Review by The Jakarta Post

Where to have an awesome brunch in Jakarta
Sun, July 10 2016

When the weekend rolls around and you’re bored of the cereal at home, why not go out for brunch with family or friends? Here are some recommended places to head to in Jakarta, all conveniently situated within hotels or shopping malls.

The Edge Bistro
What better way to enjoy a relaxing day than with a hearty brunch at The Edge and taking a dip in the pool right beside it? From anytime between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., spend a minimum of Rp 250,000 (US$18.82) to enjoy a complimentary swim after your meal.

Where: Kemang Icon, Jl. Kemang Raya No. 1, South Jakarta

Starting price: Rp 250,000


Antipodean

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Predominantly Western cuisine with a few Asian choices, Antipodean is a great place to have brunch with the family in a comfortable setting. A highlight is the fact that it is one of the city’s few pet-friendly restaurants, allowing you to lounge in the outdoor seating as your pooch tags along.

Where: Cilandak Town Square, Jl. TB Simatupang Kav. 17, South Jakarta; Hero Kemang, Jl. Kemang Selatan 1, South Jakarta

Starting price: Rp 250,000 for two


PAUL

Although it is known as a French bakery, PAUL serves up brunch that is just as mouth-watering. It is a great choice for anyone looking for homey ambiance. Located in Pacific Place, you can easily venture into the shopping mall to spend the remainder of your day.

Where: Pacific Place, Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 52-53, South Jakarta

Starting price: Rp 500,000 for two


Union

Neatly located at the far end of Plaza Senayan’s ground floor, this old-feel brasserie overlooks the shopping mall's courtyard, which provides a perfect weekend brunch setting. Union offers the ideal environment for a relaxing brunch meet-up with a friend or just enjoying the weather with family, while indulging in upscale Western cuisine.

Where: Plaza Senayan, Jl. Asia Afrika No. 8, Central Jakarta; Pondok Indah Mall, Jl. Metro Pondok Indah, South Jakarta

Starting price: Rp 400,000 for two


Odysseia

Odysseia’s open layout is a great way to enjoy a breezy day while having brunch with your loved ones. Whether the dishes suit your palate is overshadowed by the holistic feeling you get from just being in their garden-style café. Be sure to request a table in the non-smoking area though, if you are bothered by such activities.

Where: Pacific Place, Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 52-53, South Jakarta

Starting price: Rp 400,000 for two


OPEN} Restaurant

Consider reserving your whole Sunday to indulge in a buffet-style brunch and complimentary activities at this restaurant. From cookie decorating to face painting, children can choose to join a variety of activities offered by OPEN}.

As for the adults, they can enjoy free-flow beverages while being entertained by live music in the main dining area. On top of that, diners ordering Sunday brunch have the complimentary privilege to swim in the pool. (sab/kes)

Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Jakarta, Jl. Pegangsaan Timur No. 17, Central Jakarta

Starting price: Rp 458,000

Note: Above article written by The Jakarta Post.