Semasa is a cafe where you can hang out at after tired walking around the Old Town. They have cute things to buy, such as bookmarks, note books, plates, etc. The drink was good. But I didn't try the dessert, so I can't comment on that.
08 Mar 2018
A hidden cafe in an old building
It is hidden because it is located on the third floor of the newly-renovated building. I am a fan of old building and the story of the building fascinates me already. The cafe is small but it has a great view overlooking the old train station and museum buildings. On the other side, you can see an old house of ashes as part of Jakarta's Chinatown. I like the es Sunda Kelapa which is iced coffee with milk with a slight taste of coconut. A good place to read, or to rest after exploring the busy old town.
18 Jan 2018
friendly service, good coffee
This is my new go to place for coffee. Located right across Kota train station, it's in a congested area in jakarta but convenient to reach if you take the train, natch. It' on the top floor of a renovated old building, & you can either sit inside with a view of the station & traffic outside, or alternately by the balcony with an old Chinese building (a crematorium? temple?) view. Service is friendly & helpful. If you come by often enough, they'll recognize you & greet you. Coffee is good, basic but solid menu, several beans available. Have quite a good tea menu as well. They also have trinkets for sale, mostly made by local designers. The only gripe I have is that every single time I came here, people downstairs always ask me where I'm headed to.
01 Aug 2017
Semasa Cafe - Kota
Gedung Olveh Lt. 3, Jl. Jembatan Batu No. 50, Kota, Jakarta, Indonesia