Thursday, January 21, 2016

8 Cakes In Jakarta That You Should Try At Least Once In A Lifetime!


Have you realized that Jakarta has been filled with great cakes invasion? Cakes are the sweetest thing that bring joy and happiness to the global community. It is absolutely true what people say that cakes have a pretty high calories, but somehow it doesn't even matter if that cakes pretty satisfying in terms of flavour, texture and presentation. I am always on a quest to hunt the best cakes in Jakarta that you must try at least once in a lifetime, so here are the top 6 cakes with unbelievable taste. 

1. Red Velvet Cake by UNION

Plaza Senayan Lantai GF,
Jalan Asia Afrika No. 8
RSVP: (021) 579  05 861
Price Range: IDR 100K - IDR 200K / Pax
Operational Hours:
10.00am - 01.00am (Everyday)



I am a huge fans of this RED cake! Those 5 layer absolutely define foodies happiness. Technically, this cake isn't that sweet if you compare with the presentation. Whenever you scratch it with the folk, all you can feel is the softness of that cake blend with the creaminess from cream cheese and crunchiness of the rough cookie crunch. Definitely fantastic and must try!

2. Black Sticky Rice Cake by Nomz Kitchen and Pastry

Grand Indonesia Shopping Town
Jl. MH Thamrin
Jakarta, Indonesia
RSVP: (021) 235 81 211
Price Range: IDR 75K - IDR 150K / Pax
Operational Hours:
10.00am - 10.00pm (Everyday)


It is sounds really strange, if black sticky rice has turned out unto cake. But to be honest, this uncommon cake has impressed me all the time. In terms of flavour, it is definitely sweet and slightly delicious. Then if you are asking about the whole texture of it, this part is definitely unique. Surprisingly the layer of cake is so soft and dense also not chewy at all. Meanwhile, the presentation of every single layer looks so perfect, an additional cheese topping on top has simply boost up the overall point of this cake. 

3. Ovomilo by Colette and Lola

Puri Indah Mall, Ground Floor
Jakarta Barat, Indonesia
Hotline: (021) 290 07 997
Price Estimate: IDR 250K / Whole cake
Operational Hours:
10.00am - 10.00pm (Everyday)


Usually people love to enjoyed ovomaltine or even nutella with a slice of bread and croissant. But, how if that incredible jam has been combined into one gorgeous cake? Brilliant idea!   Honestly it comes from chocolate chiffon sponge with bavarian cream and milo milk jelly, glazed with ovomaltine on top of crispy milo base. Every people gonna love this. Believe me, it taste pretty good for sure!

4. Pear Chocolate Tart by Sophie Authentique

Jl. Kemang Selatan 1 No. 20A
Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia
RSVP: (021) 718 00 11
Price Range: IDR 50K - IDR 80K / Pax
Operational Hours:
08.00am - 05.00pm (Sunday - Friday)
08.00am - 06.00pm (Saturday)


It is rarely to find a good Chocolate Tart in Jakarta. But to be honest, this one absolutely worth to try. Made from pear, dark chocolate, light cream and almond slices make it more light, full of topping and pretty dense. The composition sounds unfamiliar, but that is the main point why i recommend you this cake. 

5. Martabak Peanut, Choco and Cheese by Martabak Sinar Bulan Grogol

Jl. Murwadi 2 
Grogol, Jakarta Barat
RSVP: (021) 936 - 66830
Price Range: IDR 60K - IDR 125K / Portion
Operational Hours:
4.00pm - 11.00pm (Everyday)


If someone said to you, they can resist this, it is absolutely a lie. Actually Martabak is pretty similar like a pancake in few countries, but since it becomes more bigger and thick, people used to call it as a cake. Basically, martabak is a very popular local dessert in Jakarta. Our citizens always served this as a midnight snack. Since the stall itself start to be opened at night. Maybe you can find this as a hawker food. The presentation is pretty simple, but in terms of flavour and texture it is absolutely satisfying.

6. Red Velvet Waffle by Bourbon Eatery & Coffee

Mall @ Alam Sutera  Lantai.2
Jalan Jalur Sutera Barat
Pinang, Tangerang
RSVP: (021) 304 48 316
Price Range: IDR 75K / Pax
Opening Hours: 
10.00am - 10.30pm (Everyday


Possibly, red velvet cake is already common in our society. But when it comes with waffle, how was the taste? Surprisingly, it taste pretty good. The waffle have a simple crust on the outside along with a little crunchy texture. On the core, it is absolutely soft and dense. I do love the amazing flavour that comes from red velvet infused flavour mixed with the vanilla ice cream. A combination between both ingredients particularly match and taste wonderful.

7. Lavender Cheesecake by Kempideli

Grand Indonesia Shopping Town East Mall Lantai. 2
Jalan MH. Thamrin No. 1
Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia
RSVP: (021) 235 83 985
Price Range: IDR 50K - IDR 100K / Pax
Operational Hours:
10.00am - 10.00pm (Everyday)


I love the scent of lavender, and the edible flowers make this cheesecakeone of the most unique I have ever tasted. Rarely found in Jakarta, but Kempideli has served the great one until now.

8. Frozen Srikaya Souffle by 1945

Hotel Fairmont Jakarta
Jl. Asia Afrika No. 8
Gelora Bung Karno
Jakarta, Indonesia 10270
RSVP: (+6221) 290 39 197
Price Range: IDR 250K - IDR 500K / Pax
Operational Hours:
Lounge: 11.00am - 12.00am
Lunch: 11.00am - 15.30pm
Dinner: 18.30pm - 23.00pm


If you ever imagine a soft and creamy srikaya filling wrapped in light cream soufflé covered by coconut topping, then here you go. While the presentation looks pretty simple, but honestly the whole flavour of it definitely gorgeous. Once you try slice it, all you can feel is a soft yet fluffy cake that is absolutely worth the calories.


In general, all you have to do now is prepare your big tummy and manage the time to taste all of this cakes. For some cafe or even cake house like UNION or even Nomz Kitchen and Pastry, reservation is needed to avoid long waiting list during weekend. Enjoy the cakes folks!


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