Spice trade inspired café in former warehouse
The café takes its inspiration from the rich spice trade history that put Jakarta on the map 500 years ago. The menu offers a wide selection of spice infused smoothies, cocktails and teas, handcrafted by expert mixologists. Manager Putri Karleti explains “We use ingredients like cinnamon, nutmeg and sesame to create exciting flavour combinations”.
Vintage meets contemporary cool
The lofty interior is sparingly furnished with an attractive mix of modern solid teak tables combined and elegant vintage cabinets but the real highlight is the floor to ceiling mural created by local artists depicting historic scenes in the Kota.
We loved the Jamrud Khatulistiwa, cucumber, pineapple, honey, basil and mint, heavenly goodness in a glass (Rp 38.000).Hungry? Try the Bakpao Ketawa, literally translated as ‘happy bun’, filled with spicy all time favourite beef rendang and a sprinkle of spring onion.Also the Gemblong Pisang (grilled banana dipped in melting coconut sugar, Rp 27,000) is a real treat. All dishes are prepared and presented with love, care and a hint of history.