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Cafe Batavia

Jl Pintu Besar Utara 14, Kota, Jakarta, Indonesia
(021) 6915531
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Ranked #44 of 5,366 Restaurants in Jakarta
Hours:
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • 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
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English first
Hong Kong, China
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Colonial bar & restaurant in the old center of Jakarta. Live band playing in the evenings (ground floor). Authentic Indonesian food is delicious but overprized compared to other restaurants in town. It is worth visiting the place at least for drinking a coffee.

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Moscow, Russia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

This place seems like the most popular restaurant in Jakarta for tourists. Actually the quality of food their not very high and not tasty. The price is high if compared with the other good places in Jakarta. Is enough just having a cup of coffee there.

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Batam, Indonesia
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We where there on a quiet, partly public holiday, Monday for lunch. So hardly traffic, noise and people. This was a good start for a wonderful Indonesian lunch with all the attention one can wish for. Food quality and quantity where good nothing more to ask for. From the window we could see all the activities taking place on the... More

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The food looked a bit ordinary and pricey but for a place to escape the noise and smell of Jakarta this is hard to beat. Grab a cool drink beneath a whirring fan and listen to the swing band music or live jazz standards and you might think you are back in colonial days. You can sit on the 2nd... More

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Guangzhou, China
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Our luncheon at the Café Batavia was a delightful treat. The menu is varied and includes many items that appeal to western taste buds as well as many Indonesian delights. I had the Norwegian salmon in a mild lemony sauce, which was cooked perfectly and included rice pilaf and asparagus. My husband had an Indonesian dish that included chicken sate,... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The cafe has some laid back, old times atmosphere, with nice cool drinks, and a good way to end a trip through Kota, Jakarta. A fun thing are all the old pictures on the wall, and the beautiful decoration of the cafe. It's one of my favorite spot in Jakarta, which I visit at least once, every time I visit... More

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Mount Dandenong, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I love this place for dinner whether I am with friends, business colleagues or just me and my thoughts. You can look out out over the square and see the families enjoying themselves together. The service is "relaxed". The food and wine list are good and the ambience is something to soak up and enjoy. Read up the story about... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Unsurpsingly this tourist trap nestled in the central square is overpriced even though the food is perfectly acceptable quality, and it was nice to have poffartjes for once. We went midafternoon and were tortured by one of a range of probably-terrible and definitely too loud bands that they have playing in there -- check the stage before you order otherwise... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Disini aku pernah romantic dinner with my husband and that was really great, the food it's nice, and service also good

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USA
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294 reviews 294 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

On Taman Fatahillah, just a stone's throw from Jakarta Kota railway station (and the end of the busway), everything about this place is nice and convenient. The interior is very colonial, the views from the second floor across the square are lovely as well. The food is a little slow in coming, but in such a place, why should you... More

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