On the lookout for a place to drink coffee and chill in West Jakarta? Puri Indah and its surroundings might just be your next destination to go!
With the rise of third wave coffee joints in Jakarta, even those in the West have easy access to a great caffeine fix without having to drive miles away. No longer just home to malls like Puri Indah Mall and Lippo Mall Puri, the neighbourhood of Puri Indah is the recent up-and-coming area for trendy cafes and coffee shops to open their doors. With good coffee, WiFi connection and Instagram-worthy spots here and there, these cafes are some of our top picks in Puri.
Ardent Coffee and Kitchen
After its first location in Plaza Senayan, Ardent Coffee and Kitchen’s new spot in the West is one of the newest additions to Puri’s culinary and coffee scene. With spacious concrete and glass interiors, this Instagrammable café takes pride in its selection of coffee. Choose from regular brews like espresso, Americano, piccolo and cappuccino, to other types of coffee such as nitro cold brew, butterscotch latte, flamed orange latte and manual brew. Not a fan of caffeine? Try out the specialty teas from Lewis & Carroll or unique local mixes such as Archipelago Pletok, Asam Jawa Juice and Cendol Butterscotch to match the taste of its local Indonesian dishes.
Ardent Coffee, Jl. Pesanggrahan No.168 F, Kembangan, West Jakarta. p. +62 21 58352717.
Are you a brunch person but not a morning person? Don’t worry because Calibrate Coffee has got it all sorted out for you! Its all-day brunch menu is an ultimate favourite with options ranging from Calibrate Pork Belly Benedict to Citrus Cured Salmon on Toast, Eggs on Pomes Puree, Calibrate Scramble on Toast, and Brunch Like a Boss. Also set with unfinished concrete walls – which seem to be the norm for hip coffee shops nowadays -the space is decorated with an industrial ambience of wood and a touch of blue.
Calibrate Coffee, Jl. Puri Kembangan 9EF, 2nd Floor, West Jakarta. p. +62 812 1000 670.
Crematology Coffee Roasters
West Jakartans do not need to drive all the way to the South anymore to have a cup of well-roasted coffee from Crematalogy. Located just opposite Lippo Mall Puri at PX Pavilion St. Moritz, the Puri branch of Crematology is the best place to people watch while sipping on your favourite cup of coffee. Sit by the window overlooking the street or inside for a more intimate conversation. Want something more than just coffee? Grab the pasta or big breakfast, or if you want something sweet and a bit sour, don’t miss the Fruits and Mapple Waffle!
Crematology Coffee Roasters, PX Pavilion St. Moritz Ground Floor, Jl. Puri Indah Boulevard Blok U1, Puri Indah, West Jakarta. p. +62 811 8993 888.
Dancing Goat Coffee Co.
Taking inspiration from the excitement of a dancing goat, this coffee joint indeed brought the excitement to the coffee scene in West Jakarta when it first opened. Nestled just opposite the toll of Jakarta Inner Ring Road, this two-storey coffee shop serves a wide range of beans from Java, Flores and Lombok. Bored with the usual latte flavours? Try its Pandan Latte and pair it up with its famous Key Lime Cake. Still not enough for your big appetite? Try the Breakfast Burrito and Salted Egg Chicken, or if you fancy some local food, don’t miss its Nasi Ayam Geprek or Nasi Goreng Hijau.
Dancing Goat Coffee Co., Ruko Grand Puri Niaga, Jl. Puri Kencana Blok K6/2P, Kembangan, West Jakarta. p. +62 815 1400 4176.
Simetri Coffee Roasters
One of the first neighbourhood coffee shops in Puri and Kembangan area, Simetri started off as a humble café taking place at a house behind Pasar Puri. Having moved to a shophouse near Favehotel Puri Indah, it is a very homey coffee shop to simply get together with your friends or have some alone time with your laptop. Coming in with an empty stomach? Try its Chicken with Sambal Matah or Salted Egg Chicken, or you can also choose from its selection of burgers and all-day breakfast. Avid coffee drinkers can try the manual brew, while those who want to drink something more unique can give its Smores Mocha or Cereal Milk Latte a go. Who says cereal can only be eaten for breakfast?
Simetri, Jl. Puri Kembangan No. 10D, South Kembangan, West Jakarta. p. +62 21 22580296.
Say Something Coffee
The taste of good coffee and the homey ambience here will indeed make you say something good about it. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the main street, this branch of Say Something is the OG outpost before also opening its doors in Kemang. Besides coffee, this cafe also offers food from Ma.box Kitchen, which means that pork lovers should rejoice because its Pork Madness menu is definitely irresistible!
Say Something Coffee, Ruko Grand Aries Niaga Blok G1 No. 2-O, Jl. Taman Aries, Meruya, West Jakarta. p. +62 21 29319381.