Bodega’s Favorite Cafés in Jakarta
Sure you’ll be sinking the beers like a true Bodegan and partying all day and all night, but eventually you’ll be craving some of the hot Java bean in a cup at one of the best cafes in Jakarta. Whether you’re nursing a hangover or you’re simply looking for a bit of a pick me up, there are plenty to pick from. The locals here in Indonesia love their coffee, especially with Jakarta being the capital of Java, the famous bean producing island. There’s also much more to do than grab a coffee so check out the top 10 things to do for first timers in Jakarta!
This sleek and well designed coffee shop is loved by locals and tourists alike. Famous for some of the best iced coffees in the city, it’s open throughout the day and late into the night. Perfect for if you’re looking to wake up early in the morning or keep going throughout the evening. Not just for coffee either, there are some incredible meals to be had too, especially their duck based dishes. 3 different locations around the city and counting, check out their website here!
Hours of Operation: Mon – Sun: 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Address: 1 Jalan Gandaria, Jakarta, 12130, Indonesia
If you’re looking for traditional Indonesian coffee in a traditional setting then this is the cafe in Jakarta for you. Mingle with the local population who periodically set up shop here for hours at a time. And you can’t blame them. The locally sourced beans are roasted to perfection, typically from Sumatra, Sulawesi or from Java itself. Not only is this a great coffee shop but also part of the coffee tradition itself. It is so respected that Tanamera puts on regular workshops for those looking to become baristas, or just those who are coffee obsessed.
Hours of Operation: Mon – Sun: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Address: 7 Jalan Kebon Kacang Raya Blok AA, Jakarta, 10230, Indonesia
Another of the old hats in Jakarta with beans sourced from all of the islands of Indonesia. Anomali has plenty of branches (7 at last count), you’re in good hands here. You’ll be able to try some of the more famous beans (at a premium) such as the controversial Luwak beans. Lovely locations, relaxed and welcoming, many with power points welcoming students and digital nomads alike.
Hours of Operation: Sun – Thu: 7:00 am – 11:00 pm Fri-Sat: 7:00 am – 00:00 am
Address: No.19 Jalan Senopati, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, 12190, Indonesia
Serving coffee to the local population for nearly 150 years (opened in 1870), this coffee shop has claim to be one of the oldest cafes in Jakarta. Still within the family, and now the 4th generation, Bakoel Koffie has attempted to retain an authentic vintage feel. No longer just serving endless cups of coffee, there are also some great cakes and unusual soft drinks.
Hours of Operation: Sun – Sat: 8:00 am – 12:00 am
25 Jalan Cikini Raya, Jakarta, Indonesia