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Friday Finds ☆ Common People Jakarta

February 21, 2013

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It is always such a joy to walk into a new restaurant. Common People popped open at the entrance to Kemang on Kemang Raya. This is a great location because you’re less likely to be stuck in the notorious Kemang traffic. If you think you’re going to be stuck in traffic going into Kemang and you are in no rush, you can even stop by at Common People and grab some drinks or chat with friends.

You walk into Common People and the eclectic interior design with whimsical and modern touch welcomes you. The big bay windows let in the sun light and sitting in the couch by the window makes it feel like you’re sitting outside. It was really nice to sit there and chat with my friends.

The restaurant has smoking and non-smoking seats, but they are all in the same room, so the restaurant feels a bit smoky even in the non-smoking area. That’s very common in Jakarta though. I ordered from the breakfast menu and it was tasty. My friend ordered it, too and we both finished it. The lemonade with mint leaves was refreshing and quenched my thirsty throat. Price wise, I find it average expat oriented prices.

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Common People Kemang18Even a bathroom decoration is pretty. I love checking out bathrooms at restaurants and hotels.

These were displayed in the restaurant. I like their sense of humor.
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You can see this restaurant when you drive into Kemang Raya from Prapanca or driving out from Kemang Raya into Prapanca. It looks very welcoming especially at night when the warm lights are turned on.

Common People
Phone: +62 21 718 1843
Fax: +62 21 718 3417
Facebook commonpeopleJKT
Twitter @commonpeopleJKT

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21 Comments leave one →
  1. February 21, 2013 8:34 pm

    Looks like a great little spot! I’ve driven by a few times. Maybe next time I get stuck in traffic I’ll take a break there!

    • February 21, 2013 8:48 pm

      Knowing you have a great taste and is into decoration, I think you’ll enjoy the ambiance of the restaurant.

  2. February 21, 2013 9:05 pm

    It feels more like walking to a furniture store than a restaurant from the pics, every piece of interior is exquisite!

    • February 22, 2013 2:40 am

      True! They do have really neat furniture that I would love to pick for my own home, too.

  3. February 21, 2013 10:39 pm

    Looks lovely. I ought to visit this place.

    And awesome photos you took! <3

    • February 22, 2013 2:39 am

      Thank you! It’s really a good place to hang out.

  4. Joy permalink
    February 22, 2013 7:19 am

    Great shots! I’m glad I’m not the only one who likes checking out the restrooms at nice restaurants and hotels, lol.

    • February 22, 2013 9:20 pm

      Hahaha, that’s funny. We have something in common! We can critique bathrooms together.

  5. February 22, 2013 1:21 pm

    I’m always attracted to cafes/ restaurants with pendant lighting using bulbs! Cheap but practical :)

    • February 22, 2013 9:19 pm

      Good point! I didn’t pay much attention at first, but now I really like the pendant lighting after you mentioned that!

  6. Heavenwildfleur permalink
    February 23, 2013 2:18 pm

    Oh wow.. What a coincidence, the owner came to my store and bought some scales (which I spy in your beautiful photographs, the green one and a gorgeous wooden one which I see in their f&b page!) and some other items. She said she was decorating her restaurant in Jakarta with them… What a pleasant surprise to see them turn up here! Would love better photos of them so I can repost it on our page!

    • February 23, 2013 10:09 pm

      It’s great to hear from you, Heaven Wild Fleur. I remember you from the Blogging Your Way course in October, 2010. You were my fellow student. It is such a small world that the shop owner shopped at your store! I knew that you and your friends opened a shop in Singapore through Notabilia.

      Is the green scale in this picture?

  7. February 25, 2013 3:14 am

    What a fantastic selection of chairs this place has! I spotted many of my favorites on these pictures :)

    • February 25, 2013 7:37 am

      True! I like that they combine so many pretty chairs instead of having all the same chairs. I do spot many of my favorite chairs, too.

  8. February 26, 2013 8:39 am

    oh my the place is beautiful! i love their menu too, it’s a good break from plain-looking templates

    • February 26, 2013 9:28 am

      Their menu is really cool and cute. The font makes it kind of hard to read though…

  9. Fenny permalink
    May 26, 2013 9:45 am

    Hi Kaho, I’m going there this Tuesday. What would you recommend?

    • May 26, 2013 1:33 pm

      I liked what I ordered, but I can’t remember the name of the dish! I am sorry!! I loved their lime squash. Yum!

    • May 28, 2013 11:09 am

      Hehehe.. that’s all right.
      I ordered Nasi Bali which was ok and jalapeno cheese croquette with honey mustard dip. I love the their croquette the most, perfectly cheesy and the dipping sauce was slightly sweet and sour.. yummmeeh.

  10. July 18, 2013 11:26 pm

    Beautiful pictures!
    Although I don’t find the food remarkable. Is it why I don’t see many food shots here? =p

    • July 18, 2013 11:30 pm

      Thanks! I only went there twice during my time. I had a breakfast dish. I thought it was good, but not remarkable like you said. Their lemon squash was thirst quenching and I loved it! I find that dining experience in Jakarta is often very good, but not remarkable. What makes it so special to dine out in Jakarta, though, is the detailed thoughts put into their interior design. There are so many amazing places.

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