Anomali is Now Brewing in Pakubuwono

by Julius Kensan
29th September 2016
With a spot that is much smaller than its predecessors, the fifth addition of Anomali Coffee in Pakubuwono feels more about pleasure than business.

Anomali Coffee is definitely not a stranger in Jakarta’s coffee scene. Started since 2007, the establishment boasts four branches that are located in some of Jakarta’s most bustling neighbourhoods. Their fifth addition to the city, however, is more low-key and understated.

Occupying a small corner along the belt of Pakubuwono Street, this branch of Anomali Coffee is smaller compared to its siblings but it’s also part of the charm. Surrounded by four walls of red bricks, it’s easy to spend hours holing up here just to work on your assignment with the company of Anomali’s extensive list of coffee.

For those who prefer to be spoiled with choices, there are seven types of single-origin coffee (all from different regions of Indonesia) to choose from in addition to the regular espresso-based coffee. Still, when it’s pouring cats and dogs outside, a cup of warm latte feels appropriate as the coffee shop transmits an air of a warm cottage to take shelter in.

This branch of Anomali Coffee also gives the impression that it’s catering to both sides of the coin. You can simply drop by for a quick fix of coffee to go or settle down with their hearty fare, such as lamb fried rice and club sandwich. The establishment draws a mixed bag of visitors, from start-up creatives, students and Japanese housewives who live nearby.

Don’t write this place off just because you think it’s merely another Anomali branch. Given its compact space, the experience in this particular Pakubuwono establishment differs greatly from the rest of the family.