One of the more dedicated coffee shops I visited last month is Giyanti Coffee Roastery. Tucked in the midst of an antique market at Surabaya street, Menteng, right next to Madam Ching and Cali Deli, there’s a small door that leads to the light and cozy innercourt. You’ll then find another door, which opens into the coffeeshop.
As soon as you enter the place, you can feel the passion of this place. Giyanti roasts their own coffee beans every Sunday to Tuesday, using the finest of Indonesian coffee such as Toraja, Mandhailing, Flores, Kintamani, Papua and many more.
The owner, Hendrik Halianto, can always be found behind the coffee bars, serving the coffee orders himself. He’ll be ready to engage you in coffee talk and never hesitate to teach you how to make a good cup of espresso. So if you’re a coffee lover, you owe it to yourself to come here at least once.
They are only serving espresso based drink (no manual brew), but believe me, it’s a damn good one. That day, we ordered a cup of espresso (Toraja) 25K, cafe latte (Toraja) 37K, picollo (Flores) 34K and cappuccino (Toraja) 34K to sample. I’m no coffee expert, but I have to admit that their cafe latte made from Toraja beans is the best I’d ever tasted.
Giyanti Coffee Roastery
Jl. Surabaya no.20, Menteng
ph. +62(21) 3192 3698
Wednesday – Saturday: 09.30 – 17.30
Sunday – Tuesday: Closed for roasting