Jakarta : Coffee Shop In The Wild Wild West

Here are my picks for having coffee in west area of Jakarta !


I've been wanting to do this kind of post for a longeeessstt time. But yeah... I was too busy doing this and that, and finally I got time to do this kind of post. Anyway.... for the love of coffee, I dedicate this post for you who loves coffee as much as I am. You know.... since the number of coffee shops are growing more and more in Jakarta, unfortunately, it's hard to be a 'regular' customer in one shop since we always trying something new. 

I've been living in the west for a couple of months now ( I was live in the north before ), so I got time to explore all the coffee shops around. Well.. West Jakarta is well known as a 'macet' ( high-traffic ) area, so that's why I never explore this area before. This list is not a curated list, but just a random coffee shops that I've visited. You can read my two-cents within the list below. Enjoy !


Calibrate Coffee

Considered as a newcomer, but I think they've done pretty good in terms of coffee. They served multi-roasters beans, from local to abroad.  I've been to this place couple of times and it's been my favorite. The space is quite huge too and well-designed. And oh, you've got to try their Cheese Tart. Sooooo good !

Address : Jalan Puri Kembangan No. 9 EF 2nd floor.
Instagram : @CalibrateCoffee


 Say Something Coffee

Well it's owned by a good friend of mine, Izman, who is also a teacher in ABCD Coffee. So no doubt about the coffee, since he also roast the beans by himself. You can find selections of specialty grade local coffee beans here, and keepcup cups. lols. 

 
Address : Ruko Grand Aries Niaga Blok G1 No. 2-O, Meruya 

Instagram : @SaySomethingCoffee

Manual Brew on Ice


8th Brew

Located below an apartment, surprisingly this coffee shop is  serious about their coffee. The place was quite petite and not that 'instagrammable', but great coffee is what we aim for, right? They used some local roasters from Jakarta and Medan, and change it regularly. Run by 2 guys that is very friendly. With a place that tight, it's quite forces you to interact with each other, isn't it?

Address :
Jalan Pilar Mas Utama Raya Kav. 28, Kebon Jeruk, Tower Milan MI UG 32A.

Instagram : @8thBrew

Common Grounds - Neo Soho

I bet you already familiar with this brand, right? I kind of like the interior compared to the other branches though.  And yes. When it comes to Common Grounds, it means great brunch menu. Coffee? No doubt about it. 

Address :
Neo SOHO Mall, Lantai Ground, Jl. Letjen S. Parman, Tanjung Duren, Jakarta

Instagram : @CommonGroundsJKT


Kalaku Coffee and Company

I've got a funny story when I visited this coffee shop. When I order, the barista asked me 'do you prefer bitter coffee or more acidity coffee?'. I know.... I get what they mean, but .. I'm just that kind of person who bit sensitive to 'bitter'-coffee. hahaa... Maybe they should ask 'do you prefer more 'body' or sweet chocolatey coffee or more fruity one?'. But turns out tho, the coffee was good ! The milk was frothed properly so its kind of smooth in the mouth. This place is actually a house that revamped to be a coffee shop. The interior was quite confusing, a mix and match of everything vintage and industrial, and it's quite dark. But... I will do a second visit just for the sake of large parking space and good coffee.

Address :
Jl. Pesanggrahan No.26, RT.1/RW.7, Kembangan Selatan

Instagram : @KalakuCoffee.jkt

Cappucinno

Dancing Goat Coffee Co

Been eyeing on their instagram for some quite of time, finally I got a time to visit this coffee shop. The coffee was good enough, but nothing resonates in me. 

Address : Ruko Grand Puri Niaga, Jalan Puri Kencana Blok K6/2P, Kembangan Selatan
Instagram : @dgcoffeeco 

Latte, Cappucinno, Apple Pie, Caramel Cake

Three Folks

Another newcomer too, this place also served housemade Ice Cream. Coffee was too 'weak' for me, so I can't comment much about it. The flavors of the Ice Cream was delish, but the textures needs to be smoother since I still found some granules of ice. The space was a bit tight as well.

Address : Rukan Aries Niaga, Jalan Taman Aries Blok A1 - 3E., RT.5/RW.9, North Meruya, Kembangan.
Instagram : @three_folks

Ice Drip Coffee, Cappucinno, Granola Bowl
Earl Grey Macchiato

Simetri Coffee Roasters

I haven't got time to visit their new place since they are relocating from the first one. But from my previous visit, they actually serves great coffee. The beans are roasted by themselves too. So it's quite interesting to try some!

 Address : Jl. Puri Kembangan No.10D, RT.1/RW.8, Kembangan Selatan
Instagram : @SimetriCoffeeRoasters

Manual Brew

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