15 Popular ‘Es Kopi’ Chains in Jakarta
If there’s one thing that stands out in 2010s Indonesia, it’s the rise of local coffee chains (or more known as ‘es kopi’). Once competing with international chains like Starbucks and Indonesian corporate giants like J.Co, these brands now find themselves at home among a crowd of authentic Indonesia coffee lovers and casual coffee drinkers.
Jakarta, heaven for startups, is the place these chains make their mark. Whether for dine-ins for take-outs, you’ll never tire out of local coffee chains to order.
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What is Es Kopi?
Es Kopi is currently on the rise among millennials. Milk coffee made with palm sugar and served in a plastic cup has become a favorite among young people because of its fairly economical price. Nowadays, Es Kopi also comes in many different toppings. For example, cheese cream, cocoa powder, biscuit crumbs, boba, etc.
So, do you want to know which local Es Kopi you should try? Here is our recommended version of the local Es Kopi that are popular in Jakarta.
Fore Coffee is a thriving coffee start-up that hails a futuristic and eco-friendly concept (as seen from their shop designs).
They serves more than just specialty coffee, but they’ve been coming up with menus that appeal to every crowd. From espresso-bad ones to fusions with syrups and fresh milk, they always manage to produce bestsellers such as the Fore Pandan Latte.
Tea-lovers need not worry either. If you want to hang out at their jazzy outlets, there’s the Grand Wedding Tea for you. Be warned, though. They sell out fast!
2. Kopi Tuku
Back in July 2017, Kopi Tuku became viral, after President Joko Widodo and First Lady Iriana Widodo came to buy coffee at its 2-year old joint in Cipete.
Kopi Tuku deserved the recognition as coffee lovers have endorsed this coffee chain’s high-quality beans and enduring menu. Even tourists from Bandung and Surabaya are eager to get a taste of their president-approved coffee at their three locations (Cipete, Pasar Santa, and Bintaro).
Kopi Tuku’s best seller is the Kopi Susu Tetangga, which is Kopi Tuku’s twist on the traditional Indonesian coffee and milk formula. They also offer a local version of the American donut and coffee combo. We recommend that you enjoy their coffee with Indonesian style-donut (donat kampung) and fried spring rolls.
3. Kopi Kenangan
What happens when you match broken hearts with coffee? The answer is Kopi Kenangan. The founder even said about his most expensive menu, Kopi Lupakan Dia (Forget Them Coffee), that it was expensive because “forgetting an ex is a struggle that requires sacrifice.”
Kopi Kenangan isn’t a franchise, but it’s probably one of the fastest-growing Indonesian Es Kopi chains aside from Fore in Jakarta. They’re well-known for having menus inspired by heartbreak and failed romance like Kopi Kenangan Mantan (Memories of My Ex Coffee) and Kopi Mantan Menikah (My Ex’s Wedding Coffee).
Their recommendation is the Kopi Lupakan Dia, a mix of coffee with palm sugar and a dose of Bailey’s. It’s perfect for all-nighters due to the coffee’s tame fusion between sweet coffee and strong, creamy Irish alcoholic syrup.
Want to try some arabica coffee instead? Here is our list of the most popular arabica coffee shops in Jakarta!
4. Janji Jiwa
Janji Jiwa is also another fast-growing Es Kopi chains with outlets reaching beyond Jakarta. It’s famous for being the local’s favorite nongkrong spot in the afternoon and during weekends. What it’s best known for, however, is their innovative recipes that quickly became classics among regulars.
An example is the Es Kopi Pokat, an iced, espresso-based mixture with avocado and chocolate ice cream, a very Indonesian twist on the espresso. In addition to that, Another much-beloved beverage is their Es Kopi Pandan, cold espresso with fresh milk and pandan (aromatic screwpine leaves).
Janji Jiwa keeps on expanding its menu lines with other series of beverages, like the Soeram Series (which uses non-alcoholic rum) and the Milo series.
Price Range: Rp 15.000 – Rp 30.000 (discounted on Android app)
Social Media: Instagram
5. Kopi Kulo
Kopi Kulo is also another champion of the to-go coffee scene in Indonesia. Kopi Kulo is also one of the fastest-growing coffee chains, and their drinks are always popular on Go-Food and GrabFood.
