After a full weekday of work and traffic, weekends are the perfect time to indulge in a sumptuous brunch with friends. And while you’re at it, why not also reward the hard-earned downtime with a glass (or two) of boozy drinks?
Here are some of our top picks you can go to for the best day-drinking brunches around Jakarta!
Where To Go for Boozy Brunch in Jakarta
Located in the heart of Mega Kuningan, Loewy is the spot to spend a classy yet accessible brunch with your friends and colleagues. The bistro is inspired by the 1940s, serving classic brasserie dishes and high-quality drinks. Available only from 08.00 – 11.00 AM, you can find classic breakfast menus with Loewy’s signature touch, like the Truffled Mushroom Croque Monseuir or a plate of Sausage and Egg, all made in-house. On the weekend, the special menu will let you cut through runny Eggs Benedict and sip a refreshing glass of cocktails like The ‘What-a-Melon!’ while enjoying the freshness of the morning breeze.
Address: Oakwood Premier Cozmo, Jl. Lingkar Mega Kuningan E42 No.1, RT.5/RW.2, Kuningan, South Jakarta
Social House Jakarta
Although Social House Jakarta is set to serve you breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even late-night drinks, experience a new shade of the restaurant by going for a brunch here! In their “Weekend Brunch Menu,” you can find rich brunch options like the ‘Blowout Egg Benedicts,’ a chargrilled sourdough bread served with applewood smoked ham, truffle spread, and poached eggs slathered in the creamy hollandaise sauce. With the sun out and a glass of fruity Mimosa or Bellini in hand, let yourself lose in the conversation and breathtaking view of Jakarta’s Bundaran Hotel Indonesia with bites and sips in between.
Address: Grand Indonesia Mall, Jl. M.H. Thamrin No.1, RT.1/RW.5, Menteng, Central Jakarta
Sitting at the front of the al-fresco-style compound Chillax Sudirman, indulge in a fresh boozy morning in TOMA Brasserie. Here, you can sparkle up your brunch with the unique cocktail, ‘Lord of The Blink’ (with Bombay sapphire gin and glittered Campari), or spend it with class with one of the classics, Blackberry Negroni. Pair the drinks with TOMA Brasserie’s delicious Asian-progressive flavors in their Weekend Brunch menu, where you can taste various flavors from all over the continents. For instance, you can get the Japanese influence in the light Tuna Tataki Salad or order the local pride, Manado-style Tinutuan Congee with Sambal Cakalang for a warm mid-morning meal.
Address: Chillax, Jl. Jenderal Sudirman No.Kav 22-23, Kuningan, Karet, Setiabudi, South Jakarta
Tucked in the corner of Street Gallery, the modern steakhouse Manzo‘s cozy ambiance is uniquely adorned with contemporary art pieces, making it a charming sight for your brunch session with friends and family. Beyond steaks, they also offer fresh and light dishes perfect for brunch. Whether you opt for the uncomplicated Cheese Toastie with marinara or go a little froufrou with Foie Gras Financiers, grace the table with a little more kick and colors with Manzo’s selections of wine & cocktails. Our pick, the ‘Má Là G&T’ is a twist on gin and tonic with Elderflower and Sichuan pepper, or the ‘Sour Tea Martini,’ made with Dry Gin, Earl Grey, Lemon, and Angostura.
Address: Street Gallery Pondok Indah Mall, Jl. Metro Pdk Indah III B, RT.1/RW.16, Pd. Pinang, Kebayoran Lama, South Jakarta
Looking for a place to have brunch in South Jakarta? Penn Jakarta is right on the corner! As an American-inspired Gastrobar, Penn serves New York-style delicacies and a wide selection of cocktails. You can enjoy a variety of exciting cocktails, like the Mango Gringo (made with mango, ginger, and citrus mixed with tequila Plata) that scream freshness. Their food menu is studded with all-time brunch favorites, including Eggs’ Benny’ (Benedict), Avocado Toast, PB&J, and smoothie bowls. The delicious sandwich featured on their ‘Penn Deli’ menu, like the ‘Hoboken’ with roast beef, spicy peppers, and mozzarella, is also available for order if you’re keener on a heavier brunch.
Address: Jl. Wolter Monginsidi No.25, Rawa Barat, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta
Calling itself a café-market for food enthusiasts, Komunal88 has been the go-to quick breakfast spot among people who reside in Kemang. For most, the morning meal would prolong to brunch by swirling the day with a bottle of wine. Sourcing most of their products from the best local and international suppliers, you can expect to find some of Italian and French finest wine here, as well as Italian-French-inspired simple meals with quality ingredients. Try their all-day breakfast, hefty burger, or the house-made pastries like croissants and madeleine to go with your wine and sweet conversations.
Address: Jl. Ampera Raya No.5, RW.6, West Pejaten, Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta
Whether you’re hunting for delicious indulgence or space for catching up with friends, Mister Sunday in Cikajang will treat you with Asian-inspired comfort fare in modern digs. Their brunch menu includes egg-centric items like Truffle and Mozzarella scrambled egg, and the Bacon Harissa Open Sandwich completed with a sunny-side-up egg. Don’t miss the cocktail menu to spice up your brunch, be it the new vibrant martini, Far East, or the refreshing Frida Kahlo cocktail made with tequila chamomile, homemade kombucha, and elderflower.
Address: Jl. Cikajang No.30, RW.6, Petogogan, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta
Up until 3 PM, you can enjoy a leisurely brunch while enjoying the greenery scene and open air of The Acre, Menteng, with its Brunch Menu. Their brunch menu combines the best of both worlds: Western options like Smoked Salmon Benedict or Complete Breakfast with eggs your way, and the Eastern classic like Chicken Porridge with cakwe and house-made sambal. Their signature cocktail Jack’s Coffee, with whisky, Irish cream, and caramel cold brew, will fix you right up out of your coffee needs. For the sweet tooth, a delicious dessert like The Acre’s Honey Butter Cinnamon crepes with Hei Jasmine citrusy cocktail is a pair too hard to resist!
Address: Jl. HOS. Cokroaminoto No.100, RW.5, Menteng, Central Jakarta
Following the success of its first location in Cilandak Townsquare, Early March has expanded to its second location Gandaria City. Now with a larger area and more focused bar section, you can spend your weekend morning on their open patio with a glass of specially crafted cocktails. The favorite? The mixologists would say Whiskey Sour, but the ‘Early March Negroni, ‘ a fruitier take on the classic, is also definitely one not to miss. To go with the drinks, feast on their Deli menu options, such as Hot Pastrami, where the meat is cured in-house just like the other KAGI meat creation, Sons & Patty, and Ask for Patty.
Address: Gandaria City Mall, Utara, Jl. Arteri Pd. Indah, Kebayoran Lama, South Jakarta