4 Best Teahouses in Central Jakarta
When it comes to a rich and luxurious tea experience, nothing can quite beat Central Jakarta’s tea houses. From gelato-slash-artisanal tea houses to opulent high tea parlors, these shops prove that they can present the most flavorful blends while inspiring awe through their classic interior designs. Central Jakarta’s teahouses won’t disappoint you at all! So, if my fellow tea cultists are looking for a place for a great cup of tea, here we give you the best tea houses in Central Jakarta that are quite influential. Enjoy!
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1. Kopi Oey
Kopi Oey is the brainchild of Indonesia’s most respected food critic, the late Bondan Winarno (R.I.P). Kopi OEY aims to introduce its guests to the Chinese Peranakan coffee and tea house experience while also showcasing Bondan Winarno’s Javanese heritage. Kopi Oey is now widely spread across Indonesia, and even beyond the Java island.
Kopi Oey has several joints across Jakarta, being the one in Jalan Sabang, Menteng, Central Jakarta. The interior is a sight to behold: it’s spacious without giving away the intimacy, thanks to its warm, dim lighting and wooden ornaments you can imagine seeing in a Peranakan home. People of all ages can sit together and enjoy both the vintage atmosphere and the delectable food and beverages Kopi Oey offers.
While Kopi Oey doesn’t boast a wide range of tea varieties, it’s the experience that counts. Fans of authentic Indonesian tea flavors can enjoy the Teh Djahe Salatiga, Teh Tarik Semenandjoeng, Teh Blontank, Teh Tjap Potji, and Teh Anti Flu. Doesn’t it all scream colonial-era Jakarta? It does! So, we suggest putting this cafe onto your wishlist if you’re a big fan of Jakarta’s colonial history like us.
Address: Jl. H. Agus Salim No.16A, RT.2/RW.1, Kb. Sirih, Kec. Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10340
Phone Number: +62 812 1139 9724 or +62 21 3193 4438
Social Media: @kopioey on Instagram & Twitter
Tea priced from Rp15,000.00 – Rp30,000.00/person
Snacks and mains from Rp15,000.00 – Rp108,000.00/person
Opening Hours: 07.00 AM – 11.00 PM (Every day)
2. 21 Factory Gelato & Coffee
21 Factory, first and foremost, is a gelato ice cream place. It’s very much like Yogyakarta’s gelato shops with its vintage decoration and some industrial design choices. Small wonder why it’s popular among youths on Instagram. If you look up 21 Factory on the internet, chances are you’ve already heard about the innovative gelato flavors they have created such as martabak, aceh rojak, tolak angin (Indonesia’s most famous herbal supplement), and cough syrup. This turned 21 Factory into a go-to destination for Jakarta youths and sweethearts who want to enjoy 21 Factory’s uniquely warm atmosphere.
Interestingly, unlike other gelato places in Jakarta or Yogyakarta, 21 Factory also has “brew me” tea, their own organic tea brand. You get artisanal classics such as White Peony, Royal Earl Grey, and herbal tea with different healing properties and invoking names such as Everyday Detox, Rejuvenate Tea, and Recover Me. So, it’s a youthful place to enjoy your tea.
Address: Jl. Veteran I No.21, RT.4/RW.2, Gambir, Kecamatan Gambir, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10110
Phone Number: +62821 22113248
Social Media: @21factorygelato on Instagram
Tea priced from Rp15,000.00 – Rp95,000.00/person
Snacks and mains from Rp10,000.00 – Rp55,000.00/person
10.00 AM – 10.00 PM (Monday-Friday & Sunday)
11.00 AM – 11.00 PM (Saturday)
3. Blue Terrace @ Ayana Midplaza
Blue Terrace is a cafe within the Ayana Midplaza, a 5-star luxury hotel in the Sudirman area. It has an open air space with lush greenery as well as an indoor dining area decorated with live floral combined with the refined interior design, dominated by polished wood and interspersed with seats of various colors, making it especially pleasing to the eye. Blue Terrace is a venue that calls for important events such as business meetings or proposing your beloved one.
Unlike many other hotel restaurants, Blue Terrace prepares its own tea from the finest blooming tea leaves and meticulously brew and prepare their ice tea. Thus, you get to taste masterpieces such as Exotic Beau’tea and Java Iced Tea. They also serve black tea and green tea of various notes and blends. Blue Terrace prides itself on serving the healthiest and most exquisite desserts and main courses. Enjoy your tea with Old Fashioned French Toast or a Souffle Pancake. Or dive straight into their main dishes, all with detailed dietary restrictions.
Address: AYANA Midplaza JAKARTA Lobby Level, Jl. Jendral Soedirman Kav 10-11, Karet Tengsin, Tanah Abang, RT.10/RW.11, Karet Tengsin, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10220
Phone Number: (+6221) 2510888
Social Media: @ayanajakarta on Instagram
Tea priced from Rp50,000.00 – Rp75,000.00/person
Mains from Rp60,000.00 – Rp395,000.00/person
Bread from Rp20,000.00 – Rp75,000.00/person
Opening Hours: 06.30 AM – 07.00 PM (Every day)
4. Lewis & Caroll
Lewis & Caroll is no new face to the artisanal tea scene. Their dedication is what makes them the no. 1 tea laboratory and brewery in all of Jakarta, if not Indonesia. With a name touting British tea-loving writers C.S Lewis and Lewis Caroll, it’s no surprise that they’re aiming for the tale-like essence, just like in Wonderland.
Tea lovers can come up to Lewis & Caroll to take a whiff of various tea blends in tall chemical tubes and see how the baristas prepare tea. We can’t do enough justice for their tea selections, so it’s best to visit the nearest Lewis & Caroll Tea by yourself. But let us give you some teasers: do Over the Waterfall and Snow Leopard sound like the conventional tea blend to you? So, gather your (tea) drinking buddies for a high tea party at Lewis & Caroll. We promise you, their cakes and desserts are no trivial treats either!
Address: Grand Indonesia, Upper Ground Floor, Jl. M.H. Thamrin No.1, RT.1/RW.5, Menteng, Kec. Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10310
Social Media: @lewisandcarrolltea on Instagram, @Lewisandcarrol on Twitter
Tea priced from Rp40,000.00 – Rp60,000.00/person
High tea origins from Rp200,000.00 – Rp210,000.00/person
Mains from Rp35,000.00 – Rp115,000.00/person
Opening Hours: 10.00 AM – 10.00 PM (Every day)
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So, there you have the best teahouses in Central Jakarta. We hope this helps you enjoy a great cup of tea, either by yourself or with your loved ones! Don’t forget to check our other teahouse recommendations in Jakarta!