Sunday, February 5, 2017

10 Cafe in Jakarta That You Must Visit at Least Once in a Lifetime

 10 Cafe in Jakarta That You Must Visit

Undoubtedly, Jakarta is the most attracting city in Asia to do a cafe-hopping. Hundreds cafe available in town with more than three brand new outlet each month. Because our locals facing a new trend in lifestyle when the cafe is part of the daily essentials. We just can't live without smell a good aroma of coffee or tea in the morning or afternoon. No wonder you can see a lot of cafe on every street or even inside the small residential area.

In this guide, I will highlight top cafe in Jakarta that is noteworthy and packed with good things. All comes in different concept for unique caffeine experience. Find out whatever you like here and enjoy! :)


 Red Velvet Pie

The best cafe in Jakarta. With sparkling and rustic decoration inspired by American-style bistro, UNION owns a gorgeous space at Plaza Senayan that always packed with people. Each day there would be more than 150 customers with consistent traffic and unstoppable kitchen show.

 Red Velvet Cheesecake

Draws its crowd from the famous Red Velvet Pie (IDR 60K), each table would always have this. The sweetness of cake meet the richness of cream cheese and crunchiness of cookie crumble is undoubtedly delicious. Some kind of the main entrée including Tuna Sambal Matah Croissant (IDR 85K), Club Sandwich (IDR 95K) and Truffle Pasta (IDR 95K) is also the all-time favorite menu here. Whenever I visit Jakarta, this cafe is the only one that I won't missed. Five-star in food and ambiance.

AddressPlaza Senayan Lt. GF
Jalan Asia Afrika No. 8
Nearest Area: Senayan, Kuningan
RSVP: (+62) 21 579 05 861
Operational Hours:
11.00am - 11.00pm (Sunday - Thursday)
11.00am - 11.30pm (Friday & Saturday)

 The Caffeine Dispensary

2. The Caffeine Dispensary
Thematic cafe for brunch and small gathering. Established in 2015, The Caffeine Dispensary has gained its popularity through the process. The humble owner called Adjie spend most of his time for coffee class and greet every customer nicely.

 Smoked Beef and Cheese

Whenever you comes in, make sure to try the Smoked Beef and Cheese (IDR 55K), since this menu is the best-seller one and look even gorgeous from any different angle.

Address: Jl. Kelapa Kopyor Raya Blok 01 No. 16
Nearest area: Kelapa Gading, Sunter, North Jakarta
RSVP: (+6221) 45 20 109
Operational Hours:
11.00am - 09.00pm (Everyday)

 Giyanti Coffee Roastery

3. Giyanti Coffee Roastery
Awarded as the 'Best Coffee Shop' by Trip Advisor and Qraved. Apart from having their own cafe, Giyanti Coffee Roastery also supplies their own beans to many coffee joints and prestigious restaurant in Jakarta.

 Giyanti Coffee Roastery

To perfected your caffeine experience, some kind of light bites also available here. What I love the most is the Banana Cake (IDR 25K) which is sweet and moist. Really match with the strong cup of espresso in the morning/afternoon.

Until now, they hosted some coffee class for young and passionate barista in order to grow their talents. For the price and schedule, go ask the owner.

Address: Jalan Surabaya No.20, 
Nearest area: Menteng, Thamrin, Central Jakarta
RSVP: (+62) 21 31 923 698
Operational Hours:
9.30am - 5.30pm (Tuesday - Saturday)
Closed on Sunday and Monday

 Tanamera Coffee Roasters

4. Tanamera Coffee Roasters
Still the famous cafe in Jakarta that is located at Thamrin Residence close to the biggest shopping mall in town, Grand Indonesia Shopping Town. Owning only a small space at the corner, this cafe is kind of charming somehow. With humble and very talented barista, each cup of coffee here guaranteed a degree of satisfaction.

 Apple Crumble Tart

To accompanied your coffee or tea, just go get the Apple Crumble Tart (IDR 35K) or Almond Croissant (IDR 20K). Even though both is not house made, but the taste is quite decent.

AddressThamrin City Office Park AA 07
Jl. Kebon Kacang Raya
Nearest area: Thamrin, Sudirman, Central Jakarta
RSVP: (+62) 21 29 625 599 / 678
Opening Hours:
07.00am - 08.00pm (Everyday)

 Cookie Crumble Waffle

5. Crematology
One of the best coffeeshop in Jakarta that presents you the huge automatic brewing machines, manual brewing techniques, and homemade pastry. All set in very affordable prices and nice settings.


Stepped inside the venue, guest will be greeted by the humble barista and well-trained staff. Most of the time, the crowd is not-too-high and still manageable. What to expect here beside the strong and aromatic cup of Latte (IDR 35K) is the sweet and soft Mix Berries Waffle (IDR 55K).

