Fatma and Toko Dewi are two awesome stores for dinnerware shopping in Jakarta for those who are looking for bargain deals. Fatma and Dewi come handy especially for white dinnerware shopping. I have collected many white plates from Fatma and Toko Dewi before our departure. I miss these stores!
When you look at labels of your clothes or some dinnerware you purchase in the States, you often see “made in Indonesia”. When I was moving to Indonesia, I thought that I was going to the land of cheap shopping. On the contrary, the actual prices I saw at stores and shopping malls where expats frequent were rather high and far from bargain. Apparently I was not looking at right places. I kept thinking there have got to be cheap places to shop. Sure enough, little by little I started hearing about places.
I already wrote about one great outlet store for housewares: Kedaung. Then now, two years after we arrived in Jakarta, I was introduced to two more stores that sell dinnerware and cookware with bargain prices thanks to two of my friends. They are Fatma and Toko Dewi.
I bought a Turkey roast pan at Fatma shown in the photo below. I’ve always wanted to own one, but I have never purchased it and have used the disposable ones in the past. The turkey roast pan at Fatma was only IDR 60,000 ($6.00). How can you pass this up? I am happy to finally own one!! I also bought a white serving dish at Fatma.
After we shopped at Fatma, we drove to another store “TOKO DEWI”. Toko Dewi was more like a whole sale store for dinnerware to cookware. The dinnerware and serveware were not as cheap as Fatma, but the cookware was a bargain and the selection was wide.
At Toko Dewi you walk into the store and you’ll see local snack in a showcase on the right.
I picked up a frying pan from Dewi. I’ve been wanting to have a new one for a while, so I was excited to find one with a bargain price. The one I got was about IDR 100,000 (US$10). I also bought a big and small strainers and ice tongs.
There you go. If a couple of dishes got broken during the move to Jakarta or some were dropped on a marble floor and shattered, fret not. You have Fatma and Toko Dewi to shop for a whole new set of dishes.