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12 New and Trendy Rooftop Cafes in Jakarta for Epic City Views and Fresh Air

12 New and Trendy Rooftop Cafes in Jakarta for Epic City Views and Fresh Air

The cafe scene in Jakarta is pretty well-known, in fact, the city is packed with a bunch of unique-themed eateries but did you know that some of the most spectacular ones are hidden on top of the highest buildings?

These rooftop cafes and restaurants in Jakarta will make you feel like you’re on top of the world, seriously!!

1. Langit Seduh Coffee

Photos by: @rinaamei, @citraocti, @langitseduh on Instagram

Langit Seduh Coffee

Price: Mains from Rp. 50,000 / Drinks from Rp. 20,000
Address: Jl. Taman Kebon Sirih 1 No.3, RT.10/RW.10, Kp. Bali, Kecamatan Tanah Abang, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10250, Indonesia (Map)
Contact: +62 812 1249 4839
Opening Hours: Daily from 5pm to midnight

2. Sudoet Tjerita

And they’re actually an all vegan brand – so no egg and milk used here, nor artificial flavourings or colourings. Choose from over 20 different flavours such as Almond Brittle Fudge, Keto Avocado Coconut or Pandan Gula Melaka!

Kind Kones

Price: From SGD 4.90
Address: B1-27, Forum The Shopping Mall, 583 Orchard Rd, 238884 (Map)
Contact: +65 90108557, +65 9152 8855
Opening Hours: Daily from 10 AM to 10 PM

3. Serving small, handcrafted batches made daily: Little Damage

After years of popularity on home shores in LA, California, the guys behind these special soft serves decided to open up a second shop – right here in Singapore! 

Photos: @littledamage.sg on Instagram


Sure, we’ve tried charcoal ice-cream, but how about activated charcoal cones made right there fresh, just before eating?! Famous for their cones, their bright ice-cream flavours use local ingredients and are rotated seasonally – and they ensure that there’s always one vegan option.

Little Damage

Price: From SGD 7
Address: 2 Haji Lane, Singapore 189195 (Map)
Contact: +65 6291 4041
Opening Hours: Wednesday to Saturday from 1 PM to 10 PM; Sundays from 11:30 AM to 10 PM (Closed on Monday & Tuesday)

4. Frozen smoothie pints in zesty flavours: The Juju Bar

As a world in general we seem to be becoming more aware of what we put into our bodies, and how it also impacts our earth, right? Both dairy-free and vegan-friendly, order yourself one of these divine frozen smoothie pints, serving you all the goodness of 100% whole fruits – making them completely refined sugar-free too! 

Photos: @thejujubar, @tiffanyjhns on Instagram


We love that these are labelled as frozen smoothies (still served in an ice-cream tub) and you’ll find the likes of acai, black sesame, dragon fruit and matcha on the menu. Do try their new Houjicha flavour made from pure hōjicha powder, tofu, aot, coconut milk and medjool dates.

The Juju Bar

Price: From SGD 15
Address: 1 Cluny Road #01-K1 Bukit Timah Visitor’s Services Kiosk Singapore 259569 (Map)
Contact: +65 9389 2042
Opening Hours: Daily from 9 AM to 5 PM

5. White Chrysanthemum or Spiced Pear gelato anyone?: Birds of Paradise

This is where all your gelato boutique dreams come true and you may just feel as if you’re savouring a scoop of the creamy deliciousness from Italy itself. 

Photos: @bopgetato, @oonshuan on Instagram


So what makes them extraordinary? They’re inspired – and so are all of their ice cream flavours – by botanical ingredients found in mother nature…and they’re served in scrumptious Thyme cone wafers.

Birds of Paradise (Changi Airport)

Price: From SGD 17
Address: 78 Airport Blvd., #01-214 215/216, Singapore 819666 (Map)
Contact: +65 9757 9892
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 12 – 10 PM (Closed on Mondays) 

6. For unique flavour combinations: Apiary

This is what artisanal ice-cream is all about and if you’re bored with the mundane flavours found at every other gelato shop in town… You’re going to want to pay Apiary a visit (there are two branches in the city!). 

Photos: @apiary.sg, @iam.sohungry on Instagram


The flavours here are unique and handcrafted, such as their signature Apiary flavour made from Wildflower honey ice cream and with cocoa nibs, or try the Blue Milk, infused with Blue Pea flowers and Himalayan pink salt.

Apiary (Nilu Store)

Price: From SGD 4.20 
Address: 84 Neil Rd, Singapore 088844  (Map)
Contact: +65 6493 7273
Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday from 12 – 10 PM; Friday to Saturday from 12 – 11 PM

7. Authentic, creamy gelato, just the way it should be: Creamier

If you couldn’t be fussed by all the fancy ice-cream found these days and are just on the hunt for some good traditional gelato, step through these doors and have yourself a scoop (or two) of extra creamy, handcrafted ice cream. 

Photos: 小王Daily, @creamier_sg, @benji_hsu on Instagram


But it’s not just chocolate, strawberry and vanilla on their menus, we recommend trying their Thai Milk or Earl Grey Lavender flavours! They also craft limited-edition flavours that are inspired by the different seasons.

Creamier (Tiong Bahru Store)

Price: From SGD 12.90
Address: 78 Yong Siak St, #01-18,Singapore 163078 (Map)
Contact: +65 6221 1076
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sun from 12 – 10 PM (Closed on Mondays) 

8. Smores’, Horlicks, Cheese Cracker, yup, these are ice-cream flavours here: Merely

There can be nothing worse than walking into a creamery only to find a few ordinary flavours – hey, some of us take our gelato very seriously! 

