Lately, there seems to be a trend of French Bakeries opening in Jakarta. After Paul Patisserie opened last year, now Maison Kayser / Eric Kayser Artisan Boulanger has also opened in Jakarta earlier this month. Located in Plaza Senayan, on the spot previously occupied by Nannini, this place quickly grabs the attention of food enthusiasts like SC and I. We went there about a week after the opening, hoping that the crowd would have toned down a bit so we don’t have to queue for long. We arrived a bit past lunch time, but they were still full, so we put our name in their queue and went shopping. Less than 30 minutes later, my phone rang and we got a table.
Eric Kayser is a boulanger, which means they are more a bread maker than pastry maker, so the pastry display is not that much, just a couple of macaron selections and delectable tartlets. The bread display on the other hand looked much more promising.
We decided to order Tartine Scandinave 95K to share before we try their pastries. Halves baguette topped with cured salmon, cucumber and red onion, served with mesclun salad on the sides. It was refreshing and good. The capuccino 30K I ordered was also quite good. After that, I walked to the pastry counter and couldn’t resist ordering the macaronade 45K for me and chocolate tart 40K for SC. I love the looks of the macaronade, it’s actually a macarons à la framboise with raspberry and pistachio filling, decorated with a single rose petal on top. It tasted not too sweet just as I preferred, well balanced, a little tangy from the raspberry and pistachio cream. SC’s chocolate tart was great as well.
Overall, the pastry, sandwich, and bread were quite pricey. We did try their recommended almond croissant, chocolate financier and chocolate noir cookies. All were delicious. We’ll come back for more once our wallets are fat enough to take the hit 😀
ERIC KAYSER Artisan Boulanger
Plaza Senayan Level 3
Jl. Asia Afrika No. 8
Jakarta Pusat 10270
ph. +62 (21) 572 5108
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 10.00 – 22.00