Breakfast In The City: Best Breakfast Spots In Jakarta

It has been said once it will be said again, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and there’s no better way than to start the day right with an eggcelent hearty meal.  Were not just talking about a slice and dice of fruits and cereal here. Ditch your daily routine and check out the rapidly growing brunch scene of Jakarta. From artisian coffee shops to the Instagram worthy shots of your favorite eggs benedict, here is a shortlist of the must go breakfast spots in the big city. 

Common Grounds 

Common Grounds is a coffee shop that knows how to deliver the goods in the right way. With their experienced baristas that make a café latte like no other, the food is great and the atmosphere is chill. Perfect for a late morning wake up call. Make sure you try their famed eggs Benedict to start your day just right! 



City Walk Sudirman 1st floor
Jl K.H. Mansyur No. 121
Jakarta Pusat 10230
Ph: 021-2555 8963



Authentique’s ever-crowded café may be petite, but they are serious players in the breakfast scene here in Jakarta. If you are looking for a more French-inspired breakfast, this place will definitely fulfil your patisserie or Croque Monsieur cravings. Leave your egos at the door and try their extensive menu that also offers fresh baked bread and all things French. 





Kemang Selatan 1, No. 20a
Kemang, Jakarta Selatan
Ph: 021-7180011

Kempi Deli 

If you are looking for a little peace and quiet but also hungry at the same time, look no further than the little pocket-sized café Kempi Deli in the corner of Grand Indonesia Mall. The sandwich is the star over here, and possibly one of the best eggs Benedict in town I’ve ever had. The location is ideal if you are looking for something more central, head down to Kempi Deli and see for yourself! 



Grand Indonesia East Mall
2nd floor, Jl. M.H Thamrin no 1
Jakarta Pusat
Ph: 021-2358 3985

Monolog Quality Coffee Co. 

If you are looking for a true all day breakfast experience, look no further than Plaza Senayan’s Monolog café. Open from 7am till 10pm, the eggs and pastry are served all day just incase you are craving eggs for dinner. Try something light like the muesli or pastry dishes or get down and serious with the rich pancakes or crepes.



Plaza Senayan
Palm Gate entrance
Jl. Asia Afrika No 8
South Jakarta

Bubur Ayam Aguan

Ditch your eggs and coffee and head down to Mangga Besar’s famous bubur ayam joint. This is a true Indonesian breakfast, a bowl of chicken congee that has been filling up the place for 3 decades now. A true hawker experience, bubur ayam a guan also serves up pork meat and other Chinese inspired choices.

Bubur Ayam A Guan
Jl. Mangga Besar 1
No. 20b, West Jakarta

Sabang 16

Another Jakarta institution is the vintage café of Sabang 16. The best Kaya Toasts are served here which are accompanied with thick home-made kaya jams that are commonly found on the streets of Singapore and Malaysia. A no fuss about it breakfast that quickly serves up your appetite, they also serve a killer Vietnamese drip coffee, excellent for your morning chow. 

Abang 16
Jl. H Abdul Salim 16B
Kebon Sirih, Central Jakarta


Inspired by the healthy and affordable breakfast meals found in Australia, Antipodean is a place that is both affordable and delicious. Offering a homey, humble atmosphere, Antipodean also offers a killer “big breakfast” that must be consumed with the side of a coffee. Go ahead try their favorite dishes and also the other healthier options on the menu.

Kemang Hero Complex
Jl. Kemang Selatan
Jakarta Selatan