There’s really much more to a sandwich than two pieces of bread and filling. Most sandwich lovers would agree that making a good sandwich is an art form of its own, where much care is put into taste, texture, and creating the experience of a satisfying meal. Here are some places where you can have the best sandwiches in Jakarta:
1. Kempi Deli $$
Catering to the fast-paced yet discerning consumer, Kempi Deli is a fine-food and delicatessen shop that showcases the strength in homemade produce such as dry pasta, bread, sausages and cold cuts as well sweet temptations. The Deli also caters to foodies who like to just “grab and go” like their gourmet hot and cold sandwiches. Has one of the biggest selection of European bread in town. For any late night cravings, the shop stays open until 10.00pm.
Grand Indonesia Shopping Town
Floor 2 East Mall
Jl. MH Thamrin No. 1, Jakarta
Phone: (021) 23583985
2. Cali Deli $
The Founder of the Cali Deli, Mrs Ching Ching Sumampaow, has been in the hospitality Industry for over 30 years.The idea for her delicious selection of toaster sandwiches and quality coffee and desserts came from her many travels overseas and combines both the taste of the east and west in a unique Indonesian menu. Cali Deli specializes in Vietnamese style sandwiches or Banh Mi, with crunchy baguettes with Asian-inspired fillings like savory prawns and spiced chicken, and the more contemporary smoked beef, chicken pate, and turkey.
Main Outlet, Jl Surabaya No.22, Menteng, Jakarta, p. 021 390 0145. Open Sun-Sat 11am-9pm
Grand Indonesia Mall, Lower Ground, West Mall, Food Hall, Jl. MH Thamrin, Jakarta, p. 021 23580156. Open Sun-Sat 10am-9pm
Plaza Senayan, Basement 1, Hero Supermarket
3. Brown Bag $
This place serves a quite the selection of sandwiches, from the classics to an Indonesian beef rendang version. Brown Bag also serves classic Asian and European lunch favorites, snacks, and breakfast items, as well as coffee and blended drinks.
Menteng Central – Ground Floor, Jl. H.O.S. Cokroaminoto No. 78 – 80,Central Jakarta
Hours: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
4. Union Deli
From the success of Union brasserie, Union Deli was opened to offer a more casual setting and deli style restaurant that initially only offers sandwiches and light bites, though now it also offers pasta, asian favourites, and main courses in addition to their gourmet sandwiches. Must try: the classic house-smoked pastrami, smoked beef brisket, in home-made whole weat bread. Don’t forget to make room for their legendary red velvet cake that stands the test of time!
Grand Indonesia Mall, Lantai Ground, East Mall, Jl. MH Thamrin, Thamrin, Jakarta
Phone: 021 23580476
Great sandwich starts from great slices of bread. And Beau, has some of the best sourdough bread and baguettes you could find in Jakarta. Try their pretty open sandwiches, classic Croque Monsieur or Madam, Reubens, Paninis, etc.