Trafique with red lights

A big group of mummies this morning met up for our weekly coffee. Carrying babies on our chest and tired from a sleepless night before. We were all desperate for breakfast and coffee! We all eagerly went to one of my local hang outs, Trafique coffee, this morning and was horrified to find out that we couldn’t be served because the register girl (taking orders) was running late for work!

Eye roll… only in Jakarta!

There was a bit of confusion around the situation, no one could tell us if it wgeb we would be served! We decided to hang tight and wait, and looked around the eclectic cafe to pass time.

One of the biggest selling points of this cafe is the building and its unique decorations. It’s a nice space to walk around with young children and feels cozy.

The building has high ceilings, and natural lighting which really soothes away your troubles. You easily escape from the hustle and bustle of traffic outside.

Finally, just as we were about to leave with empty stomachs and fists of frustration, our register girl turned up on her GO-JEK and the kitchen quickly worked over time to fulfill our orders!

The food is basic (I only recommend the classic omelette) but the coffee is great! All in all, it’s a nice cafe. I really want to love this place because it has so much potential. It just needs a little tweak (especially with customer service) and it could be close to perfect. I highly recommend a visit regardless. It’s interior is unique. I will be back and hopefully next time, Trafique will running on green lights!

Trafique Coffee

Jl. Hang Tuah Raya No. 9

Senayan, Jakarta Selatan

The Perfect Mother Daughter Date. A Coffee Review of Sophie Authentique

img_0033Miss Two Point Five, has been feeling unwell the last few days, so I decided to keep her out of school and observe her. It was a great opportunity for us to spend quality time together without being distracted by her brothers. I decided to go to Sophie Authentique on Jl. Cikajang. Now, this isn’t going to be a review about the food or coffee. That was great and very delicious. Instead, I am going to focus on my experience there, as a mother and daughter duo.

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My Obsession Continues – A Coffee Review of 1/15 Coffee Gandaria


My first day back in Jakarta and I’m not quite ready to start ‘real life’ just yet, so I asked my hubby if he wanted to have breakfast at one of our favorite cafes in Jakarta, 1/15 Coffee.

It’s a fairly new establishment that, much to my excitement, opened up in Gandaria last year, an area close to me. Gandaria, and surrounding areas, do not have many great, stand alone cafes that are not a part of a shopping center (I don’t like waiting until 10am for a coffee!) so I was probably one of their first customers when it opened. I was immediately impressed.

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In search for good coffee in Jakarta – Beau Review


One of the first things I did when I moved to Jakarta was start a coffee meet up group for Mums and Bubs. In search of good coffee and new friendships, I thought it would be a great way to discover my new city. The group was very simple to start. I just created a Facebook group and posted it on the FB page ”Jakarta Moms Support Group.”

It’s one of the best things I’ve done since moving to Jakarta! I’ve made so many new friends from all different parts of the world, and have discovered so many great coffee venues!

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