"Baking is a passion; it just makes me happy,” says the Frenchman Ramon Medina, founder of Levant, who still gets up every morning before dawn to bake and supervise the making of Levant's breads and pastries. Longing to find real bread in Jakarta, he started out with a simple bread maker, which soon led to experimenting with sourdough in his own kitchen. He then invested in a bigger oven and began to make bread for friends and neighbours. His love for authentic artisan bread made according to traditional methods is at the heart of each of his bakeries.
Using traditional European methods, our breads are made with only simple ingredients: flour, water, salt and… time and patience! A long fermentation process (a minimum 24 hours) is what gives our breads their distinct quality and flavor, as well as the use of natural starters, derived from a 'Mother-dough' brought from France that we feed everyday.
Our best-seller is our traditional French baguette. We have 3 different kinds of baguettes, and you will not find another baguette as authentic as ours! We specialize in pure sourdough breads including rye, whole wheat, multi-grain and wheat loaves. In addition, we sell a wide range of brioche, sandwich breads, fougasse (foccacia), hamburger buns, pretzels and more. If you eat gluten free, contact us to order gluten-free loaves. We do not use any preservatives, colouring, flavor enhancers or additives.
All our pastries, also known as Viennoiseries, are handmade fresh daily with premium butter imported from Normandy. Our signature pastry is the iconic French croissant. But we do, of course, make all of the classics daily by hand, such as Brioche bread, pain au chocolat, and almond croissants, pepit cho chip, as well as pain au raisin and more.
All our cakes and tarts are homemade with fresh premium ingredients. We bake berry, apple, pear, plum, lemon meringue, chocolate and custard tarts daily. Our full selection of tarts are available daily in individual size (Tartelette), and we have larger sized Tarts available by order. For size options please see our full product list.
We believe in authenticity, sincerity and loyalty to our customers in celebrating our culture, while letting ourselves be inspired by the richness of local environment. All our products are hand made from scratch everyday. We believe in using only high quality, fresh, all-natural ingredients in our products. We never use preservatives, additives, artificial colouring.