Huize Trivelli a Charming Taste of Old Dutch Jakarta
For seven+ years I've enjoyed Huize-Trivelli's Dutch-Indo cuisine and ambience. It's moved twice but all three locations have been in Jakarta's Tanah Abang area. Family photos and furnishings from the 1910s to the early 1960s decorate the fan-cooled interior while Dutch-Indo recordings of similar vintage fill the airwaves. Simple menus and old-photo place mats are used for breakfast, lunch, or dinner (the resto operates morning/afternoon early in the week, afternoon/evening later in the week). The food is fresh and always well-prepared; I recently indulged in chateaubriand while my girlfriend tried the beef stroganoff... the generous portions included veggies, salad, & potatoes and we also ordered two different soups plus bottled water and the house specialty beverage bier pletok. The total for both of us (not including tip) was about $25 US Dollars... unbeatable! And the resto will call a taxi for you if wish. Most-recommended... A JAKARTA MUST SEE!
01 Nov 2016
Old Dutch Ambiance
This restaurant (according to the staff) was only founded 7 years ago, but the owner set it up with very thick Old Dutch ambiance, with a lot of photos about old Jakarta (Batavia) and Indonesia during the Dutch occupation. The food was decent, many of which has strong Dutch influence, but the ambiance was good, and it brings people to the Tempo Doeloe feeling. This is probably the last restaurant with this kind of ambiance. Before it closed, Art & Curio in Cikini also offered similar feeling to the guests. The price is quite reasonable and the portion also proper. It also has old style bakeries, but when we arrived there at around 7 PM, the bakeries are already closed. Will be interested to come back to try the bakery products.
25 Oct 2016
Loved the tempo doeloe ambience
The interior and atmosphere was well arranged. It definitely reminded me of being Indonesian. We ordered ayam rempah (rice and side dishes included), bistik lidah, poffertjes, and kopi tubruk. I loved that the taste was homy and reminded me of my childhood. I won't go here on a daily basis, well... Because the price wasn't too friendly. However, I'd recommend going here if you wanted a quiet time to reminisce about old times.
18 Sep 2016
Jl Ciujung No.36, Jakarta, Indonesia