Belitung: Warung Kopi Kong Djie

Prior to my short trip to Belitung, I did a bit of research on the Internet to discover more regarding the eateries that I could pay a visit to over there. Interestingly, various coffee shops kept popping up during my investigation, with Warung Kopi Kong Djie as the most prominent amongst them all.

With a few branches operating under its name, Warung Kopi Kong Djie is one of the most well-liked coffee shops on the island known as Negeri Laskar Pelangi. With that in mind, I decided to stop by on my first day in Tanjung Pandan.

The day had just turned to night as I stepped foot inside the joint. It has stood in the same location on Jalan Siburik for decades, and the place was brimming with customers. Once I got a table, I ordered its Es Kopi Susu (iced coffee with milk).

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It took just a few minutes to be prepared. With its strong trademark aroma, it featured a balanced combination between coffee and sweetened condensed milk, which packed a flavourful punch. In the middle of sipping on this dream of a beverage and conversing with my local driver, co-founder and owner Ismen Holidi came by to have a chat with us.

“My father established this business in the 1940s. It was initially located near the site of the current airport – an area that was pretty deserted back then,” he answers after I posed him a question regarding the origins of Warung Kopi Kong Djie. “My parents acquired this building in the 1950s, and then transformed it into a coffee shop.”

After finishing my Es Kopi Susu and our little chinwag, I said our goodbyes but not before making a promise to Mr. Holidi to drop by the next morning to sample his joint’s many local delicacies.

Jl. Siburik,
Tanjung Pandan
Open 24 hours daily
Rp.10,000/US$0.80 per orang

A die-hard fan of authentic Indonesian delights who loves the idea of travelling to the cradle of those enticing local treats. Yet, you might often find this young lad busy with his guitar – be it alone in his room or, sometimes, on stage.


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