Top Spots to Stop on Jl. Cipete Raya, South Jakarta

Hello from Jl. Cipete Raya! We could have stayed in this gorgeous shop for hours …read on to find out where we are …

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
Jakarta Selatan

Instagram: pikulcoffee

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.

Argam at Pikul coffee
Barista and owner of Pikul, Argam, will always greet you with a lovely smile and make you the perfect coffee
Jo and Liz of blog, A Journey Bespoke
Liz and I enjoying our favourite morning brew – a latte for me and a cappuccino for Liz. A piece of toasted banana bread to share made the start to our day just right
Pikul latte
A perfect latte
Pickle coffee shop
Where’s your perfect place to sit? Mine? Always next to the window so I can watch the world go by..

Dua Coffee


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
Jakarta Selatan

Instagram: duacoffee

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
Jakarta Selatan

Phone and WhatsApp: +62 821 1311 1525 or (021) 7114 7024

Pak Eddy Talent Frame South Jakarta
Pak Eddy is always ready to help
examples of frame choice at Talent Frames
Finding that perfect frame will never be an issue at Talent Frames
picture frame as door handle
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. How cute is this door handle?

Sophie Authentique Cipete

French Bakery and Cafe
Jl. Cipete Raya No. 11
Jakarta Selatan

Instagram: AuthentiqueJKT

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.



Sophie Authentique Cipete has a great upstairs lounge area. Perfect for large groups!

Le Seminyak 

LeSeminyak Facade
Le Seminyak is our next stop after Sophie Authentique. Keep your eye’s peeled for Le Seminyak’s signature orange and white flags that line the front fence. Then drive right in. Ample parking here! The young man riding the improvised bicycle is a mobile tailor, specialising in minor repairs and adjustments to clothes.

A Balinese Cafe and Restaurant
Jl. Cipete Raya No. 3
Jakarta Selatan

Web: Le Seminyak – Cafe & Resto

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.

Long table


Never visited Epilogue? After passing by Le Seminyak, Epilogue is on the opposite side of the road. Be ready to ‘belok kanan’  ‘turn right’ at the Epilogue sign and drive up the quaint driveway.

French/Indonesian Cuisine
Jl. Cipete Raya No.18 -19
Jakarta Selatan

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!

Time for some serious shopping! Four gorgeous brands under the one roof. Get ready to make a swift car exit after you sight the ‘Klinic Cipete’ sign on the left hand side of Jl. Cipete Raya. From here you can stretch your legs further and take a short walk to our next Spot to Stop, Alska.

Motiff Made & Motiff Living

Jl. Cipete Raya No. 9 (next to Klinik Cipete)
Jakarta Selatan

Motiff Made – Handmade home decor by Indonesian designers and artisans
Motiff Living – Wallcoverings & floorcoverings for everyday living
Orders and enquiries email:,
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



Graphic black and white print Mambo Djambo wallpaper can be ordered from Motiff Living. Felt backed Kalimantan mats by Motiff Made.

TRES Studio

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.
Web: Kekayuan
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.



Alska is a hop, step and a jump (literally) from the Homeware Gallery and opposite our next stop Jakarta Coffee House

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
Jakarta Selatan

Instagram: Älska

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

Excellent coffee from choice of 9 single origin beans. Perfect stop for takeaway coffee or beans. Opens 9:00 to late. A university student hangout on Saturday mornings.

An Indonesian Arabica specialty coffee roaster, retailer and consultant.They source and roast their own coffee beans.
Jl. Cipete Raya No. 2
Jakarta Selatan

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

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.


Ground Floor:
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.



Ground Floor:
Crematology Coffee Roasters
Instagram: crematology

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.



First Floor:

Snuggle Up Kids
Instagram: snuggleupkids

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! 😉





Second Floor:

Stow Store
Instagram: stow_jkt

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.



Second floor:
Pure Foods Company
The Buya Building
Jl. Cipete Raya IX No. 1

Instagram: purefoodscompany

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.





Srsly Coffee ** Since posting sadly Srsly Coffee has closed. We will keep you posted if/when they return.

Jl. Cipete Raya No. 7c
Jakarta Selatan

Instagram: srslycoffee

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

Donny emptying fresh beans from the roaster

An artisan specialty coffee roaster
Jl. Cipete Raya No. 74C
Jakarta Selatan

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.

