Walk the talk
Café culture meets hawker fare
Jakarta’s answer to Bangsar, Kemang is teeming with hip restaurants and trendy nightclubs, but nothing sets our pulses racing in this gentrified neighbourhood like Common People Eatery & Bar(Plaza Bisnis Kemang I, Jalan Kemang Raya 2, Jakarta. +62 21 718 1843, commonpeople.co.id). Unlike its Pulp hit namesake, there’s nothing ‘slumming’ about this classy dining space, which has earned rave reviews for its delectable brunch menu and tantalising porcine dishes since opening its doors in late 2012. The must-try caramelised pork belly, with stewed red cabbage and roasted baby potatoes in apple cinnamon, is melt-in-your-mouth tender, while the tangy grilled shrimp salad and reinvigorating smoothies deserve mentions as well.