The Jakarta Post
The road is comfortable to explore on foot, so it is best to wear comfortable shoes. It's also a good place to relax and wear t-shirt and jeans, as the road is located in a laid-back residential area with casual eateries to hang out in. (JP/Wienda Parwitasari)
Located in South Jakarta, Jl. Pakubuwono VI is a broad avenue framed by tall trees along the sidewalk. The area is home to the luxurious Pakubuwono Residence apartments, as well as numerous beauty centers and coffee shops. Set in a relaxed residential area, the street is also conveniently located, making it easy to reach for a visit.
How to get there
Kebayoran Station is located approximately a 10-minute walk from the southern end of Jl. Pakubuwono VI, making it easy to reach by train. Other modes of public transportation also travel along the road, including the metro mini route S69 that travels from Ciledug to Blok M, as well as Kopaja S614 that travels from Cipulir to Pasar Minggu.
What to wear
The street is comfortable to explore on foot, so it is best to wear comfortable shoes. It's also a good place to relax and wear t-shirt and jeans, as the street is located in a laid-back residential area with casual eateries to hang out in.
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What to do
Jl. Pakubuwono is a wide road with generously sized sidewalks, making it a comfortable choice for a weekend stroll. Along the way, there is Patung Tumbuh and Berkembang Park, where you can catch your breath and sit down.
Patung Tumbuh and Berkembang Park are located in the middle stretch of Jl. Pakubuwono VI. (JP/Wienda Parwitasari)
Those on the lookout for beauty treatments have several options to choose from, as the street is home to several beauty centers. A well-known establishment is the Beyoutiful Aesthethic Clinic, which offers a wide range of services for skin and hair. The facility offers skincare treatments, such as laser treatments, light, as well as botox and fillers.
Beyoutiful was co-founded by Tompi, a University of Indonesia (UI) medical graduate who is also a well-known singer. (JP/Wienda Parwitasari)
Beyoutiful was co-founded by Dr. Tompi, a University of Indonesia (UI) medical graduate who is also a well-known singer. Tompi, whose real name is Teuku Adifitrian, specialized in plastic surgery at UI's School of Medicine and opened Beyoutiful with four partners.
Metronom offers two studios to rent for practice sessions, as well as providing DJ courses and equipment rentals. (JP/Wienda Parwitasari)
Meanwhile, music fans looking to learn how to DJ or in search of equipment to rent may want to pay a visit to Metronom. The facility offers two studios to rent for practice sessions, as well as providing DJ courses and equipment rental.
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What to eat
As a laid-back and strategically located neighborhood, Jl. Pakubuwono VI makes for a suitable choice for a coffee session to catch up with friends, or even during busy hours, also a comfortable place to perch yourself at a cafe to catch up on work.
The Anomali cafe boasts premium coffee beans sourced from all across the archipelago, such as Aceh Gayo, Bali and Toraja. (JP/Wienda Parwitasari)
Across the street from the Pakubuwono Residence is a branch of Anomali Coffee, which specializes in Indonesian coffee beans. Tucked in a corner, Anomali provides a cozy place for a bite and a drink. The cafe boasts premium coffee beans sourced from all across the archipelago, such as Aceh Gayo, Bali and Toraja. Meanwhile, on the other end of the street, there is also Starbucks Reserve, which provides specialty coffee beans from around the world.
Sate Khas Senayan's signature dish is 'sate ayam' (grilled chicken skewers), which is served with its special creamy peanut sauce on a hot stone grill. (JP/Wienda Parwitasari)
Those looking for a proper meal might want to give Sate Khas Senayan a try. Although outlets can now easily be found across Jakarta, the restaurant opened its first branch on Jl. Pakubuwono VI in 1974. At the time, it was created as an answer to providing local cuisine amid western and other international cuisines that were available. Over 40 years later, Sate Khas Senayan has become a familiar eatery to find favorite local dishes.
Its signature dish is sate ayam (grilled chicken skewers), which is served with its special creamy peanut sauce on a hot stone grill. Additionally, the restaurant also serves Indonesian dishes from Java and Bali, including nasi kuning, nasi pecel, fried chicken and tahu telor (tofu omelet). Prices start from Rp 25,000 (US$ 1.75) for a serving of sate lilit or sate kambing campur for Rp 104,000.
Be mindful of heavy traffic during rush hour, especially on weekdays.
If you choose to walk, be sure to protect yourself from the sun by wearing a hat and sunscreen.