Author: Chic Eater
One of the pioneer of smoothies bowl provider, Nalu Bowls from Seminyak Bali, has finally branched out to our capital city of Jakarta. Nalu Bowls definitely chose the right spot for such healthy products by opening its first outlet at Kemang area, the home to many expats and located in vicinity to many affluent residential areas such as Dharmawangsa and Pondok Indah.
Launched less than a month ago, the Jakarta outlet has been serving its popular smoothies bowl for health-conscious patrons across the cities. As I tried both Nalu Bowls locations in Bali earlier this year and have been craving for its yummy homemade granola and smoothies, I dropped by the earliest opportunity I got during a work-related trip to Jakarta this week.
To my delight and excitement, the outlet in Jakarta maintains some of the vibe from its origin. The beach shack style using straws as the roof for both the pantry as well as the outdoor seating at the front, strongly fostered a certain kind of relaxing aura for me.
Dominated with light oak coloured furniture and white walls, the simple venue occupying just the first floor of the building is embellished with beach-related details here and there, delivering an ambience that is profoundly close to my heart. One has to visit to truly understand what I meant.
From the menu that offers 6 selections of Smoothies Bowl that was also served at its Bali outlet, we ordered two bowls to appease our appetite for these currently sought-after healthy food.
Maverick (IDR 85k) – this signature bowl that contains granola, banana, strawberry, coconut flake, honey and acai blend, is my first choice mainly due to my knowledge of acai’s health benefits. I love the refreshing taste of its smoothies combined with all of its toppings.
J-Bay (IDR 65k) – granola, peanut butter, banana, honey, soy milk. This protein boost delivered a hard-to-forget eating sensation derived from savoring its crunchy homemade granola, its sweet banana slices, and the perfectly balanced smoothies blend. Highly recommended!
With the former more on the refreshing side while the latter on the creamy side, I completely enjoyed both bowls that I have coveted for some time.
My verdict for Nalu Bowls is unswerved. It was the best Smoothies Bowl I have ever tried so far. Period. With its relaxing beach-themed interior, Nalu Bowls definitely stays on the top of my favourite spot for healthy food.
Jl. Kemang Timur No.69E
Mampang Prapatan, Jakarta Selatan
Daily 8am – 6.30pm
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