LOF, A dining in the Secret GardenDining
Dine among beautiful flowers and plants, stimulate your senses and whet your appetite at LOF. This hidden garden of food and drink is a place of joy, happiness, serenity, fun and laughter.
Garden lovers will feel at home here. Lots of Flowers (L.O.F.) Plants & Kitchen offers a beautiful atmosphere adorned by lush various patterns, shapes, and colourful flowers and plants, such as cactus, philodendron, monster, succulent, and sansevieria which punctuate every visible corner in the homey white space.
Located at the corner of a small street in Cipete, L.O.F. Plants & Kitchen was initially a plant shop before a restaurant was added.
“I saw many restaurants, cafes and coffee shops overseas come up with many plants as decorations. It’s like a trend. So the inspiration was from there. I sell a variety of indoor plants and flowers, and I thought ‘why not expand my business and combine the plant shop and restaurant with a contemporary concept which can attract young people’,” Darwin Senjaya, the owner, said.
L.O.F. Plants & Kitchen serves various Asian dishes with international elements. Some of the restaurant’s signature dishes include Cheese Curry Baked Rice served in a pan, Japanese curry rice baked with four cheese sauce with a choice of chicken karaage or fish popcorn, sprinkled with seeds and seaweed which are perfect for brunch and lunch.
Everything on the menu is made-to-order just the way the diner would like it. Here, one can enjoy fresh Laksa with Singaporean style, a combination of udon in a prawn soup with fish cake, tofu, bean sprouts and a hard boiled egg.
Korean food lovers can try its Korean Chicken Burger where house made kimchi blends well with boneless chicken and cheese and served between two soft rolls. This dish is served with fries, gochujang mayo and seasonal salad.
Although the dessert menu isn’t extensive, the restaurant is a good place to enjoy high tea which involves a selection of Japanese green tea such as Melon Oolong, Sakurambo and Paradise Green or Taiwanese oolong tea, Kotobuki.
The restaurant also serves as an informal communal space, and regularly hosts craft classes— called “Living Playdates”— where guests partake in creative activities such as weaving. There are plans to turn the space into an informal co-working space. With a dash of creativity and a few masking tapes, it’s likely you will be hooked on to L.O.F. and, perhaps, be inspired to buy a plant or two on your way out.
L.O.F. Plants & Kitchen
Jl. H. Junaedi No. 2A, Cipete
+62 21 295 19316