Affordable yet Fancy Modern Warteg in Jakarta

Near the end of the month and your pocket is too tight to spend those fancy dishes, but you’re still willing to socialize over decent spots in town. Why not stopping by to local modern warteg? There you’ll find casual, down-to-earth local fares. Now there’s so many modern and contemporary warteg that are ready take you to a delicious home-cooked dish. Despite the affordable prices, the atmosphere they offer is really humbly convenient. To make it even more comfortable, the place is mostly equipped with Wi-Fi and semi-private rooms to fulfill your urban needs.




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Get ready to be welcomed with the oldies green walls and a humble atmosphere you see every day on local wartegs, Wahteg lives up to its name by accentuating the concept of modern warteg. Seeing where Wahteg is located, there’s no surprise the place is mostly packed with college students, employees, and locals who live and work in the surrounding area. Over 20 local fares are ready to serve daily and some change daily, one of the many reasons why loyal visitors keep coming back.


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Price : ± IDR 30K/ Person

When : Monday – Sunday 11:00 – 22:00

Where : Jl. Tanjung Duren Raya No. 89 B, Tanjung Duren

IG : @wahteg_id






With its down-to-earth design house, decked out in turquoise and yellow paint, it’s not hard to notice Alkisah when passing through. Enjoy their homey indoor and backyard atmosphere that allows plenty of natural light to come through. When you go inside, Alkisah is constructed to recreate nostalgic childhood memories by placing shelves of action figures, board games, and even an arcade machine in the corner. Don’t forget to check their rotated regular menu as they update it on Instagram daily, or you can suggest sampling special menus such as the ever-healthier noodle Mie Shirataki, Nasi Ayam Gandum, Nasi Campur Jawa, and Nasi Langgi.



Price : ± IDR 40K/ Person

When : Monday – Saturday 11:00 – 20:00

Where : Jl. Guru Mughni No 55, Karet

IG : @alkisah.rasa



Piring Nasi



Piring Nasi is located in the heart of Kelapa Gading area in North Jakarta. What makes this place so unique is the rice-field terrace inspired seat to unwind your hustle and bustle.  It has decent food and most of them are spicy dishes. But if you’re not too eager to anything spicy, their quick sell-out Dendeng Sapi Serundeng and Ayam Kemangi are really worth trying for, it’s so amazing. The self-service method they implement, make guests can scoop the dishes by themselves and clear up the table after finished.


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Price : ± IDR 40K/ Person

When : Monday – Saturday 08:00 – 19:00

Where : Jl. Boulevard Barat Blok LC 7 No. 31, Kelapa Gading

IG : @piringnasi_id



Ruma Eatery



Hidden gem in Petogogan, Kebayoran Baru area, Ruma Eatery serve homey comfort food, they essentially offers a wholesome experience to what modern warteg is all about. The high ceiling and tall windows ray over the rustic brick wall, it surely gives a very warm welcome to hungry eaters. If you are lost at what to order, some recommendations include Nasi Daun Jeruk, Daging Cabe Ijo, Ikan Cakalang Mercon, Empal Manise, and Ayam Kuluyuk, it’s taste so so good!


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Price : ± IDR 50K/ Person

When : Monday – Sunday 09:00 – 21:00

Where : Jl. Cipaku I No. 16, Petogogan, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta

IG : @rumaeatery



Serasa Coffeetaria



Surrounded by the residential area of Kebayoran Baru, it’s still attracting a flock of customers even on sleepy weekday afternoons. It’s not hard to see why, though. The floor-to-ceiling unit is casual yet chic. The café is decorated with potted plants dangling from its ceiling and shelves, which double up as good photo spots and if you take a closer look, you’ll be mesmerized with their rustic vibes. Be sure to taste their signature Cumi Hitam, Ayam Garlic Aisyah, Mie Ayam, Pempek and if you’re want to take an afternoon break, their assorted cakes and coffee are perfect to acompany you.



Price : ± IDR 50K/ Person

When :

Monday – Saturday 11:00 – 18:00

Sunday 08:00 – 17:00

Where : Jl. Cibulan Raya No. 17A, Senopati

IG : @serasacoffeetaria



Sajian Masakan Indonesia



Nestled in a very prestigious of Jl. Gunawarman where high-end dining spots lined. You are greeted with all shiny, modern, and sleek design. The spot may not too spacious but can be still a perfect place to enjoy with companies.



Price : ± IDR 55K/ Person

When : Monday – Sunday 07:30 – 24:00

Where : Jl. Gunawarman No. 30, Senopati

IG : @sajianmasakanindonesia

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