A Cafe with the Best Playlist in Jakarta!

What is the most important thing for you to enjoy a cafe? For me it would be:

  1. Music
  2. Ambiance
  3. Coffee

You can give me a Rp 2,000.- coffee sachet and I would enjoy it. However, it would be such a big turn off if you would put me in a room filled with music that I’m not into. With that said, the title of this blog post could be a little biased.

It wouldn’t sound biased to you, old souls, because they were playing Nina Simone and Ray Charles! Let me introduce you to Sleepyhead Coffee!

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The interior of this place looks a lot like a living room. To me, it feels very much homey. The exterior looks very comfortable, but I wouldn’t sit outside considering that it is very close to the main street of Gunawarman. Since I was there to work, a quiet environment was important.

Another thing that I look for in a cafe is definitely the wifi. The wifi connection was good enough to stream some Youtube videos which is a huge plus point to Sleepyhead Coffee. There were also plenty of interesting books to read! One of that caught my attention was Quiet by Susan Cain. Have you read it?

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Now let me ramble about the playlist. Once I walked in the room, I noticed a set of vinyls next to a modern turntable set. I don’t know much about vinyls, but I know a few things about music from time to time. There were 2 boxes of these vinyls collections and the owner was kind enough to let me listen to them. My first pick was Oasis, but I chose to go with something older like Ray Charles’ The Genius Hits the Road.

Some of the other vinyls were The Beatles, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis and some others I can’t recall. However, Oke, the owner of this cafe had more on his mp3 players and we decided to listen to a little bit of Nina Simone.

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Babycino

Last but not least, I was hooked by their very own Babycino. It was steamed milk with foam added by marshmallows on top. I am still not sure whether they made it only for babies, but I truly enjoyed it.

Sleepyhead Coffee, you deserve a 9/10. I will definitely come back for more of your playlist, babycino and fast wifi connection!

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Thank you Eva & Oke!

Keep exploring,

DR. (@demasryan)

 

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