I love coffee in the morning. Let me correct that statement. I can’t do anything without a cup of coffee in the morning.
This is not something I’m proud of since it is not the healthiest habit on Earth, but depending on coffee for years had took me to the addiction stage. I’ve been trying to reduce it, but on one specific morning, I couldn’t function without one. That was when I visited Simetri Coffee Roasters for a quick coffee break.
Located in West Jakarta, this coffee shop is something new to the neighborhood. Needless to say, it was packed during brunch time. As someone who lives 30 minutes away from the place, I was happy for something new to exist in West Jakarta. With this, I don’t need to go to a crowded area for just a cup of coffee. Less traffic, less stress!
Soon after arriving I found myself in an all-white, minimalist decorated coffee shop. The place has a lovely ambiance with a friendly attitude. Since it is located in a housing complex, suiting or dressing up is not necessary. Most people would came with easy clothing with not much pressure to impress people.
The visitors vary from couples, old time friends, families and even freelancers accompanied by their laptops. Strong internet connection in the early morning was a great plus point for me as a full time travel blogger.
Apparently, the day of my visitation was the same day as the release of their new coffee beans choices. Some of them are Sunda Hejo Gesha, Flores Red, Flores Yellow, Gunung Tilu and Gayo Semi Washed. For more details of the taste, their barista would be more than happy to explain them to you.
As a non-smoker, I was satisfied with their non-smoking policy on the inside of the cafe. If you wish to smoke, they provide a small smoking area outside of the cafe which was actually quite a romantic place to sit down on a rainy day.
My overall experience in Simetri could be rated for 7/10. It was a good place to stay for a while, until it got crowded during brunch and lunch time. In a coffee shop that small, it was very hard to find a seat and have your own quality time. Still, the coffee taste was good and had the right shot I needed to get me started for the day!