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Cafe Batavia

#11 of 6,824 Restaurants in Jakarta
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Jl Pintu Besar Utara 14, Kota | Fatahillah Square Opposite of Museum Fatahillah, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
+62 21 6915531
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 am
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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Housed in an old building built in the 19th century, it has two floors, with the upper floor overlooking Fatahilah Square and the Museum of Jakarta History. Try to get a seat by the window, as it has the best view. With its rich wooden panelling, teak staircase leading to the upper floor, photos of famous artistes on the wall,... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I came here with friends to have lunch after spending a half day in Kota Tua. Our first impression is that the building is mind blowing, as if we would be drawn into the Past during Dutch colonization. We ordered nasi goreng and Sate Ayam. The tastes are ordinary. You can get much more delicious nasi goreng and Sate Ayam... More 

Thank Desi R
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant has not changed since my last visit in 2005. Decor, menu,and service. The food was good as always however the service was poor. I had finished my meal before my friend was sarved his, and he had eggs benedict!

Thank pgsville
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Getting up to the historic precinct of Kalapa Gading in North Jakarta can be a struggle in the traffic sometimes but the effort is well worth while. There is a slowly devloping/ decaying historic precinct to look at in the old trading centre and seat of Dutch Colonial government. On one side of the square is Cafe Batavia, a frozen... More 

Thank Mark P
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Located in one of most iconic historical place in Jakarta, this cafe serves you a really nice food with a view of front face of Museum. Feel like you were having a nostalgic moment yet remembering Batavia histories. It also serves you with a live band that sang old songs on the first floor while you could feel a different... More 

Thank mpD284FD
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is really nice place to visit.The food was good and service perfect.The live music was perfect, we had nice evening at cafe Batavia.Thank you... Iam from Belgium and look forward to visit this place again in the future.

Thank LulukPhilip
Townsville, Australia
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The building has an old school feel and smell, which is nice. The food was nice also. What really got me was the quirky photos all over the walls in the toilet. The atmosphere is really relaxing and chilled and it was nice to just relax.

Thank tbellinger
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92 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You could choose from an asian or occidental menu, broad beer options, delicious food in general; amazing Fatahillah Sq view; the design of the restaurant is quite occidental but well set up, has live music at afternoon.

Thank Jorge Luis H
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beatiful rooms with high windows gives the place an airy feeling. Situated nr main square. Elaborate menu witl local ans european dishes, well served and tasty. Friendly staff, medium priced. A visit worthwile.

Thank Tom V
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is suit for those who want to reminisce jakarta in the era when it was called Batavia. Located perfectly in adjacent of Museum Fatahillah, my fave seat is the table by the window where i can watch the crowd at the plaza. The food and drinks are good, yet it is quite pricey. Visitors mostly are foreigners. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, American, Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European, Asian, Indonesian, Halal
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jl Pintu Besar Utara 14, Kota | Fatahillah Square Opposite of Museum Fatahillah, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Java  >  Jakarta
  • Phone Number: +62 21 6915531

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?