They’re beloved for popularizing recipes that attract casual coffee lovers who crave for exotic tastes and pick-me-ups when they’re fatigued or want to try something refreshing.
Their most popular Es Kopi menu is the Avocatto, which is an affogato with a twist of avocado. Want to go a little crazier? Try their Es Kopi Keju. It’s iced coffee with a cheese cream topping, a recipe which grew from the (even stranger) cheese tea fad from Taiwan.
Price Range: Rp 15.000 – Rp 27.000
Social Media: Instagram
6. Sela Waktu
Selawaktu Coffee is a contemporary coffee shop located in Tebet, South Jakarta. Apart from providing a variety of coffee drinks, Selawaktu also provides variants of sweet non-coffee drinks that can be an option for those of you who prefer not to consume caffeine. Regal Ice Milk, Earl Gray Latte, and Taro Latte as examples.
In addition to the fixed menus that are available, this shop often innovates in making seasonal drinks – such as the I Don’t Care and Stay at Home variants that can be your choices. Both of these variants are available in 1 liter packs with unique and delicious flavors, of course, perfect as your #workfromhome companion.
Being a fairly innovative coffee shop, this shop also serves consumers with the Selawaktu bowl dish with a variety of toppings. Flokq recommends you trying the chicken Selawaktu bowl with Malaysian butter and sunny side up eggs! You can try various types of drinks and Selawaktu bowl dishes using the ojek online application, or come to their shop directly – however, keep in mind the health protocols!
Price Range: Rp20.000 – Rp40.000
Address: Jl. Tebet Timur Dalam Raya No.126, RT.2/RW.6, Tebet Tim., Kec. Tebet, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12820, Indonesia
Operational Hours: Everyday (10.00 – 21.00)
7. Kopi Cuan
#ParaPencariCuan, this coffee is perfect for you! Comes with various types of drinks, ranging from coffee to non-coffee variants, Kopi Cuan is ready to pamper your tongue with the delicious flavors of drinks! Spread across almost all of Indonesia, Kopi Cuan can also be enjoyed by those of you who live outside Jabodetabek, such as Palangkaraya, Palembang, Surabaya, Samarinda, Palu, and also Bandung.
Flokq recommends that you try the pleasures of Kopi Cuan Ngerum and Tulen, which are also one of the best selling Es Kopi variants at this shop. But don’t worry, for those of you who don’t want to enjoy coffee, you can try the chocolate, banana milk, and teh Tarik variants which are also available in 1 liter packages. Perfect to accompany your #stayathome days!
Price range: Rp18.000 – Rp25.000
Address: Jl. Taman Margasatwa Raya No.26, RT.3/RW.11, Ragunan, Kec. Ps. Minggu, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12550, Indonesia
Unlike most modern coffees, Cethut emphasizes the homey side of each of their dish. The home-made coffee shop feel is felt throughout the dish. Starting from Milk Ice Coffee, Healthy Iced Tea, Milk Ice Cream, Potato Donuts, and Cethut Rice which feels like a mother’s cooking at home!
It’s so delicious, it’s better for you to order the small donut variant one day before picking it up. Tips from Flokq, try to buy Cethut ketjil donuts and eat them with Es Kopi Susu, guaranteed delicious!
Price Range: Rp15.000 – Rp30.000
- Jl. Prof. DR. Satrio No.12, RT.3/RW.3, Karet Semanggi, Kecamatan Setiabudi, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12950, Indonesia
- Jl. Taman Lb. Bulus 7 No.5, RW.4, Lb. Bulus, Kec. Cilandak, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12440, Indonesia
Operational Hours: Every day (Cethut Satrio, 09.00 – 18.00), Monday – Saturday (Cethut Lb. Bulus, 08.00 – 21.00)
9. Tanamera Coffee
Well, this coffee shop is one of the most famous coffee shop and has outlets in many locations such as Jakarta, Bali, Makassar, Palembang, Surabaya, Yogyakarta, Semarang, and also Singapore. Suitable for a place to relax or hold meetings with office colleagues, Tanamera Coffee provides many main dishes, such as Black Rice (Grilled Ribs Fried Rice with Black Calamari Ink), Pasta Aglio Olio, and Betutu Chicken. Do not miss the various types of Es Kopi with premium taste and quality that you can also enjoy in this place, macchiato and cappuccino are coffee variants that Flokq recommends for you!
