Sunday Evening at Walking Drums

If you’ve been following our Instagram, you would know that we spent the last long weekend in Cirebon. Why Cirebon? Well originally, our first pick was Jogja, but then something came up and we had to cancel the plan. Our second pick was Bandung, but then we realized that traveling to Bandung on a long weekend would be disastrous as most Jakarta citizens will also gonna be there.

The long weekend was refreshing as expected and we will publish our first post about the Cirebon trip soon enough. Anyways, we were back to Jakarta on Friday night and we actually had two more days of holiday to spend before Monday came. As much as we wanted to extend the holidays, we simply couldn’t. Work, deadlines and hundreds of photos were already waiting for us. We found ourselves already sitting with our laptop opened on Saturday morning.

That’s the side of being a blogger that people aren’t aware of. Most would think that all we do is just attending private events, concerts and raves, travel, eat and take a lot of photos. They don’t get to see the behind the scene, the moments when we spend minutes staring at a blank space not knowing what to write. Or, when we have to select 10 best photos out of 100 and deal with the editing. Not forget to mention, at the same time, we also have to juggle our work assignments and deal with several clients, making invoices, schedules, meetings and all that. Yeap.

So when Sunday came, we decided to leave our deadlines for a little while and chose to treasure the last day before Monday by hanging out with some of our close friends. Everyone left the decision to pick a place for hang out on me and I picked this new coffee shop that has been grabbing my attention, the Walking Drums.

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Located at Jl. Pati Unus F4, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, Walking Drums offers a semi-outdoor hipsterish-designed coffee shop that is perfect for you to sit and work, or simply enjoy a casual coffee talk. The wooden-floored foyer is used as an alfresco seating, which successfully gave me an illusion that I wasn’t in Jakarta.

Their backyard is also used for a seating area, which is very comfortable for you to hang out with a larger group of people. The big sofa plus the fish ponds created another illusion that you are miles always from Jakarta’s hustle bustle.

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The interior is very minimalist with a monochromatic look (white walls and dark colored furniture) and a touch of red as details from the pillow couch, rug and a coffee machine.

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Okay, enough with the whole ambience talk. Let’s get down to business. I was curious to find out whether Walking Drums would serve good coffee with tasty foods. Or, would they be just another hip place in town that offers a good-looking and Instagram-worthy place, yet missing the whole point by having a lame service and sucky-tasted foods.

I ordered an Iced Latte, while some of my friends ordered hot chocolate and cappuccino. We also had cheese french fries, crispy mushroom pizza, aglio olio, banana choco cake and banoffee cake. All the beverages were fine, I would come back for its hot chocolate. As for the foods, every thing that we ordered tasted good and worth the price, except for the aglio olio, which was a little bit too soupy.

If you ask us what was the highlight, we would say it’s the banoffee cake! (photo below).

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If you are feeling a little bit bored with all the usual coffee shop slash workplace that you’ve been visiting every week, then Walking Drums should definitely be added to your list. We give 8/10 for Walking Drums.

Write to you later,

HG. (@gersonhenry)

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