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1. Museum MACAN (Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara)
Where: AKR Tower Level MM, Jl. Perjuangan No.5, RT.11/RW.10, Kb. Jeruk, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11530, Indonesia
Modern and contemporary art come together at Museum MACAN, a space of inspiration and a massive treasure of pieces from the personal collection of Haryanto Adikoesoemo. This local businessman and collector has been sharing his personal art stash with the public here at Museum MACAN since it’s opening in 2017. The beautiful exhibits are filled with colorful and unique creations, making for fun and artistic photo opportunities. As if an inspiring collection of art wasn’t enough, Museum MACAN is known for their dedication to education. They offer a number of art programs with a focus on providing children access to demonstrating their own artistic exploration.
2. Kanpai Restaurant
Where: Rukan Garden, Jl. Pantai Indah Kapuk No.25, RT.7/RW.2, Kamal Muara, Penjaringan, Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14470, Indonesia
Going for a meal at Kanpai is an entire experience dedicated to fine Japanese cooking. The outside of the restaurant beckons you in with a flashy display of neon lights and is carried on throughout the interior. Catchy phrases glow on the walls, drink menus are served in CD cases emphasizing the “explicit content” and the second floor interior design has been popping up on Instagram feeds everywhere. From the seats up at the bar, guests have the chance to watch the entire yakitori cooking process as the chefs whip up meal after meal.
3. L.O.F (Plants and Kitchen)
Where: Jl. H. Junaedi No.2A, Cipete Sel., Cilandak, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12410, Indonesia
Surround yourself with lush green plants and airy succulents that will have you instantly dreaming up a cozy plant-inspired nook in your own home. Cozy, fresh, and bright come to mind when experiencing the décor at L.O.F, a plant concept store and café in Jakarta. Going up to order is like strolling through your mom’s garden and being in the familiar space of your grandmother’s kitchen. You might come for a quick browse or to snap a few photos but don’t be surprised if you’ve found yourself settling in for a few hours!
4. Kota Tua - Jakarta's Old Town
Where: Kota Tua, Jl. Kali Besar Tim. No.21, RT.7/RW.2, Pinangsia, Kec. Taman Sari, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
Kota Tua, also known as Old Jakarta or the "Jakarta Old Town," is a historic area located in the heart of Jakarta, Indonesia. This area is home to many beautiful and unique photo spots, such as the iconic Fatahillah Square, which is surrounded by colonial-era buildings such as the Jakarta History Museum and the Wayang Museum. Another popular spot for photography is the Dutch colonial-era canals, which offer a glimpse into Jakarta's history as a major port city. Other notable photo spots in Kota Tua include the Taman Fatahillah, a small park located in the center of the square, and the Pasar Ikan, a traditional fish market with colorful stalls and vendors. With its rich history and picturesque architecture, Kota Tua is a must-visit destination for photographers and history buffs alike.
5. PiKNiK at Arif Inn - Guest House
Where: Jl. Pertanian Raya No.53, RT.2/RW.4, Lb. Bulus, Cilandak, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12440, Indonesia
Everyone loves a tropical-themed café and here at Instagrammable Place, we’re no exception! Jakarta is known for its big city vibes and hectic atmosphere but PiKNiK café at Arif Inn has curated a vacation-inspired getaway just moment’s away from the action. Low set tables and chairs and bright décor that make you think of warm weather and beaches make for a chill and sunny atmosphere. Giant flamingos and pineapples decorate the walls and an inviting pool offers the perfect afternoon for hanging out and sipping on fruity drinks.
6. Pelabuhan Sunda Kelapa - Port Docks
Where: Jl. Matrim Raya, RT.11/RW.8, Kota Tua, Ancol, Pademangan, Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14430, Indonesia
Sunda Kelapa is a port that has become significant in the history of Jakarta, dating all the way back to the 12th century. Today, this port dock is a popular spot for tour groups, independent visitors and locals alike. You can watch the local fisherman getting around the port by canoe, marvel at the merchant ships, and even catch a pretty good sunset from here. If you’re into finding the most colorful spots, keep an eye out for all of the wooden boats in fading colors and the brightly colored containers.
7. ONNI House Jakarta Café
Where: Jl. Tanjung Duren Utara V No.242, RT.6/RW.3, Tj. Duren Utara, Grogol petamburan, Jakarta, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11470, Indonesia
ONNI House is another trendy café with a solid concept that has become all the rage with café hoppers both new and local to the city. Filled with delicate flowers and seasonal plants, it’s like going for lunch in a florist shop with the opportunity to do a little extra shopping on the side. The Instagrammable design is made up of feel-good home ware like soft throw pillows, rattan baskets and candles. But the real Insta-worthy sight is the seasonal window display. A beautiful white-framed window with a matching wooden bench is decorated with a new arrangement for the season: think red and orange leaves for fall or delicate rosebuds for summer.