However, among other contemporary coffees, Tanamera Coffee has a relatively more expensive price than other coffees. But, the price, taste, and quality provided are guaranteed to be comparable.
Price Range: Rp30.000 – Rp80.000
Address: Jl. Taman Kemang 1 No.6, RT.14/RW.1, Bangka, Kec. Mampang Prpt., Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12730, Indonesia
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Operational Hours: Every day (08.00 – 20.30)
Even though it is a newcomer to the Es Kopi market, the taste of Unclebrew Coffee is able to compete with its predecessor. With their stores located in many places around Jabodetabek, Unclebrew is ready to serve you with a variety of Es Kopi which of course have gone through special processes and blends. One of the Smooth Criminal variants, soft milk coffee mixed with special Unclebrew cream and provided cold, is perfect to be enjoyed with Lekker Holland who is also a superstar in this coffee shop. So what are you waiting for? Please order Unclebrew coffee on the ojek online application or come to their shop.
Price Range: Rp15.000 – Rp22.000 (snack and normal size coffee), Rp85.000 – Rp115.000 (1 liter coffee)
- Jl. Tebet Barat VIII, RT.11/RW.4, Tebet Bar., Kec. Tebet, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12810, Indonesia
- Jl. Raya Jatiwaringin No.96 D, RT.004/RW.003, Jatiwaringin, Kec. Pondokgede, Kota Bks, Jawa Barat 17411, Indonesia
- Jakarta, Jl. Pondok Jaya VI, RT.6/RW.6, Pela Mampang, Kec. Mampang Prpt., Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12720, Indonesia
- Jl. Moh. Amin No.89, RT.04/RW.01kel, Leuwinanggung, Kec. Tapos, Kota Depok, Jawa Barat 16456, Indonesia
- Jl. Bintara Jaya IV No.8, RT.002/RW.009, Bintara, Kec. Bekasi Bar., Kota Bks, Jawa Barat 17136, Indonesia
Social Media: Instagram
- Monday – Saturday(Unclebrew Tebet, 09.00 – 21.00)
- Every day (Unclebrew Jatiwaringin, 09.00 – 21.00)
- Monday – Saturday (Unclebrew Mampang, 09.00 – 19.30)
- Monday – Saturday (Unclebrew Cikeas, 09.00 – 19.00)
- Monday – Saturday (Unclebrew Bintara Jaya, 09.00 – 21.00)
- Setiap Hari (Unclebrew Serpong, 09.00 – 21.00)
11. Kopi Botol Kaca
Different from the others, Kopi Botol Kaca is a contemporary coffee that has not yet opened its outlets. Even so, the quality and taste of this coffee can make it an online superstar. The taste of coffee and special cream produces a special taste that is rich, creamy, but still light – aka not nauseous! Comes in sizes of 1 liter and 500 ml with milker, stronger, and pandan variants, Kopi Botol Kaca is suitable to accompany you at home and be eaten with various snacks.
Because the packaging uses glass bottles, you can recycle the packaging for various functions, such as turning it into a flower vase.
Price Range: Rp58.000 – Rp100.000
Contact: 0821 11776010 (WhatsApp)
For those of you who lives in Yogyakarta, you must be familiar with this coffee shop, yep! Couvee. Comes with a to-go-coffee concept, Couvee provides a variety of delicious coffee and cookie snacks. One of the menus that Flokq recommends that you try at this outlet is Melacca Coffee and Red Velvet Latte for those of you who choose non-coffee drinks.
Here’s a little tip, try to enjoying Couvee’s drink and with their cookies. Guaranteed, it’s really good!
