A new crop of food havens for diners across the city.
If you are looking to try a bit of everything when it comes to grub, but also appreciate fairly priced, high-quality eats, go for a food hall. All across Jakarta, food halls are offering guests plenty of choices in a chill and non-intimidating environment, allowing diners to pick and choose dishes to create the ultimate feast.
From Senopati to Blok M, foodies in South Jakarta can pick and choose a variety of fares to satisfy their cravings.The rise of these food halls across the city have fairly changed how we dine. Through Shophaus Mahakam—a new crop of food havens have made it easier than ever for diners across the city to personalize their own all-in-one food crawls.
Here’s our guide to the best of Shophaus Mahakam, so you can have the best dining experience in town.
♦ Gelato Secrets
Upon entering the main door of Shophaus Mahakam, you will find a colorful gelato shop with a laid-back ambience on your right. Gelato Secrets is definitely everyone’s gelato destination, with a surprising, abundant selection of fresh gelato and sorbet. Having outlets spread all over big cities in Indonesia, this gelato brand is originally from Bali and dedicates its life to creating the best of its crafts. Since 2009, Gelato Secrets has held the values of creating gelato with the traditional Italian principals and has striven to maintain its quality & use of 100% natural ingredients to create the most delicious & purest products. The Dark Chocolate from Bali, Vanilla Bamboo Charcoal, Pistachio, Passionfruit Sorbetto, Bacio (Chocolate & Hazelnut) Sorbetto are among the stuff of legends, but that shouldn’t deter ice cream- or gelato-goers from trying any of the other seasonal flavors on the menu. Toppings are plentiful, and they’ve even got options available to your liking, such as cones, waffles, milkshakes and ice drinks.
Moving onto the next food parlor, Baritalia is the new kid on the block whose customers enjoy an adventure of Italian flavors and characteristics, ranging from signature coffees and sweet snacks to cocktails. Bringing a classic décor, adorned with hanging illuminants as the ceiling centerpiece, this unique environment invites guests to relish the different options with friends and family while eating, drinking to laughing together as Baritalia turns from Pasticceria/Cafeteria in the day into Aperitivo Bar at night. Aim for favorites, like Canoli Ricotta and Chocolate Hazelnut Cornetto, which is the ultimate favorite here. Pair with their fresh-brewed coffee and immerse yourself in the atmosphere. Aperol Spritz is the perfect drink for all occassions served here, normally consumed as an aperitivo before dinner to stimulate the appetite. Bright orange in colour and with a combination of sweet liqueur and white wine or fizzy Prosecco, it’s refreshing with a bitter-sweet after taste.
♦ Matto di Pizza
Last but not least, Matto di Pizza has become the landmark for Rome-style pizza in town. The first in Jakarta, this pizzeria features a rectangular style of pizza known for its thin and crunchy crust. The toppings are a scrumptious combination of seasonal vegetables and locally cured meat and the kitchen is in plain view, with the counter showcasing a tempting assortment of the daily menu. On the menu, classic options include Margherita, Quattro Formagi, and Diavola are well prepared with the owner’s personal touch. If you’re craving a culinary adventure, alternatives like Spinach Artichoke, Cacio e Peppe, Mushroom Pesto and Rosa Picante are great options. Savor all these mouth-wateringly delicious slices by the counter inside or on the bench outside when the weather allows.
Jl. Mahakam No.17, Jakarta Selatan 12310
Open: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM