MAPLE AND OAK JAKARTA06.47.00
Maple and Oak, doesn't Maple and Oak sounds like a convincing place to have brunch at? I have been anticipating the opening for quite some time, so when I heard they finally opened its door for public a few days ago, I wasted no time to come on the early days of the opening and had a lovely brunch here with my sister, more importantly, I came to support my friend aka the famous chef Odie Djamil who heads this little brunch retreat in Menteng.
Talking about brunch, it really is a growing trend in Jakarta's F&B scene at the moment. Being a die hard fan of Australia brunch food, I kinda need more of them to open Australian inspired brunch places in town because honestly Jakarta is lacking good brunch spots, but anyway I have been eyeing on the places I went to for the last two months, and I must admit lately the new restaurants have not been disappointing for me, they're either good or very good.
Maple and Oak is located at de Ritz building Menteng (yes the same as Por Que No), literally at the entrance of the building and easily noticable from the green plants surrounding the al-fresco area of the restaurant. Area wise, Maple and Oak is not exactly spacious, neither it's small, but with the good eye and sense of Dara Setyohadi, the place is transformed to this simple, fun and homey brunch spot with a little industrial vibe to the design. The restaurant opens at 7 AM daily catering earlybirds who happen to be around the area that morning craving for a caffeine boost, and kitchen starts operating at 9 AM daily.
The al-fresco area is dedicated for smoking guests, and those so-called Instagrammers who are constantly in need of better daylight for the photos.
They occupy Simonelli to produce the espresso. I had the espresso alone and it was pretty bold, sweet and acid. Not sure what the blend was I did not ask.
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De Ritz Building
Jalan HOS. Cokroaminoto No. 91, Menteng
Menteng, Jakarta Pusat 10350
021 - 3906 757
Weekdays: 7 AM-9 PM
Weekends: 7 AM-8 PMAverage spending for two: IDR 300k for two
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