Culinary Bonanza: Reasons to Wake up Early on Weekends
Still looking for an excuse to sleep in on the weekend? Well don’t, because there are just too many things you might miss out on. Imagine the rarity of seeing the streets of Jakarta without a traffic jam, and the enjoyment you could have spending time with your family or friends cycling on the Big Durian’s main streets on car-free Sundays.
And guess what this means? It’s also a perfect opportunity to hunt for nice places to have breakfast in the far corners of Jakarta. True, you can always rely on the tucking bubo (porridge cart) or nasi uduk (coconut rice) vendors at the traditional market, but don’t we just want to occasionally go out and sit somewhere cozy with yummy food, sipping our coffee or tea while enjoying the sights?
Here are several options you can check out to start your weekend mornings. Remember, the early bird gets the worm, and the early riser gets a yummy breakfast (and traffic-less streets!)
Breakfast served: 7 to 10am (every Saturday and Sunday)
Ketjil Kitchen is a little gem tucked in the midst of bustling SCBD (Sudirman Central Business District). It is located inside the Grand Lucky Superstore complex, so it’s a one-stop shopping/dining compound. This is a plus point because you can park your car right outside Ketjil Kitchen. And should you wish to do some grocery shopping after your meal, a superstore is just a few steps away.
Dim Sum Festival Kemang
Breakfast served: 24 hours
Dim Sum Festival in Kemang is a famous 24-hour restaurant serving late night nourishment for hungry club hoppers or nocturnal folks who like to stretch their evenings into the wee hours. Despite its name, Dim Sum Festival also serves sushi, tepanyaki, robatayaki, western food like pasta, pizza and steak, Chinese, Korean and even Mexican fare. There’s something to satiate everyone’s palate!