8. Koultoura Coffee
Where: Jl. Taman Ratu Indah Blok AA2 No.33, RT.14/RW.7, Kedoya Utara, Kb. Jeruk, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11520, Indonesia
If you’re always searching for your next caffeine fix like us, you need to pop in to Koultoura Coffee, a coffee haven of modern simplicity. They have a unique setup with long, wooden tables and walls decorate with portraits of cartoon animals that actually represent personalities that they created specifically for their café and brand. With a focus on hand-crafted coffee, conversation and community, this is a great spot to meet up with old friends or to settle in for a comforting cuppa.
9. National Gallery of Indonesia
Where: Jl. Medan Merdeka Tim. No.14, RT.6/RW.1, Gambir, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
The National Gallery of Indonesia is both an art gallery and museum combined amidst the hustle and bustle of Jakarta streets. Whether you’re an art enthusiast or just searching for a fun place to wander and observe, the galleries here offer an inspiring peak into the ideas within creative minds. There are more than 1770 artworks that call the National Gallery home from classical paintings to contemporary images and abstract pieces. Best of all, the gallery is free!
10. HONU Poké & Matcha Bar
Where: Jl. Kemang Sel. No.125, RT.1/RW.2, Bangka, Mampang Prapatan, South Jakarta City, Jakarta 12730, Indonesia
Poké bowls have become a trendy food experience all around the world, with their unique Hawaiian-Japanese fusion of flavors and colors coming together in a delicious bowl. HONU is one of the very first places in Jakarta offering people a glimpse into the world of poke bowls. The photogenic interior of the restaurant is made up of a white and sea-green color palette with plants and wooden features. For a hopefully less busy time to visit, try and go in the middle of a weekday, grab a bowl and a refreshing matcha drink to go along with it.
11. Jakarta Aquarium
Where: Jl. Letjen S. Parman No.Kav. 28, RT.3/RW.5, Tj. Duren Sel., Grogol petamburan, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11470, Indonesia
Enter the world under the sea and meet more than 600 species of marine life like jellyfish, sharks, turtles, and otters. The aquarium features a world-class theatre with performances of princesses and mermaid dances, a interactive opportunity to feed the penguins, and a number of seafood dishes to fill your appetite after exploring. The glowing jellyfish tanks are always a big hit for photography lovers.
12. National Monument
Where: Gambir, Kecamatan Gambir, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta
The National Monument, also known as Monas, is a iconic landmark located in the heart of Jakarta, Indonesia. The monument was built to commemorate the country's struggle for independence and stands as a symbol of national pride. The monument is a great spot for photography, offering a variety of perspectives and angles to capture. Visitors can take a elevator to the top of the monument and take in panoramic views of the city from the observation deck. The base of the monument is also a great spot for photography, with the surrounding park offering a picturesque backdrop. The National Monument is surrounded by a beautiful park, which is a great spot for taking candid shots of locals enjoying the greenery and for capturing the monument in different lighting conditions. Additionally, the fountain and pool in front of the monument can also be a good spot to take photos. Overall, the National Monument is a must-visit destination for photography enthusiasts, offering a variety of perspectives and angles to capture the iconic landmark and the beauty of Jakarta.
13. Kayu Kayu Restaurant
Where: Jl. Jalur Sutera No. 28A, Pinang, Tangerang
Born from a desire to bring people closer to nature, Kayu Kayu was created by Ruben Kosenda. A restaurant that is set within the concrete confines of the city, the space has been transformed into a natural oasis of flowers, indoor plants, a tree, and all of the calming effects that the sound of trickling water can bring. Kayu Kayu offers a familiar variety of Indonesian food in a space that soothes the soul. Kosenda even took his vision one step further: all of the furniture and décor are made up of refurbished materials like wood and steel. Their pretty meals and stunning interior create a picture-perfect scene for your next Instagram shot.
14. Hause Rooftop
Where: MD Palace, Tower 2, Jl. Setia Budi Selatan No.7, RT.5/RW.1, Kuningan, Setia Budi, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12910, Indonesia
Jakarta’s restaurant scene is thriving and despite so many new spots being launched, a good concept and beautiful décor can still be popular amongst the competition. The people of Jakarta seem to be craving spaces that focus on nature, hence so many incredible spots filled with lush greenery like Hause Rooftop. This rooftop bar and restaurant offer a nice mix of Western and Indonesian cuisine all with a stellar view of the city miles below. It has a very comfortable and casual-chic design that compliments rather than takes away from its surroundings.
