Ahoy, chocolate lovers of Jakarta! Ever wondered where to go to satisfy your chocolate cravings? Well, fret not! We have rounded up seven of the best cafes and shops in town for you to get your epic fix on one of the most decadent ingredients in the world – chocolate!
1. Better Chocolate Than Never
I am sure you conquer with this café’s name just as much as we do! This little boutique café, located in Panglima Polim, is the spot for sincere lovers of chocolate, especially dark chocolate. Using quality, fresh, premium chocolate, you could expect a freshly baked range of desserts to choose from including cakes, handmade truffle chocolates, pies, cookies, ice cream, and even chocolate beverages. Some of there must try choices are the Baby Black Forest Cake (deemed one of the best black forest cakes in town!), Baby Hazelnut Fudge and their signature truffle chocolates available in eight flavors; Dark, Mocha Baileys, Mandarin Orange, Lemon Berry, Matcha, Malt Whiskey, Oreo, and Oreo Rum.
Address: Jl. Panglima Polim IV no 14(Dharmawangsa area), Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan 12160
Telephone: +6221 739 5963
WA: +62 858 8862 9990
2. Pipiltin Cocoa
This little chocolate factory will give you the ultimate chocolate porn. Think everything from praline to chocolate bars, macaroons, jams, cookies, pancakes and a variety of cakes including matcha and eggless chocolate cake as well as gourmet chocolate dishes! Not only does Pipiltin create mouthwatering desserts from scratch, but Pipiltin is also focused on introducing the finest cocoa beans originating from our beloved Indonesia – with some of their collections coming from Pidie Jaya, Aceh, and Tabanan, Bali. In addition to your chocolate coma, Pipiltin also provides you with a fun dining experience from watching the chocolate making process in their very own, visible “bean to bar” concept. Try their Ebony Ivory dish made of bitter chocolate mousse, and another creative dish called Tabanan Chocolate.
Address 1: Jl. Barito II No.5, Jakarta Selatan
Telephone: +6221 7280 0011
Address 2: Sarinah Building Ground Floor, Jl. MH Thamrin no. 11 Jakarta Pusat
Telephone: +62 821 1404 8617
Address 3: Jl. Senopati no. 27 Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan
Telephone: +6221 3644 6914
3. Godiva Chocolatier
This is where you can get the best of the best products of one of the most prestigious chocolate brands in the world, Godiva. Using only premium Belgian chocolate and chocolate making artistry, Godiva’s quality and flavor have made it one of the most upscale Belgian Chocolates since 1926 in more than 500 boutique stores in the world. From bittersweet to milk chocolate, you get to experience high-flavor cocoa beans from their range of products, which includes chocolate pralines, truffles, and carries as well as from their beverages. Step inside this chocolate paradise and bring home some of the finest chocolate products yet!
Address: Plaza Indonesia 1st Floor, Jl. M.H. Thamrin Kav. 28-30, Jakarta Pusat
Telephone: +6221 299 23972
4. Moreau Chocolatier’s Café
Moreau Chocolatier’s Café, a new spot in Kemang, is heaven for chocoholics. You will be able to find more than 30 dishes and drinks involving the key ingredient – chocolate – from cakes, crepes, waffles, pancakes, and fondants, to name a few. A delight to all chocolate enthusiasts, every dish here only uses the incredible Belgian chocolate. At Moreau, you get to choose the base between milk and dark chocolate for some of the dishes. We recommend trying the Moreau Chocolate Fondant Lava Cake, Moreau Crepe and Moreau Hot Chocolate.
Address: Jl. Kemang Raya No. 93A, Kemang, Jakarta Selatan
Telephone: +6221 2271 5594
Address: Plaza Senayan, Lantai Basement, Food Hall, Jl. Asia Afrika, Jakarta Selatan
Telephone: +6221 5790 0256
They say big surprises come in small packages – and this can’t be truer for this exquisite chocolate brand. The popularity of this humble-looking store at Pacific Place goes back four decades ago, starting from the Middle East. The creative concept behind Patchi is to turn chocolate into premium gift items. Using premium chocolates, Patchi offers a variety of lines – one of them is a range of dark, milk and white chocolate creations with at least 30 different types of mixtures, taste, designs, and fillings (pistachios, almonds, and hazelnuts, to name a few). There is even an exclusive chocolate bar line, “no added sugar” line, as well as a “decorated” chocolate line. These chocolates are hand wrapped and usually creatively boxed for gift giving. Although a little steep, Patchi is worth its price!
Address: Pacific Place, Floor G #52, Jl Jend. Sudirman Kav. 52-53, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan
Telephone: +6221 515 3106
6. Huize van Wely
Located in the heart of the busy Kemang area is Huize Van Wely, a gorgeous, world-renowned Dutch pastry house who has been famous for its artisanal pastries and handcrafted chocolate products since 1990. Aside from hand-made chocolates, this dessert haven offers chocolates, bonbons, truffles, cakes, sweet and savory biscuits, and ice cream. Huize Van Wely also plays as a bistro-style eatery that offers all-time favorite local delights, traditional Japanese cuisine, and scrumptious western fare. The lunch and dinner menus draw inspiration from Dutch and local flavors, creating a wonderful mix that will surprise you.
Address: The Papilion, Level 1, Jl. Kemang Raya No. 45AA, Jakarta Selatan
Telephone: +62 21 719 1975 / WA: +62 856 132 6635
Address: Pacific Place, Level #G-20, SCBD Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 52-53, Jakarta Selatan
Telephone: +62 21 579 73645 / WA: +62 812 1959 2480
7. PRALIN by Chocolate Monggo
Chocolate Monggo started off in Yogyakarta in 2005 before its growing popularity for one of the highest delights of chocolate, the Praline, brought them to Jakarta with their first ever store, PRALIN by Chocolate Monggo. The praline is a fine chocolate layer that covers a soft filling and comes in different shapes and flavors. The owners of Monggo believed that the popularity of this Belgian treat is still low in Southeast Asia – hence, this brand was born. Remaining authentic, Monggo’s chocolate pralines are created by a Belgian chocolatier who combines the best quality of cocoa beans derived from our motherland with traditions originating from Belgium.
Address: Dharmawangsa Square Ground Floor Unit.47, Jl. Darmawangsa No. 6, Pulo, Jakarta Selatan
Telephone: +62 821 2446 6781
Written by: Divyha Pridhnani-Bhojwani