It’s been about 5 months since BEAU HQ opened her doors in Senopati. Helmed by Indonesian pastry chef Talita Setyadi, BEAU focuses on producing artisan bread and pastries of high quality — using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
There are two separate seating areas, indoor and outdoor. The outdoor area gives the feel of a lush garden at the back of a friend’s home. It is for those who want to bask in the sun and people watch from their seats.
A large white communal table sits in the center of the cafe. It is perfect for large group meetups and encourages conversations between strangers.
The live kitchen and production space is separated from the cafe by a large glass window. Patrons can peer in and watch pastries being molded into various shapes. I found it pretty therapeutic haha.
Apart from the usual bread and pastries, BEAU HQ has an all-day brunch menu. Watch out for their famous Smorrebrod — a Danish style open-faced sandwich, which comes in a variety of toppings and spreads. I’ve heard it not only looks good but tastes delish too.
What we ordered that day…
Sadly, the eclair was a lil’ disappointing though. I felt that the choux dough was a tad dry and hard. Wished it was softer!
BEAU by Talita Setyadi is definitely one of the better artisan bakerys in town and I’ll be back again for more.
“Bread – like real love – took time, cultivation, strong loving hands and patience. It lived, rising and growing to fruition only under the most perfect circumstances.”
― Melissa Hill,
Jalan Cikajang No. 29
Senopati, Kebayoran Baru
Jakarta Selatan 12190