Indonesia is known for its coffee culture and is the 4th largest producer of coffee in the world after Brazil, Vietnam and Colombia. And, drinking coffee has become a tradition and a part of everyday lifestyle. Jakarta is a bustling city and hence, a caffeine fix is in continual demand no matter a cuppa before work, afternoon tea or a warm evening cappuccino. Let’s find out some of the cafes you should visit in Jakarta.
Tujuhari Coffee is a coffee shop and multipurpose space located in the South of Jakarta. As it promotes a productive and collaborative culture, it is designed to be more than just a coffee shop but an open platform for programmes that are related to work, art and culture. Hence, with the office work setting, it is a place that is suitable to have a meeting or get work done alone. Tujuhari Coffee stands out with a striking steely facade. Furthermore, their coffee culture is a symbol of modern, progressive and productive lifestyle for urban consumers.
Kokonut & Curtains by Wakimukudo
As its name suggested, Kokonut & Curtains is a cafe with outdoor seating surrounded by lush trees, green lake and white curtains. It is an indie cafe with strong chilled and relaxing island vibes. With the combination of clean white ornaments and greenery landscape, every corner of the cafe is very instagrammable. Speaking of the menu, they are serving a wide variety of beverages along with Asian and Western food. Although the price range is a bit on a high side, the plus point of the cafe is their vibe and environment.
Nestled in Bintaro area, the South of Jakarta, Kopi Manyar is a place where coffee meets art exhibition. The overall interior is simple, clean yet cozy. The seating area of the cafe is separated into three sections: homey sofa in front; long communal table in the middle; and casual seating in the minimalist zen-like garden at the back. Although the exterior looks like a home office, the interior looks like it’s come out of the pages of a magazine. As for the menu, Kopi Manyar serves espresso based coffee and some light food as well as some comfort food.
Lucky Cat Coffee & Kitchen
Lucky Cat Coffee & Kitchen is a two-storey establishment with a catchy white brick facade. The cafe is designed with a homey, cozy yet modern vibe. The interior focuses on lush green plants, marble tables, wooden furniture and a glass see-through roof. The place is spacious and it’s suitable to hang out among friends and family. It is also a spot to have your caffeine and all-day breakfast craving fixed.
JimBARan Outdoor Lounge
Located in Ayana Midplaza, JimBARan Outdoor Lounge is a semi-private lounge space. It has sophisticated digs with a lush garden that feel like entering an oasis. It is a meeting place, where business and social networks intertwine. JimBARan Lounge is one of the best places to relax and enjoy creative cocktails and eclectic global fare.
Onthree is a cafe tucked in the Senopati Suites Building at South Jakarta. With bright accent walls, fun geometric furniture and eye-catching arts, Onthree is a trendy loft that combines both stylish and comfort. Besides indoor seatings, this cafe has an outdoor seating area with a cozy wooden patio surrounded by tall buildings. Onthree is a place that fits business meetings and casual hangouts. For the menu, they are serving espresso based beverages and some Western delights.
Kopi Nako Tebet
Having more than 10 branches in Jakarta itself, Kopi Nako is the official brand while Tebet is Indonesian subdistrict. Kopi Nako Tebet is a cafe that displays a minimalist impression on the architecture of the building. The cafe is a light and bright steel structured combined with concrete wall architecture. With see-through windows, natural light is optimised through the skylight. It is a place where local coffee meets urban concepts.
One Fifteenth Coffee opened in June 2012 and was one of the first coffee shops that serves specialty coffee in Jakarta. 1:15 is a well-known coffee-to-water ratio that yields an ideal cup. This cafe is a community space where good coffee and good conversation meet. It incorporates Australia coffee culture into Indonesia’s and has a lot of branches all over Jakarta but the homey vibe always takes place. Besides aiming to bring the community the best possible coffee experience, 1/15 Coffee also serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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