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A colonial relic atmosphere for coffee regular

razortrip 03 February 2010 5 comments

I am not sure whether this cafe au lait serves coffee in french style (if there is any such thing) or not since coffee is not my area of expertise, but what I found out the first time I came here the old-fashioned atmosphere that somehow brings some peace feeling that comes out of nowhere. I walked into the shop and fell in love directly with the smell of the room, the friendliness of the staffs as well as the quietness. The interior is simple but we could tell that those chairs,sofas and piano are certainly not from recent era. The cafe serves ranging from basic coffee with milk (just like its name,”au lait” means coffee with milk in french), mix of  ice blended, chocolates and a lot more.


Caramel Machiato

I’m not  a fan of coffee but I like everything that I ever tasted here such as its caramel machiato and oreo ice blended. Coffee with milk served in big bowl which actually makes it hard to drink but still interesting to experience. For food, they have some choices of sandwich, tiramisu and cakes. They also provide different of magazines and newspaper both local and international and of course WI-FI . The location of the cafe itselfs resides in the heart of  Jakarta known as cikini, where mostly buildings around architectured in colonial style,probably during dutch era in Indonesia.  A sidewalk in front of the cafe also remind you the old era.

Forget all those hip & fancy coffee shop or the franchise coffee exposure in malls, there is something deep here that you wouldn’t find in any other coffee shop in this town.  A place to read your favorite books, or even writing your upcoming writing master-piece,  talks and laughter could definitely be expressed here.  Price wise? This place is too affordable for those who’s coffee regular (and surely way cheaper than those gargantuan coffee chain :-p )




Born in Jakarta, Grew up in jakarta, Padang and Borneo and has been moving around since then. Got my degree in Kuching, Malaysia. Currently working in the capital of Indonesia:Jakarta where people are crazy about malls,trendy outfits,chilling out in fancy places.I love the atmosphere here in this city, the limitless cuisine journey both local and international, the malls, and the people of course. Most importantly, I enjoy going places.

5 Comments For This Post

  1. Monsicha Hoonsuwan Monsicha Hoonsuwan Says:

    The atmosphere of this cafe seems like something I’d fall in love with. It’s so old-fashioned, reminding me of old coffee shops in Thailand. I’m glad you decided to share this place with us. Thanks a lot. I’ll totally put it on my list for when I go to Jakarta!

  2. razortrip razortrip Says:

    Hey,thanks for reading,it’s really something interesting, so whenever u visit jakarta don’t forget to come to this place. Anyway, where do u live?

  3. Monsicha Hoonsuwan Monsicha Hoonsuwan Says:

    I live in Bangkok, Thailand. It seems like a lot of people are interested in this article. You should definitely tell us more about places like this in Jakarta. I feel like I know so little about it!

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