We were looking for a restaurant to have dinner after our shopping at Grand Indonesia. Multitude of cafes and restaurants were available, we were undecisive. Each and every one of them looks fabulous. Since we were inkling towards Indonesian fare, we decided on Warung Koffie Batavia.
One of the reason we choose Warung Koffie Batavia was the crowd in the cafe. Furthermore, it was mainly locals. We thought this might be a good indication of fabulous food served.
Like all restaurants in Jakarta, Warung Koffie Batavia has a smoking section too. Both sofa height and normal dinning tables are offered.
Glancing through the menu, there were mainly Indonesian favourite dishes. I spotted a number of my fave too.
First fave we ordered was the Gado Gado (IDR 45k). It is a pretty healthy dish since it consists of mainly vegetables such as potato, long beans and beancurd plus a sweet appetising peanut sauce. Finally laced with some prawn crackers. We find the peanut sauce too diluted and watery.
The next dish which is also my fave is the Sop Buntut (IDR 99k), Oxtail Soup. The soup is too oily and salty. At the very least, we could still savour the oxtail flavour in the soup. Otherwise, it would be a disaster.
Martabak Premium Nutella (IDR 55k) was our dessert. Serving size was good for one to finish, but it is always good to share. We find the martabak too chewy. Certainly, the nutella sauce was in a generous amount.
Lychee Flavoured Iced Tea (IDR 30k) though with strong scent of (canned) lychee flavour, it was overwhelming sweet.
Though Warung Koffie Batavia has a great selection of Indonesian Favourite dishes, we felt there is a need to make changes to the recipe to improve the overall experience.
Warung Koffie Batavia
Grand Indonesia, Jalan M.H. Thamrin No. 1, West Mall 5th floor ED2-06, Menteng, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10310, Indonesia
Tel: +62 21 23581218
Daily 1000 to 2200
By Car, Taxi and Uber