Warung Apresiasi or Appreciation Cafe is not only a regular cafe, it is a place to appreciate music and art, you may see Indonesia’s future stars. Some of the Indonesian popular bands also started their debut here. The late phenomenon reggae artist, mbah Surip, was also loved to be here too. Known as Wapress, this cafe is located on Youth Arena Bulungan in South Jakarta.
The cafe provide you with a friendly atmosphere not to forget their cheap beverages, all are nothing more than Rp 10,000 (US$1). Please remember that you can’t find alcoholic drinks here. Since it is a place for appreciation, the cafe focus is not on the entertainment. You may order just a cup of tea, and stay from the beginning to the end of the show. The show will start at 21.00 when the opening band ready to perform.
Wapress is not just about music but it is open for all kind of arts. You may see some people deliver their poems or painting hanging in every corner of the cafe. You can also sell your books or CDs since Wapress also provides a counter for anyone to sell their original works. There are not so many requirements to sell your product. Therefore, you’ll see CDs and books that you won’t find in regular stores. The cafe did not think about profit, becase they already satisfied to see the youth showing their original works
Wapress is opens everyday from afternoon to midnight and only closed on Sunday. You can also see selected bands on Friday and Saturday and Literature Day on Wednesday. In this cafe, you will not listen any band perform your favorite top 40 songs, just original creations will be showed here.
How to get here (see the route map):
From Juanda / Gondangdia / Cikini go to platform 2 and take the Red Line/Blue Line heading to Bekasi/Depok/Bogor and stop at Manggarai. Go to platform 5 and take the Yellow Line heading to Angke/Jatinegara and stop at Tanah Abang. Go to Platform 5/6 and take the Green Line heading to Serpong/Parung Panjang/Maja/Rangkasbitung and stop at Kebayoran. Take 28 minutes walk to the East
From Sudirman go to platform 1 and take the Yellow Line heading to Angke/Jatinegara and stop at Tanah Abang. Go to Platform 5/6 and take the Green Line heading to Serpong/Parung Panjang/Maja/Rangkasbitung and stop at Kebayoran. Take 28 minutes walk to the East
See the link map or the map below