In Hot 50 Cafes, we're counting down to the best cafes and coffee shops brewing up all the good stuff. Some are new to the 'hood, while the others are tried-and-tested. In this edition, we highlight Kopi Kalyan.
Calling all caffeine fiends! Conveniently situated on the up-and-coming street of Cikajang (which is slowly becoming a weekend bruncher’s dream in its own right), Kopi Kalyan’s South Jakarta outpost is a great spot where the coffee is strong and the baristas are friendly. Whether you’re looking to order a flat white or iced cappuccino, this neighbourhood cafe is the perfect spot to caffeinate your cravings any time of the day.
Though it looks small from the outside, the minimalist cafe is surprisingly spacious. If you’re there to work solo, just nab a corner table. Those there for a meeting can grab a spot at their large communal table in the middle. Otherwise, make a beeline for the couch area where you can cosy up with an iced chai latte and a soft chewy chocolate chip cookie. There are also two designated outdoor areas, and a casual multi-functional gallery space. If you love your music like we do, Kopi Kalyan’s chill playlist had us reaching for our Shazam on more than one occasion.
Kopi Kalyan, Jl. Cikajang No. 61, Senopati, South Jakarta. p. +62 21 722 3712.