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Friday Finds ☆ Authentique French Bakery ☆ Kemang Jakarta

February 15, 2013

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There is a cute French bakery just opened in Kemang at the end of 2012 which is owned by a French lady, Sophie. It is called Authentique. The name as you can see from the word means “authentic” and is spelled in French. I know Sophie since she used to own a French crèche (daycare) where my middle daughter went for almost a year. Unfortunately, this daycare is now closed. It was my Japanese friend who told me that our kids’ former French daycare teacher opened up a little French bakery in Kemang. She told me that the interior of the bakery is just like a boulangerie (bakery) in Paris. It is, indeed, very cute and feels like you are somewhere in France.

I loved Authentique’s madeleine (small almond shape cake) and pain au chocolat. They were delicious! I’m no French, but I think their pain au chocolat is probably the closest you can get to the one you find in France.




If you are curious about the crèche that Sophie used to own and my daughter went, here are some posts. It’s too bad that this daycare does no longer exist.
Our Baby Started School
Parenting & Transition
My Princess Jasmine and Her Day Care in Jakarta

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I hope you’ll go and experience the authentic French bakery in Jakarta!!

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Have you been to a little shopping area of Kemang near Hero Kemang? I love this narrow street with many neat mom-and-pop shops and flower vendors all lined up cosily and this street leads up to a small shopping center of Kemang which hosts Hero Kemang.

Jl. Kemang Selatan I-20C
Kemang, Jakarta
Phone: (021)7180011


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21 Comments leave one →
  1. Joy permalink
    February 15, 2013 8:06 am

    So charming…love all the details in the decor, and indeed looks authentique!

    • February 15, 2013 11:38 am

      It is a charming place. So are other stores in the area. Good place to walk around.

  2. February 15, 2013 12:15 pm

    It looks lovely!

    Thank you for sharing a lot of Jakarta-related things. Your blog is one of my staples (I’m a newbie here).

    • February 15, 2013 7:05 pm

      Yay! Thank you for your kind words! Your comment means a lot to me.

  3. February 15, 2013 12:52 pm

    Wow, this looks amazing!! Sad that the Creche was closed :(

    • February 15, 2013 7:04 pm

      Right? I was bummed about that because my middle child still remembers and I can’t show her where she went…

  4. February 16, 2013 4:47 am

    Yum! So when are we doing coffee and pain au choc???? I’ve seen it, but I’m always rushing by. I will have to stop by next time!

    • February 17, 2013 5:59 am

      I’m always up for pastries, Ana! That’s actually a good location for a meet up, isn’t it? Sophie’s also opening a new cafe in the near future. That might be a good meet-up for us!

  5. February 17, 2013 2:41 am

    mmm, those madeleines looked fresh and bouncy! I always buy them here, expensive as it is imported but they make good ‘sponges’ (soaking up) dip into my English Breakfast tea :)

    • February 17, 2013 5:59 am

      They are bouncy and fresh! Wish you lived in Jakarta!

  6. February 17, 2013 8:45 am

    wow those are really stunning photos! and it’s made of bread! i never thought they were photogenic until i saw your photos

    • February 17, 2013 10:11 am

      Thanks for your kind words!

  7. February 23, 2013 1:50 am

    We saw your post and just visited Authentique, amazing pain au chocolat and the Madeleines are lovely! Thank you!

    • February 23, 2013 2:54 am

      I’m so glad to hear that! Thanks!!

  8. Ike permalink
    March 24, 2013 7:22 pm

    Thanks for the info, I live in central Jakarta while this bakery in south jakarta. It’s kind of taking an effort to go to this place with traffic jam and everything. But this place is worth to try, to taste the original french bakery.

    • March 24, 2013 9:16 pm

      I wish it was easier to access Kemang because it has so much to offer, and it’s really cool! If it rains, forget about going into Kemang… The best time to get there is in the morning after school drop off time or during a summer vacation after many expats have left to travel. It’s like a different city.

  9. Barbara permalink
    May 20, 2013 2:45 am

    Went to visit Authentique and was not disappointed at all! The madeleines are exquisite and the array of offerings is really mouth-watering. Will definitely visit again. Thanks for sharings Kaho!

    • May 20, 2013 6:07 am

      Thanks, Barbara! I’m glad to hear that from you!


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