Happy New Post Friday! Today we are back on Jl. Cipete Raya with an updated and refreshed post for you! We first shared this ‘street story’ in March 2015 and since then, new vibrant businesses have moved in and sadly some have moved out.
For our ajb friends new to Jakarta, Jl. Cipete Raya is located in the South Jakarta suburb of South Cipete (bordering Cilandak) and is a 2km through-road from Jl. Fatmawati to Jl. Antasari. Jl. Cipete Raya is one of our favourite Jakarta streets to sip great coffee, green juice or jamu, enjoy a smoothie bowl, avocado toast or healthy green salad, …search for homewares, children’s clothing and enjoy both local and international cuisine.
If you would like to see pics of our original post head to the gallery below for some ajb nostalgia.
Ayo! Let’s Go!
Pikul Coffee and Roastery
Pikul Coffee and Roastery is the work of the guys behind Goni Coffee – a coffee shop that has fast become one of the leading names in quality coffee in Jakarta. Owners Argam and Fauzan are the chief in-house baristas at Pikul, and together with their team of capable staff will make you a top coffee – but wait, there’s more! Pikul’s cakes and sweets are also deserving of your attention, Pikul make their own kue lupis – a traditional sweet cake made with coconut, glutinous rice and gulah merah (palm sugar). Be quick to secure this delicacy though, as it sells out fast!
Jl. Cipete Raya No. 7A
We drank: A latte for me (Jo) and a cappuccino for Liz.
We (always) eat: A slice of toasted chocolate banana bread. This recipe was introduced to Goni by Fauzan’s sister and the recipe has stayed ever since. I believe his sister is still baking this treat for both Goni and Pikul.
Dua Coffee began brewing in a tiny almost hole in the wall cafe just round the order from here. As its popularity increased a bigger space was needed and Dua moved into the building which once housed Tapas Movida.
Jl. Cipete Raya No. 66
We drank: one cappuccino and one cafe latte from freshly roasted local beans
Talent Frame Shop by Pak Eddy
Why Pak Eddy for all your framing needs? We first met Pak Eddy through our friend and long-time Jakarta resident Janie Strahle. Janie, an artist herself, recommended Pak Eddy for all our framing needs. Pak Eddy’s clients are certainly varied; from International schools through to International art exhibitions. We have always found Pak Eddy to be punctual & courteous and he consistently delivers quality results. So if you’re looking for a reliable framer whilst you’re in Jakarta, you can’t go past Pak Eddy at Talent Frame Shop.
Check out an example of Pak Eddy’s work here: Framing your favourite Fabric
Jl. Cipete Raya No. 6B
Phone and WhatsApp: +62 821 1311 1525 or (021) 7114 7024
Sophie Authentique Cipete
French Bakery and Cafe
Jl. Cipete Raya No. 11
We ate: Scrambled eggs, toasted baguette with ham and cheese and a canelé to accompany our espresso coffee (wondering what a canelé is? Check out our story here!).
We drank: Fresh juice of carrot, lemon, orange and apple, lychee iced tea and espresso coffee.
Take away: We returned home with one slice of lemon tart, one meringue, a traditional baguette and a take-away cappuccino.
A Balinese Cafe and Restaurant
Jl. Cipete Raya No. 3
We ate: Sate ayam with sambal and nasi puti (chicken satay with white rice and chili condiment), vegetarian nasi campur with nasi merah (small portions of vegetables with a mound of steamed red rice and other accompaniments including tofu and vegetable fritters) and nasi goreng sambal matah (fried rice with Balinese-style raw sambal).
We nibbled on: Emping as well as a variety of krupuk (Check out our story on Krupuk and other Indonesian Snacks).The fish variety of krupuk are indeed fishy, but we’ve come to love them! Local vendors sell krupuk in colourful tins with the tins fast becoming a collector’s Item.
We drank: Es kopi cincau kelapa (local iced drink with slices of young coconut and coffee flavoured jelly pieces) and ginger fizz iced tea.
Jl. Cipete Raya No.18 -19
Web: Epilogue French Restaurant. Can book a table online.