15. Ottoman’s Coffee Sopo Del
Where: Sopo Del Tower Jl. Mega Kuningan Barat III Lot 10, 1-6 Ground Floor Unit 01-02, RT.3/RW.3 RT.3/RW.3, Kuningan, Kuningan Tim., Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12950, Indonesia
Ottoman’s is a pretty pink paradise for coffee lovers in Jakarta. The food and drinks are visually appealing but they are no match for the remarkable interior. The open coffee bar at the center is a beautiful combination of grey and teal and the feminine pink walls of the café are given a nice contrast with the open-industrial ceiling of visible piping. There are a number of spots to sit with cushioned chairs and booths but the most popular spot amongst visitors are the soft pink stairs.
16. SKYE Bar & Restaurant
Where: BCA Tower Lt. 56, Jl. M.H. Thamrin No. 1, RT.001 / RW.005, Menteng, RT.1/RW.5, Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10350, Indonesia
Mesmerizing city views, a stunning sunset viewpoint, trendy décor and first-class food? What more could you ask for. But it does get better than that – it’s a rooftop bar! SKYE Bar & Restaurant has maintained the status of one of the most popular foodie destinations in Jakarta for the last six years. It’s set on the 56th floor (aka the roof) of the BCA Tower, smack dab in the middle of the city. Thanks to their floor-to-ceiling glass walls, you will still get an undeniably brilliant view of the city below even if you aren’t able to snag a table on the open-sky terrace. Our advice? Book a table before you go so you’re not disappointed!
17. Copper Club
Where: o. 23, Jl. Tarian Timur Raya blok W1, RT.5/RW.9, Pegangsaan Dua, Klp. Gading, Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14240, Indonesia
This residential coffee spot is a hidden gem of little spaces begging for a photo to be taken. Everything about Copper Club is a cozy hideaway of cushions, rattan chairs, natural light and greenery. It’s modern, open, and feels just like you’re stopping by a friend’s house for a mid-morning chat. While you’re here, treat yourself to a freshly baked cake to go with your warm mug of coffee and make your way up the stairs to the patio.
18. Mahalo Coffee
Where: Rukan Cordoba, Jl. Pantai Indah Barat No.11, RT.6/RW.2, Kapuk, Penjaringan, North Jakarta City, Jakarta 14470, Indonesia
A tropical take on the café scene is Mahalo Coffee, where the drinks are delicious and the colors are bright. The Hawaiian-inspired bistro has bright pops of color everywhere, from their floral wall and neon signs to the bright blue walls and pink surfboards. This is a playful place that will make you feel worlds away, so grab yourself a refreshing iced drink, relax in the hammock swing, and embrace the aloha spirit.
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Where: Ruko The Metro Blok 6 No. KO, Jl. Mandara Permai VII, Pantai Indah Kapuk, Kapuk Muara, Penjaringan, Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14460, Indonesia
Korean-fusion and a lot of matcha lovin’ is what Nokcha is all about. This café is a very small, intimate place with a big cute factor. Green and pink come together everywhere you look from the moment you lay eyes on the place. Their dessert menu is a popular choice that features all types of green-tea desserts including a swirl of green and pink ice cream to match the interior. But the most famous element of all has to be the grassy green wall nestled into a pink arch.
20. Senayan Park Skywalk
Where: Jl. Gerbang Pemuda, RT.1/RW.3, Gelora, Kecamatan Tanah Abang, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia
Senayan Park Skywalk is a popular photo spot located in the heart of Jakarta, Indonesia. The Skywalk is a pedestrian bridge that offers an elevated view of the city and the surrounding park. Visitors can take in panoramic views of Jakarta from the top of the bridge, which is perfect spot to capture the skyline of Jakarta. The bridge also offers a great view of the Senayan Park, which is a popular spot for locals to relax and enjoy the greenery. The Senayan Park is a large and well-maintained park with a lake, playgrounds, and jogging tracks. Photographers can capture candid shots of locals enjoying the park and the beautiful landscape. Additionally, the bridge also offers a great view of the Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex, where visitors can capture different sports events and activities. Overall, the Senayan Park Skywalk offers a great vantage point to capture the beauty of Jakarta's skyline, the park, and the sports complex from above.
