Being a freelancer means the city is your office. Networking, inspiration, comfort and a good cup of coffee are the key elements to finding a place in which you can produce your best work. In a big city like Jakarta it can be hard to track down the best location to get the creative juices flowing, so to help here are eight coffee shops for freelancers looking to get some work done.
With branches in Senopati, Kemang, Setiabudi and Menteng, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to Anomali, but for some extra-comfortable seats and great coffee, check out the Setiabudi branch. The small booths are especially good for giving you privacy while your work and still providing great service.
With Dialogue, the clue is in the name. Based in Kemang, this is a great hub for creative-minded people and also offers some great coffee. The surroundings are filled with local artworks that may give you creative inspiration when you’re faced with writer’s block.
Giyanti Coffee Roastery
Located right in the middle of the busy office area of Menteng is Giyanti Coffee Roastery. It’s only open from Wednesday to Saturday, meaning many a busy freelancer might pass it by, which is a real shame. This is because Giyanti takes its coffee seriously, brewing it itself. As a result, if you visit, you’ll get a fantastic ambience and some truly artisanal coffee.
Located in City Walk Sudirman among the hustle and bustle of the city is Common Grounds. Along with good coffee and a tasty breakfast you can bump into many freelancers and likeminded professionals while sitting in cosmopolitan and comfy surroundings. Also, being owned and created by Jakarta-born and US-educated entrepreneur Yoshua Tanu, who has earned many awards associated with coffee, isn’t such a bad reason to go either.
At Crematology coffee brewing is a science that brings delicious results. Although there are many branches across the city, try the Senopati one as it offers all the normal luxuries associated with the brand but is quiet during the weekdays, which is perfect for getting some work done.
The working hours of a freelancer are based on their free time, and when the perfect opportunity arises, and with so many malls in Jakarta, often the best option is one of the giant shopping destinations. Not many malls are as big or perfectly located as Grand Indonesia, so if you find yourself looking for a comfortable networking spot with good coffee then check out Djournal. You won’t be disappointed.
Native Coffee Tribe
Panti Indah Kapuk is becoming a hub for the young and fashionable in North Jakarta and with this comes a place for likeminded people to come together and find inspiration. One of these places is Native Coffee Tribe, thanks to its comfortable modern surroundings and great coffee. If you find yourself in the area during the morning or early afternoon it can be nice and quiet, too.
Kelapa Gading is becoming more popular for a range of ages and professionals due to its options and location. With so many options, you’ll want to try Six Ounces. Expansive seating areas and great coffee are just a few of the reasons why this has become a hub for freelancers and others simply looking to network.