Easter is like the Superbowl of brunches, and Jakarta’s finest hotels and restaurants don’t disappoint. Whatever your brunch style – very decadent to laid-back to an early start to all-day affair, we’ve got some top picks for 5 April ready for you. And as always, remember to book in advance, Easter is no joke and the best brunches go fast!
Easter Super Brunch, The Dharmawangsa
The granddaddy of them all, the legendary Easter Super Brunch at the The Dharmawangsa returns this year with so much food that it can’t be contained in the main dining room, remember to wander the adjacent halls to find other tasty treats. Not only is the selection huge, it’s also very impressive. Take your pick from Sturia Primeur and Siberian Ossetra Caviar, a selection of AOC Chantal French cheeses, slow-roasted organic 5-month-old milk-fed Veal, the seafood tower, and much more. And wash it all down with free-flow Moet Chandon champagne.
Easter Super Brunch, The Dharmawangsa, Jl. Brawijaya Raya no. 26, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, p. 62-21/725-8181 ext. 6237.
Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta
It’s Easter in Wonderland for adults and children of all ages at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta! Choose from three distinct – but all equally impressive – brunch options at the Kempinski: enjoy fresh seafood at Seasons on Good Friday, or brunch at Casa D’oro (plus sparkling wine) or Paulaer Brauhaus on Saturday and Sunday. And it wouldn’t be a wonderland without heaps of egg hunts and other fun Easter-related activities for the kiddies!
Easter in Wonderland, Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta, Jl. MH Thamrin 1, CBD, Central Jakarta, p. 62-21/2358-3800.
The Mulia in Senayan proves that it holds its own to its sprawling Bali sister property when it comes to decadent buffets. All of their dining outlets, including Orient8, Il Mare and The Café, will feature special menus, and the hotel will be filled with Easter-themed games like egg hunts and rabbit racing to keep the littles amused.
Hotel Mulia, Jalan Asia Afrika Senayan, Senayan, South Jakarta, p. 62-21/574-7777.
Easter Sunday Bazaar, Tugu Kunstkring Palais
For something a little different, head to Tugu Kunstkring Palais, and enjoy a relaxing bazaar and day in the garden. Everyone is invited – including your four-legged best friend. That’s right, dogs are more than welcomed to hang out in the Tugu Kunstkring Palais’ garden on Easter Sunday! For humans, there will be a bazaar featuring fine handicrafts, jewelry, batiks, and home goods. After you drop from too much shop, relax in the garden and take in the live musical performances and culinary treats.
Easter Sunday Bazaar, Tugu Kunstkring Palais, Jl. Teuku Umar no.1 Menteng, Central Jakarta, p. 62-21/390-0899.
The Goods Diner
The Goods Diner has reputation for going all out for the special events. They knocked it out of the park on Thanksgiving and Christmas, so prepare for an egg-celent Easter brunch at this cozy SCBD eatery. Make sure to save some room for their baked goods though, we recommend the red-velvet cake or a couple of cupcakes so you can savour some different flavours!
The Goods Diner, Fairgrounds, SCBD Lot 14, Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, SCBD, South Jakarta, p. 62-21/515-2969. Hours: Mon-Thurs 8am-11pm, Fri-Sun 8am-2am.
Easter or no Easter, a cup of good coffee is always appreciated on Sundays. Monolog Coffee, located in Plaza Senayan and Pondok Indah Mall, serve it up to-order and have a huge menu with offerings perfect for morning to late-night, including healthy dishes and lots of pastry options. Another thing we love about Monolog is that they open at 7am for the early birds! A rare sight for Jakarta indeed!
Monolog Coffee, Plaza Senayan, palm gate entrance, Plaza Senayan, Jl. Asia Afrika no 8, Senayan, South Jakarta, p. 62-21/572-5144.
Monolog Coffee, Pondok Indah Mall, Street Gallery, first floor, Jalan Metro Pondok Indah, Pondok Indah, South Jakarta, p. 62-21/2952-9775.
Top image: Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta