With its coffee and flower theme, Guten Morgen Coffee Lab Tomang looks like it comes out directly from a photo from Pinterest. Maximizing small space? Check. Potted plants? They’re everywhere. Funky titles? Just look at the huge GUTEN MORGEN on the floor. Not to mention the white and pastel green hues, and don’t let me get started on the rustic knick-knacks.
Everything seems to be designed to give locals a break from chaos around the area. Residing on the narrow yet always-busy Mandala Utara street, Guten Morgen Coffee Lab is the first of its kind in that particular Tomang neighborhood. It aims to be the first stop from home every morning, as indicated by the 8AM opening hour.
Besides the usual suspects—espresso drinks, flavored lattes—Guten Morgen Coffee Lab stands out with its Instagram-famous Kaffee Cubes. The Robusta coffee is frozen inside an ice cube mold, served inside a glass, and topped with edible flowers with warm milk on the side. Not only photogenic, Kaffee Cubes tastes as good as it looks: Refreshing and slightly sweet, with that jolt of caffeine. Coffee hardcores might be more interested in trying out the Manual Brew, with a choice of Honey Flores, Irish Toraja, and Wine Gayo beans.
Coffee is not for everyone, and Guten Morgen Coffee Lab understands. They also offer chocolate, tea, and killer mocktails. Morning Dew is a huge recommendation from yours truly. A mix of lemon, citron, mango, and camomile, it’s that drink I’d happily order tens of times. Hey, even people who don’t have acid-loving tastebuds think Morning Dew is awesome.
When it comes to coffee shops, I tend to pick a different place to have coffee drinks and non-coffee drinks. But with Guten Morgen Coffee Lab, I know I have favorites in both categories. Food is available in different types: snacks, noodles, all-day breakfast, and salad. I’ll definitely be back for another dose of Morning Dew and to try out their food. Maybe to get some flowers from Mimsy Botanical as well, a flower shop located at the back of the coffee shop.
If you live around Tomang and haven’t been to Guten Morgen, go there quick! Hope you’ll have a good time like I did.
Guten Morgen Coffee Lab
Address: Jl. Mandala Utara 29C, Tomang, Jakarta Barat
Price Range: IDR 12-48K (food); IDR 20-65K (beverage); excluding tax & service
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Photos by Jeloy Tirie