By: Jennifer CROSSON
In the bustling city of Jakarta, there are no shortage of coffee shops to choose from if you are in need of a caffeine fix. From your universal chains like Starbucks to local ones like Anomali to boutique type stores, Jakarta is your oyster. Due to the overwhelming choices the city has to offer and the heavy traffic, coffee selection often comes down to location and what is most convenient to you.
Recently, one fine sunny morning, I had the pleasure to spend a day in South Jakarta where I was able to experience some new eateries with some fellow foodies. Based on a friend’s recommendation, we arrived at Six Ounces Coffee in South Jakarta ready for breakfast. From the moment we stepped through the door, the city fell away as we entered an oasis. The outdoor patio area was full of lush greenery and beautifully carved wooden furniture. There was even a mini waterfall nestled against one wall, and an ancient traditional rickshaw was in another corner. The decor showcased some of the talents and traditions made famous in Indonesia.
While the patio was a welcome retreat, we opted to sit indoors at a long wooden table surrounded by a couch and armchairs, inviting patrons to sit back and relax, and encouraging long conversations about anything and everything. The coffee selection was extensive with your usual lattes, mochas, and americanos, but it also had unique twists to these drinks. After much internal debate, I settled on an iced mocha with vanilla ice cream. For breakfast, I chose the avocado toast, a usual selection of mine when trying a new brunch place. I decided to add a side of their bacon because well, how can you resist bacon for breakfast?
My mocha was bold, yet creamy and sweet with the vanilla ice cream melting in my mouth with each sip. The avocado toast was a delight, the egg perfectly cooked – light and fluffy, and the mesclun salad on the side was a nice addition. And, the bacon? They had sprinkled it on top of my toast for a savory bite after bite. You might also be wondering how my friends’ meals came out. The café mocha was a pretty, delectable treat with a welcoming foam flower topping the steaming cup, making you smile as you take a drink. And, the eggs hollandaise is something that will be next on my list to try in the future. All in all, this is one place where the coffee, food, and ambiance were each equally good on their own, a rare find among restaurants. As such, Six Ounces Coffee definitely warrants braving Jakarta traffic to experience.
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Six Ounces Coffee - South Jakarta
Address: Jl. Panglima Polim IX No.93, Melawai, Kec. Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12160, Indonesia
Phone: +62 812-8589-9260
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