Nowadays, we’ve been very lazy to go to coffee shop to capture some photos. That’s all because we thought that our photos will look the same somehow, so we tried to find other places such as dessert houses or gelato corner or something to chill. That day, we wanted to go to this place called Shophaus in Menteng but it was saddening because that place was packed up with hundreds of people and I just couldn’t wait more than 15 minutes. I don’t suggest you go there in the afternoon. You won’t find a place to sit.
It’s the day after Christmas. Me and my colleagues decided to meet after pushing back the dates quite some time. We wanted to surprise a colleague of mine so we tried to set the meeting place near her office which is in North Jakarta. I searched on the internet a decent place to eat our lunch and one place got my attention. Honestly, I had never heard of this place before. It’s Fika Public Eatery in Sunter, North Jakarta. I didn’t have any hard time going to this place. I only followed Google Maps and voila, we arrived.
It was a fine Saturday morning, I was wondering where should I go this weekend. Suddenly, my phone vibrated and it’s from my high school Line group. Wondering what that was about, I opened my phone and one of my high school friend asked us all to meet because it’s been months since we last saw each other. We wanted to caught up with the latest news from each other, so we decided to meet up. I suggested a place where I have been wanting to go all this time, but I just didn’t have that opportunity, He.Brews Coffee Corner. As the name suggests, it was located in the corner and it was in line with Dapur Cokelat Bakery so you couldn’t miss that.
We arrived at 10.15 am and the coffee shop was quite deserted. From the first impression, I liked this place so much. The natural lights flew in like no other coffee shop I had visited before, this was totally perfect place for photography. Despite all the sunlights that made its way in, the room temperature was cool; perfect temperature. The coffee shop located on the first floor along with chapter nine boutique.
The second floor and the third floor was occupied with dentist etc. If you want to sit here for hours, come early and choose the sofa because it felt so comfortable sitting there. The place also has this outdoor area for smokers but I didn’t see anyone there, maybe just because of the hot weather.
Besides, I love their table colors and all. So I managed to capture a lot of their tables and chairs. Lol. pardon me.
We ordered two cups of latte (40k), one cup of café mocha (45k), one cup of matcha latte (35k), and one glass of iced honey lemon yakult (45k). It took 10-15 minutes for all the drinks to come but because of the excitement in our conversations, we just didn’t realize we wait for 15 minutes. There was only two baristas when we come and they act as the waiter and cashier, so we pardoned them.
The latte fit my friends’ palate, so she said it was quite good.
My other friend said the café mocha is okay too, no complain.
As for my matcha latte, it was the best one after Kopium. The matcha was thick and the sweetness was perfect, two thumbs up.
The iced honey lemon yakult, nobody knows my love for those three things (honey, lemon, and yakult), and it was served in one freaking glass. I felt I could fly into heaven, okay stop with the nonsense. I felt like the strongest flavor was yakult and I barely could taste the lemon and honey. Despite the ‘absence’ of those two things, it’s a great drink. Perfect sweetness too. I liked it very much and I might as well order it again the next time I come. Not to mention, it came in a such a big tall glass. A great way to refresh my thirst.
I just love to capture the flowers here. By the way, my friend brought some board game and we played until we were tired of laughing and I was sorry for people who came there for solitude just because we were to loud. Haha.
Actually, they served some savory menu too like fish and chips, etc, but we just didn’t want to eat, so maybe on the next visit i will try them. For me, the baristas need to be friendlier, I mean most of baristas nowadays are greeting and saying goodbye to their customers. It’s not an act to respect but it is to show the warmth welcoming atmosphere that every shop needs. Don’t you guys agree with me?
He.Brews Coffee Corner
Ruko The Plaza, Blok 9AA, Jl. Pantai Indah Utara 2, Pantai Indah Kapuk, Jakarta
9am to 9pm
I’ve been wanting to visit this place for like months now since it opened a while ago but me and my BFF had been prioritizing other places according to the situations we had on those days. I remembered it was rainy at Kemang and we decided to drive to this place which is not very far from the previous destinations. The place is called Lucky Cat Coffee and Kitchen. I bet everyone of you had known it or maybe had visited it even, but I want to share my experience when I came to this place.
There was no restaurant in PIK that could grab my attention until this Saine Daise came into the food scene at PIK. I always love something french. I’ve tried many french restaurants at South Jakarta but I haven’t seen any in North. So, this place instantly moved up to the top of my trip list. There were hundred of pictures about this place that spread all over Instagram, but I will tell my own experience. Saine Daise was located just beside the Legend of Noodle at PIK. You would never find this place if you search low, because Saine Daise is located at the second floor. There is a cake store called EIO on the first floor. So, you might as well search for the EIO golden sign instead of Saine Daise.
Did you guys know there was this coffee shop that became a sensation in Puri area? It was called Simetri and it was located at a housing complex in Puri. The place was so small and always full packed. Me and my bff went there once earlier this year and left the place just because it was totally full. I saw a lot of pictures in Instagram that made me so excited to visit this place. It’s not only about the coffee but the photogenic breakfast.
“In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sports.”
Traveling in Eid Holiday this year was very convenient. The road were almost deserted, it felt like i’m abroad. That day, me and my family was going to have lunch somewhere, we hadn’t decided where to eat until I remembered that there’s a french restaurant in Galleries Lafayette at Pacific Place. I remembered the name is Liberte but I didn’t know the exact position of the cafe. It didn’t took us long to find it because there was this big glass with Liberte sticker on it. It was like only 11am, so there was no waiter that guide us inside but fortunately there was a waitress that saw us and hurriedly greet us and took us to the best spot in the restaurant. When I was going into the restaurant, there’s this French atmosphere all around me; with the beautiful wall decorations and tablescape. I’ve always loved anything French. It gives me a feeling of being in love, warm, and it feels like home.
That day was a holiday. I remembered the boredom that I felt that morning, it escalated and turned my lazy mode on. I didn’t know what to do and I didn’t want to do anything either, I was in dilemma. Not long after that boredom moment struck me, I remembered that I had promised my bestie that we would go to this coffee shop located at Green Bay Apartment in North Jakarta. My mood was totally turned back like 180 degrees, I was totally excited over that trip instantly.
After walking for hours in Mall Kelapa Gading, me and my best friend wanted to have some conversations and sip some coffee so we chose Kopium Artisan Coffee. It was located at Jl. Summagung I, Blok A4 No. 11, Kelapa Gading, Jakarta. It’s a coffee shop inside the housing complex which for me is a very strategic move considering the housing complex is usually far from the bustling of the main road. Perfect place for conversing with your friends. It opens from 08.00 am to 23.00 pm.
I was so bored that weekend with the same old routines over and over again hence I want to relax somewhere far away from the bustling of the city. I found one place, a tea house at Jl. Bumi no. 4, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta. It was located at Bumi Four building, you can see the LC logo to make sure you arrived at the correct place. I saw many photogenic photos spreaded all over the internet about this place, so off we go.