Missibu: Machinery extravagance in a shop
Housed in a sleek, state-of-the-art estate, Missibu boasts their artistic interior design in mosaic-like patterns and playful tones. The structure is interconnected with a burger joint, an aisle separating the two. The wall is an elaborate fusion of exposed concrete, cinnamon-colored wooden planks, and glossy pastel paints. The long table is marble-topped, bedecked with the same mosaic patterns as one would see with the wall ornaments. Hanging bamboo rattan lamp domes stretch beyond the long table, overlooking the entire area.
The bar is where the real show begins. Towering over it is a La Marzocco Leva, one of only three units in the entire country. The Leva is a triple head piston-drived contraption that looks more like an F1 engine than an espresso machine. 2 Mazzer grinders stand beside it like loyal servants to the king, aggrandizing the scene.
Coffee: Piccolo (IDR 28k)
Every cup comes with the option of steamed almond milk instead of the typical fresh milk, but I sticked with the conventional this time. The blend is an international mix of beans — El Salvador, Colombia, and Sumatra, roasted by Morph in Jakarta, extracted to a single ris, served in a 4 oz. demitasse. Tasting notes to take note of: body, dark chocolate, and some kind of tropical fruit I could not properly discern.
Missibu serves not only as an amazing coffee shop, but also as an audacious bar, restaurant, and co-working space. Otherwise, come for the Leva!
By the way, cocktail happy hours (buy 1 get 1 free) are from 7–10 pm, everyday. Knock yourself out.