There is something quite exciting about going to brunch with friends. Especially when the place you are going is still considered to be ‘new’ at least in the sense you have never been. I love Sundays because it's definitely the best day to drive around and try something new. So yesterday morning I met with some blogger friends in a hip bistro which opened back in the summer.
As with so many places in the City I was familiar with the name of the place from photos I had seen on Instagram. If you haven’t been to the Fctry yet, you will find that it is close to Puri Indah Mall, West Jakarta. We arrived bright and early to try some of their scrumptious looking food.
The place itself has quite an industrial feel in regards to the design. Sometimes this kind of venue can feel quite cold and empty but the Fctry is in fact very comfortable. Throughout the morning a good selection of music played over the speakers. I was pretty happy that we had made a good choice in coming here.
The restaurants menu is somewhat French inspired but you will also find fusion options available. Now I know this might sound kinda strange as I’m a food blogger but I’m really not a big breakfast/brunch person. It’s not that I don’t like the idea, I love it! but I never seem to have a big appetite in the morning, so I decided to share what my friends ordered.
There are quite a few things on the menu which looked appealing. We went with the Big Brunch which is quite similar to a Full English Breakfast for those of you who are fans. Although it's quite pricey for a breakfast, you do get fluffy scrambled egg, crispy pork bacon, pork sausage, tomatoes and a hash brown. To be honest the breakfast was good in my opinion, my only comment is that the portion is pretty big so be prepared to eat a lot if you order it.
Next up we ordered the Crispy Pork Belly. For those of you who eat pork, you will be happy to know that this one was simply delicious. The skin is super crispy and the meat literally melts in your mouth. It is fair to say that The Fctry are cooking up one of the better Pork Belly dishes I have tried in the city. All my friends agreed they would come back for this one.
You would be right in thinking there are quite a few pork options here. My friend ordered the Pork in a Bun which turned out to be another great choice. The pork is well seasoned and really was a taste sensation. What I liked is that the meat is full of flavor and the seasoning is the perfect accompaniment. You won't be disappointed ordering this one.
I have to say I really enjoyed our brunch here. The coffee was not really anything special, but I didn’t really expect that from a place which focuses mainly on food. Even the free basket of freshly baked bread was good. I probably would have expected the food to be slightly cheaper given the location, but the quality and portions they serve kind of makes up for the higher price. So if you are looking for a new place in the West, what are you waiting for?
The Fctry Bistro and Bar
St. Moritz Mall
Puri Indah, West Jakarta
Phone: +6221 29111038
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