We ate: Onion soup gratine, prawn mango salad, salmon en croute, grilled salmon with lemon herb crusted gruyère, mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
We drank: Make your own Juice of lemon, mango, romaine lettuce, ginger.
We will come back for: Freshly baked plain or chocolate croissant (on request and served in the afternoon only) and traditional crème brûlée.
Other interesting notes: Epilogue is owned by its Chef Sandra Djohan and is set in a Joglo style house tucked away down an alley off Jl. Cipete Raya.
Homeware Gallery – Motiff Made / Motiff Living, TRES Studio & Kekayuan – All under one roof!
Motiff Made & Motiff Living
Jl. Cipete Raya No. 9 (next to Klinik Cipete)
Motiff Made – Handmade home decor by Indonesian designers and artisans
Motiff Living – Wallcoverings & floorcoverings for everyday living
Orders and enquiries email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Web: Motiff Made, Motiff Living
Motiff Made Best for: Bespoke ceramics for table and home and ‘nod to nautical’ cushions and napery, in blue and white and yellow and white stripes. We also like the Borneo rattan rug in black and white chevron, the Shibori cushions in natural cotton with natural linen reverse (shown below), the Equator hand webbed cushion (also below) and the Polka Bear ceramic planters.
Motiff Living Best for: Sisal rugs, wallpaper and custom projects. Loving the Spice Island sisal rug and wallpaper range from Japan and the Netherlands. Wallpaper is BACK in a big way! Dreaming of papering a wall with Birds of Ibiza and Mambo Djambo…
Jl. Cipete Raya No. 9 (next to Klinik Cipete)
Founded in 2013. Their vision is to create timeless pieces of quality furniture with a raw natural elegance and a twist of modernism.
Web: TRES Studio
Best for: Furniture, lighting and accessories. Also provides a customised service for furniture and interior design projects.
Loving the: Canary yellow wooden side table/stool (made to order), ‘monkey bar’ white iron and timber coffee table, filament light bulb light, and their lined baskets made of 100% natural sisal highlighted with blue, yellow, red and cream stripes.
Jl. Cipete Raya No. 9 (next to Klinik Cipete)
Modern, Scandinavian inspired wooden furniture designs, and a custom made service.
Best for: Customised teak wood pieces and off the floor occasional pieces.
Other interesting notes: Uses legally certified plantation teak from West, Central and East Java that are yielded in a sustainable manner. The Kekayuan Factory is located in Jakarta, making for fast delivery times.
Aladdin’s cave filled with global treasures, artisan crafts, homewares, jewelries, woodenwares, plants, vintages from the owner’s travels internationally and locally.
Jl. Cipete Raya No. 7
Best for: Uncovering charming global treasures from a beautiful collection of local and travel finds; and stopping awhile to enjoy their ginger or choco masala chai, light bights and desserts.
Other interesting notes: Älska is a Swedish verb, pronounced ‘el skar’ and means to have passionate affection for someone or something. Älska is owned and curated by famed local Photographer Nicoline Patricia Molina.
Jakarta Coffee House
An Indonesian Arabica specialty coffee roaster, retailer and consultant.They source and roast their own coffee beans.
Jl. Cipete Raya No. 2
Web: Jakarta Coffee House
Best for: Spoilt for choice when it comes to coffee beans. Their specialties from across the archipelago include: Luwak, Aceh Gayo Organic, Sumatra Mandailing, Sumatra Lintong, Java Raung, Bali Kintamani, Toraja, Papua Wamena, Flores Bajawa, Si Petung and JCH Blend.
We drank: Cappuccino made from Si Petung beans and took away a 250 g bag of Flores Bajawa beans to brew at home.
The Buya is an urban, three levelled space, housing a range of modern entrepreneurs in a colonial style building on Jl Cipete Raya IX No.1
Best for: Great coffee, hair cuts for guys, divine children’s wear, a tots play space, healthy food and grocery store, leather goods, jeans and locally made clothing.
