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Yes, North Jakarta, definitely is going to be holy place for coffee shop hoppers. Within months, some coffee shops are opening in North Jakarta. Maybe the owner of those coffee shop see the opportunity to open a coffee shop in this area. No doubt, the success of the pioneers will multiply the number of coffee shop in North Jakarta.

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Are we?

First impression of this coffee shop: I freakin love their front door! Most unique door I’ve ever seen on a coffee shop with Christmas decoration on it. There’s no handle on the door and to open it we just have to push either on the left or right side.

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The door
Deer always be my favorite, always.

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I know went here after having all you can eat sushi wasn’t a good idea. It made me a little too full to try variety of foods on MONKS. Only two drinks and a cake we ordered today will make this review become the shortest one. The only reason why I go to MONKS is my curiosity beat my full tummy for sure.

Avocado Coffee Blended – IDR 45k

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Avocado Coffee Blended comes with blended avocado with chocolate ice cream and shot of espresso. I like the idea that the espresso served separated so we can add coffee based on our preference. Actually the blended avocado just like another blended avocado. Nothing so special about this one. Sweet taste comes from the chocolate ice cream to balance the plain flavor from avocado. If you add the espresso, it will be better because plain mixed with sweet and a shot of espresso will give you a unique taste.

Ice Macha Espresso – IDR 45K

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Good choice for plain-taste lover like me. I like the combination of green tea latte and espresso because it tastes not really sweet. Although it has green color, but the espresso is more dominant than the green tea. Even though the green tea seems to be lost, I think this might be mandatory drink if I go to MONKS.

Milk Chocolate Mouse – IDR 40K 

Ordered this because of super duper unique shape. It looks like a stone, right? But hey, don’t be fooled! Instead of stone, it’s a milk chocolate mouse. What makes it looks like a stone is of course the shape, the texture, and the grey color.So, this “stone” is exactly chocolate mouse with banana inside. The grey color actually is a crumble flakes colored with food coloring. If you get your first spoon, you will taste a not-too-sweet chocolate mouse mixed with real banana. Nothing so special about this one, but you should order to fulfill your curiosity.

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The reading corner provides many kinds of books and magazines. From KINFOLKS, old young-girl-comics (we say it “komik cantik”) to Indonesian old history.


In fact, this coffee shop has many variety of menu. That could be a reason why people come here are really diverse, from teenager to adult people. About the service, been read some review saying that it has pretty bad service but when I came, the service was quite good. It has three floors and there’s at least one servant on every floor to oversee the guests.

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M for MONKS and Merry Christmas in one

Last words, I like this coffee shop because it unique food and it gives me a new experience because I think coffee shop in North Jakarta has different ambience with another coffee shop. See you in next post!



Komplek Graha Boulevard Timur, Summarecon Kelapa Gading

Blok ND1/51, Kelapa Gading, Jakarta

Opening hours:

7AM – 10PM (Monday – Sunday)



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