Goni Coffee and the Two Writing Machines

It’s been 2,5 months since the first day we made this blog. It’s been a fun partnership with DR which includes late night brainstorming, storing up hundreds of photos that need to be selected and edited, crafting our posts over the weekend, and some good talk – well sometimes silly talk – about life in between.

Gratefully, we always have something new to write. Gratefully, DR is just as committed as I am in filling up this blog with a variety of worth-reading content (please do be the judge for us, as we are most likely, if not surely gonna be super biased about it, LOL.)

Last week, when DR just got back from his India trip, both of us were swamped with tons of deadlines (blog post drafts, and also some freelance copywriting job that we have). So when we met on Sunday, we agreed to find a good place to sit and write.

As you’ve read before, we did try to visit St. Ali because we thought it’s gonna be the perfect place to write. But well, you know the rest of the story. So, after our unsuccessful visit to the overly crowded St. Ali, we decided to go to Goni Coffee Kemang.

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Rainy Jakarta

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Seating Situation

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Goni Coffee. No.78CD Mampang Prpt., Jl. Kemang Timur, Jakarta Selatan.

We were utterly pleased as we open its front doors, because the place was quite empty. It has like 30 seats, but there were only like 7 people inside including the baristas. Probably because it was raining heavily.

After we picked our seat, I ordered a hot chocolate and a choco doughnut which surprisingly tasted very good. DR, on the other hand, didn’t even bother to order anything because he was still quite full from St. Ali. He sat right away, opened his laptop and started to write.

Goni Coffee offers a warmth and quite spacey interior, decorated with wooden furniture. And a small outdoor seating for 2 to 3 people. For us, it was just the perfect place to get disconnected from the whole world for a while and intentionally pouring out our thoughts into what we write.

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Nope they don’t just sell coffee.

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Pastries on Display

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Cold Brew

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Sweet Tooth Galore

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Brewing Station

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Love their minimalist packaging

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Doughnut and Hot Chocolate. Sugar intake is a necessity when it’s cold outside.

Finally after about an hour of writing,  or shall I say typing, we both finished our articles. And of course, some ootd session was next. Both of us were wearing patterned short sleeved shirt – DR bought his in Thailand, while mine is tailor-made, jeans, and a pair of boots.

If you’ve been following our ootd posts, you’d know that we could pull off any look, from smart casual to street style (hashtag humble brag). I guess it’s one of The Perks of Being 20, the freedom to explore and wear different looks. If you’re hip enough to stay current, you could bring this habit to your 40s, just like Nick Wooster, one of my style inspiration. Don’t hear what most people say, that a particular look is only suitable for a certain kinda age. You can always stay hip and current, no matter how old you are.

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Trying to fight the writer’s block


DR with his laptop. The other one was mine. Yeap that’s our website right there.

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Blog crafting game strong

We got what we looking for.

As always.

Ain’t no rain, or crowded place, or busy schedule, or writer’s block can stop us.

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Sincerely. Your Two Writing Machines.

Write to you later,


HG. (@gersonhenry)


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