Our capital is a giant pool of opportunities that even after countless coffee shops and restaurants, numerous local and international brands are still tempted to take a dip. Within weeks, two of Bali’s renowned F&B players have opened their doors in Jakarta. They hope to capture the atmosphere of the original spot and bring it directly to Jakarta. Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V, so to speak. One tries its luck in North Jakarta, while the other strikes in South Jakarta. Only time can tell which game plan is proven to be more strategic, but today we put a spotlight on the latter: Pison Coffee Jakarta in Senopati area.
At a glance, Pison Coffee Jakarta bears a striking resemblance to its older brother in Seminyak. Same brick walls, identical hanging lamps, and the overall industrial feel are unmistakably Pison. Customers are welcomed by a glass-roofed area that lets in plenty of natural sunlight and heat, particularly right at noon on a sunny day. The uppermost floor is also best enjoyed when a little bit of breeze and clouds are present. If you wish to sit down a bit longer comfortably, the half-floor and the shadowy areas are your best bet. Reservation is highly recommended as walk-in customers most likely have to rely on luck when picking a place to sit, since Pison Coffee Jakarta is enjoying a massive traffic these days.
For those who have visited Pison in Bali, Pison Coffee Jakarta offers a similar menu. Expect Western and Asian inspired all-day breakfast dishes, salad, soup, and mains. Our Avocado Tomato Basil is arguably one-dimensional, but the accompanying pesto sauce tastes pleasantly herby and bright. The simple and fresh ingredients are indeed appropriate for a fuss-free meal. We’re more impressed by the zesty Key Lime Pie, just right to go with a cup of coffee. As for drinks, Pison Coffee Jakarta serves its signature concoctions such as Espresso Avocado and Marochino (Piccolo Mocha) alongside tea, juices, granitas, smoothies, and frappes.
Although there is a certain laid-back vibes in Bali that cannot be copied, all in all the new place successfully brings the spirit of Pison to Jakarta. The food choices are varied, the coffee is solid, and the space is lively. Although it is too soon to tell how Pison will place in Jakartans’ coffee agenda in the future, for now be ready to compete with the crowd—mostly chic ladies having arisan and office workers around the neighborhood—for a spot.