they will keep you happy and fill your tummy in no time!
8. A nostalgic and dramatic dining experience: Cafe Batavia
Situated across the old museum at Taman Fatahillah, Cafe Batavia is the perfect eye candy at any time of day. Moreover, this place offers quality food with matching services.
Enter and soak in the Dutch colonial vibe and vintage interior with classic decor where the nostalgic tall windows and ornamental fixtures are still intact.
Under the high ceilings and among its antique carpeted staircase, you’ll see rows of old photographs and advertising prints dating back to the early era of Batavia (also known as the old Jakarta).
The smoking area is available at the open-space on the second floor till late at night. You get to enjoy live music performances too on the weekend at the bottom-level bar and lounge.
You can also dig into other signature dishes such as Sate with peanut sauce, Gado-gado, or dim sum while enjoying a cup of hot coffee or a cold beer.
9. Local food in “touch screen” cafe: Warung Pedes Cafe Kemang
Fancy tasting a Balinese signature spicy dish, Nasi Pedes?
Just head over to Kemang for a “touch screen” service that will put a smile on your face – touch the image of any dish you like on the glass display and the waiter will instantly load that particular dish up on your plate!
Warung Pedes has a cool concept of a semi- cafe – serving local food you’d usually find at roadside stalls but with the coziness and cleanliness of a cafe.
Flowing music, air-conditioned room, and spicy food. Perfect combination, no?