The Best Live Music Cafes: Enjoy East Jakarta
Going to cafes to catch up with friends or have a relaxing time after work sometimes are our only options to slow down the pace of modern life, especially in crowded cities, like Jakarta. Of course, you would consider finding a nice, cozy, and warm place to hang out with your friends and family. In East Jakarta, you could find all kinds of culinary places that have these traits and can get you famished with some of its delicious menus before heading home and sleeping on that familiar bed of yours.
But, what better way to get some of that comfy cafe atmosphere than by listening to some live tunes playing in the background of a cafe? Singing along and requesting some songs that everyone’s favorite will surely make up your night. So, to help you find places that have this sort of atmosphere, here are some of the best live music cafes in East Jakarta!
1. Kedai Pangkalan
As one of the favorite places to hang out in the Pondok Bambu area, Kedai Pangkalan can give you and your friends some great time catching up with the events that are going on with your lives. With an indoor and outdoor setting available, Kedai Pangkalan can cater to the needs and wants of your gang. So whatever vibe – indoor or airy outdoor – Kedai Pangkalan can provide! Kedai Pangkalan’s vibe Live music every Saturday night would also accompany the friendly atmosphere that you and your friends will experience at Kedai Pangkalan.
Address: Jl. Pahlawan Revolusi No. 10 DD, RT.9/RW.7, Pd. Bambu, Kec. Duren Sawit, Kota Jakarta Timur, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 13430
Social Media: @kedaipangkalan on Instagram
Price Range: Rp90.000,00 for two people (approx.)
11.00 AM – 12.00 AM (Monday – Thursday)
11.00 AM – 12.30 AM (Friday and Saturday)
12.00 PM – 11.30 PM (Sunday)
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2. BE-EM Cafe
With its pleasing aesthetics, affordable food and beverages, and warm atmosphere, BE-EM Cafe is sure to be one of those places where you can have delightful memories with friends. To top it off, BE-EM Cafe will make sure that singalongs are one of those things that you can do here to warm up old friendships. Go to BE-EM cafe at 8 pm on Fridays to Sunday to catch some of the live tunes there. So plan ahead if you want to get the best moments. The coffee here is especially recommended!
Address: Jl. Pd. Kelapa Raya No.80, RT.1/RW.1, Pd. Klp., Kec. Duren Sawit, Kota Jakarta Timur, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 13450
Price Range: Rp160.000,00 for two people (approx.)
Opening Hours: 08.00 AM – 12.00 AM (Every day)
3. PAUSE Kedai Makan & Kopi
Besides having a memorable vibe for its visitors, PAUSE Kedai Makan & Kopi is situated near Arion Mall. Because of its location, people who visited Arion Mall can then have a little stop to chit chat with friends at PAUSE Kedai Makan & Kopi after going shopping. They have a variety of their finest dinings. They are especially delightful in providing Indonesian cuisine options. Dishes such as their Singkong Goreng Keju, Nasi Goreng, Garang Asem, and Soto Medan equalize their range of menu with Red Velvet cakes. Besides the wonderful trip of the tongue from the menu, you can also get a warmer atmosphere with the serenade of their live music!
Address: Jl. Paus No. 91D-E, Rawamangun, Kota Jakarta Timur, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 13450
Price Range: Rp50.000,00 – Rp100.000,00/person
Opening Hours: 08.00 AM – 10.00 PM (Every day)
4. Kedai Locale
Want to find a cozy place with a decent dining menu? Kedai Locale can be of help! Besides having a nice atmosphere, it’s a good place to have discussions, so it’s a perfect place for those catching up with high school friends and maybe for some unwinding with co-workers after work. Kedai Locale can also give you a meal of a lifetime if you order their sop buntut or iga bakar to diminish your famished belly. If you want a simple menu, having Indonesia’s traditional snacks like batagor or martabak tahu petis is also recommended to accompany you while you have deep talks with friends! The live music here is interactive, you could have singalongs and music requests.
Address: No.C-6, Jl. Balai Pustaka No.10, RT.5/RW.10, Rawamangun, Kec. Pulo Gadung, Kota Jakarta Timur, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 13220
Contact: (+6221) 4892640
Price Range: Rp190.000,00 for two people (approx.)
08.00 AM – 11.00 PM (Monday – Friday)
08.00 AM – 12.00 PM (Saturday and Sunday)
5. Rumah Mantan Cafe and Nostalgia
Fancying some coffee and finger snacks with friends? Then Rumah Mantan Cafe and Nostalgia may be for you! It might be heartbreakingly named ‘Rumah Mantan’ (Indonesian for ex’s house) but this place will definitely be comfortable to hang out with your friends and having nostalgic conversations about your highschool sweetheart ex that you haven’t meet since five years ago. To make the stories on the could-have-been and the should-have-been more comfortable, try out their selection such as Nasi Goreng Gila Mantan or Nasi Beef Dari Hati. The names of their food alone will make for some interesting talks for sure. Not to mention the randomly fitting love songs that’ll be played by the live music band that is on every Friday and Saturday nights to make it all perfect.
Address: Jl. Pinang Raya No 10 Rawamangun, Jakarta Timur (Behind D’frenz Karaoke Rawangmangun)
Social Media: @rumahmantancafe_jkt on Instagram
Price Range: Rp90.000,00 for two people (approx.)
05.00 PM – 12.00 AM (Every day)
So, there you have your list of the best live music cafes in East Jakarta. Wherever you choose to go, this list of places will surely provide a pleasant tune for the ears! These places also offer some of the best menu options for an evening dining with friends with their affordable prices. So, be sure to swing by to pay a visit or just to get a new reference for future hangouts. Maybe you’ll even stay there a few hours or so to make sure that you don’t miss the latest rumor about that classmate that you had a crush a while back at high school!