Popular cafe entices with relaxed all-day dining, superb wine selection & refreshing beverages

social house jakarta

May 15th, 2014


One of Jakarta’s trendiest dining spots, Social House has been a favourite haunt of Jakarta’s smart set since its opening in 2008.  Strategically located on the first floor of the prestigious Grand Indonesia Mall in the heart of downtown Jakarta, Social House offers a multifaceted dining and social experience with an expansive open space layout that seamlessly combines cafe dining, lounge and bar, sushi bar, open kitchen, VIP private kitchen & dining room, several semi-private dining spaces, and a well-provisioned wine store. Overlooking the iconic Hotel Indonesia roundabout, an open-air terrace across the facade is a popular hangout spot for evening drinks. Stylish yet thoroughly unpretentious- Social House is characterised by its laid back atmosphere for casual and convivial all-day dining, drinking and socialising.

Social House was conceived and is operated by the renowned Ismaya Group- the team behind a number of Jakarta’s widely celebrated dining and nightlife venues- such as SKYE, Dragonfly, and Blowfish.  Social House continues to attract a loyal clientele with its good honest food and chic design- complemented with a thoroughly unpretentious and friendly service attitude.

Social House opens daily from 8:00 am for breakfast, and remains open until 01:00 am. Visit the Social House Facebook Page for updates on regular special events and promotions.

See also February 2012 review article

Social House interior

Designed by local architect Willis Kusuma, the interior of Social House embraces a casual and comforting aesthetic. Unfinished teak timber is widely deployed for the flooring, wall panelling and furniture to create a natural, understated yet chic decor. Combining simplicity with idiosyncratic design elements, the expansive open-plan space of over 1,000 sq m exudes a bright and airy atmosphere during the day, transforming into a warm and inviting demeanor in the evenings.

Social House food

A cleverly balanced menu offers a broad selection of wholesome comfort dishes- updated with contemporary interpretations and presentation. Diners are spoiled for choice- dishes range from the homely all-day breakfast menu, plus an inviting selection of Asian and Western dishes that include pastas, pizza, sushi & sashimi, special set menus, and the hearty weekend brunches.

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    Chorizo croquettes served with spicy red pepper aioli.
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    Spanish style, pan seared seabass fillet with marinated roasted paprika, sautéed chorizo and creamy mash potato.
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    Iga bakar sambal idjo, grilled beef ribs with green chili
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    Belgian Waffles, topped with tropical fruits, honey orange and cram cheese

Social House cocktails

A well-balanced beverage list offers patrons a wide choice, including the signature cocktails and mocktails, classic cocktails, spirits and beers, plus fresh tropical fruit smoothies, soft drinks, gourmet teas and coffees.

At the wine store- an impressive selection of labels sourced from world-wide wineries are attractively showcased in stacked cases and timber shelving. All wines can be purchased for consumption at Social House, or to take home.

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    Tropical Peach- Peach and pineapple flavours with vanilla infused vodka.
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    PS. I Love You: Cupids secret weapon- gin, apricot brandy and rose syrup love potion
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    Berry Blush Collins- A bubbly, blueberry flavoured cocktail with citron vodka and a lime twist
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    Mango Crush- refreshing vodka based, citron and mango flavoured cocktail
  • Tropical Mojito- a sparkling, fruity twist of the classic mojito
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    El-diablo- a manly, tequila based, lime and ginger cocktail with a subtle berry flavor.