AddressPX Pavilion (Ground Floor)
St. Moritz, Puri Indah
Nearest area: Puri, Kembangan, West Jakarta
Operational Hours:
10.00am - 22.00pm (Everyday)

 Woodpecker Coffee

6. Woodpecker Coffee
The hipster cafe that is situated at the Southern Jakarta. Usually, our locals love to have their breakfast here since Woodpecker Coffee open quite early during the weekday exactly from 7.00am. The good brewing techniques, freshly cooked menu and a shelf books might be the main reason why I love this space.

 Strawberry Waffle

Strawberry Waffle (IDR 55K) is the uncommon light food in Jakarta, so that's why you need to try this. Beside that, go get the Banana Cake (IDR 20K) that baked in-house daily.

Address: Jalan Panglima Polim V No.23, Kebayoran Baru
Nearest area: Melawai, Kebayoran, South Jakarta
RSVP: (+6221) 29 305 356
Operational Hours:
7.00am - 9.00pm (Everyday)

 Oreo Tart

7. Koultoura Coffee
The most Instagenic cafe in West Jakarta. Spend your afternoon tea time with the cozy and calm atmosphere like never.

 Koultoura Coffee

As I take a peek for everything, the coffee here is very aromatic: Latte (IDR 35K) or Green Tea Latte (IDR 35K); just what we needed to refresh the day. For the light bites, nothing better than Oreo Tart (IDR 45K).

Address: Taman Ratu Indah Blok AA2 No. 33
Nearest area: Grenville, Kedoya, West Jakarta
RSVP: (+6221) 29 520 310
Operational Hours:
09.00am - 10.00pm (Everyday)

 Publik Markette

8. Publik Markette
A favorite destination for brunch. Managed by the well-known Ismaya Group who conquer the Jakarta food and beverage scene, Public Markette offers you more than 50 types of the menu in stunning food gallery like no other.

 Chicken Tandoori

Every day there would be a new menu in the counter. What I do recommend you is to try the Beef Quiche, Salted Egg Pork Ribs, Nasi Goreng Seafood, and Apple Crumble Tart since all of them is absolutely stunning and looks even gorgeous by far. But if you are an Indian food fanatic, go get the Chicken Tandoori and Dosa. Price per menu ranging from IDR 35K - IDR 100K.

Address: Grand Indonesia Shopping Town (Ground Floor)
Jl. M.H. Thamrin No. 1
Nearest area: Thamrin, Menteng, Sudirman
RSVP: (021) - 23581281 / (021) - 23581282
Operational Hours: 
11.30am - 14.30pm (Lunch Time)
15.00pm - 17.00pm (Ala Carte Hours)
18.00pm - 21.30pm (Dinner)
Dresscode: Casual & Sporty

 Nomz Kitchen & Pastry

9. Nomz Kitchen & Pastry
One of the newer kids in town. Comes in spacious table settings, warmth decoration, and humble pastry gallery, guest will find a great casual dining experience here.

 Beef Ssamjang Burger

When you receive the list of menu, don't be confused with all the keywords there. Just give it a try for Salmon Benedict (IDR 85K) and Beef Ssamjang Burger (IDR 95K) which is made fresh and quite rare to be found in Jakarta. Best Croissant in town is also available here including Strawberry Croissant (IDR 35K), Salted Egg Croissant (IDR 35K), and Durian Croissant (IDR 35K).

Address: Grand Indonesia Shopping Town
Jl. MH Thamrin
Nearest area: Thamrin, Sudirman
RSVP: (021) 235 81 211
Price Range: IDR 75K - IDR 150K / Pax
Operational Hours:
10.00am - 10.00pm (Everyday)

 Sophie Authentique

10. Sophie Authentique
Are you looking for the authentic French pastry? Welcome on board, foodies. Anything you like ranging from moist Canelle (IDR 8K) to the sweet Pear Chocolate Tart (IDR 40K) is all here.

Pear Chocolate Tart

What impress me a lot from this venue is the friendly service and three different styles of dining. This three story cafe got a different interior design for each level that allows each guest to produce more and more picture. Just find out the space that you love the most and enjoy.

Address: Jl. Kemang Selatan 1 No. 20A
Nearest area: Kemang, Cipete, South Jakarta
RSVP: (+6221) 71 80 011
Operational Hours:
08.00am - 05.00pm (Sunday - Friday)
08.00am - 06.00pm (Saturday)

 10 Cafe in Jakarta That You Must Visit

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Location: Special Capital Region of Jakarta, Indonesia


  1. Just heard about woodpecker cafe, will try it soon.

  2. Best pick! IG: @hungrycommunities

  3. If you love a solid selection of quality craft beers then this place is a terrific choice to start off your night. They have happy hours Saturday night so you can’t go wrong. Definitely the kind of venues in Los Angeles to start off your night.