6 Trendy Downtown Jakarta Spots
January 15, 2015
Along the lively crossroads of Panglima Polim, style-conscious Jakartans shop for sub-culture spiced in local street life. By Lauren Shipman.
Published on Jan 15, 2015
1. Asgar Badass Barbershop
Get a stylish cut in suave surroundings inspired by Baz Luhrmann's interpretation of The Great Gatsby. Jln. Panglima Polim IX No. 15; facebook.com/asgarbadass.
2. Maris Store
Need new duds to match your new do? Check out this streetwear-centric, multi-concept store to fit yourself out in fashion-forward street labels like Made In Paradise or Tuff Stuff. There are ample options for that effortlessly hip look expected in the creative district. Jln. Panglima Polim IX No. 15; +62 21 720 8681; maris.co.id.
3. Common House
This is the cure for the common mall: shopping minus the crowds and fluorescent lighting. Instead you'll find boutiques showcasing local designers, rotating art shows and an organic restaurant, in a setting that's all warm wood and natural light. Jln. Panglima Polim IX No. 16; commonhousejkt.com.
On the corner of Panglima Polim IX and V, there's an Italian café and deli that specializes in homemade pasta and dessert, including a wide assortment of artisanal gelatos. Jln. Panglima Polim IX No. 1; +62 21 726 9963; facebook.com/conviviumdeli.
5. Velodome Coffee + C and Taco Local
In an annex of Velodome Bike Shop, joining the Taco Local restaurant, is a new in-house coffee shop. In addition to Taco Local's famous zesty Mexican fare, you can get a high-class cup of joe. Jln. Panglima Polim V No. 38; +62 21 9494 9538; tacolocal.com.
6. Woodpecker Coffee
Try this Melbourne-style coffee shop, by the owners of Common House, for quality coffee and croissants. Jln. Panglima Polim V No.23; +62 21 720 067; atelierkreasi.com.
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