Makan Apa di Cipete: The Neighborhood That Jokowi Approves

Twin House Cipete Review

Cipete has long been known as one of Jakarta’s culinary destination, even more so after the third wave coffee trend arrives. From the famous Padang restaurant to the numerous chic cafés, Cipete seems to never run out of food. For people who don’t live in South Jakarta, coming to Cipete can be challenging due to traffic. That’s when the idea struck: What if we spend the whole day at Cipete and try out different kinds of food? So here it is, our 8 hours at Cipete. Hopefully it will be helpful the next time you find yourself asking, “Makan apa di Cipete?”

10:00 – 11:00: Animo Bakery

Animo Cipete Review
Freshly baked goodies meets coffee at Animo

Let’s start the day with some bread and coffee at Animo Bakery. We recommend giving their famous Es Kopi Susu Animo a try alongside one (or two or three) of their freshly baked pastries. With a variety of choices such as croissant, doughnuts, danish, and cakes, you’re bound to find something you fancy. Everything is affordable that we won’t be surprised if you end up buying a lot of stuffs from the pastry case. Read more about our visit to Animo here.

Address: Cipete 1 No. 6A
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11:00 – 13:00: Dua

Makan Apa Di Cipete
Coffee break at Dua

While Dua is originally a coffee shop, its recent expansion makes it much more than just that. Serving a bunch of Western/Asian dishes like Croque Madame, Bubur Ayam, and Nasi Goreng Buntut, Dua has become a great spot for lunch, or even dinner in Cipete area. And for a happy ending to your meal, don’t miss the Banofi Cake. Read more about Dua here.

Address: Jl. Cipete Raya No. 66
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13:00 – 15:00: Pagi Sore
Pagi Sore obviously needs no photo introduction. Although the restaurant comes from Palembang, not Padang, numerous food enthusiasts have proclaimed their undying love for Pagi Sore’s savory Ayam Pop and Rendang. Expect a queue during peak hours, but here’s the good news: You can move Pagi Sore to the last time slot because they open until midnight. Unlike other Padang restaurants, Pagi Sore only has limited branch, which means if you’re serious about satisfying your palate and fulfilling your belly at the same time, it is a must-visit while in the neighborhood.

Address: Jl. Cipete Raya No. 2
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15:00 – 16:00: Toko Kopi Tuku

Makan Apa Di Cipete
Jakarta’s current sensation

No visit to Cipete is complete without dropping by Toko Kopi Tuku’s first outlet, the one that started the whole es kopi susu mania. It seems that Tuku’s business will only get better after Jokowi’s recent visit. With at least eight crew behind the small counter, Tuku manages to fulfill the order of the never-ending queue of (mostly) ojek online drivers. Despite the numerous competition all over Jakarta, Tuku remains a favorite with its palm sugar-tinged iced coffee—sweet but still with a touch of bitterness. The place is not ideal to hang out, but come in late afternoon with a friend and you’ll find yourself staying longer than you think you would. And hey, a lot of chunk from this hour would probably have to be spent on queueing anyway.

Address: Jl. Cipete Raya Blok B No. 7
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16:00 – 18:00: Twin House Cipete

Twin House Cipete Review
Gorgeous spot at Cipete, decent food

Our last destination is Twin House, a beautiful restaurant serving a mix of Western fare and Asian favorites. With its wide green garden, Twin House is indeed a nice spot to hide from the hustle and bustle of Cipete. In general, the food tastes familiar and will be acceptable to anyone’s tastebuds, but there’s no denying that the homey, relaxed ambience is Twin House’s main point of attraction. Read more about Twin House here.

Address: Cipete Raya No. 4B, South Jakarta
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Fellexandro Ruby

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