This restaurant meticulously recreates a Hollywood vision of a Rick's Cafe Americain-type bistro and bar (from Casablanca the movie fame), using lots of old wood, wonderful plantation shutters, ceiling fans, atmospheric bell lighting, and vintage photos of mostly Hollywood luminaries from its 1930s Golden Age. "Batavia" was the colonial Dutch word for the Netherlands nation, so the colonial ambience of this cafe is apt. The food is eclectic -- with both local Indonesian specialties, as well as multinationally-appealing burgers, fish and chips, and such. I personally had a delicious grilled salmon with fresh asparagus spears and a baked potato (instead of rice). The staff is friendly and speaks good English. All in all, this is an atmospheric spot for those who want to feel they're enjoying Dutch colonial high style. I'm delighted my friends and I went!
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