Stylish ladies who lunch and casually kitted out college students alike head to Pure, located in the luxe Pacific Place shopping center, for dishes made with non-GMO, pesticide-free ingredients. With its soaring ceiling and expanses of blond wood complemented by upholstery in muted shades of sage and mushroom, the upscale café - Jakarta’s first devoted to organic cuisine - is both modish and evocative of the great outdoors.
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Sourcing its fruits, vegetables and eggs from organic farms outside of Jakarta (other certified organic ingredients are imported), Pure offers a menu that travels East to West with dishes like fish and chips, salade Niçoise and laksa à la Pure, a soy-based curry soup with brown rice vermicelli, tofu and fish. The Javanese favorite rawon buntut, a rich and comforting oxtail stew, is a standout. Bring your meal to a sweet but healthy close with the plush bitter-carob cake or one of the café’s smoothies, such as sunset-hued Berry Red (a combination of apple, carrot, orange and cranberry).