It was a first flight in the morning. Once we landed at 7:30 am, our friend took us for breakfast at a kopitiam, known locally as warung kopi. I couldn’t help to notice that there are a lot of warung kopi scattered along the road. “Which one are we going to?” I asked them. Having staying in Pontiank for few years, they replied with confidence: “The best one”
So, here is the currated list of warung kopi that we taste within 3 days of our stay in Pontianak.
Warung Kopi Hijas
We joked that the whole city of pontianak is selling fried banana. But the best fried banana can only be found at Warung Kopi Hijas, at Jalan Hijas.
Setting of warung kopi hijas reminds me of kopitiam in Penang, Malaysia. Patrons who order drinks can also order some food from stalls around warung hijas to be enjoyed with the coffee.
Food recommendation: pisang goreng and nasi kuning
Address: Corner of Jalan Hijas and Jalan Suez Permai
Open for Breakfast
Warung Kopi Suka Hati
If one can stand the lack of ventilation in a small room where people smoke, suka hati could be a great place to spend a morning. The small room force people to share a table, which also triggers some chit chat around local gossip.
Food recommendation: talas goreng, pisang goreng, a different style served at warung kopi hijas
Warung Kopi Asiang
A topless big guy with a tattoo that man the kitchen makes him looks like a head of gangster making coffee to fill in his spare time. Don’t mess with him. Nevertheless, this coffee shop serve the best coffee among the three. Could it be the tattoo which has the magic?
Served in small cup with thick ceramic keep the coffee warm much longer. As with most warung kopi, order some food at nearby stall to pair with the coffee
Food recommendation: none. Just come here for the coffee, it is the best.
Address: Jalan Merapi, Pontianak
Open: Morning until 13:00