Photos by Merely ice cream

No need to fret at Merely as they certainly aren’t short of ice-cream flavours. There are flavours for everyone including flavours with a little naughty touch of booze in the ice-cream (try their Bailey’s Coffee or Chocolate Stout flavour which contain alcohol).

Merely (Cotai Building Store)

Price: From SGD 12
Address: 91 Bencoolen Street #01-13 Sunshine Plaza, Opposite NAFA Campus, 189652 (Map)
Contact: +65 8874 5760
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday from 12 – 10 PM; Friday to Saturday from 12 – 10:30 PM (Closed on Sundays)

9. For flavours that keep up to date with the latest trends: Sweet Cheeks

Do you love a bit of texture in your dessert? Handcrafted into small batches that are churned every day, you’ll only find the freshest of ingredients here. That includes actual pieces of ingredients still in your ice-cream, from toasted cereal to honeycomb, lemon curd and cinnamon brown bread…

Photos: @sweetcheeks.sg on Instagram


And it seems they take their sweet stuff seriously, staying on-trend with newest dessert fads, including Cereal Milk flavoured ice-cream, first made famous by Christina Tosi of Milk Bar.

Sweet Cheeks Gelato (Ang Mo Kio Store)

Price: From SGD 15
Address: 529 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, #01-2353 Singapore 560529  (Map)
Opening Hours: Friday to Saturday from 12 PM to 1 AM (Closed on Sunday and Thursday)

10. Premium ice-cream flavours from around the world: Gelato Labo

Wow – we wouldn’t be totally surprised if you hadn’t heard of some of the ingredients listed in the different flavours available here. And they offer both gelato as well as sorbet options. 

Photos: @gelatolabo on Instagram


Are you a fan of both sweet and savoury in your dessert? Test out the Sakura Smoke, Artichoke and Pear Compote pairing from their gourmet flavour range. For something not as extravagant you’ll love the Colombian Cold Brew & Cookie Butter flavour.

Gelato Labo

Price: From SGD 18 
Address: 18 Mohamed Sultan Road 01-01,S238967 (Map)
Contact: +65 8831 3078
Opening Hours: Wednesday to Monday from 1 – 10 PM (Closed on Tuesdays)

11. Ice Cream that defies gravity!: EMMA Softserve Icecream

Yup, you did read that sentence correctly and for real… When ordering a cone of their swirly-whirly softserve, if you turn it upside down the ice cream doesn’t run – or fall completely upside down on the floor in front of you! 

Photos: @geekyelephant, @spadely, @nattylifts on Instagram


A product of Japan – naturally – they’re served in dark black cones and you can choose from matcha, caramel, chocolate and strawberry.

EMMA Softserve Icecream

Price: From SGD 3.90
Address: 68 Orchard Rd, #B2-45, Singapore 238839 (Map)
Contact: +65 6443 1727
Opening Hours: Daily from 11 AM to 9:30 PM

12. With over 27 flavours to choose from that change seasonally: Tom’s Palette

Talk about fancy shmancy, if you’re a foodie that appreciates an incredible dessert you’ve got to pay this artisanal creamery a visit. 

Photos by Tom’s Palette


Serving traditional cones and tubs, they also offer an ice cream experience with their teaffogatos – a homemade brown sugar blondie cup, with a scoop of gelato on top and served with cold brew tea. And do try one of their signatures – either their Salted Egg or Yuzu flavour, you can’t go wrong!

Tom’s Palette

Price: From SGD 4
Address: 51 Middle Rd, #01-01, Singapore 188959 (Map)
Contact: +65 6977 9749
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday from 2 – 9:30 PM; Friday to Saturday from 12 – 10 PM; Sundays from 1 – 7 PM

13. Almost too pretty to eat: Momolato

Whether you’re vegan, are on a Keto diet, or have a stomach of steel that can handle anything, this ice cream spot serves up all types gelatos, so everyone in the group will be satisfied.

Photos: @misskueh_elizabeth, @darr3n0ng, @sherbakes on Instagram


Do order one of their beautiful Popsicles coated with real pieces of fruit, or try one of their Merlion-shaped sticks including a Keto Black Yuzu Lemon sorbet option or Hokkaido Milk with Strawberries. And their actual gelato flavours are just as interesting!


Price: From SGD 4.90
Address: 34 haji Lane S189227 (Map)
Contact: +65 9679 7268
Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday from 12 – 11 PM; Friday to Saturday from 12 PM to 2 AM

14. Buy two get one free: Chapter 55

At any truly authentic Italian restaurant what do you naturally expect to find? Gelato of course, and when a bistro serves the stuff that’s so good it’s worth just heading there for dessert (or a takeaway pint of it).

Photos: @y_lyn, @alanshiguohua, @erina_yamaga_singapore on Instagram


For the proper traditional tastes and textures, any one of their flavours will do the trick, and although not an overly extensive range, you’ll discover both classic and more modern twists, from Gummy Bear to Mint Chocolate Chip.

Chapter 55

Price: From SGD 14.80
Address: Block 55 HDB Tiong Bahru (Map)
Contact: +65 6221 2219
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday from 11:30 AM to 3 PM, 5:30 – 10:30 PM; Saturdays from 11:30 AM to 10:30 PM; Sundays from 11:30 AM  to 10 PM

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