Monolog – Plaza Senayan, Jakarta

Monolog is a long-standing cafe in Jakarta serving great homebrew coffee and all-day scrumptious breakfast. It has been able to withstand the continuously shifting trends in Jakarta.

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Aside from their fine coffee roasters, they also offer a list of crowd-pleasing breakfast, brunch, and comfort food. One of my favorite food are desserts and brunch menus. After reading a lot of excellent reviews, I didn’t think twice to make a visit to Monolog.

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Monolog is located in between the parking space at Plaza Senayan, where other fine restaurants are also lined up side-by-side and face-to-face with each other. It is decorated with a chic, European-style alleyway. Couples, families, and expatriates coming from diverse backgrounds came to enjoy the good food and ambiance.

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Everything was detailed exactly to my liking, with details of antique toys and figurines, it was a very pleasant sight to behold.

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Flat White – IDR34,000++

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Flat White – IDR34,000++

For beginners, you should definitely try their Flat White. You could definitely taste the coffee, but it was very soft and more milky than coffee.

Cappuccino – IDR34,000++

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Cappuccino – IDR34,000++

I loved the aroma of Monolog’s coffee. It was distinct yet not overpowering. It tastes smooth and the balance was just right. They have a slightly bitter aftertaste which is exactly to my liking.

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I loovee the detail in their coffee cup! Simple and classic!

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Croque madame Tartine – IDR98,000++

A classic brunch/breakfast choice, Croque madame tartine is a grilled chicken ham tartine served with monolog’s special salad topped with sunny-side-up eggs.

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It was a very simple croque madame, but it’s definitely very appetizing. The bread was grilled to perfection, crispy and savory. There were generous ham topped with mozarella cheese. Yummy! The only thing I would change is the slightly overcooked sunny-side-up eggs.

Smoked Salmon, Poached Eggs & Potato Rosti – IDR90,000++

Another classic choice! Served with fresh avocado slices, sour cream, and roasted cherry tomatoes & capers, it’s a perfectly balanced breakfast/brunch menu.

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Smoked Salmon, Poached Eggs & Potato Rosti – IDR90,000++
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Smoked Salmon, Poached Eggs & Potato Rosti – IDR90,000++

The smoked salmon was a bit salty, giving the whole dish a very nice kick and balance as everything else served was rather bland. It’s very nice because none of the ingredients compete but compliment each other.

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Smoked Salmon, Poached Eggs & Potato Rosti – IDR90,000++

The potato rosti was also very nice and thick, crispy and savory. A bit too oily for my taste but it was still acceptable. I just hoped that I’d be able to see a runny egg yolk the next time I sliced through their poached eggs though..

Red Velvet Doughnut – IDR28,000++

It was my friend who really craved for this doughnut the minute we were seated inside. It doesn’t really peaked my interest because I thought it was a mere doughnut. Then I was proven wrong.

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Red Velvet Doughnut – IDR28,000++

I loooovveeeeeddd their doughnut! It was dense but slightly airy. The cream cheese on top was generous and absolutely divine! Very well-balanced with a slight tangy & lemony flavor in the cream cheese. I am glad we finally made the decision to order this one!

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Red Velvet Doughnut – IDR28,000++
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Red Velvet Doughnut – IDR28,000++

Classic Cheesecake

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Classic Cheesecake

I am a huge cheesecake lover so I really look forward to this dessert. I was rather disappointed especially after having my hopes high eating the red velvet doughnut. It wasn’t bad, but the cheesecake was not as soft and creamy as I hoped it would be. However, it was still a slice of cheesecake so I can’t bring myself to leave it uneaten.

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Classic Cheesecake
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Classic Cheesecake

Overall the food was delicious, the ambiance was nice, service was very friendly, and portion & price was just right. The coffee was nice and not that expensive too!20160917133922_small

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I would definitely come and try more of their brunch menu, or just grab a quick cup of coffee when I am around.

Monolog Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Plaza Senayan, Lantai Ground, Jl. Asia Afrika, Senayan, Jakarta

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