What does one look for in a cafe, coffee shop, or restaurant? A different person will give you a different answer. One may look for caffeine, others may look for tasty food. The rest perhaps are simply looking for a relaxing time with family and friends in a feel-good space not too far from home. If you fall into the last category, Coffee on Fifth Pluit might just be your cup of tea.
First-timers might be surprised at how spacious Coffee on Fifth Pluit is despite being located on the second floor. The indoor area can fit up to 40 people, while the smoker-friendly outdoor space can be filled with around 15 people, making it suitable for holding small events, be it parties, bridal showers, or gatherings. The white walls decorated with a painting of flower outlines is particularly striking and would make a great backdrop for your photos.
In general, Coffee on Fifth Pluit offers a variety of Indonesian and Western inspired dishes that can be categorized as comfort food. Think the likes of Nachos meets Cireng, and Spaghetti Meatballs meet Mie Tek Tek. As for drinks, Coffee on Fifth has coffee—espresso, manual brew, and coffee-based concoctions—tea, ice blended drinks, and beer. Not stopping at that, it offers a selection of books and games to keep you occupied.
The recommended menu Salted Egg Yolk Chicken serves up deep fried chicken coated with salted egg yolk, sunny-side-up eggs, and rice. It is too salty for our liking, and could use some more rice to balance out the saltiness. Coffee on Fifth definitely has room for improvements in this part. The variety of food is expected, the quality is below par, and the coffee is not outstanding.
Looking at the somewhat hidden location in Perumahan Pantai Mutiara, Coffee on Fifth Pluit is still a great place to visit for those who live around the area and are not in the mood to go too far from home. If you have an online shop, it is also a nice place to take outfit shots. But if you’re looking quality and getting the most out of your every cent, you might want to look elsewhere. Having said that, Coffee on Fifth Pluit does offer a combination of food, beverage, entertainment, and a space for events. Whenever you’re looking for all of those four, it can be one of the options. Check out the rest of our favorite spaces for events here.