Cikini...the old area of Jakarta

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On the weekend i was wondering around where do i have to take my new friend just to show a bit of Jakarta or just go to some nice and bit quiet to have some coffee in Jakarta...

After we have a small discuss we decided heading to some area called Cikini, it's an old area in Jakarta, i like this area...old houses and corners...

There are two coffee shops that i like in this area one is Cafe Au Lait and the other one is Bakoel Koffie...the are both almost side by side but with different ambiance...Cafe Au Lait which is cheaper than Bakoel Koffie..the ambiance of Cafe Au Lait is bit so so but ice place to hangout actually less ornamented and have smoking area on the back and open air...while the Bakoel Koffie have oldies goodies kinda colonial ambiance with old chairs and stuffs...which i always loves the old things hahah and the coolest thing about this Bakoel Koffie they already extended their place...into two storeys...

Ah finally after we just stood there about 5 minutes we decided to go to Bakoel Koffie instead of Cafe AU LAit coz we wanna try the upstairs area...humm we went thru and old teak wood stairs to go up..very colonial kinda building....loved it especially onced i enter the second floor itself...old chairs, kinda brick wall unfinished...some part are higher and other part is lower and also they have kinda meeting place that on the back...

We talked for about couple hours and drink ice choco and blueberry ice tea...then after i took some pics to share with you...

If you wanna go, just look for Old Cikini Post Office it's nearby or find the MENTENG HUIZE/Gold Gym's it's opposite the building....and also there's a Vietnamese Resto called VIETOPIA wich quiet good...all in the same row!!

Enjoy!

 

 

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photo by: cicie