Oetara (JKT)

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Yes, another post from North Jakarta coffee shop! Oetara is an Indonesian word using old spelling means North. I love the design of Oetara because it’s so exquisite! Spacious and homey ambience with the touch of  orange and tosca color make Oetara become slightly different to most coffee shop nowadays. Another difference is they turned on Indonesian songs while another coffee shops are prefer with jazz or acoustic one.

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The smoking area in Oetara is quite large comparing to other coffee shop. I love the idea they put half-round large glass as divider between nonsmoking and smoking area. It makes you feel as if you’re in the same area. As you can see, this coffee shop has so many mirror place on the wall above the chair. It’s their identity, maybe?

White Espresso 5oz – IDR 35k

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Just like another espresso with the touch of bitter taste. Nothing so special about this one but this is okay for you if you prefer hot drink. It also doesn’t give strong flavor and it’s good for noncoffee lover who prefers hot drink beside hot flavored tea.

Iced Mocha – 45K

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I prefer cold drink instead of the hot one. So, I think this is one of a good drink I ever taste while coffee shop hoping. I still remember the first sip, it was plain because of the milk but further the mocha taste will come into your mouth and it was really good. The combination of milk and mocha was perfect. None was more dominant and it makes the Ice Mocha as a pleasant drink .

Bakso Marinara Croissant Sandwiches – 65k

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The choice fell on this dish because I haven’t had breakfast at the moment. Just for you who doesn’t know, bakso means meatball. Honestly, I didn’t have high expectation about cafe’s dishes. I frequently underestimating cafe’s foods because my intuition said so. Actually it’s because I often get so so food from cafe and It was my bad, I realize. But this one was an EXCEPTIONAL. I repeat, an EXCEPTIONAL. Bakso Marinara Croissant Sandwiches comes with salty potato chips, and of course meatball with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. In fact, marinara sauce is similar to bolognese sauce. The main ingredient is tomato and the main difference is bolognese sauce come up with ground beef while the marinara one is no beef at all. I fell in love with the bakso from the first bite. It was chewy but in a good way and it’s very delicious. The croissant is okay and the texture is not too thick.

They sell books about coffee and also the equipments for making coffee.

Lastly, I will say this coffee shop is not only about its design but also serving comfort food and good service. The waiters are informative and friendly enough. Will be back for Bakso Marinara Croissant Sandwiches and Gula Melaka Affogato in the next time .

PS: While coming to Oetara, they didn’t accept payment for credit card because the system hasn’t been activated yet. But they do accept payment by debit card. So, it’s better if you buy your cash or debit card also if you plan to hang out at this place.

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See you on the next post!


Jl. Pluit Karang Barat, Blok G6 No. 25A,

Muara Karang, Jakarta Utara

Opening hours:

CLOSED on Wednesday

8AM – 10PM (Monday – Friday)

9PM – 10PM (Saturday and Sunday)


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