The location of Kinokimi southeast of Bandung city centre is a bit odd and away from where most good cafes are located. With that in mind, I was a bit skeptical before coming here imagining a place that just “doesn’t get it”. I couldn’t have been more wrong. This place is fantastic.
After walking upstairs past the salon, you enter a tastefully modern room with a high pitched ceiling, lots of wood and lots of bare concrete walls. It’s a concept tried elsewhere but so often not done properly. Here if feels really good.I want to talk about the coffee. It’s fantastic. They serve their cappuccinos in a tiny cup, but as we know with coffee, it’s not quantity that matters, it’s quality. And what makes a good milky coffee so often depends on the coffee to milk ratio. At Kinokimi they get it spot on. And the good stuff continues with silky milk and…… AWESOME CUPS.They use cups Kaloka which are worth about Rp250.000 each. They feel good to drink out of and I’m happy to pay extra for a coffee in a good cup.Susan had a Gingerbread latte which was creative. It wasn’t just another menu item to keep the non-serious coffee drinkers happy – it was a good menu item on its own.I ate a smoothie bowl which I enjoyed a lot and Susan had the beef stroganoff with quality pieces of meat – tender! We’re actually curious to know what the other menu items are like because we think the food here is a winner!When I arrived, the WiFi wasn’t working and I found that to be really disappointing. If you need to work, you need WiFi. But as I was leaving, I asked about the WiFi again and they said it was kind of working and dropping out. So I tested it and it was super fast at 43mbps down and 59mbps up. If they can make sure that this wifi is stable, it will be a great place to get work done, upload youtube videos and other data-intensive work.WiFi issue aside, this is one of our favourite new cafes in Bandung. Fantastic fitout, top notch coffee rivalling anything else in Bandung and good food. Come here!
Jalan Buah Batu 28, Bandung
(0811) 220 0789
Opening Hours: 08:00 – 22:00
Gingerbread Latte: Rp28.000
Smoothie Bowl: Rp49.000
Beef Stroganoff: Rp59.000
*Add 10% tax to all prices
2 replies on “Kinokimi Coffee, Bandung: Great Coffee, Fantastic Cups and Good Food”
Kinokimi is located on Jalan Buah Batu. A lil typo there, no biggie