Jakarta coffee shops for remote workers


With remote work becoming increasingly ubiquitous among urban dwellers, more and more coffee shops now cater to laptop warriors. If you’re a mobile worker who wants to get through your to-do list while sipping on some good coffee in a snug coffee shop, here are 8 work-friendly Jakarta coffee shops for you to consider.

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1. Nitro Coffee – a quiet cafe near the Senayan CBD


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The Cikajang branch of Nitro Coffee is within reach of the Senayan CBD, but since it’s situated on a relatively quiet street that’s not in direct contact with the hecticness of the surrounding areas, you’ll still be able to fully concentrate on your tasks.

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Apart from its strategic location, the predominantly wooden interior of the cafe itself radiates positive energy. It’s never rowdy even when the coffee shop gets packed, and the distance between tables is ideal, so you can work with minimal distractions. The staff are also extremely friendly and helpful.

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Nitro Coffee’s drinks are also available in to-go bottles, perfect to refrigerate for sahur
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Nitro offers a selection of caffeinated and non-caffeinated drinks, starting from Rp. 30,000 (~USD2.11). Their Matcha Latte and Hazelnut Latte, which are Rp. 40,000 (~USD2.82) each, stand out in particular as they are generous with the main ingredients.

Address: Jalan Ciranjang #10, Rawa Barat, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta 12180
Opening hours: 7AM-9PM, Daily
Telephone: 081219116214

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2. Kopikalyan – a spacious coffee shop in the Cikajang neighborhood


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Kopikalyan’s Cikajang branch is only minutes away from Nitro Coffee. Like Nitro, Kopikalyan has the advantage of being so close to the CBD. Its accessibility doesn’t only benefit laptop warriors, but it’s also convenient for office workers desperate for some downtime after work.

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This branch has ample space so it won’t make you feel suffocated if you need to meet some deadlines there. It also helps that the size of the tables accommodates both solo workers and those working or meeting in groups.

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Bring an O-Brew houseblend coffee with osmanthus flowers, green apple, fresh lemon, and coconut water home
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Beverages start from Rp. 21,000 (~USD1.47). If you’re not sure what to pick, the helpful staff will be happy to give you recommendations. Given the location and hospitable vibe of the coffee shop, Kopikalyan’s price range is a win.

Address: Jalan Cikajang #61, Petogogan, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, 12750
Opening hours: 9AM-9PM, Daily
Telephone: 21-722-371 (Jalan Cikajang branch)

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3. Woodpecker Coffee – a small but cozy place where you can focus


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Woodpecker Coffee’s Terogong outlet sits comfortably in a residential area, so it’s a pretty peaceful place to get some work done. The music selection also further enhances the shop’s overall mood, making it easier for you to get into the right frame of mind.

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Another reason for you to try working at Woodpecker Terogong is its top-notch WiFi because a steady internet connection is what every mobile worker needs to get through the day in one piece.

Lastly, if you’re into mildly caffeinated beverages, Woodpecker’s will surely leave a soft taste on your tongue. Prices start from Rp. 20,000 (~USD1.41) and fans of cold caffeinated drinks can choose from the special line of bottled iced coffee, either with or without milk, which starts from Rp. 30,000 (~USD2.11).

Address: Jalan Terogong Raya #34, West Cilandak, Cilandak, South Jakarta 12430
Opening hours: 7AM-9PM, Daily
Telephone: 21 29305356

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4. SRSLY Coffee – one of Cipete’s most popular coffee shops


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SRSLY Coffee is a favorite among the row of fantastic cafes and eateries along Cipete Raya. It’s a 10-minute walk from the Cipete MRT station, so it’s a great meeting point for both professional and leisure purposes.

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The building is spacious, which means there’s no need to worry about not being able to secure a temporary workstation. It also offers a selection of caffeinated and non-caffeinated drinks starting from Rp. 25,000 (~USD1.75).

Address: Jalan Cipete Raya #7C, South Cipete, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta 12410
Opening hours: 7AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 081314500400

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5. Diskusi Kopi – lots of light, room, and delicious coffee


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Diskusi Kopi has three locations, but its Bangka branch is a great place to go to when you need to work outside of the house. There are two floors, and there’s plenty of space between tables, so you’ll be able to fully concentrate on your work.

Those of you who like natural light will definitely find the large windows a plus point as they add comfort to the overall atmosphere of the coffee shop.

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Their signature brand of iced milk coffee, Kopi Pilihanku, costs Rp 20,000 (~USD1.40). It’s a nice refreshing caffeinated drink that’ll give you the boost you need to get things done on a hot day.

Address: Jalan Bangka II #1, Pela Mampang, Mampang Prapatan, South Jakarta 12720
Opening hours: 10AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 02122719304

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6. Kroma – where you can enjoy working both indoors and outdoors


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Kroma is just effortlessly stylish. Its recent relocation to Dharmawangsa, a lush South Jakartan neighborhood, only reinforces its long-standing tastefulness. This coffee shop isn’t only nice to look at, but also nice to sit and work in for hours on end.

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White walls, large windows that let in plenty of natural light during the day, and high ceilings are all elements of the cafe’s contemporary aesthetic that help contribute to creating a soothing working environment. Those of you who decide to work here won’t feel cooped up and stressed out.

Non-coffee drinks start from Rp. 12,000 (~USD0.84) and coffee from Rp. 22,000 (~USD1.54). If you’re after something that’ll give you enough of a caffeine kick to get you to start working, order a cup of manually brewed coffee for Rp. 32,000 (~USD2.24).

Address: Jalan Dharmawangsa X #A20, North Cipete, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta 12160
Opening hours: 8AM-9PM, Daily
Telephone: 082211899288

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7. Kyō Coffee – East Jakarta’s Japanese-influenced cafe


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Kyō Coffee, a relatively new addition to East Jakarta’s cafe scene, draws heavily from Japanese architecture and interior design. So if you’re in the mood to not only enjoy a good cup of coffee while getting through your to-do list, but also take in a nice view, then this is the place for you.

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While the cafe itself isn’t big, the windows – which make up a majority of the building – prevent you from feeling stuck in a small room.

Among the drinks you can try out are their Cafe Latte (Rp. 38,000, ~USD2.67) and their soft milk bread (from Rp. 18,000, ~USD1.27).

Address: Jalan Wirajasa Blok ZN No.1, Cipinang Melayu, Makasar, East Jakarta 13620
Opening hours: Fri–Sun & Tue–Wed 6.30AM-7PM | Thu 1PM-10PM (Closed Mondays) (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 081212844322

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8. Kedai Tjikini – a vintage atmosphere in the heart of Jakarta


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Located in Central Jakarta, near the Jakarta Institute of Arts, Kedai Tjikini’s vintage vibes truly set it apart from the newer coffee shops in trendier parts of the city.

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Kedai Tjikini offers a range of modernized traditional dishes as well as desserts and drinks, so you have a lot to choose from. Prices start from Rp. 25,000 (~USD1.76), but if you need something that’ll help you stay awake while working, try the Kopi House Blend Tjikini for Rp. 35,000 (~USD2.46).

Address: Jalan Cikini Raya #17, Cikini, Menteng, Central Jakarta 10330
Opening hours: 8AM-9PM, Daily
Telephone: 02131935521

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Jakarta coffee shops for remote workers


It’s not easy to find a coffee shop that ticks all the boxes, but as this list shows, good coffee shops in Jakarta do exist.

Whether you like simple cafes or ones that look as if they came out of an interior design book, there’s bound to be one for you on this list.


Cover image adapted from: @borzoihandy, @nitrocoffee.id, and @diskusikopi.ruangberbagi

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