Before arriving at Simetri, I already knew the price of their coffees was sky high and I was skeptical about the whole place. I actually didn’t want to come here because I thought the prices were too high. But after having visited, I have to say it’s a very good coffee shop.
The moment you walk in, you get a smell of some fake vanilla scent. Not sure what that is, but I found it to be unpleasant. But looking past the vanilla, you see an enormous old house with wooden floor boards and really high ceilings. Each room in the enormous house is set up for working and hanging out. And the tables are not tightly crammed in, so you feel you have your own personal space.The tables and chairs are quality. The chairs in particular are really comfortable and I could sit on them for hours while getting some work done on a laptop. And many people do do this.I tried a cappuccino and it was excellent. Every bit as good as the one I had in Blanco… and maybe a shade better. But when you get to this level, I actually find it hard to distinguish between what’s the absolute best and what’s number 2. Nonetheless, it’s a fantastic coffee and ranks as one of Yogya’s best.
Susan’s tea was fairly standard, but what I liked was that the pot they served was quite generous. It’s hard to feel like you’re getting good value for money with tea, so the least they can do is give you a large pot of it! Good one.The wifi here is slightly disappointing. It clocked in at 2.5mbps down and 2mbps up. That means it’s fast enough to upload a 3 or 4 min youtube video, but not really fast enough to stream youtube in high quality. It’s definitely usable, but I think they should upgrade this to ensure customers are happy with it.The wifi aside, an awesome coffee shop rivalling any I’ve visited in Indonesia. Love it.
Simetri Coffee Roasters
Jalan Sabirin No.20, Kotabaru, Yogyakarta
(0274) 501 1312
Jam buka: 09:00 – 23:00
Peppermint Tea: Rp35.000