, a wonderful blend of traditional culture and contemporary skylines, is a great place to discover Indonesia’s heritage. Visit old colonial buildings, sample street food items and relax with a warm latte as you absorb the city’s identity. Squeezed in the busy corners of the metropolis are a number of places where you can catch a light meal and sip fresh coffee. We recommend some of the best coffee shops where you can have a pleasant break in the city that never sleeps.
Giyanti Coffee Roastery
Cafe, Fusion, $$$
Macchiato by Giyanti Coffee Roastery | ©theferdi
Comfort food and a cup of espresso are a regular ritual in the the warm ambiance of Giyanti Coffee Roastery
. Serving 18th-century estate brews like the Java Preanger (Arabica) and the lovely Bali Cobra Coffee, made from Indonesia’s best coffee beans, this coffee shop is a favorite joint for many in Jakarta. Showcasing a contemporary décor, with its hanging cradle lamps and a chalk board that presents the special ‘brew’ of the day, this coffee shop is a unique place frequented by young entrepreneurs.
Cafe, European, $$$
One of the most popular coffee shops in Jakarta is Tanamera
, a café that produces specialty brews using a variety of single origin coffee beans that come from the best harvests of Indonesia’s richly estates. Tanamera holds training sessions for coffee enthusiasts under the guidance of a barista who is well-versed in the art of blending and roasting of fresh coffee beans. Whether you’re grabbing a bag of Solok Honey for your French press or savoring the tropical aroma of a well tamped Malabar Natural, this coffee shop exhibits a wonderful assortment of sweet treats that you can enjoy alongside your Cappuccino.
Cafe, Asian, Indonesian, European, $$$
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Visit 1/15, a café that has become a social hub for many visitors in Jakarta. Offering a rich variety of finely crafted brews this coffee shop is a cozy den with a simple décor, welcoming many locals for late lunch hours. From steaming espressos to creamy lattes, enjoy their single origin coffee with a plateful of french toast for a quick round of breakfast at the 1/15 coffee house.
Cafe, American, European, $$$
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A contemporary styled coffee shop in the aromatic corners of CitiWalk, Common Grounds
is famous for its breakfast menu and specialty brews. Dedicated to provide the best brunch and coffee experience, Common Grounds is a cozy space that showers its visitors with a delicious menu that features quality ingredients. Grab a few quick bites that you can enjoy alongside a cup of fresh filter coffee in this sophisticated café that is the ideal place to hangout if you’re in search of a late breakfast.
Cafe, Indonesian, $$$
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Brick walled interiors, spacious seating and the intoxicating aroma of fresh coffee beans, Anomali is the perfect place to visit if you’re aching for a steaming cup of coffee and intellectual conversations. Young college students love to enjoy the open air crevices of this café, sipping their favorite blend of coffee on a cold winter morning.
Cafe, European, $$$
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One of the most spacious coffee houses in Jakarta, Crematology, with its modern furnishing and avant-garde décor, is famous for serving the Piccolo Latte, a mini creamy latte served in a Machiatto cup. The butter croissant, fresh and crisp, tastes amazing served with Nutella spread. Their jumbo sized cappuccino is a wonderful brew, prepared using third wave roasting that leaves a silky feeling in your mouth.
Jakarta Coffee House
Cafe, Indonesian, $$$
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Serving only Indonesian Arabica blends, this coffee shop is one of the most traditional cafés in Jakarta
and has become a local favorite. Try the Si Petung with its sweet mellow flavor or savor the long lasting aroma of Luwak, an earthy blend with a chocolate undertone. Jakarta Coffee House
, serving 9 single origin coffees, offers a comfortable environment where coffee enthusiasts can enjoy their signature brews, like a soothing cup of Aceh Gayo Organic, pure in taste with a refined texture.