Cool drinks and prime people watching
This traditional colonial building had been abaonded for over a decade. When the Djakarte team saw the original grand marble staircase, they were sold and embarked on a renovation. The shabby chic two-story interior is replete with crooked oil paintings and long wooden tables. Upstairs is more of a loungey atmosphere, decorated with vintage paintings and photographs. They even have a small collection of Indonesian cassette tapes available for sale!
Es Toples Djakarte is a good choice: soda mixed with fresh fruit. Choose your favourite colour and flavour: strawberry, kiwi, grape or passion fruit. A perfect thirst quencher on a hot day!