Cafe Batavia: The Best Part of Old City

Cafe Batavia is located on Jl. Pintu Besar Utara, Jakarta Barat/West Jakarta and it was built in 1837 or 7 years after the construction of Batavia City Hall. Cafe Batavia occupies the building that was once the VOC administration office. Paul Hassan in 1990 bought this building and turn it into a gallery. Eka Chandra, the owner of Cafe Batavia, the old building was purchased by him in February 1991. Cafe Batavia has 60 tables with 250 seats and consists of two floors. Do not hesitate to step your feet into the Cafe Batavia, then you will feel the atmosphere of the past. Cafe Batavia is still preserved historical value originality. Almost all of the rooms are still using legacy equipment of the owners in the past. Furniture, nice tables, chairs, lamps and cabinets in the cafe using Java teak wood produced in the late 19th century. So you can imagine the atmosphere in the VOC rule era. Design of theh Cafe Batavia that have been visited by numerous guests from abroad it was really second to none. Fine dining area, lounge and bar is packed pretty and elegant. Up to the second floor, you will see that the entire wall was filled with photo frames arranged to resemble wallpaper.

It is said that when the building was renovated in 1992, found a land corridor linking the underground prison with the City Hall building. And according to Eka, when they want to close the hall, he saw a pile of bones in a prison hallway.

The main menu of this cafe is Avocado dome, tucsan bread, red capsicum coulis, lobster thermidor, Australian beef tenderloin medallion topped with melted cheddar.

How to get here (see the routemap)

From Cikini/Gondangdia/Juanda go to platform 1 and  take Red Line or Blue Line heading to Jakarta Kota. Go to the north exit and take a 9 minutes walk to the north

From Tanah Abang go to platform 3/5 and take the Yellow Line heading to Depok/Bogor and stop at Manggarai Station. Go to platform 3/5 and  take Red Line or Blue Line heading to Jakarta Kota. Go to the north exit and take a 9 minutes walk to the north

From Sudirman go to platform 2 and take the Yellow Line heading to Depok/Bogor and stop at Manggarai Station. Go to platform 3/5 and  take Red Line or Blue Line heading to Jakarta Kota. Go to the north exit and take a 9 minutes walk to the north

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cafe batavia

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