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Komunal 88 Cafe-Market

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Updated 10/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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PRICE RANGE
$18 - $28
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Italian, Deli
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Sponsored by: Komunal 88 Cafe-Market

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Best croissant in town
1. Best croissant in town
"The pain au chocolat is great too"
Bendrian
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2. Friendly service
2. Friendly service
"great coffee, exceptional food, and friendly, wonderful service"
sichipe
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3. Comfort food at its best
3. Comfort food at its best
"Excellent homemade pasta with unpretentious sauces, cooked just right"
TravellingMong
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Reviewed June 18, 2020

Been here a few times and each time, the staff has always been very warm and friendly. Food is easily an 8.5/10. Ambience is great, spacious cafe as well. There are healthy options and they sell some organic food and sustainable items. Tried a fig...dessert once and it was excellent. Lovely cafe that I will always visit whenever I'm in Jakarta!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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katasibule, Owner at Komunal 88 Cafe-Market, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2020

I am very grateful for your rating and kind comments. I am delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us and I am looking forward to hosting you again soon at Komunal 88. All the best, JC

Reviewed December 17, 2019

Went for lunch on a rainy afternoon... Was pretty empty and enjoyed the bigger table with stools. Nice ambience, well styled creating a warm & cozy ambience. Menu is extensive accommodating all desires. Bit short on alcoholic options, despite having beer and wine. Food timing...was good, starters came first (not always the case in Indonesia) and thereafter main dishes. Portions are exactly right, not oversized but not too small. Had chosen a desert from the display and enjoyed it as well. Staff was friendly and professional. Will be back to try more dishes from the menu.... Recommended!!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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katasibule, Owner at Komunal 88 Cafe-Market, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2020

Hi there! I appreciate your rating and comprehensive comments. It is god to read reviews like yours, as it gives us all the desire to continue producing our fresh, a-la-minute food. I am grateful for the comment about alcohol. We indeed only stock beer and...More

Reviewed December 9, 2019 via mobile

This fabulous coffee shop is converting Indonesia one coffee at a time with a huge menu of local teas-both flavoured black and herbal. There are coffees, healthy coffee alternatives and a large food menu. Also some sustainable and recycled items for sale. Lovely, modern setting...with floorboards and natural light. Share high tables or lower more intimate seating. Very wise menu of snacks, tapas style dishes and full main meals. Well priced.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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katasibule, Owner at Komunal 88 Cafe-Market, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2019

Dear Renae, I am so grateful for this review! Thank you for noticing, thank you for "getting" what we are trying to do! As our daily challenge is to engage with our customers and offer our dining experience in a way that shares emotions, values...More

Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

Super happy we found this place when looking for somewhere to eat. I loved the sustainable ethos of the restaurant, and wish more places in Jakarta would follow suit. Friendly staff who were very attentive and the food was scrumptious. I had the Habibi -...falafel, couscous and yogurt served on homemade flat bread. I absolutely love falafel and it’s hard to find places who make it well in Jakarta but this place sure did. As a true bread fan, the flatbread was also done very well. I had already dug in before I could take a picture of it. My fiancé had a light snack, the Tuna Tartar Tacos and enjoyed them - refreshing to be able to eat a risky food and know you’ll be safe (stomach wise). There were also desserts and cakes that looked divine as well as fresh bread and pastries (we bought some yummy farmhouse bread for the same we’d buy processed bread in Ranch). I’ll definitely be back to try more on the menu!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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katasibule, Owner at Komunal 88 Cafe-Market, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2019

Dear ECass8, I am very grateful that you took the time to rate and review us. The whole team appreciates your positive comments and we are looking forward to hosting you again at Komunal 88. All the best, JC

Reviewed July 13, 2019 via mobile

A great local cafe in jakarta with a really cool vibe. Unfortunately the main course of seafood pasta was really bad the scallops were over cooked and the pasta was very under seasoned. But the dessert and cakes were amazing. Staff also very friendly.

