Working class buffet, the local way
A warteg (Javanese self-service tavern) is where locals come to eat comfort food for breakfast, lunch and dinner at affordable prices. Pick your favourite dishes and calculate the price later. Expect to spend around Rp. 25,000 here.
A local legend
Warteg Gang Mangga is one of the most legendary wartegs in Jakarta. Open 24/7, over 50 (!) dishes made with fresh ingredients are on offer. The place is always packed with both locals and curious travellers.
Love it or hate it
Try the sambal pete (stink bean chilli paste) here; it offers a crunchy texture with a unique but 'controversial' taste that you’ll either love or hate.