The idea of gathering with your friends and family surrounded by all perfectly lined up down-to-earth restaurants, cafes, and retail shops is really becoming a humble destination to visit. Some call it communal space or maybe lifestyle hub, shopping house, or just marketplace may sound about right to fit the situation. This concept recently has popped out in every corner of the city. So, we listed down several communal spaces in Jakarta for you to visit.

M Bloc Space

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M Bloc Space is a creative event space and live music venue for the local community. Located within Peruri complex in Melawai, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, it used to be an official residence for Peruris employee since the 50s until the 90s and now has been converted into a shopping house selected local brands in the fields of culinary, clothing, comics/animation, music, etc. It acts as a melting pot for creative minds and cultural industries; a place for local musicians, artists, makers, and creative freelancers to connect. F&B tenants include Titik Temu Coffee, Tokyo Skipjack, Kedai Tjikini, Katong, Mbok Ndoro,  Unionwell, Connectoon, Suwe Ora Jamu,  Kebun Ide, Demajors Record Store, and many more.

Jl Panglima Polim Raya No.37, Jakarta 12160
Instagram: @mblocspace

Pos Bloc Jakarta

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From the team behind M Bloc Space, Pos Bloc Jakarta is the newest and soon to be trendiest block in Jakarta that houses many outlets from F&B, clothing stores, stores, arts, and entertainment venue. The whole hub is nestled inside the old and historical Filateli Jakarta Building by keeping the same façade and a little revamped interior to cater spacious venue for visitors. They blend arts, culture, and entertainment in a heritage place. Tenants include Filosofi Kopi, Sovlo, Coquito, Nastar by Ritz, Via Bata Via, Canggu Bakehouse, Gyu Jin Teppan, many more to come.

Jl. Pos No.2, Pasar Baru, Central Jakarta
Instagram: @posblocjkt

Urban Farm

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Even the sunlight is often unsettling to bear, people will keep coming over here for its marketplace in nature. Urban Farm in Pantai Indah Kapuk is probably the busiest communal space in Jakarta, thanks to the tropical ambiances that offers a magical sunrise by morning, and magical sunset by evening. The vividly sublime night for a sight doesn’t disappoint either. Crowds’ favorites such as Toby’s Estate, Monsieur Spoon, Kinetic Farm, Kopi Se-Indonesia, Moro Bake House, Legato Gelato, UN bakes, Solo Pizza, Taco Local, Tipsy Cream, and of course GIOI.

Golf Island, Pantai Indah Kapuk
Instagram: @urbanfarmpik

Pantjoran PIK

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Pantjoran PIK which is inspired by the culinary area in Pancoran Kota, Central Jakarta, is located on the coast of North Jakarta, which is connected by a 300-meter long bridge from the Pantai Indah Kapuk area, and stands on an area of 5,500 square meters. Welcomed by an iconic gate, the Pantjoran PIK culinary area curates a row of restaurants and snacks that are familiar to Indonesian culinary fans, in a comfortable atmosphere suitable for gathering with family. With a tenant occupancy rate that has reached 100%, Pantjoran PIK is here as a culinary area that is home to brands whose culinary tastes no longer need to be doubted, and there are even food outlets that are more than three generations old from legendary street food, Peranakan dishes, to traditional menus. Some of them are Wong Fu Kie, Kopi Es Tak Kie, Kari Lam, Ponggol Nasi Lemak, dan Es Pluit Acen.

Golf Island, Pantai Indah Kapuk
Instagram: @pantjoranpik

Petak Enam

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Situated hidden in Chandra Building, Petak Enam is a recommended place to visit. The place used to be a parking lot. Petak Enam pays homage to Chinese and Peranakan cuisine cultures with a vast hall adorned with Chinese architectural elements, full of food vendors selling regional food specialties. The tenants set in beautifully adjacent kiosks and food carts embracing the old-school Chinatown’s atmosphere. Tenants include Suwe Ora Jamu, Xing Fu Tang, Nyapii, Nong’s Dessert, Siomay Lim Pancoran, Holai, Sedap Wangi, Kwetiau Mama Tjoa, Pizza Plano, Kedai Kokoho, many more.Jl. Pancoran no. 43, Glodok, Taman Sari, Jakarta Barat
Instagram: @petak_enam

COVE at Batavia PIK

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One of the newest communal spaces at PIK named COVE at Batavia PIK adds another excitement for visitors who want to get a little fun in the sun. Socialize over good food and drinks while catching up the sunset over the PIK skyline here. Perfect spot for relaxing and unwinding. Tenants include Gelato Secrets, Lawless Burgerbar, Cosmic Dog, Pizzza Dealer, Hot Chicken Joint, This Earth, Pancious Go!!, Hiyoten, Brezza Aperitivo by ALBA, and many more. For lifestyle and hobby stores they have 3MONGKIS, Ringan, and Museum of Toys.

Golf Island, Pantai Indah Kapuk, North Jakarta
Instagram: @bataviapik

De Park

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Eastern Jakartans now have alternative places to hang out. De Park is located in the Green Terrace TMII area that offers an open space communal space setting in the park with cute modern white houses that settle the tenants here around the compound. Enjoy the large outdoor space, creative compound design, live music, photo spots, and of course the delectable F&B tenants.

Inside Green Terrace TMII, Jakarta Timur
Instagram: @visitdepark

Shophaus Menteng

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Say no more. Although Shophaus Menteng is not too large compared to others, we’re really obsessed with pretty much everything here. Shophaus Menteng boasts a cozy indoor space with some natural lights and houses all your favorite stores in one roof. Nestled in the Menteng area, tenants include Gelato Secrets, Pigeonhole, Namelaka, Ask for Patty, and many more.

Jalan Teuku Cik Ditiro No. 36, Jakarta 10310, Indonesia

SATU Communal Space

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Situated on the busy street of Sultan Iskandar Muda, SATU Communal Space is continuously bustling with customers looking for a great place to perch. The space is equipped with indoor and outdoor areas with the idea of a one-stop lifestyle spot on one roof. Tenants include Toko Kopi Djawa, Daily Box, ARTE Barber, SEIMU, Ziebart SATU, DUDUDU, and many more.

Jl. Sultan Iskandar Muda 1B, Jakarta Selatan
Instagram: @satutempat

Kumulo Creative Compound

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We will take you outside of Jakarta in the far west of the city for a bit. Located inside the Breeze, BSD City, Kumulo is taken from the Latin word “cumulus” which means a collection of clouds that symbolizes the dreams of creative people. Kumulo Creative Compound is an outdoor creative compound of 25 curated micro-shops of artisans and creatives who uphold the spirit of collaboration. It serves as a conducive incubator that hopefully will release limitless creativity and drive the resident brands forward and grow together in a healthy and collaborative manner. Aside from the interesting tenants people also flocking around here for some snaps.

The Breeze BSD City, Unit Lake Level 77A
Tangerang, Banten 15345
Instagram: @kumulo.bsd