When thinking about Jogja, its temples, palaces, and cuisine all come to mind—but if there’s one thing the city is equally famous for, it’s its reputation as a student city. This kingdom-within-a-country houses numerous universities, institutes, and academies, and is the temporary home of some hundreds of thousands of students from all over the country banded together under the constant menace of assignments and deadlines.
Coffee is a friend to all, but it gets along especially well with harried students. This being the case, the city has no shortage of coffee shops that constantly cater to its busiest bees. Hayati Speciality Coffee is one such godsend and is a favorite amongst students looking to churn out long-overdue work. The space is kept simple and clean with a white and grey palette, light-washed wood accents, and a recurring hexagonal theme—the perfect backdrop to important group discussions or fervent thesis-writing sessions. The leafy open-air section in the back is especially lovely.
It goes without saying that you don’t have to be chasing a degree to enjoy Hayati—it’s an equally delightful stop for the common caffeine-seeker.