5 Places to Look for Jakarta’s Best Coffee
Do you need a cup of coffee before you function well in the morning? If you are like us, yes, we need a strong boost of caffeine to help us get through the busy day optimally. Coffee enthusiasts will have a lot of recommendations for you on which shops have the best coffee quality. Here we are going to summarize our top picks to find the best coffee shops in Jakarta.
1. Kopi Kenangan
There are 130 locations dispersed around 8 cities in Indonesia. Even so, there are five big branches in Jakarta located in Gandaria City, Grand Indonesia, Neo Soho, Pondok Indah Mall 2, and Kyai Maja. The name of the menus is unique as they are related to someone’s love life such as Kopi Lupakan Dia (forget about him/her coffee) and Kopi Mantan Menikah (your ex is getting married coffee). One of their most famous products is called Kopi Kenangan Mantan which is an iced coffee mixed with palm sugar. Not only coffee, but they also sell non-coffee beverages such as Milo Dinosaur, Oreo Cookies, and Cream Shake and Thai Tea. Kopi Kenangan has successfully gained international financial support from Serena Ventures, a venture firm owned by Serena Williams and Arrive, a firm owned by Jay Z.
-NEO SOHO, Ground Floor, Jl. Letjen S. Parman No.Kav. 28, RT.3/RW.5, Tj. Duren Sel., Kec. Grogol petamburan, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11470
-Jl. Kyai Maja No.29, RT.10/RW.7, Kramat Pela, Kec. Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12130
-The Common Unit GF-FSG 07, Jl. Casablanca No.88, RT.2/RW.14, Menteng Dalam, Kec. Tebet, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12870
11.00 AM – 08.00 PM (Monday – Friday)
10.00 AM – 09.00 PM (Sunday and Saturday)
2. 1/15 Coffee
One-Fifteenth Coffee, whose name was inspired by the coffee to water ratio in a cup, was a family business owned by Nathalia Gunawan. She is a coffee enthusiast who grew up in Austalia which is one of the countries with the best baristas and coffee roasters in the world. They specialize in Rojali (Rock Java Lime), a cold drip coffee brew combining iced coffee and lime soda. They also have specialties when it comes to their foods such as Acai Bowl from the sweet section and Egg Florentine from the savory section. 1/15 Coffee offers a variety of classes from teaching participants how to manually grind and brew coffee as well as an espresso class. Currently, there are five outlets in Jakarta – Kemang, Gandaria, Senopati, Kebon Jeruk, and Menteng.
-Jl. Dr. Kusuma Atmaja No.79, RT.10/RW.4, Menteng, Kec. Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10310
-Jl. Senopati No.61, RT.8/RW.3, Selong, Kec. Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12110
-Jl. Kemang Raya No.37, RT.9/RW.1, Bangka, Kec. Mampang Prpt., Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12730
08.00 AM – 05.00 PM (Every day)
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3. Kopi Kalyan
Kopi Kalyan opened its first outlet in Cikajang, South Jakarta. They are known for their Es Kopi Kalyan which blends coffee with sugar and milk, making this place one of the best coffee shops in Jakarta. Along with your coffee, you can order their specialties of your preference of local Indonesian food such as Nasi Goreng Kebuli and Mie Ayam Pangsit or their international options of Fish and Chips, and Truffle GyuDon.
There are also different kinds of pastries such as croissants and cookies for you to try. Roti Kalyan, stuffed bread with scrumptious fillings such as chocolate or serikaya (sugar apple). The distinctive feature of this place is the self-service concept which allows customers to create a new experience in the shop.
Phone: +6221 7223712
Jl. Cikajang No.61, RT.7/RW.5, Petogogan, Kec. Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12750
Jl. Barito II No.19, RT.4/RW.7, Kramat Pela, Kec. Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12130
07.00 AM – 10.00 PM (Sunday – Thursday)
07.00 AM – 01.00 AM (Friday and Saturday)
4. Common Grounds
A collaboration of 3 Inodneisans studying in the United States generates the idea of the coffee shop and roastery called Common Grounds. Common Grounds has grown to one of the best coffee shops in Jakarta. This shop serves both food and beverage that makes this place a comfortable option for customers who want to have a big meal or only a cup of coffee with some snacks. The choice of coffee includes classics such as cappuccino and espresso to filter coffee.
Their consistent performance helped them to win some awards such as Indonesian Barista Champions for 4 times and Indonesian Latte Art Champions 5 times. There are several locations in Jakarta (Neo Soho, Citywalk Sudirman, Pondok Indah Mall 2,etc.), 1 in Bandung, 2 in Surabaya, and 1 in Palembang.
Jl. KH Mas Mansyur, Citywalk Sudirman GF No.Kav. 121, RT.10/RW.11, Karet Tengsin, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10250
PIM 2, Lantai 3, unit 327, Jl. Metro Pondok Indah No.kav.4, RT.1/RW.16, Pondok Indah, Kec. Kby. Lama, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12310
07.00 AM – 10.00 PM (Every day)
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5. Kopi Es Tak Kie
Different from all the modern coffee shops mentioned above, this old-fashioned yet still trendy coffee shop has been serving people since 1927. Due to long queues and limited portions to maintain their quality, this shop opens at 6.30 am to 2 pm only. Coffee shops usually provide wifi for their customers to stay for a long time, however the interesting thing in Kopi Es Tak Kie, even though there is no wifi, people stay here to engage in long-lasting conversations with their friends. Throughout the stores, the walls are decorated with photos of famous people who have visited the shop such as celebrities and also the president, Mr. Jokowi.
Gang Gloria, Glodok, Jl. Pintu Besar Selatan III No.4-6, RT.7/RW.6, Pinangsia, Kec. Taman Sari, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota
Jl. Gajah Mada No.211, RT.14/RW.1, Glodok, Kec. Taman Sari, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11120
06.30 AM – 02.00 PM (Monday – Thursday)
06.30 AM – 12.30 PM (Friday – Sunday)
We hope you find our list of best coffee shops in Jakarta useful! Hope that it will help you get through your days. Let us know which are your favorites!