One-Day Jakarta Food Guide: Setiabudi Edition

Setiabudi is a subdistrict in South Jakarta, one of the five administrative cities that form the Jakarta Capital Region. Setiabudi is located within the Golden Triangle of Jakarta, a triangular area of business and commercial establishments in Jakarta. Setiabudi is one of the most important roads in Jakarta and it is lined with office towers, hotels, government buildings, hospitals, and international embassies. It is a very strategic location. As the area is packed with offices and commercial establishments, it is no surprise that Setiabudi is home to many good restaurants with delicious taste. Therefore, we have listed a one-day food guide for you to taste while you’re at Setiabudi. We have curated the best place at Setiabudi for you to have breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even dessert! Check the list out!

1. Breakfast at St. Ali

view of Breakfast at St. Ali
Breakfast at St. Ali

Breakfast is the most important meal because with breakfast you fill your body with food that will turn into energy that will make you active during the day. To start the day, you can have breakfast at St. Ali Coffee, one of the best coffee shops and roasters from Melbourne that has opened in Setiabudi. The coffee shop is inspired by their coffee shop at Melbourne, judging by the bright and wide-open space. The coffee shop is pretty spacious. 

As St. Ali is a coffee shop, it is no surprise that their coffee is one of the best in Jakarta. Their coffee is actually an exclusive collaboration with Common Grounds Roastery, that’s why it will be a big question if their coffee tastes bad. Aside from their delicious coffee, you might as well try their breakfast that is called Koo Koo Ca Choo, a hash brown menu served with mushroom, poached eggs, and truffle vinaigrette. The crispy yet soft hash brown paired with a mixture of mushrooms and poached egg is delicious. The dish was seasoned to perfection. A perfect breakfast to start the day. 

Address: Setiabudi One, Building 2, Ground Floor, Jl. H. R. Rasuna Said Kav. 62, RT.6/ RW.7, Kuningan, Karet Kuningan, Jakarta Selatan, DKI Jakarta 12950

Phone Number: +6221 52906814

Social Media: @st_ali on Instagram

Price Range:

Coffee-based drinks starting from Rp 40.000,00 – Rp 125.000,00

Mains starting from Rp 45.000,00 – Rp 156.000,00

Operating Hours:

07.00 – 21.00 WIB (Monday – Friday) 

07.00 – 20.00 WIB (Saturday – Sunday)

2. Lunch at EGG Hotel

 Lunch at EGG Hotel food
Lunch at EGG Hotel

After a nice breakfast at St. Ali, it’s time to eat lunch at EGG Hotel. EGG Hotel is a restaurant that is Australia-inspired, an Australian-Asian fusion restaurant. The restaurant is located at the rooftop of Suites at Seven, Setiabudi. Having lunch from a rooftop, the restaurant surely does offer a nice view of the Jakarta skyline as there are not many buildings around the area. EGG Hotel is décor is dominated with cement, brick, and wood elements, giving the restaurant a bit of rustic vibe yet still modern with all of the huge glass surrounding the place, but with all the décor that they have, it surely gives a cozy nuance. The restaurant is always accompanied by a nice playlist that fits the overall theme that EGG Hotel is going for. 

Now that we’re at EGG Hotel, you should try their Quinoa Fried Rice and Yuzu by The Sea. As for their Quinoa Fried Rice, it is a mix of quinoa and brown rice that is served with Gochujang Chicken, Egg Blanket, and Orange Jam. Their chicken is very delicious, the spices are spot-on exquisite. Another menu that you should try is their Yuzu by The Sea, which is actually the restaurant’s best seller. Yuzu by The Sea is a pan-seared Barramundi served with Black Pumpkin Charcoal Gnocchi, Orange Yuzu Cream Sauce, Yuzu Chili Jam, and Zucchini Noodles. The combination of all these tastes amazing. 

Address: Suites at Seven, Rooftop 3rd Floor, Jl. H. Sidik No. 7, RT.4/ RW.6, Kuningan, Karet Kuningan, Setiabudi, Jakarta Selatan, DKI Jakarta 12940

Phone Number: +6221 57851751 ext. 191 

Social Media: @egghotel on Instagram

Price Range: 

Coffee-based drinks starting from Rp 32.000,00 – Rp 50.000,00

Mains starting from Rp 82.000,00 – Rp 148.000,00 

Operating Hours: 10.00 – 23.00 WIB (Monday – Sunday)

Read also : One-Day Binge Eating in Mampang: A Guide

3. Dinner at AB Steak

Dinner at AB Steak food
Dinner at AB Steak

AB Steak by Chef Akira Back is located at the Mezzanine level of MD Place Building in Setiabudi. AB Steak is an American steakhouse incorporating lush Korean flairs into the concept. The interior of the restaurants is exquisite, as it exudes warmth and flair with modern Asian aesthetics. The restaurant is dominated by the color of black and red, giving the room a nuance of elegance and luxury alongside with the dim lights. 

The restaurant is well-known for its outstanding range of dry-aged meat. Their dry-aged meat ranges from 30 days up to 120 days. AB Steak not only focuses on making their food taste excellent, but they also put forward their customers’ dining experience. The chef will grill the meat directly for you, to assure you get the best out of your food. They offer various cuts of meat, the choices are very diverse. We recommend you to try their Flat Iron Steak as the meat is not too fatty, but it will melt in your mouth. Dip the steak in the truffle salt that they provided, it is exquisite! If you planning on dining at AB Steak, you should reserve the seat beforehand. 

Phone Number: +6221 29669272

Address: MD Place Building, Mezzanine Floor, Jl. Setiabudi Selatan No. 7, Jakarta Selatan, DKI Jakarta 12910

Social Media: @absteakjakarta on Instagram

Price Range

In-house Dry Aged Cuts starting from Rp125.000,00 – Rp680.000,00/ 100 grams

Premium Cuts starting from Rp190.000,00 – Rp1.100.000,00/ 100 grams 

Operating Hours: 17.30 – 22.30 WIB (Monday – Sunday) 

4. Dessert at Maqui’s 

Dessert at Maqui’s  cake
Dessert at Maqui’s 

Maqui’s is a famous dessert chain in Jakarta. The most famous menu from their dessert chain is their Tarts! One of the most best-selling variants is their Cheese Tart. Their tarts size are petite, therefore you can eat it with just one or two bites. The taste is super rich, creamy, not too sweet, in short very delicious. The filling tarts are very soft, if you take a bite, it melts. They also offer birthday cakes, very delicious as well, but their tarts are is the winner. 

Address: Setiabudi One, Jl. H. R. Rasuna Said Kav. 62, RT.18/ RW.2, Kuningan, Karet Kuningan, Setiabudi, Jakarta Selatan, DKI Jakarta 12920

Phone Number: +6221 52906606

Price Range:  Cakes starting Rp 80.000,00 – Rp 85.000,00

Operating Hours: 10.00 – 21.00 WIB (Monday – Sunday) 

And there you have it! A full one-day food experience when traveling in the Setiabudi district. It’s recommended to bring your colleagues, friends, or family to visit and eat there. You can eat alone though if that’s your preference. Regardless of that, you should give them a visit sometimes! And don’t forget to leave your reviews in Google Maps or Zomato!

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