Cafe Batavia is a classy, distinguished bar, in one of the most beautiful colonial buildings of Jakarta. A must-do for any tourists or newly arrived expats, it should also provide you with a good opportunity to visit Kota Tua, the historical center of Jakarta.

Nearby buildings include Old Batavia's Townhall and the VOC Governor office which can all be reached by foot. The area is currently being renovated as the government has finally come to realize its cultural importance and, though not much has been done yet, a stroll around the (polluted) canal back to the Stasiun Kota is something I really enjoy.

For those who are bold enough, I advise you to make a stop in Stadium on the way back, as a way to enjoy another monument of Jakarta!

Interesting fact: Churchill was ranked amond the World's best bars in 1996 by Newsweek.
Cafe Batavia
Taman Fatahillah, Kota
Tel.: (62)(21) 691 5531

If you fancy this bar, you might also like Bistro Boulevard (ex-Buddha Bar) (also in an historical building, but more hip and modern) or Lara Djonggrang.

4 comments to '' Café Batavia (Taman Fatahillah, Kota) "

  1. Very good idea if you need a quiet place for a while. Good idea also to stop there if you are visiting Old Batavia area !


  2. This bar cafe is in Kota Tua and a great place to visit! I been there and had a great time walking around and drink in this Cafe!

  3. Is this Cafe Batavia located inside Hotel Batavia?

    1. Do you mean the Hotel Batavia in Kota? It changed name already I think... Café Batavia is not far but it's not in Hotel Batavia...