If staying at the Grand Hyatt in Jakarta, I strongly suggest you take up the executive rooms, which allow you access to the executive club lounge. Perched on the 22nd floor, the club lounge is a perfect pampering spot to kickstart your hectic schedule with hearty bites from their continental breakfast spread, or unwind with cocktails and canapes after a long hard day at work.
If popping by for breakfast, a tip is to ask for the window seats; they offer an expansive panorama of the cityscape.
The obligatory but much appreciated coffee and hot drinks station, where the staff will happily whip up your favourite beverage and serve it right to your table.
A veritable array of flavoured teas, from the standard english breakfast, to the girlie strawberry varietals.
Loose konacha and green tea leaves, and chocolate pellets to lush up your hot beverages
If you prefer your breakfast drink icy cold, there is fresh milk and juices (watermelon and orange), or coke (for a sugar-high) and ionised alkaline water to bring with you on the go.
To soothe sensitive tummies, probiotic drinks and yoghurt for optimal tummy-health, with soy milk for the lactose-intolerant.
An assortment of bread with cheeses (from left to right: goat's cheese, emmental, blue cheese, gouda). The bread wasn't memorable (some were rock hard), but I liked the wide variety of cheeses.
Clockwise from top left: muffins, croissants, biscotti, raisin danishes; I've had better, but the danishes were decent.
Clockwise from top left: ditto for the chocolate croissants, chocolate danishes, poundcakes, chocolate donuts.
An array of cookies; which the staff let us takeaway some!
Run-of-the-mill cold cuts from left to right: ham, smoked salmon, salami
Chilled fruits, muesli, granola, olives, pickles, lemons
The Mushroom Quiche and Eggs Cocotte were overdone and amateurish, but the eggs-to-order in the style of scrambled, poached, soft or hard boiled, fried or omelette were commendable.
Standard breakfast sausages, and baked tomatoes with herbs, pretty good.
The roasted potatoes with rosemary was surprisingly good, fragrant and soft.
For those who prefer their breakfast Asian-style, there was a pot of porridge and condiments. Not outstanding but substantial.
The Nasi Goreng was also mediocre, lacking in wok hei and stingy on the ingredients.
Grand Hyatt Jakarta
Executive Club Lounge Level 22
Jalan M. H. Thamrin Kav. 28-30
Jakarta 10350, Indonesia