Day After : Coffee Shop Haven For Bibliophile
A cafe with well curated books
It’s hard to resist not visiting a cafe with well curated books. Though small, Day After is a cozy coffee shop located adjacent to main avenue with a view of the bustling street. The place opens from 3 PM marking that this place is for those who seek to enjoy coffee after working hours and those who seek to enjoy seeing the sky change its color with a cup of coffee.
Having two seating options, indoor and outdoor, the outdoors is perfect for those who enjoy having coffee, chit-chatting while accompanied by the background noise from the vehicles that pass by. Just next to it is a small painting shop locally owned. So, when sitting outside visitors also get to see some paintings from the next door.
Meanwhile, the indoor seating is for those who enjoy more of a private setting while reading the book from the coffee shop shelves that are well curated. Thought if you are not into reading, the indoor seating is also nice for having some small chit chat and conversation. This place is catered to smaller groups rather than larger groups.
The books are mostly about philosophy, poetry, art, and some self-development books. They are all well-curated and totally different from what I normally see at most coffee shops where they always include a business book or entrepreneurship books. In this place, while drinking coffee you get to philosophize life too.
The coffee bar is really small and filled with plenty of coffee tools. It’s almost like a messy long table, disorganized, but has its own aesthetic. On its wall, there are some old cameras placed on the shelves. that if you are a photographer, you know those cameras or even tried them.
Inside another room there is a roaster machine that seemed old and derelict. It seemed just there for decoration.
And the second indoor seating has minimalist decor and is very private. It was cozy and peaceful to read books inside.
I went to the place with my mom. It was our usual coffee date and we picked this place because we didn’t get to taste the coffee here before. The coffee selection in this place is varied. You can choose espresso based coffee, or drip coffee and even mechanical brewed coffee that includes doppio, lungo, and just espresso. Lungo is something that I see rarely offered at most coffee shops.
Variety selection from mechanical brew to manual brew
Since my mom isn’t a big coffee drinker she chose to go with sparkling green which essentially is a mix of soda, mango, peach and green syrups. While I chose their specialty coffee called coconut green coffee.
Not just coffee, we also ordered some snacks to go. I ordered an egg sausage roll which apparently is chopped sausage wrapped in an omelet styled egg. They tasted pretty fine though I reckon the sausage was slightly a bit undercooked. I like it really fried a a bit crispy but it wasn't the case with this one. It was a nice addition to the iced coffee that I ordered earlier. I would have not expected that egg sausages would go well with an iced coffee.
When the order arrived, I liked the fact that the coffee was milder. It was just the perfect amount especially when I drink it past 5 PM. It was the same with my mom who enjoyed her drink and said it was nice.
Apart from their signature coffee, I also ordered v60 drip coffee with beans from papua. It has an interesting fragrant floral with a mild body and also less acidic. Since I already drank coffee earlier, I couldn’t finish that coffee.
Latest Coffee Trend
The latest coffee trend in Indonesia is that they are also serving sparkling soda beverages or mocktail at the coffee shop. So, it’s no longer just coffee or tea but there are also mocktails to choose from. Some even offered a combination of soda and coffee.
Why I call this place a bibliophile haven
Anyhow, the reason I am calling this place a coffee shop haven for bibliophiles is because of the ambience and the cozyness that supports the visitor to read books. They don’t even have to bring their own book as there are some good selection of books available. From world renown literarist to national ones, they have it. Not all coffee shops have this ability to have a good curated book. So, this is what makes a place distinctive from other coffee shops out there. Some might choose coffee themed books but others, like this one, emphasize literary books.
Since my mom was with me and I happened to bring the camera, I ended up taking some photoshoots with her as my model. I recently found out it’s a nice way to learn and also spicing up my photography life. Not just coffee and still images. From this coffee shop, I was also able to take a la minimalism photography with cacti as the main object.
Not just taking pictures with her, I also like talking to her about my plans and random chats of her day. I think just like the coffee shop’s name, day after is a place where we can have a conversation after the work day is over.
Though lately I am not in my adventurous mood, finding random cute little gems like this uplift my mood. It’s not everyday that I get to visit places as such nor even find a place like that. But it always brings me joy when I do. Also, below are more pictures from the place. Hope you enjoy this!
|Mac is a jack of all trades. A typical introvert in love with literature, books, technology and philosophy. She is also so into nootropics, productivity, minimalist lifestyle, cybersecurity, and languages. Other than that, she is passionate about cooking and traveling. In her free time, she enjoys learning various things. If you like her content, don't hesitate to upvote, leave a comment or a feedback. A re-blog is also appreciated.|