Matahari Cafe 


Dibyo Kasiyadi, a former cruise worker from Jakarta, named his small, new spot for the Dutch dancer Mata Hari, who was executed for espionage during World War I. Indonesian cruise ship workers (and hotel staffers from The Setai) frequent Matahari for the nasi rames (combination rice platter). Most of the crewmen are from the island of Bali, and a Balinese specialty called lawar is also a draw. The rice table consists of a molded mound of steamed rice circled by achar (carrot and cucumber pickle), oseng-oseng (stir-fried veggies with black bean paste), a hard-cooked, curried egg, beef rending (cooked in coconut milk and spices), a beef fritter in egg batter and shrimp crackers.


  • Yes
  • Asian
  • Indoor
  • Lunch
  • Hushed
  • Yes

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