While South Jakarta has been a stomping ground for thriving culinary ventures, Bali-based doughnut shop Dough Darlings is boarding the ship as well. In the Cikajang neighbourhood, Kitchen by Dough Darlings is the doughnut shop’s offspring that is more than a one-stop shop and offers an ample option of fulfilling grubs to choose from.
The space found at The Kitchen holds two complementary atmospheres for any time of day. Inside, the industrial design is brought together with wooden furnishings and a glass counter displaying the variety of mouthwatering doughnuts. Outside, the outdoor lounge is spruced up with sporadic potted greeneries for an easy gaze refresher. Whether one is looking for a brunch spot or holding a quick meeting, the slow ambiance feels relaxed yet energises one to get the job done.
Stepping up to the plate, The Kitchen offers a wide range of flavours from their starters to their signature desserts. Start the meal with their Platter by The Kitchen, a selection of nibbles like fried cassava, chicken wings, enoki mushroom, potato chips and wedges. For the mains, the Combrang Rice with Crispy Chicken, the local staple of nasi kecombrang is the unexpected crowd-favourite, besides the selection of the dough goodies.
Speaking of which, do save room for their well-loved signatures. Dig into the Chocolate Oreo Donut, Strawberry Shortcake or Mozzarella (glazed doughnut with melted mozzarella filling) to round off the meal in delicious fashion. When finished, wash it down with The Happy Soda, the Kitchen’s nod to local favourites of sweetened soda drinks or the Lemongrass Popsicle and Lemon Kyuri as alternatives to punch the rising heat.
Whether one is looking for a brunch spot or holding a quick meeting, the slow ambiance is auspicious for any occasion. Thanks to the equally delightful entrées and desserts alike, Kitchen by Dough Darlings stands out as a promising option for treating yourself to a day of lounging with good food to accompany.