Move aside dalgona coffee and Korean garlic bread. Last year could be your moment but now your trend starts to fade and now is replaced by croffle. Basically, croffle is not something new to the table. Combining the words between croissant and waffle, how to make them is simply by pressing croissant dough in a waffle maker. Before the hype, there are a few places that have been selling croffle ever since a long time ago in Jakarta. What makes it trendy now? Maybe because you can now get them easily from some food carts and small eateries, or people just drooling at what they watch through Korean flicks. To encapsulate the trend, here’s the list of the trendiest spots to get the best croffle in Jakarta.
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Currently being the most notorious croffle right now. Good because it tastes great, bad because the queue line is intolerable, even when you order it online, it often gives you an “out of stock” status. But put it aside, the croffle is simply the best. No need to add some other variants as their original butter croffle exudes a toasty buttery aroma and the texture is crisp to perfection. It is best served with a choice of sauces like Almond Maple, Choco Crunch, Strawberry Jam, Strawberry Cream Cheese, and Blueberry Cream Cheese.
Multiple outlets Cenral Park Mall, Kota Kasablanka, Emporium Pluit Mall, Lippo Mall Puri, ITC Kuningan, Binus Kemanggisan, Senopati, Pejompongan, Kelapa Gading, Tebet Timur, Cempaka Putih, Bintaro Jaya, Lebak Bulus, Citra 6, Trans Studio Cibubur.
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Before the hype, Social Affair has been playing the croffle games since August 2020. We must say they are the pioneer croffle player in Jakarta. Their croffles have already captured people’s heart and gained so much attention, it features best of the best croffle creations like Plain, Cinnamon Sugar, Biscoff Lotus, Kaya Toast, Klepon, Maple, Martabak, Nutella, Red Velvet, Peanut Butter & Jelly, and Salted Caramel. Psst… to make someone’s day more special, they provide a custom-made Croffle Cake Birthday Edition that can be ordered days before. Hit them up to place your order.
Multiple outlets PIK Avenue, Cilandak Town Square, Mall Kelapa Gading 3, AEON BSD.
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Coming from the same group as Social Affair, Bakerman also provides croffle which is worth the hype. Get your croffle fix here with croffle flavors from Original, Biscoff Lotus, Cinnamon Sugar, Kaya Toast, Maple, Nutella, Peanut Butter & Jelly, and Salted Caramel. It can be purchased for grub on the go or dig in with additional ice cream. To elevate your croffle experience, there’s one standout croffle heavier menu you should try, Buttermilk Fried Chicken & Croffle served with fried egg, burnt maple syrup, and burnt onion ranch sauce.
ASHTA District 8, Ground Level
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Pretty new to the game, but Tokyo Gorilla has already gained traction. Tokyo Gorilla is most well-known for its various croffle creations for both sweet and savory. If you’re up for something sweet, you can try from Origin, Gorilla Blast, Kyoto Matcha, Royal Pinattsu, Winter Lotus, to Tokyo Shinamon. Savory bites include Gyu Mayo, Hokkaido Chizu, Goma Dare, Soseji King, Nori, and Garlic Bureddo.
Multiple outlets Gajah Mada, Sunter Mall, Cengkareng, Green Lake City, Ruko Golf Island PIK, Pluit, Palmerah
Kopi Soe Noeansa
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Enjoying croffle and coffee really is a match made in heaven. Kopi Soe or most specifically Kopi Soe Noeansa named their croffle creation to Soeffle. It offers a wide range of flavors such as Klasik, Si Kayu Manis, Cokelat Renyah, and Cokelat Kacang to name a few for your sweet tooth. The savory flavor includes Bolognese, Ciki Ayam, and Ciki Keju. They are a great choice to enjoy with your family or friends.
Kopi Soe Noeansa
Petak Enam, Lantai 1
Jl. Pancoran No. 43, Glodok, Jakarta Barat
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As the house of many delicious viennoiseries, of course, Becca’s Bakehouse did the right thing by offering one of the best croffle available in Jakarta. The demand is real because everyone wants to taste their perfectly shaped croffle with crunchiness outside and buttery flaky layers inside. They team up with Betisie’s Gelato for a perfect pair to enjoy both tasty croffle and sublime gelato at the same time.
Jl. Pluit Karang Barat Blok G6 No. 36, Muara Karang, Penjaringan, Jakarta Utara
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Monks Jakarta got you covered for this croffle season, so they deserve a firm spot on our list. The crunch, the texture, the flavor, you gotta love theirs. Take a pick from a wide selection of flavors like Martabak Cokelat, Salted Caramel, Nutella, Cinnamon Sugar, Biscoff, and the newly added flavors Milo Choco, Vanilla Cream, and Cookies & Cream.
Ruko Graha Boulevard Timur, Blok ND1 No. 51Jl. Boulevard Timur Raya, Kelapa Gading, Jakarta Utara
Double Jo Kitchen
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We love a simple and humble croffle from Double Jo Kitchen. The croffle may be a bit thinner than others, but you will still get the excitement beyond there. The thin-crisp textures burst out with a buttery flavor that’s quite addicting. Top that with guilty-as-charged toppings like no others such as Vanilla with Almond, Chocolate with Crunch Ball, Coffee with Dough Choco, Strawberry, Green Tea, and Kit Kat, and Ovomaltine.
Double Jo Kitchen
Multiple outlets Gandaria City, Senayan, Kelapa Gading
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Another reason the queue will be lining longer than their average days. Before the croffle season started, a long queue at Don Bakeshop was a usual sight to see. Now with the most wanted croffle added on their menu, be prepared for some extra time. Enjoy one of their best croffle creations made with 100% full French butter-like Chocolate Fudge, Salted Caramel, Cream Cheese, Frosting, Lotus Biscoff Jam, Nutella, and Matcha for IDR 23,000 each or IDR 85,000 for a box of 4 croffles. They also sell high-quality frozen croissant dough just in case you’re willing to pull and press with your own waffle maker at home.
ITC Kuningan, Lantai 4
Jl. Prof Dr Satrio, Kuningan, Jakarta Selatan
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The iconic Benedict is now offering succulent croffle for your cravings. What makes it different is you’ll be surprised by the generous, melting fillings inside the croffles. With a substantial size, it has a crispy and flaky texture on the outside, and yet is perfectly chewy and buttery on the inside. Highlights are Cookies & Cream, Milo Dinosaur, Bacon Cheddar & Cream Cheese, Burnt Cheesecake, and Coffee Speculoos.
Pacific Place Mall, Lantai 4, Pacific Bay
Jl. Jenderal Sudirman, SCBD, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan