We are regularly asked if we have ever experienced difficulties in deriving new ideas for blog posts.. and our unanimous response is Never! Jakarta is such a diverse and interesting city that we seem to identify a new story at every turn.
Certainly for our Best Places to Sip Coffee in Jakarta series, we have a waiting list of coffee spots which will feature in future posts. We are now up to our 8th coffee post in this series. To put that into context, this equates to trying & testing the coffee (and food!) at over 50 Jakarta coffee shops. That’s a lot of ‘research’!! Today we present you with a further 7 coffee spots to stop. All located in the south of Jakarta, each serves the best coffee using mostly Indonesian beans. Each venue is desirable in its own way – be it a leafy oasis or a subdued space, we have the right spot whatever you are seeking.
Jo & Liz
Ps: Be sure to let us know which Coffee Spot was your favourite. Tell us in the Comments section below 🙂
Jl. Cipaku 1 No. 9A
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday 8am – 10pm; Sunday & Monday 7.30am – 10pm
Instagram: Cliq Coffee
We like to sip: Let’s get our coffee sipping started in a cool and cosy cafe on Jalan Cipaku 1 in the Kebayoran Baru neigbourhood! On the day we visited, Jo enjoyed the perfect strength piccolo and I sipped a smooth Cliq latte made with beans from Ethiopia, Honduras and Brazil.
Why this place?
Cliq Coffee is located just around the corner from Jalan Cikajang, one of favourite streets to stop, and on the same street as one of our favourite pasars … Pasar Santa. Cliq has a cosy vibe and the baristas and staff are super friendly and keen to please.
Other noteworthy information: Cliq Coffee opens early, so why not take advantage of this and make Cliq your starting point before a morning out exploring …. we suggest beginning with Pasar Santa right next door and then making your way to Jalan Cikajang. It’s easy on foot, and a great way to take in the sights and sounds of this buzzing neighbourhood. If you are arriving by car, there’s ample parking in the grounds of Pasar Santa.
Jl. Cikajang No. 82A
Opening hours: 7am – 10pm 7 Days per week
Instagram: Kayuh Clubhouse
We like to sip: On the days we visited Kayuh, we enjoyed our trusty order of one latte and one piccolo. Yes, we’re creatures of habit 😉
Why this place? The vibe is chilled. The atmosphere is serene. You can hear yourself think as it’s a quiet place with no excessively loud background noise. This can be hard to find in Jakarta. Oh and of course the coffee is good not to mention the friendly and welcoming staff.
Other noteworthy information: We just love Jl. Cikajang! Find the best bread, great coffee, exceptionally friendly staff and of course the most authentic French-style pastries (often with a little local twist) at Beau. Opposite you’ll find Mister Sunday and their famous brownies and further along the street (towards Kayuh Clubhouse), you’ll find exceptional coffee at Ombe (along with amazing pisang goreng and an out-of-this world breakfast omelette).
Why not check out our post on Top Spots to Stop on Jl. Cikajang Raya
Jl. Ciranjang No. 10
Opening hours: 8am – 10pm 7 days per week
Instagram: Nitro Coffee
We like to sip: On the day I visited Nitro, a great friend from Melbourne was staying with us here in Jakarta. Keen to give Kylie a good impression of the Jakarta coffee scene, I selected Nitro as her first taste of Indonesian coffee (made in a Jakarta cafe). We organised to meet up with AJB’s gorgeous friend/ Jakarta based photographer Vanessa van Houten and together we enjoyed lattes and a piccolo. The only reason the experience wasn’t completely perfect was the fact Liz was already busy and wasn’t able to join us 🙁
Why this place? Not unlike Kayuh Clubhouse, on the day we visited Nitro, it was pretty quiet, ideal for engaging in good conversation or pulling out the laptop and getting some work done. The lighting too is quite subdued and the space feels calm. The central coffee bar makes you feel invovled in the coffee making process and invites you to engage with the friendly staff.
Other noteworthy information: Located just near Pasar Santa, this part of town does not lack coffee options (with Cliq Coffee just down the road and GayoBies Kopi & Roastery as well as Toko Kopi Tuku located within the market itself).
On Three Coffee
Senopati Suites 3
Jl. Senopati Raya No. 41
Opening hours: 7am – 10pm 7 days per week
Instagram: On Three Coffee
We like to sip: It was late morning on the day Jo and I visited On Three Coffee and … confession … we had already had maybe … two coffees already that day … for the purposes of today’s post we both totally ‘caffeined up’ on a On Three piccolo. We were buzzing for hours afterwards! 😉
Why this place? We like On Three because it’s located a little away from the traffic and crowds of nearby Jalan Senopati, but offers the same cool vibe and great coffee of its local counterparts.
On Three is located on the second floor of the Senopati Suites building. To get there, take the lift in the lobby, press 2 and you will be transported straight to the cafe. Once inside you will find a bright, modern space (and if you are anything like us … you will find yourself admiring the artwork of notable Indonesian artists on the walls before finding your seat or even the coffee.)
Other noteworthy information: On Three is famous for their signature coffee such as their Kurogoma Coffee, Spicy Peppercorn Latte, Ice Coco Latte and Ice Creamy Coffee. The spicy peppercorn latte is on our list for our return visit!
Jl. Benda Raya No. 10
Opening hours: Sunday – Thursday 7am – 10pm; Friday & Saturday 7am – 11pm
Instagram: Papiri Coffee
We like to sip: Oh gosh we do need to mix it up a bit… but as usual, we can’t go past a milk-based coffee. Our recommendations include the flat white and piccolo.
Why this place? We love Jl. Benda in Kemang but one thing that has been missing for quite some time is ‘good coffee’. We realise everyone has a different take on what ‘good coffee’ is, but for a creamy, full-bodied latte or a short, bold macchiato there haven’t been any real contenders on Jl. Benda in at least the time we’ve lived in Jakarta. Of course just across the road on Jl. Kemang Selatan is our favourite neighbourhood gallery & cafe Dia-Lo-Gue, who do a great coffee, however sometimes simply crossing the road is a matter of taking your life into your own hands. Hence our excitement with the arrival of Papiri Coffee on Jl. Benda.
Other noteworthy information: We love to sit in the window of Papiri and watch life unfold on this busy street. Oh and there’s parking directly in front of the cafe – a great bonus in a suburb that is often challenged for parking options.
Keen to explore more on Jl. Benda? Check out our recently published post right here!
Jl. Jenggala II No. 3
Opening hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 9pm; Saturday & Sunday 7am – 9pm
Instagram: Titik Temu Coffee
We like to sip: The Titik Temu latte and piccolo! No surprises there! The beans were sourced and roasted in Bali.
Why this place? Firstly, Titik Temu in Bahasa Indonesia means ‘Meeting Point.’ Great name!
The cafe is housed in a small residential housing complex in a serene, leafy location in the Kebayoran Baru neighbourhood.’ Titik Temu shares its space with fashion house Duma which is located at the entrance to the building and Titik Temu is at the rear looking out onto a lovely green space.
We like that the space is a little different from some of the other places we like to sip great coffee in Jakarta, and were drawn to the mix of fashion retail, cafe and out door space.
Other noteworthy information: Indonesian singer ‘Raisa Andriana’ first established Titik Temu in Seminyak Bali, maybe you know it? Because of Titik Temu’s excellent reputation the cafe is always busy.
Jl. Deplu Raya No. 16
Opening hours: Tuesday – Thursday 9am – 8pm; Friday & Saturday 9am – 9pm; Closed Sunday & Monday
Instagram: Yamalu Coffee
We like to sip: As I type, Liz and I haven’t visited Yamalu Coffee together (yet!), but we both agree that this fantastic cafe located on the border of Bintaro and Pondok Indah is a must visit! Upon comparing notes we unanimously gave Yamalu’s latte the ‘thumbs up’. I also enjoyed a serve of warm canelé (baked custard pastries). Yummm!
Why this place? Set in a tranquil garden, just down a drive way off a very busy road you will find this oasis. Sit inside with vistas to the garden or enjoy a seat in the green space and while away your day with a book and a great cup of coffee (and maybe a little something on the side).
Other noteworthy information: This place is great for the family. Let the littlies stretch their legs and run free in the garden – not a common liberty in the average Jakarta cafe.
We really hope you have enjoyed today’s blog post. If you’re looking for more coffee ideas to satisfy your thirst for caffeinated beverages, here are our latest AJB recommendations –
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Words: Jo Stevens & Liz McClean Photography: a journey bespoke