Donny pouring boiling water over the fresh coffee grounds ready for our Coffee Cupping – Coffee Appreciation Class with owner Pak Budiman



Keen to continue exploring interesting streets in Jakarta? Here are some of our favourites:

Top spots to stop on Jl. Cikajang Raya
Top spots to stop in the Senopati Area
Top spots to stop on Jl. Kemang Timur
Top Spots to Stop on Jl. Terogong Raya

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.


    • ajourneybespoke says

      Hi Tracey,Yes,once we started exploring we were surprised too! I think we’d easily find another 10 great spots to stop if we looked even closer. Please do let us know if you visit any of the spots on Jl. Cipete Raya; we’d love to know what you thought. Have a great weekend!

    • ajourneybespoke says

      Hi Grant, thanks for your comment.There’s definitely something for everyone on Cipete Raya.

  1. Claire says

    Thanks for the “heads up” on these places. I must open my eyes and look further as I travel down the jalan…

    • ajourneybespoke says

      Hi Claire, glad you liked the Cipete Raya Guide today. I’m hot-spotting it as the next Jl.Kemang Raya, but a little more laid back! Have a great weekend!

    • ajourneybespoke says

      Hello Helen, thank you for your comment. Yes, you will certainly need to visit Jl. Cipete Raya when you make your next Jakarta visit. We’d be keen to know which stop would be ‘first’ on your list. Happy Weekend!

  2. Agatha Coulthard says

    Wow, Thank you ladies. it’s wonderful to know all these ,I pass them almost every day but never been in. I must go visit them from now so many nice things.

    • ajourneybespoke says

      Hi Agatha, we can’t get enough of Jl. Cipete Raya!
      Have just returned home from Tapas Movida. Wonderful food, service and ambience as always. Thrilled you enjoyed the blog story.

    • ajourneybespoke says

      Hi Maggy, thanks for your comment. We’d love to hear from you when you’ve visited Jl. Cipete Raya, to hear what you thought. In the mean time,Happy Jakarta exploring!

    • ajourneybespoke says

      Hello Dian, glad you found the ’10 Top Spots’ story useful. Sunday is a great day to stroll along Jl. Cipete Raya. We are confident that you will come across more than 10 Top Spots on your stroll. Selamat berjalan-jalan!

    • ajourneybespoke says

      Hello Fiona! So glad you found us! Jakarta is a city that can certainly get under your skin (in a good way). The sights and sounds are part of life here that we find so interesting. There are gems to be found where you would least expect.

  3. John G says

    Who knew Jl. Cipete Raya was so nice!! I guess I always daydreaming while in the car. Where next Jl. Benda Raya?

    • ajourneybespoke says

      Hi John, Thanks for your comment. Yes, Jl. Cipete Raya has a lot to offer. Glad we were able to highlight some ‘spots to stop’ for you next time you are driving on Cipete Raya. We are discovering hidden gems on Jakarta streets all the time!

    • ajourneybespoke says

      Hello Helen! Take some time to study this post so that next time you’re in town, we can take you to the places that you’re most curious about! Best wishes xx

  4. Claire Bear says

    Thanks for the update ladies. Time for me to slow down on my daily commute through here & take in some of the new offerings. xx

  5. Lani says

    Always using your blog for reference when taking out my visitors from overseas. A bit sad when could not open the old post (put it in my fave page), but then found your update. Thank you. Will have to do another Cipete day trip. 🙂

    • ajourneybespoke says

      Hello Lani, great to hear that you refer to our blog when planning your itineraries – that’s exactly what we love to hear! And of course, if you have any areas you would like us to explore so that you can diversify your future itineraries, please let us know as we like to receive feedback. Glad you found our updated Jl. Cipete Raya story – as with the ever-changing nature of these stories, we will need to do regular updates on the ‘jalan’ posts. We’re sure you’ll find lots of new and interesting places to visit when you next visit Jl. Cipete Raya. Happy exploring and best wishes always,

  6. Patrycia Andika says

    Hi Liz and Jo, I just found your blog and found this very informative!
    I moved to Jakarta currently and having a hard time to find good place to go.
    Thank you so much for sharing!

    • ajourneybespoke says

      Dear Patrycia, firstly Welcome to Jakarta! And we’re so glad you found our blog. We hope you continue to find our posts useful as you begin exploring your new home city. Let’s keep in touch! Best wishes, 🙂


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