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Reviewed September 4, 2020

We had dinner at Batavia Cafe. Such a great place. The cafe interior was bring us back to the old Batavia, with lots of ornaments, pictures from 18 century, when Netherlands still in Indonesia. We ordered Ayam Kodok. Large portion, very tasty and delicious. I...think it' The Best Ayam Kodok in town so far. You should try it!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2020

I have eaten here on a few occasions, and whenever we have friends or family from abroad visiting, we bring them here to Cafe Batavia. The location is superb with great views across the square at the heart of Kota Tua - Old Town! It...is like stepping back in time to the early part of the 20th Century, It is advisable to book a table before you look around the museum as it can get busy. Unfortunately the service lets the cafe down and the prices are high for what amounts to food that is not really outstanding, nether the less it is one of the places that you should visit whilst in Jakarta!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 30, 2020

I was actually there with a friend of mine in April 2019 on the recommendation of our tour guide who accompanied us. We had a very professional and charming welcome from the greeters/hostesses Ajmala and Rere! Rere patiently and smilingly answered all of our questions...and showed us around the restaurant that had a nice old world charm. Knowing about the history and seeing the numerous pictures around it did look like quite a landmark. The food was whatever was recommended by our guide and was quite decent. The service was quite decent too but even as we walked away after our lunch it was very nice to see the greeters' smiles again and I hope to be able to visit again one of these days when things get closer to normal and safe. Wishing everyone a safe and healthy life with the hope I see them all again.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 27, 2020 via mobile

I was there with 3 friends at night after a visit from exhibition in Kota Tua area. We decided to grab a quick coffee at Cafe Batavia. It was my first visit, my first impression was the interior is amazing. We sit at the second...floor It was until the waiter came with the menu, he was not friendly at all, no smile, I sweared he was kinda rolling his eyes to us. I asked him what’s recommended food to order, and he just pointed at the most expensive one. After we finished the meal and paid the bill, we left our table and when we were just about to go to the first floor, a lady (other waitress) just stopped us and asked “have you paid?/sudah bayar belum” “Of course we did!” I think all the waiters there are just racist just because we looked like a bunch of teenagers with no money.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 26, 2020

This restaurant is such a unique place and I think one of the most memorable restaurants I've ever been to in my life. I've been a SE Asia expat for 7 years now, and as I live in Bangkok, I visit a lot of restaurants...as there isn't much to do besides that in the city. If you've ever been to Hemingways in Bangkok, this place is like that, except it's the real thing. Hemingway's is polished and the new restaurant was built I believe just a year ago (Hemingway's is great by the way and well worth a visit if you're in BKK). but this place is A PIECE OF HISTORY. When you walk through the doors, it's like walking back in time. The building has a rich history that is part of the fabric of Jakarta. My wife and I came here to grab some coffees and pastries. The coffee was excellent, and they served different beans from all over Indonesia. This place is a little bit pricey, but absolutely worth it if you are in the area. Not to be missed when visiting Jakarta.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed August 4, 2020 via mobile

I was there with my ex-boyfriend. I've been there with my friend too. there are many memories that I want to go there again even though there is still a pandemic. Nice atmosphere and complete food. I like the bathroom part, which is great for...taking pictures. I've met the president near here. A historical place for Jakarta and myself.  More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 13, 2020

The interior is colonial style. We felt welcome in this cosy place. They offer local as well as international food. The food is served very nice, even a Gado-Gado looks totaly different. The taste is different, from what you might be used to. It's not...bad but it's not top level. The drinks a great. It's not cheap. The service is very good. All in all we will come back.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed May 20, 2020

Located in Kota in an old thirties style building, the Batavia Café is a cosy place to drink or eat some of its quality dishes in an outdated atmosphere. And all that with a very nice indonesian jazz singer. A real pleasure for our arrival...in Jakarta.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed March 12, 2020

Every time that we visit or have work to do in Jakarta, we always enjoy a dinner in Cafe Batavia. It is a historical, colonial old building in the old center of the city, nearby the famous Fatahillah square from the name of the 1527...conqueror of Sunda Kelapa. We usually have grilled stakes, pineapple rice, and salads. The food is not glamorous, but merely good and matches the historical setting. The staff is warming, attentive, and very helpful. The wine list is limited, but the beer selection very reasonable. The non-alcool drinkers have a vast range of different natural juices. Since the restaurant is large and tables spacious and comfortables, it is the perfect place to meet and chat with old friends.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed March 10, 2020 via mobile

From the entrance, very polite service,very pretty lady give you big smile. The interior is tastefully in opposite to the duck I ordered! Disaster! I expected a soft, juicy, elegantly fried with a slightly crunchy skin - Bebek. And I got a dry, half raw...fried, tasteless bird. The meat cannot be torn off the bone.... why? Service crew was great unfortunately did not make up for the tasteless disappointment. DUCK OFF! Maybe next time just for small coffee.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Timmi002
February 2, 2019|
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Response from Lianny H | Property representative |
yes, we do have vegan menu ..and we can make it by request..tks
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he is our loyal customer :)
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Very sorry, we don’t have special parking space but guests can park around the square.. tks
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