Jakarta is full with fancy coffee shops with fancy coffee menus. Coffee has been a lifestyle for a lot of people, so it is not surprising that more coffee shops popping in town from time to time. Stopping at a nearby coffee shop and getting a daily dose of coffee is a routine that cannot be missed every day.
Recently, people in Jakarta have been raving about iced latte (or Kopi Susu in Bahasa Indonesia). Actually, iced latte is not a new menu in coffee shops, but lately this menu has been getting much spotlight from coffee lovers in town.
The best thing about these iced lattes is they’re cheaper than a cup of latte in fancy coffee shops.
Here are delicious, refreshing iced lattes you must try in Jakarta:
Es Kopi Susu Tetangga – Toko Kopi Tuku
Toko Kopi Tuku has been around the Jakarta’s coffee landscape for about a year, but its popularity is remarkable. One of the best seller menus in Toko Kopi Tuku is Es Kopi Susu Tetangga (literally translated to Neighbor’s Iced Latte). Es Kopi Susu Tetangga comes in a blend of Arabica Aceh Gayo coffee, milk, creamer, and palm sugar syrup that tastes just perfect. One word for Es Kopi Susu Tetangga: balanced. Other than the iced version, you also can get hot Kopi Susu Tetangga.
- Jalan Cipete Raya No 7 Fatmawati, Jakarta
- Pasar Santa, Jalan Cipaku 1, Senopati, Jakarta
Delivery via Go-Food is more recommended to avoid long queue at the shop.
Es Kopi Susu – Kopi Es Tak Kie
Kopi Es Tak Kie is one of the most legendary coffee shops in Jakarta. The coffee shop was established in 1927 and is still serving one of the best coffees in town. You must try their fresh Kopi Susu (with ice) that tastes light and grounds-free. The coffee is creamy with well-balanced sweetness. There is also Es Kopi, black Arabica coffee served with ice. Don’t get it wrong; although Kopi Es Tak Kie is not a modern coffee shop with huge sofas and free Wi-Fi, it’s still one of the favorite coffee shops among coffee aficionado in town.
Gang Gloria, Jalan Pintu Besar Selatan 3 No 4-6 Glodok, West Jakarta
Es Kopi Susu Sagaleh – Sagaleh
“Sagaleh” is a word in Minang language that means “segelas” (a cup or one glass). The must-try menu is of course Es Kopi Susu Sagaleh. It’s a latte, means coffee mixed with milk, yet Es Kopi Susu Sagaleh emphasizes more on the rich and bold coffee taste than the milk. Uniquely, the coffee blends well with the milk, resulting in a slightly bittersweet aftertaste. If you like your coffee strong, Es Kopi Susu Sagaleh may suit your preference.
Jalan Petogogan I/V No 2 Gandaria Utara, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta
Whatsapp (for order): 083898448444
Sagaleh only serves take away and delivery order.
Es Kopi Susu Sana Biasa – Kopi Sana
Contrary to Sagaleh that has stronger coffee taste, Es Kopi Susu Sana Biasa at Kopi Sana has milkier and sweeter taste. Since it is a past of fitness center Sana Studio, it is not surprising that you can find healthy coffee options like Es Kopi Susu Sana Biasa with almond/soy/low fat milk. If coffee is not friendly to your stomach, Es Kopi Susu Sana Biasa can be a lighter and safer option to begin with.
Jalan Panglima Polim V No 38 Melawai, South Jakarta
Es Kopi Yang Itu – 3K CoffeeSource: nibble.id
Iced latte at 3K Coffee is the priciest among the others, but it shouldn’t be a problem for you who want to enjoy it. It is hard to describe the taste of Es Kopi yang Itu (translate: “That Iced Latte”) by 3K Coffee. It tastes light with a hint of palm sugar, yet still leaves a strong, distinct coffee aftertaste.
- Jalan Kemang Utara Raya No 33 Kemang, South Jakarta
Phone 021-21889061 ext 731
- Ruci’s Joint, Jalan Suryo No 49 Senopati, South Jakarta
Es Kopi Susu Animo – Animo Bread Culture
The iced latte at Animo Bread Culture tastes similar to the one from Toko Kopi Tuku. Unlike iced latte from Toko Kopi Tuku which has stronger coffee taste, Es Kopi Susu Animo is sweeter and creamier. Regardless, Es Kopi Susu Animo is an absolute thirst-quencher for coffee lovers, while at the same time is also perfect mate for the freshly baked pastries at Animo Bread Culture.
Jalan Cipete No 6A Fatmawati, South Jakarta
Es Kopi Susu Kampung – di bawah tangga
Owned by Indonesian celebrity Nino Fernandez, di bawah tangga believes that a delicious cup of coffee is made with love, and you can test it by trying Es Kopi Susu Kampung. The iced latte is simply a mix of coffee, milk, and sugar that tastes a little bit sweeter compared to its competitors. Other plus thing about Es Kopi Susu Kampung is its cute cup and of course, friendly price.
Gandaria City Mall, North Lobby, Jalan Sultan Iskandar Muda Gandaria, South Jakarta
compiled by Fauziah Listyo Ayunani