Since the last time I wrote about Jakarta’s Best Coffee Shops (read the review HERE), there has been a lot of new coffee shops popping up in Jakarta & Serpong area. So I decided to write a second post to list some of the coffee shops I visited that in my opinion serves a good cup of specialty coffee.
The latest addition to the South Jakarta coffee scene came from the people behind ABCD coffee. It is called Ruang Seduh Kemang and is located at Aksara Bookstore compound. They offer a new concept that let customers learn how to brew their own cup of coffee, if they want. It was quite a different concept from other coffee shops, no wonder the place is always full. There’s also Goni Coffee who has just moved to a more spacious location at Kemang Timur. In Ciputat area, there are Pigeonhole coffee which boasted the illustrious Sanremo Opera espresso machine and Kopi Manyar that is designed and owned by architect Andra Matin. If you’re in the Senayan area, also check out Geek Coffee at Senayan Trade Center (STC).
In Kelapa Gading, there’re also several coffee shops serving good coffee, including Caffeine Dispensary who roast their own coffee beans, Six Ounces Coffee and Kopium Coffee in Kelapa Kopyor area. On the other side of North Jakarta, Viverri Coffee just opened its second and larger location in Muara Karang area (not far from Wall Street Coffee and Cameo Lane Coffee). They also roast their own coffee beans, so they have lots of choices for single origin coffee plus plenty of brewing methods to choose from. Meanwhile in Pantai Indah Kapuk, a place called Native Coffee Tribe has just opened recently.
I often go to Puri Indah and though I like Crematology, I want to see other specialty coffee shops. Fortunately, it is happening. There’s a nice & quiet place called Say Something Coffee at Taman Aries area and Simetri Coffee Roaster not far from Fave Hotel Puri Indah.
In Central Jakarta, there’s a new addition at Cikini area, just a few buildings away from Bakoel Koffie called Workroom Coffee that serve both espresso & manual brew options, plus a few dishes from Suntiang.
Since last year, the coffee scene in Gading Serpong area is growing pretty fast. There are a lot of places to try, but the one that I often go to is Grab Me Coffee in Pasar Paramount area and Jakarta Coffee House at Aeon Mall. If you’re in Gading Serpong area, Flow Coffee and Daily Press Coffee are also worth a try.
So far, after so many cups of coffee. SC and I found that we prefer manually brewed coffee from producers within Indonesia. I’m not saying that espresso-based coffee and imported beans aren’t any good, but I think Indonesian local coffee has its own charm.