The growth of new coffee shops in Jakarta seems to be unstoppable. Each outlet caters different ambiance, let’s say from modern chic, cute fancy atmosphere, to minimalist design. But if you love finding yourself reminiscing about the good old days, sipping coffee while surrounded by vintage memorabilia for the sake of nostalgia, take a trip back in time with a visit to one of these coffee shops with vintage ambiance.
1. Kopi Es Tak Kie
Many outlets have been opened ever since in several places, but nothing beats coming to their original place where it all began. Nestled in the heart of Chinatown, Glodok, Kopi Es Tak Kie is still standing and going strong ever since established in 1927. Many loyal customers from across generations often pay a visit daily or make a group gathering on the weekend to chat over their signature Kopi Hitam and Kopi Susu both can be served hot or cold. All this coffee got your stomach rumbling? Don’t worry, Nasi Campur, Nasi Tim, Bakmi Ayam, and many more items are ready to satisfy your hunger. Be sure to visit during the morning for your fresh start since it will be closed in the afternoon.
Gang Gloria, Jl. Pintu Besar Selatan III No. 4 – 6 Glodok, Jakarta Barat
Phone: +62 21 692 8296
Open: 06:00 – 14:00 (Every day)
2. Kapitan Lim
From temple to coffee shop, who knew there’s a vintage Chinese coffee shop tucked away on the busiest street of Tanah Abang. Kapitan Lim offers a blend of Shanghai and Peranakan ambiance that will wow the guests upon entering. A glance of red colors decorated with hanging rattan lamps, red lanterns, Chinese flyers, and beautiful chinoiserie plates on the wall. Meanwhile, if you step up to the second floor, a whole smoking-friendly dining area is beautifully embellished by the hanging upside-down red umbrellas. Another reason to pay a visit for Instagram pics. Kopi Kapitan and Kopi Tarik are the ones you don’t want to miss, and then complete it with toast, noodles, fried rice, fried cassava, or fried banana.
Jl. Fachrudin No. 82A, Tanah Abang, Jakarta Pusat
Phone: +6221 235 72088, +628212 555 2526
Open: 09:00 – 16:00 (Every day)
3. 7 Speed Coffee
From its warm neighborhood and big old house to its arched-hole wall and graveled outdoor space, 7 Speed Coffee has its charms. There’s something soothing about their Panglima Polim branch interior of white, black, wooden tones, and natural lights. Although some of the decorations are already in blend with modern touches like paintings and floor lamps to add some urban touch, you can still feel how good socializing over coffee in an old-fashioned way. Espresso, Latte, or Cappuccino is perfect for sipping, or just try their seasonal taste like Concoction No. 18, Pinky Promise, 24hr Party People, and The Bold & The Beautiful to elevate your coffee sense.
Jl. Panglima Polim III No. 9, Panglima Polim, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan
Phone: +62811 977 934
Open: 06:00 – 21:00 (Every day)
4. Roast Coffee
Paying tribute to old colonial days, Roast Coffee once was a paper storage warehouse in the Dutch colonial era turns into a coffee shop. It houses in Ketapang, Gajah Mada area where the neighborhood is really warm and welcoming with an outdoor yard for a sip of coffee and a good chat, especially for smokers and bikers. It’s also the right spot to catch a sunset and to enjoy a moment with your fur friends. While, they make the indoor the old-fashioned ways with wooden seating, windows, and ceiling fan. The menu features classic Cappuccino, Espresso, Flat White, Roast Kopi Susu, Roast Kopi Melek, and many more. For nibbles go for their Sweet Potato Toast with Kaya Butter, Sweet Potato Mocha Toast, Banana Presso Choco Cake, and Dark Chocolate Fudgy Brownies.
Jl. KH. Zainul Arifin No. 20, Gajah Mada, Jakarta Pusat
Phone: +62821 6646 2566, +62821 6684 5000
Open: 07:30 – 20:30 (Every day)
5. Coffee Tea’se Me
Trip down to memory lane for a glimpse of our elderly’s house, as Coffee Tea’se Me will transport you back in time to your childhood days. Back then, the house was established for living space and then was set for a dance studio in the ’50s and for healer practice in the early 2000s. Nestled in Roxy, West Jakarta area, Coffee Tea’se Me resembles a family residence coffee shop that caters to a wide space of the living room, dining room, family room, reading room, plus a backyard to soak up the sun. Guests can even bring their own furry friends. The menu features classic coffees like Espresso, Americano, and Caffe Latte, meanwhile for a little bit of twist why not try their Portland Nitro Co, German Co, Irish Co, Banoffee British Milk Co, Korea Milk, Caribbean Milk, and some good snacks like Siomay, Hotdog, and Sosis Solo.
Jl. KH Hasyim Ashari No. 44, Roxy, Jakarta Barat
Phone: +62 819-0503-7846, +62 895-3440-19927
Open: 10:00 – 21:30 (Every day)
6. Giyanti Coffee Roastery
Giyanti Coffee Roastery opened its door for the first time in 2012, tucked away on Surabaya Street, Menteng area. At first, it served as its purpose as a roaster to provide their roasted coffee beans to others, coffee shop acted as side support for the business. But now it grows rapidly and creates an enthusiasm at the ears of many coffee admirers Giyanti Coffee Roastery has expanded its space and establishing its identity with unique space. A splash of bold colors mixed with wooden and rustic furniture creates a homey and personal coffee experience that everyone asked for. Go for their Latte, Piccolo, Espresso, Black Coffee, and Cappuccino and accompany it with some Croffle, Nastar Cake, or various tantalizing croissants.
Jl. Surabaya no. 20, Menteng. Jakarta Pusat 10310
Phone: +6221 319 23698, +628211 000 6661
Open: 09:30 – 17:30 (Tuesday – Sunday)
7. Coffee Dia
Hidden among the housing complex in Tanjung Duren area, there comes Coffee Dia for those who need a quick picnic fix. Think 90’s old-style brick villa with a capacious greenish grass back lawn surrounded by luscious bamboo trees. If the sun is too hot for you to handle, their indoor area is pretty comfy and cool for chilling out. Don’t bother to bring some props as they provide regular props for guests to borrow such as tablecloths, picnic baskets, plastic flowers, tiny vases, thick books, and others. But if you feel a bit extra and willing to bring your own props then go ahead. Besides their specialty signature coffee, please try their house specials Dirty Coconut, Yuzu Espresso, Matcha Rose Latte, and Slated Caramel Latte. Complete it with Dia Toast, Lemon Bundt Cake, and any monthly cakes.
Jl. Tanjung Duren Utara V No. 246, Tanjung Duren, Jakarta Barat
Phone: +62819 9622 3461, +62878 914 32240
Open: 10:00 – 18:00 (Monday – Friday), 09:00 – 20:00 (Saturday – Sunday)