The People’s Cafe at Setiabudi One Jakarta

November 19th, 2016. One fine day. I walked to Setiabudi One. Yes, I had an event at the day. One of Ismaya’s restaurant. Introducing new menus. I wonder. Hmm.. Since they changed their name *previously known as Ismaya’s Catering*, I never tried their food properly. I asked them, “Can I bring my 2 friends? *they’re available that saturday*” And they said yes. Well, some place sometimes limited us with the “valid only for 1” invitation. But Ismaya is one of the best hosts. They welcome everybody. So, I brought Gaby and Vrila at the day. The People’s Cafe.


The place is very lovely. Since they opened in Setiabudi One, I always wanted to come but I didn’t wanna come in alone. They opened early, like 8am everyday. They have smoking and non-smoking area. At the time, I came early so I could take pictures first. By the way, they have Djournal Coffee stall there inside the place. So you can order some drinks from Djournal at The People’s Cafe.

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Es Sirsak 32k

Nata de coco, young coconut, sour sop, atap seed & shaved ice.

Turns out, it’s their signature menu. They was surprised that I haven’t tried this hahaha. Well, it’s my first time having lunch there. So of course I never tried their “es sirsak.” It’s really delicious. Fresh, sweet and addictive.


The People’s Coffee 40k

Vietnamese coffee served with everything you need on the side, to mix it the way you like it. Hot or cold – the freedom to choose is yours.

It’s Gaby’s order. I tried a sip and I agreed with Gaby and Vrila. Worth the price.

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Starting November 21st, 2016, The People’s Cafe launched new menus with affordable price inspired by their Global Street Food concept. From breakfast menu to main course menu. Total: 17 menus. OMG! No rambling needed, let’s start!


Clear Chicken Soup 32k

Chicken, carrot, potato & macaroni in chicken broth.

Typical chicken soup. If you’re not well, just order this one and let the soup make you fit again. I remember mom’s chicken soup. Miss you mom. *sobbing*


Thai Chicken Salad 45k

Green salad topped with minced chicken & spicy homemade Thai dressing.

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K-wings 45k

5 pieces of chicken wings drenched in Korean sauce.

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Thai-style Chicken 55k

Thin crust pizza with minced chicken in Thai style sauce.


Meat Me 55k

Thin crust pizza with chicken sausage, chicken-shrimp fusion meat, and chicken ham.

Love the combination of chicken sausage, chicken-shrimp and chicken ham. Generous topping!



Nasi Bakar Cakalang 50k

Grilled rice wrapped in banana leaves, filled with smoked tuna & spicy chili.

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Nasi Uduk Rendang Sapi 60k

Indonesian style steamed rice cooked in coconut milk. Served with rendang beef, sweet soy egg, stir fried tempeh & tofu, fried glass noodle crackers & lalapan.

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Salted Egg Chicken 45k

Chunks of deep fried battered chicken coated with salted egg yolk sauce & fragrant curry leaves. Served with rice & a sunny side up egg.

They should call it Bowl of Heaven instead of salted egg chicken hahahaha.. The chicken coated with salted egg yolk sauce was a good idea. Served it with rice and sunny-side-up egg was brilliant! It’s very well-seasoned. Perfect! Most recommended! The salted egg yolk sauce was beyond compare!

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Mie Bakso Spesial 42k

Meatballs soup with stuffed tofu, homemade wonton, glass noodle & egg noodles.

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Mie Ireng Dori 48k

Charcoal infused noodles with fried dory, topped with spicy sambal.

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Classic Fish & Chips 55k

Fried battered dory served with french fries & tartar sauce.

Tender dory with crunchy french fries. Dip it to the tartar sauce. What a perfect dish to accompanying your meeting or chitchatting with your lovely ones.



Bubur Ayam Kota 35k

Warm rice porridge topped with fried shredded chicken, shallots, peanuts & served with crackers.

My favourite! And fun fact: Vrila never liked porridge, but she said this was DELICIOUS! I was very happy, I told Kikky and Shalita about it. And they were so happy, just like me. Well, it’s not important, of course. I just wanna share the story hahahaha.. Well, the texture of the porridge was perfect. Just perfect for my palate. Tasted so good. Recommended!


Nasi Mawut T.P.C. 38k

White rice mixed with seaweed, topped with green noodles, minced chicken in green chili sauce & a sunny side up egg. Garnished with  sliced chilies, carrots & spring onion.

What an outstanding dish. Rice with noodles with egg. Just imagining the words, make me drooling. Mawut means messy. So, you need to mix the rice and noodles and egg, like a messy dish. I think I will order it next time I go to TPC.

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Roti Bakar Komplit 32k

Toasted bread with banana, hazelnut chocolate, coconut, peanut & mozzarella cheese.

Delightful combination. Everything with hazelnut chocolate and mozzarella cheese was definitely delicious. The toasted bread was also delicious with crispy texture. Love it.


Roti Bakar Telor Kornet 35k

Toasted bread with corned beef, egg & cheese.

Super recommended. The creamy corned beef with egg and cheese. It’s really good to eat this in the morning. Sitting in the corner, munching this roti bakar, while finishing my blog on my laptop. Heaven.

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The Big Breakfast 55k

2 eggs of your choice (scrambled/omelette/sunny-side-up/boiled egg), salad, beef sausage, chicken ham & sauteed potato.

Love the omelette and beef sausage. Really a big breakfast for me. I didn’t try the chicken ham and sauteed potato. Well, must be back again to order this one. Wait for me!!!


Mie Godog Jawa 38k

Boiled egg noodle soup with shredded chicken, egg, cabbage, tomatoes, green chilies, candlenuts, garlic & spring onion. Sprinkled with fried shallots.


I didn’t try all the food. Sorry. It’s just too much for my tummy. But, I can tell you right now, Bubur Ayam Kota and Salted Egg Chicken will always be my favourite. LOL. Thank you The People’s Cafe for the generous dishes. Will be back real soon!

The People’s Cafe
Setiabudi One Ground Floor
Jl. HR Rasuna Said Kav. 62
Setiabudi, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 5210301
IG: @thepeoplescafe