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.
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 )