Nothing completes a travelling experience like a good cup of joe and a cosy spot to enjoy it. Fortunately, Yogyakarta
is not short of splendid cafés to get your caffeine fix, get some work done, or relax and recharge in between adventures. Discover the best coffee shops and cafés in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Roaster and Bear
Coffee Shop, European, Indonesian, $$$
This coffee shop is very popular on social media, and for obvious reasons. It’s Instagrammable interior has an earthy but industrial and modern feel to it, with large windows and wooden furnitures topped with endearing drawings of adorable bears on the white wall. Combine that with the stunning latte art and mouth-watering food presentation, and you got yourself a perfect social media post.
Blanco Coffee & Books
Cafe, European, Indonesian, $$$
Its stylish but minimalistic vibe makes this coffee shop an excellent place to read or get some work done. It has an overall quiet and peaceful atmosphere with aesthetically pleasing details at every corner. The place even has a great selection of books on a big shelf to read as you sip on great coffee
sourced from Indonesian communities.
Lantai Bumi Coffee & Space
Coffee Shop, Indonesian
Located in the less touristy northern area of Yogyakarta, this coffee shop boasts a more intimate yet roomy space, with a relatively more affordable price than the ones near the city centre. Its minimalistic, distraction-free interior with lots of natural light and stunning details will help you maintain focus and keep energised while getting tasks done, studying, or even just enjoying their excellent coffee.
Cafe, Indonesian, French, $$$
This coffee shop is an excellent space for tourists who are craving for local taste and experience. Bahasa
is the Indonesian word for language, as the fascination and curiosity for language is at the heart of this business. Here, tourists can join free casual language classes over Indonesian coffee and delicious pastry. From Indonesian to France and Arabian, this spot is full of native speakers who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and meeting new people.
Cafe, European, American, Indonesian, $$$
More than just a great spot to get your caffeine fix, ViaVia is more like a hub for hip young travellers from across the globe. The concept café doesn’t only serve some of the best coffee and Western-style meals, it also has a vibrant yet cosy interior that will make anyone enjoy spending time in its colourful space. The establishment has been around for more than a decade, but its popularity keeps growing – proof of its excellent service and quality.
Cafe, Indonesian, $$$
Le Travail is one of Yogyakarta’s few coffee shops open 24 hours, making it a favourite among students, deadline warriors, even nocturnal creatives. They serve the perfect coffee to keep you energised all night, too, as it’s sourced from different coffee-yielding regions of Indonesia from Aceh to Papua. Combined with the cosy, minimalist interior with an industrial feel, this coffee shop really does spark productivity.
Aside from the epic selection of coffee, this charming spot is also widely popular for its appearance in Indonesian hit movie Ada Apa Dengan Cinta 2
. The ordering process goes like this: you get a queue number, then a barista or the owner himself will ask what kind of coffee you would like. Note that you don’t select from a menu, but you simply describe the characteristic, taste, or even origin of your desired, personalised cup of joe. And they will whip it up for you.