Top Choice Cafe in Kota & Glodok

Pantjoran Tea House

One of the first buildings restored as part of the government program to revitalise the Old Town, this pie-shaped 1928 beauty makes a good first impression for Glodok visitors. As you'd surmise, there's many types o…
Cafe in Jakarta

Common Grounds

Common Grounds is a pioneer of Melburnian third-wave coffee culture in Jakarta. Their award-winning baristas brew fine coffees roasted in-house, while the kitchen churns out a range of international comfort dishes s…
Cafe in Yogyakarta

Wanderlust Coffee Division

This Dutch-owned cafe is a cool little hangout, with awesome coffee, cold beers and an interesting menu of vegetarian fusion cuisine. Choose from original items such as tempe rendang to its signature pulled jackfrui…
Cafe in Jakarta

Lewis and Carroll

There are more than 70 types of artisanal tea on offer at Lewis and Carroll. The tea lounge serves locally sourced teas with names like Batavia Grey and Java Jewels. If you don’t know where to start, the fragrant lo…
Deli in Cikini & Menteng

Cali Deli

A super casual place for sandwiches right across from Pasar Jl Surabaya. Prowl the market looking for an actual genuine antique, then enjoy a Vietnamese sandwich (banh mi) in the tidy dining room. It adjoins Madame …
Cafe in South Jakarta

Clea Tea Bar & Lounge

Fragrant fresh flowers fill this understated cafe with their scents. It's a profusion of posies amid the light-filled interior. Buy a bouquet to take home but first sit back with one of the exquisite tea drinks and …
Cafe in Borobudur

Alea Coffee Shop

A tranquil cafe with outdoor decking that juts out to the rice paddies is a great spot for strong Javanese coffee, cold beer (not always available) or tasty Indonesian dishes. At night it's lit up with fairy lights …
Cafe in Semarang


A fun tiled coffee house in another restored old relic. It does espresso drinks and pots of tea, sandwiches, pastas and nasi goreng too. Also has a small shop and a great rooftop sun deck scattered with tables.