21. Adamar Asian Bistro
Where: Jl. Gerbang Pemuda, RT.1/RW.3, Gelora, Kecamatan Tanah Abang, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia
Adamar Asian Bistro is a well-known dining establishment located in Jakarta, Indonesia. The restaurant is known for its Asian fusion cuisine, which combines traditional flavors from various countries in the region. The restaurant has a modern and stylish interior design, with a combination of natural light and elegant decor, making it a great spot for photography. Visitors can take in the beautiful ambiance of the restaurant, featuring a mix of soft lighting, clean lines and natural elements like wooden accents and plants.
Adamar Asian Bistro is known for its unique menu which offers a variety of dishes, including sushi, sashimi, and traditional Asian dishes such as Chinese, Japanese, and Thai. Photographers can capture pictures of the delicious dishes, which are known for their intricate presentation and vibrant colors. The restaurant also offers a great spot to capture candid shots of diners enjoying their meals. Additionally, the restaurant's bar area can also be a good spot to take a photo of the creative and colorful cocktail.
22. Wisata Kalijodo
Where: Penjaringan, North Jakarta, Indonesia
Wista Kalijodo, or Kalijodo Park, is an urban park that was built after demolishing the red light area within this district. Before the demolition in 2016, Kalijodo was infamous for prostitution, gambling and substance use. These days, Kalijodo is home to one of the largest skate parks in the region and an incredible art mural that was created by ten of Indonesia’s most famous street artists. If you happen to make a visit here, be sure to check out the inspiring mural for yourself.
23. Mother Monster
Where: Jl. M.H. Thamrin No.28-30, RT.9/RW.5, Gondangdia, Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10350, Indonesia
Mother Monster has turned into an Instagram sensation overnight thanks to its pretty pink walls, cactuses and pretty plates. This restaurant-bar-café is a hit at all times of the day: they serve a good coffee in the morning hours, satisfying meals during the day, and transforms into a sinful night spot for cocktails and bar food. Their signature cocktails are served in cute bottles like a type of potion, the mood lighting makes for an edgy photo and they don’t stop at just one design concept. Oh no, they have four very distinct interior design themes that you can experience.
24. Dotto Coffee
Where: Jl. Rajawali Selatan Raya, RT.11/RW.6, Gn. Sahari Utara, Sawah Besar, Jakarta, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10720, Indonesia
A cozy and exclusive café, the intimacy of Dotto Coffee and their unique design have been drawing a crowd. When we say cozy, exclusive, and intimate, we really mean it this time - Dotto has a maximum capacity of 8 seats inside and 2 outside. The color combination of soft pink and clean white is a classic touch and the light wooden tabletops bring a natural feel to the café. But cute features aren’t all that Dotto offers! They have an undeniable sense of hospitality and warmth that can be felt from the moment you step foot inside. Couple that with a deep love of coffee and a punch of character and this might just be the best tiny neighborhood café we have ever seen.
25. Karet Sudirman Bridge
Where: Mayapada Tower 2, RT.4/RW.2, Karet Kuningan, Kecamatan Setiabudi, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia
This instagrammable bridge is a modern structure that connects the city center to the southern part of Jakarta, and offers a great vantage point to capture the beauty of Jakarta's skyline and the surrounding area. Visitors can take in panoramic views of Jakarta from the top of the bridge, which is perfect spot to capture the skyline of Jakarta and the surrounding area. The bridge offers a great view of the Sudirman Central Business District, which is Jakarta's main business and financial district, with its modern and iconic skyscrapers making for a great photographic subject.
Additionally, the bridge also offers a great view of the Karet Bivak area, which is a popular spot for locals to relax and enjoy the greenery, and also a great spot for street photography. Photographers can capture candid shots of locals enjoying the park and the beautiful landscape. The bridge also offers a great view of the Sudirman Street, which is Jakarta's main street and offers a great opportunity for street photography.
Overall, Karet Sudirman Bridge offers a great vantage point to capture the beauty of Jakarta's skyline and the surrounding area, with a mix of modern and natural elements making it a great spot for any photographer to visit.
26. Firenze Gelateria
Where: Ruko Golden 8 blok H No. 2, Jl. Ki Hajar Dewantara, Pakulonan, Serpong, Pakulonan Bar., Klp. Dua, Kota Tangerang Selatan, Banten 15310, Indonesia
Everyone with a self-proclaimed sweet tooth will want a taste of Firenze Gelateria, a local gelato shop that is built to stay a while and pass the time. When the weather is hot and sticky in Jakarta, you can escape the heat and dive into Firenze Gelateria for an icy treat to cool you off. This space is a sea of inviting pink and gold, floral accents, comfy seats, and mouth-watering flavors. For the most Insta-worthy spot in the whole establishment, walk upstairs where you will find a round window overlooking the main road, set up with the added comfort of bean bags to sink into.