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Get Together at The Acre, Menteng

Get Together at The Acre, Menteng

Yohanes Sandy
12 October 2021

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Every month, new coffee shops are opening in the capital and it’s almost hard to keep up. But, are the new ones always worth a visit?

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The latest addition to the already long list of coffee shops in Jakarta is The Acre.

Sitting in the prestigious neighborhood of Menteng, The Acre opened its door in late July. I visited the establishment in early September when it was still managed by Six Ounces. Rumor has it, the coffee shop has just recently changed its management — hence the change of name.

The Acre sits on a spacious land, occupying what once was a fancy house on Jalan H. O. S. Cokroaminoto, just a stone’s throw away from the famous Menteng Park. I think calling The Acre a coffee shop is a bit of an understatement, considering how huge the place is. It’s more of a restaurant with a coffee shop on the side. It has an expansive indoor space as well as two outdoor areas which are perfect for those who fancy dine-in in open space during the pandemic.

The Acre dons a modern design with a touch of Indonesian feel with the application of woods and red bricks. Upon arrival, I was amazed by The Acre’s spacious front outdoor area. Few steps to the inside, an extravagant bar where baristas brew coffee drinks and bartender concoct mocktails, becomes the epicenter in the indoor area. Sitting opposite the bar, there is also a pastry corner where they provide various selections of freshly baked croissants and pastries.

For the menu, The Acre seems to try to cater to every guest’s needs. For brunch, they offer scrumptious breakfast selections like croque madame, avocado toast, smoked salmon benedict and avocado toast. If the guests fancy heavier meals on the plates, pasta, burgers and some Asian dishes like fried rice, pad Thai and grilled chicken sambal matah are also on offer.

For my brunch, I opted for a croque madame which came in a generous portion with melted cheese on top of the sandwich. To accompany the meal, I ordered a cup of cappuccino. The croque madame was a delight! The pieces of bread were toasted perfectly with a few slices thrown between them. The cappuccino itself was flawless.

As I judge a coffee shop by its croissant, I went with a portion of plain croissant and the more contemporary Biscoff croissant. The plain croissant was very crispy with a lot of puff pastry and it had a good taste of butter inside. The Biscoff one was a sweet treat with Biscoff creamy spread on top of it. Not extraordinary, but not disappointing either. If you like bomboloni, there were plenty of selections at the pastry corner.

Whether for a brunch with family or to be reacquainted with your friends, The Acre is surely a perfect place for it. It offers a good selection of foods and drinks and it also has spacious outdoor areas. If you like a bit of nature, choose to sit in the back outdoor area where you can enjoy your meal and drink in a theater-style seating with a fish pond nearby with huge Balinese gebyok as its backdrop. The Acre also offers four private rooms for a meeting or small gatherings.

The Acre, Menteng

Jl. H. O. S. Cokroaminoto no.100, Central Jakarta

OPEN DAILY

8AM to 9PM

CONTACT

62-813-4361-8800

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