Chief Barber and Supplies Co
Instagram: Chief Barbershop & Pomade
Here’s one for the fellas! As you step into The Buya building you will notice a very slick looking barber shop called Chief. We can’t yet comment on their services, but from the consistently occupied barbers chairs Chief looks like a great place for some male pampering.
Crematology Coffee Roasters
Best for: Every kind of espresso-based coffee, as well as non-coffee options such as cold pressed juice and tea. If you are feeling a little peckish we recommend the Crematology smoothie bowl or small baked treats from their cafe cabinet. On our most recent visit we chose their cafe latte and beetroot and ginger cold pressed juice.
Snuggle Up Kids
Best for: The most adorable European branded clothing and accessories for babies and young children we have seen in Jakarta, and we don’t use the word adorable lightly. Snuggle Up Kids compares to any high end children’s clothing boutique, based on the brands they have chosen and the space they have developed. Expect to see tiny children’s swimwear, hand made rag style and crocheted dolls, tutus, wooden toys, gum boots backpacks and more.
Snuggle Up Kids also has a playground that is open every day from 9am until 8pm, (this is where you spotted us at the beginning of the post..and below – why should the kids have all the fun!) as well as weekend art and craft classes. If we had little tots again, we would be meeting our friends with babes at Crematology on the ground floor then head to Snuggle Up Kids for a leisurely browse whilst the kids used the playground. Those were the days! 😉
Stow Store is a home for various local brands, offering high-quality goods from apparel to footwear. A great spot to browse or shop for locally made, quality gifts. We particularly like the leather goods and denim items in Stow Store.
Pure Foods Company
The Buya Building
Jl. Cipete Raya IX No. 1
As Pure Foods Company’s instagram account suggests, this business is seriously interested in helping you establish and maintain healthier, cleaner eating habits. Located on the 2nd floor of The Buya building, Pure Foods Company is a cafe as well as health food store which also offers an organic catering service.
We ate: Mediterranean Bowl and Farmer’s Bowl
We drank: Cold-pressed juice of pineapple, orange, jicama (bengkuang), turmeric, ginger and lemon as well as cups of herbal tea (which accompanied our healthy bowls)
Take away:We never leave this store empty handed. Our arms are always full of bags of seeds and grains, cacao nibs, granola and bottles of almond milk. On a recent visit we even purchased some beautiful pottery by our friend Ibu Dian of Kemala Home Living.
Jl. Cipete Raya No. 7c
Best for: Srsly Coffee is another great spot to stop for locally brewed coffee on Jl. Cipete Raya, and for a seriously rumbly tummy, their signature dish the ‘avocado bomb.’ The Srsly Coffee espresso blend is sourced from Giyanta, which is one of our favourite local roasters. Srsly Coffee opens early (by Jakarta cafe standards) at jam 0730, which is perfect for the Jakarta commuter or Saturday morning school-sport parent. We also love that there’s ample parking out the front of Srsly Coffee and excellent wifi.
Red Cherry Blossom Coffee Roaster
An artisan specialty coffee roaster
Jl. Cipete Raya No. 74C
Facebook:The Red Cherry Blossom Coffee Roaster
Did you know? The coffee bean is actually more like a seed or pit and grows inside a thin fleshed fruit similar to a cherry, hence the name Red Cherry Blossom Coffee Roaster.
Best for: Beans Delivery to your door +62 0813 1838 0013 and Coffee Appreciation classes held every Saturday. Phone to make a booking. Pak Budiman the owner is passionate about spreading the word on coffee beans and how to make the best brew.
Trip notes: Look for the Red Cherry Blossom Coffee Roaster sign which stands at the entrance of the driveway. Parking is available just inside the gate on the left hand side. Walk all the way down the driveway to Red Cherry Blossom’s small coffee roasting room and office.
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At the time of posting, the information gathered on Top Spots to Stop was accurate. Please check websites and contact information before visiting.
Words: Liz McClean and Jo Stevens Photography: Nita Strudwick Photography and a journey bespoke for Le Seminyak, Sophie Authentique, Pikul, Dua Coffee, The Bayu, Srsly Coffee and Talent Frames Shop.