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Cafe Batavia

Jl Pintu Besar Utara 14, Kota, Jakarta, Indonesia
(021) 6915531
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Ranked #51 of 5,270 Restaurants in Jakarta
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Perth, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is an interesting café / bar in an older part of town. Food was excellent. Service was good. Prices were reasonable. I always stop in when I am in Jakarta.

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Guimaraes, Portugal
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Was there at about 11am for a coffee. The place was quiet, charming and comfortable for a pause. Prices are expensive for Indonesia. Expect to pay 30,000-50,000 for a coke, soda, fruit juice....But it is worth it. Ground floor is a little dark, with nice tables, chairs and sofas. The decor is stylish, with many photos. First floor is bright... More

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Cannes, France
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We were there on a sunday around 2pm and while busy it was not overcrowded. The first floor dining area overlooks the newly renovated Fatahilah Square which is the heart of the old colonial quarter. The building itself has been nicely renovated and is pure enjoyment in this not so pretty city. Really charming. Food, local and western was very... More

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carndonagh donegal
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

in fairness it was very very busy,there were 3 in our group 2 of us were served our drinks and food the third member wasn't ,at all , so we left ,it looked lovely ,really old world, but the bad service spoiled our visit

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Cafe Batavia is a very well-maintained cafe right in the middle of Kota Tua's finest museums and market square. It took me back to the olden days because of its fine interior. However, the service is just too s...l...o...w... The servers are just not enough to handle the huge space and the number of guests. The food took a long... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I immediately fell immediately with this place! It's located in the centre of the old Jakarta, "Batavia", facing the big Fatahilah square. Enter its doors and you will feel like an old movie. The style it's unique and the building, although quite old, it's very well maintained. The staff is friendly and the food quite good. They also serves Dutch... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Lonely Planet recommended this place as a good place to check out, and the reviews on here were pretty good so we headed along. We can't commend the staff enough on their service - amazing stuff guys :) So professional. So polite. Top notch service. The building itself is one of the most impressive places we've ever eaten. It's like... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Well the place is stunning, but the food is so so.. I recommend you to have a snack or tea while you are here, feel the atmosphere. I totally fall in love with the place, but that's it. The service is kinda slow, because I went there the second day of Eid Mubarak and at the lunch time!! So yes,... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Once you walk through the doors of this restaurant, you will be in another world completely. The first thing you notice is that the wood decor is just fantastic, and that the air conditioners are fully functional. The dishes we had were both excellent as well as the virgin drinks we had to cool down. Sit in the upstairs near... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

I have been coming to this cafe for many years. Today I brought some guests from UK for lunch. We got served quickly however after half hour most of our food arrived except one dish. We started eating then wondered when the other dish was coming. Waiter came later to say sorry the dish we ordered had run out of... More

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