Date of visit: July 2019
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katasibule, Owner at Komunal 88 Cafe-Market, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2019

Hi Desmond, Apologies for the delayed answer. I have only recently returned to Jakarta. Many thanks for your comments. I'll make sure the searing of the scallops is done better. All the best, JC

Reviewed May 26, 2019 via mobile

I love this place, even more. So based on my last review the owners sent me a message telling me when my favorite menu item was back in the rotation!!! Talk about caring for their customers. I love this place and either take my friends...or tell them about it.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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katasibule, Owner at Komunal 88 Cafe-Market, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2019

That made me smile in the early morning hours when I found it... I am very grateful for the support and the vote of confidence. All the best, JC

Reviewed May 11, 2019 via mobile

It was my first time in Jakarta and I was told that this restaurant was one of the best. Even though I was on the opposite side of the town, I decided to visit it. Honestly it was amazing experience!!! High Quality of ingredients, combination...of raw materials and presentation of dishes can be compared to the Michelin Star restaurants. Friendly and professional service. You just can’t miss it, highly recommend!!!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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katasibule, Owner at Komunal 88 Cafe-Market, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2019

Dear jelenaostojic, I am humbled by your kind words. It means a lot to us when customers appreciate the efforts behind our dishes! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Hope you will visit us again next time you are in Jakarta. All the best, JC

Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

If you bring a car to this place, be prepared to pay IDR 25K (USD 2) for the valley service or IDR 100K (USD 8) for VIP parking. They don't provide parking space at all. For me, this is an unfair treatment to guests. Why...should I pay an expensive parking fee because they don't have the parking space? Not to say I don't need vallet service at all. I can park by myself. We (my wife & I) cancel going here. Just about 50 m from this place is a tiny coffee shop named Al Coffee with spacious parking space. The Americano price is IDR 25K, same as the valley service fee at Komunal 88.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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katasibule, Owner at Komunal 88 Cafe-Market, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2019

Hi Pak Jusuf, Thank you for taking the time to share your comment. It is a pity that probably on your first visit, we failed to meet your expectations. Like every other street business in Jakarta, we only have limited space for vehicles parking/movement in...More

Reviewed February 27, 2019

We entered the restaurant and absolutely nobody greeted us! Food was good although it depends on what you order. Ribs were nice and tender. French fries delicious. Pasta were really average. Service: there was a lady wearing a white blouse who was friendly. That’s it...for the friendly people. Professional? Not even. Unfriendly Valet and security except when time to get tipped. The place is small, tables inside are pretty close to each other. Toilets were so dirty, not to mention about the odors. Not a good idea to go and wash your hands before and after lunch or dinner. Value for money: average Recommended: Nope. There is better value for money in Jakarta even in Kemang areaMore

Date of visit: January 2019
Helpful?1  
katasibule, Owner at Komunal 88 Cafe-Market, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2019

Dear WTraveller9, Thank you for taking the time to review and rate us. I take your comments seriously, all of them, and will follow up on each with our team. I am sorry that we fell short of your expectations. Feel free to reach out...More

Reviewed February 19, 2019 via mobile

I love this place. This is my go to place when my wife and I want to go and talk over brunch without the kids. The menu ROTATES based on the owner trying to find sustainable foods so things might not be in stock. Heck...my last two favorite breakfast egg dishes are gone...but still keep coming back. But it is truly hard to find a clean, properly prepared breakfast that serves pork in this town so it is a hidden gem. Coffee is great and proper French pastries and cakes my wife adores. If you are looking for quick meal might not work fo you as things are prepared with care and they staff leaves you alone so you can work or chat or read at your own pace.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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katasibule, Owner at Komunal 88 Cafe-Market, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2019

Dear Scubafam, It is rare to get a review from people who actually "get" what we do and why. I really appreciate your comments and the understanding that you showed of why the availability of our dishes might fluctuate! I'm going to post your review...More

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Frequently Asked Questions about Komunal 88 Cafe-Market

Yes, Komunal 88 Cafe-Market offers takeout services.

Yes, Komunal 88 Cafe-Market is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Komunal 88 Cafe-Market is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5