Hey Beach Cafe in Pluit Village
If you’re stuck in Jakarta but wish you were having lunch on the sandy hidden beaches of Bali, Hey Beach Cafe offers a short respite from the bustling city with its coastal theme, complete with cabanas, picnic tables and sand right under your feet.
Located in Pluit Village, a 30-minute drive from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, the cafe is a short distance from several popular tourist destinations such as Waterbom Jakarta or Ancol Dreamland, and shopping complexes such as Emporium Pluit Mall.
Photogenic backdrops for your Instagram pictures
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Hey Beach Cafe mostly draws a student and young adult crowd, and it has been raved about on social media for its unique concept, with many cafe-goers likening their visits here to taking a short trip to the tropical island of Bali.
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You’ll find many photogenic spots to brighten up your Instagram feed as the cafe’s interior and decorations are reminiscent of beach clubs in Bali. Every corner of the cafe is decked out in nature-inspired furniture, which makes for an interesting backdrop for your #OOTD shots.
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Natural sunlight streaks through the thatched cabanas, ensuring that the lighting of your photos is 100% on point.
A selection of Western menu items and tropical fruity desserts
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The cafe offers an extensive western menu of BBQ pork ribs, roasted chicken, pastas, pizzas, and more. Prices range from Rp. 55,000 to Rp. 120,000 (~USD3.81 – USD8.31).
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Desserts such as their Sunny Summer CoCo Ice Cream and Bikini Dragon Smoothie Bowl are quintessential refreshments if you’re at the beach and Hey Beach does not disappoint in their attempt to bring the best beach experience to Jakarta’s city dwellers.
Their vibrant, colorfully decorated desserts are served and presented in hollowed-out tropical fruits such as coconuts and pineapples. Prices for the desserts range from Rp.30,000-Rp.65,000 (~USD2.07 – USD4.49).
Hey Beach, a coastal-themed cafe in Jakarta
Hey Beach will not only offer you a change of tempo from your fast-paced life and a plethora of western dishes and tropical desserts to try, but the cafe’s interior design will serve up aesthetic additions for your social media feed.
The best time to visit the cafe would be in the late afternoon to beat the heat, as it is not air-conditioned.
Address: Jl. Pluit Permai Jl. Pluit Utara Raya No.23, RT.1/RW.4, Pluit, Kec. Penjaringan, Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14450
Opening hours: 10AM-10PM, daily
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Cover image adapted from: @anggatusan and @heybeach.id
This article was produced in collaboration with National Youth Council Singapore‘s Asia-Ready Exposure Programme.