Price Range: Rp18.000 – Rp27.000
- Jl. KH. Ahmad Dahlan No.90, Ngampilan, Kota Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55261, Indonesia
- Jl. Seturan Raya No.88, Kledokan, Caturtunggal, Kec. Depok, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia
- Jl. Kaliurang No.Km 5.2, Manggung, Caturtunggal, Kec. Depok, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55281
- Plaza Ambarrukmo, Jl. Laksda Adisucipto No.3, Ambarukmo, Caturtunggal, Kec. Depok, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia
- Every day (Couvee Jakal, 08.00 – 23.00)
- Every day (Couvee Seturan, 09.00 – 23.00)
- Every day (Couvee K.H. Dahlan, 09.00 – 23.00)
- Every day (Couvee Ambarukmo Plaza, 10.00 – 21.00)
Well, this one is a coffee shop that is often a destination for Yogyakarta students. The place is comfortable, spacious, and fast service makes anyone interested in coming here. Not only that, of course, the types or variants of coffee offered also make consumers addicted!
Flokq recommends that you try the Ais Kopi Susu Gula Alpen menu, the rich taste of the coffee is very suitable to be combined with the savory salted caramel taste. For those of you who don’t drink coffee, you can try the Best Kamelia variant, which is the Greentea variant with a vanilla base, so delicious!
Price Range: Rp18.000 – Rp30.000
- Jalan Kaliurang KM 5, Gg. Pangkur No.2, Karang Wuni, Caturtunggal, Kec. Depok, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55284, Indonesia
- Jl. Seturan Raya No.189, Ngropoh, Condongcatur, Kec. Depok, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia (Takeaway)
- Jl. Mrican Baru No.1, Mrican, Caturtunggal, Kec. Depok, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia
- Jl. Ipda Tut Harsono No.26, Muja Muju, Kec. Umbulharjo, Kota Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55165, Indonesia
Social Media: Instagram
- Every day (Laju Kaliurang, 08.30 – 23.00)
- Every day (Laju Seturan, 08.30 – 23.00)
- Every day (Laju Moses/Mrican, 10.00 – 24.00)
- Every day (Laju SPBU Timoho, 08.00 – 23.00)
14. Janjian Coffee
Janjian Kopi is undeniably a popular place where young people come to just hang out or even do school/campus work. The industrial concept that is carried in this shop makes anyone feel at home for a long time to spend. In addition, the Janjian Coffee shop has many open spaces, making it safer and more comfortable to visit during this pandemic. Opens in Bekasi and Ciawi, Janjian Coffee provides a variety of drinks and food variants.
One of the favorite drinks in this coffee shop is Ice Avocado Coffee, the strong coffee flavor mixed with the sweet and creamy flavors of the avocado is perfect to combine. Don’t forget to try the Sambal Matah Chicken Rice! Spicy, savory and really delicious!
Price Range: Rp25.000 – Rp40.000
- Lembah Banjarwangi Resort Jl. Banjarwangi 2, Blk. A4 Jl. Raya Ciawi – Sukabumi No.7-8, Banjar Wangi, Ciawi, Bogor, West Java 16720, Indonesia
- Jl. Pondok Timur Mas Blok A/4, RT.001/RW.014, Jaka Setia, Bekasi Selatan, Bekasi City, West Java 17147, Indonesia
Social Media: Instagram
Jam Operasional: Every day (Janjian Coffee Ciawi, 09.00 – 21.00), Every day (Janjian Coffee Bekasi, 11.00 – 23.00)
15. Kopi Nobis
This Es kopi chain has attracted a lot of attention from Bogor residents, because of its delicious coffee and food available. The location is convenient for every consumer who comes, adding more stars that can be given to this modern coffee shop. However, for those of you who don’t want to drink coffee, Kopi Nobis also provides non-coffee variants. One that Flokq recommends for you is Charcoal Latte. Besides having a high anti-oxidant content, the charcoal in this shop tastes really delicious. It’s guaranteed that those of you who try it won’t regret it!
Price Range: Rp18.000 – Rp30.000
Address: Jl. Waliwis No.7, RT.02/RW.06, Tanah Sareal, Kec. Tanah Sereal, Kota Bogor, Jawa Barat 16161, Indonesia
Social Media: Instagram
Jam Operasional: Setiap Hari (13.00 – 20.00, Dine In), (13.00 – 21.00, Takeaway/Online)
There you go, our top picks for popular Es Kopi chains in Jakarta! Have you tried any of them before?
If you want to manually brew the coffee instead, here is the list of places that you can manually brew your coffee in Jakarta!