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5 Must-Try Coffee Shops That Are Not Mainstream!

Spectr News Theme Victoria Tunggono
29, February 2016

Are you bored with coffee shops that are too mainstreamed? Well, it’s time to try coffee shops that serves selection coffees with a more relaxed and homey atmosphere to hangout with friends or being alone with good Wi-Fi connection. That’s what coffee shop should be, right? Here are the 5 must-try coffee shops that are not mainstream in Jakarta. Happy trying!

1. Giyanti Coffee Roastery
If you are on a hunt of antique stuff in Jalan Surabaya, don’t miss this coffee shop. The parlor has a different ambient with ethnic look and dominated with wooden interior. It is divided into two areas, indoor and outdoor, with the outdoor area bigger. Not only different ambience, the coffee is also different here from selected beans and special roast. This coffee shop opens only from Wednesday to Saturday. From Sunday to Tuesday the shop closes for roasting. They have Blue Batak, Bali Kintamani, Java Preanger, North Sumatra, and Padang Angkola that you can try. Don’t miss the interesting desserts menu, such as Gluten Free Brownies, Carrot Cake, Apple Pie, and Canelé. It’s so yummy!

2. Tanamera Coffee
If you are looking for a coffee shop that opens in the morning, Tanamera is the answer. This coffee shop opens from 7 a.m. So if you are on the way to office but missed the coffee at home, you can stop by here. Or if you want to stock your coffee supply at home or the office, Tanamera also has their own coffee brand. It comes in 250 grams and 1 kg packages. The choice is yours.

3. Goedkoop
In Dutch, goedkoop means cheap. That is why the price for food and beverages here is affordable. You can have a glass of coffee from Rp15,000 to Rp35,000. Except for the Luwak Coffee that is priced differently. Besides that you can also enjoy the Dutch style foods like Toasttje Van Emma, Kaas Toastje, Goedkoop Spaghetti, Oven Crusted Gouda Mac N Cheese, and Warm Reuben Sandwich. Mmm, lekker! This coffee shop is decorated like the cafes in the Windmill Country. It gives a classical yet cute impression. Interested to try? Visit their outlets at Bendungan Hilir or Kebon Jeruk.

4. Filosofi Kopi
Yes, departed from the book-into-movie story Filosofi Kopi, the shop is established as the real coffee shop that can be enjoyed by many. The coffee shop is managed by Rio Dewanto and is always crowded. If you want to visit, the shop is located in Blok M area. The parlor is small and becomes its own attraction. The price is also affordable, averagely under Rp50,000. Wow, why not?

5. Sabang 16
If you are in the Central Jakarta area, you must come by this coffee shop. The name is Sabang 16. It has an antique, warm and friendly ambience with old photographs. There is even an image of Ir. Soekarno displayed here. It is suitable for a me-time while reading your favorite novel or to finish your work. Don’t forget to try the coffee variations such as Aceh Gayo, Sidikalang, Bali Kintamani, or try the Vietnamese Drip. Besides that, this café also serves the Sumatran signature sarsaparilla drink, Badak. There are not many cafes serving this brand. Are you curious? Visit the café at Jl. Sabang.

Victoria Tunggono
Victoria Tunggono