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“Very Good but Inconsistent Service”
Review of The Cafe

The Cafe
Ranked #5 of 7,921 Restaurants in Jakarta
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Located on the Lobby Level and open 24 hours daily, The Café takes to the traditional multi-cuisine restaurant that is unlike any other All-Day-Dining or Coffee Shop in the region. The Café is intended to evoke a ‘dining room’ ambience and be one of the most sought-after tables in the city.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Very Good but Inconsistent Service”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

The restaurant & coffee-tea place is a favorite for many for its variety of dishes, quality & taste. The restaurant's generally packed for Sunday brunch but there's usually several dishes for most people's taste buds.

Service is inconsistent but generally good.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank agchen1
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Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant”
Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

The Cafe is lovely for lunch or breakfast or just to sit and read with a coffee. Perfect for those traveling for business or organising a meeting.

Thank Rebecca W
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Doha, Qatar
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“Probably one of the best Buffet in Town.”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

Service was great! Food was even better. It's definitely on the pricey side compared to other places in Indonesia, but with such variety of quality food I think it's worth the price. If only I can fit more food down my belly! I can probably have a food comma!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Dwikie P
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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good buffet”
Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

Good buffet with a good selection of Indo, Indian and Japanese food, a little section of pasta and a great selection of desserts. The downside? It is very very crowded and loud.
Recommended for lazy weekend brunch but not great for business lunch-meeting

Visited September 2013
Thank Jogonal
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“Very Good Food and one of the Best Buffets Ive been to”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

Was invited here for a birthday dinner but didnt know anything about the restaurant. Only knew that it was in Hotel Mulia which that alone shows its probably going to be great.

Service wasnt the greatest, but the food definitely made up for it.

I usually never eat sushi at buffet places, but majority of it was actually edible. I had a few slices of sashimi that didnt taste right and that i didnt eat, but for the most part it was good.

I loved all the bread that they offer. Everything was fresh and delicious. Their brie was one of the best brie's I have ever had. I usually dont fill up on brie and bread at buffets, but it was def worth it.

The indian food was great as well, with them sitting there and making fresh naan, its hard not to fill up on naan too.

I didnt try any of the local food as thats all ive been eating since ive been here. But i did try their oysters and crab which is all pretty basic.

They have a bbq area were you go and tell them what you want and they'll cook it for you. I went with the lamb and went back 1 or 2 more times for it. Lamb is one of my favs and their black pepper sauce was great with it. Make sure they dont rush your food on the grill. I asked for medium, and they came out bloody and rare. I went back to them and they cooked it longer to well done. Def not medium, but at least im not gonna get sick.

A lot of people like their desserts, but i just thought it was alright.

I recommend the lamb with black pepper sauce, bread and brie haha, indian food with garlic naan, and the salmon sashimi. Those were the highlights!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Henry O
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