Third wave coffee shops in Jakarta continue to offer its own take on the coffee scene, offering specialty coffee with different perspectives. It’s certainly no longer sufficient to serve only coffee. But, having an all-day brunch menu may not be a practical answer too, especially when you’re a small independent coffee shop with limited resources.
At Three Folks, there won’t be much to look forward to when it comes to food. Still, that’s not the point of coffee shop anyway. The establishment would rather focus on their coffee by pairing them with ice cream that features eccentric flavours. While the coffee beans are sourced from Hungry Bird Coffee, a local coffee roastery, their ice cream is freshly made in the kitchen on the second floor of the establishment.
The choice of coffee is customary and straightforward but there’s a variety of ice cream flavours to choose from. The most notable example is Black Citrus, where it’s made from bamboo charcoal and orange marmalade, Earl Grey Cranberries and Blackberry Yoghurt. But if eccentric flavours is not your cup of tea, there’s the reliable rum raisin.
Speaking of tea, Three Folks also serves a selection of tea-based drinks for those who are not in the mood for caffeine. Do give their Earl Grey Macchiato a try.
The compact, Japanese inspired space draws different crowd throughout the day, with customers ranging from professionals waiting for their takeaway to group of friends hanging out. The best spot is by the window overlooking the street. All in all, with the hot weather of Jakarta, indulging ice cream with a kick of caffeine is certainly an idea that doesn’t need any further convincing.