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Cafe Batavia

Dutch, European
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Jl Pintu Besar Utara 14, Kota, Jakarta, Indonesia
(021) 6915531
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Old time feeling

Two storey building, the pub downstairs and the bar (Newsweek elected it twice to be among the best bars in the world, 1994 and 1996) and the restaurant upstairs. I visited there on daytime but there should be live music in the evenings. The food itself is just mediocre but it's hard to beat the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Matkailija58
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Helsinki
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Helsinki
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99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Two storey building, the pub downstairs and the bar (Newsweek elected it twice to be among the best bars in the world, 1994 and 1996) and the restaurant upstairs. I visited there on daytime but there should be live music in the evenings. The food itself is just mediocre but it's hard to beat the atmosphere. The building has such... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Nice ambience and has a very nice view, but far too overpriced for Indonesian standards. Service was great.

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Athens, Greece
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Cafe Batavia is at the heart of Kota Tua (old town) and you can spot it while you are standing with your back at Taman Fatahillaj. The food is a bit pricey and coffee as well (50.000 rp) the restaurant is a good choice if you want to eat good food and calm down after a hot day at the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Cafe Batavia presents an alternate dining experience in Jakarta. Go there to experience dining set in a palatial colonial bungalow said to be 200 years old. The fact that it's set right in the square of Jakarta Old town, adds a certain charm to it. While you are there, walk around the square and may be even hop into one... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Two of us visited Cafe Batavia at 1 PM on a Saturday for lunch. We were shown to the second floor which was packed with tourists. The staff were completely overwhelmed and unsupervised. We were shown a table which was already occupied then shown to another table when we pointed out that someone was already there. It was impossible to... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

the Most Cozy Resto in the Old City of Jakarta, unfortunately nothing special with the foods but this is one of the most romantic resto in Jakarta

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Historical, interesting. Food is highest quality. Staff are friendly and helpful. Location is perfect - it is buzzing with lots going on. Great photo opportunities.

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Denpasar, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Ik van hou cafe batavia! Old style holland arcitecture. Romantic and good food olso. Feels like in café in amsterdam or another place in europe!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A very beautiful venue oozing atmosphere and history. The food's pretty good too. Any visit to Jakarta would be incomplete without at least a cool drink or coffee here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Decent food and convenient location in the old town. A great option when the sun's getting too hot. There isn't anything on the menu that's memorable, buy the local fare is a safe bet. The toilets are interesting with pictures of walls.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Jl Pintu Besar Utara 14, Kota, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Java  >  Jakarta
  • Phone Number: (021) 6915531

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dutch, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?