Of the two Starbucks that I’ve been to (other in JCM), I will say that this one is by far the better of the two (Amplas stands for Plaza Ambarrukmo Mall).

Character (3)

Just as with the other Starbucks, a major knock against it is that it’s in a mall, and I hate malls. Other than that, this Starbucks has a pretty good feel. It has some shape to it, meaning it’s not just a big square room. There are some nooks and crannies with various types of seating.

Designwise, not bad Starbucks…not bad. Of course the Starbucks brand makes it hard for me to really say anything too good about it, for it sucks out any potential for uniqueness.

Comfort (3)

As expected, it has good AC, wifi, and music. It has quite a few couch chairs and some good two person tables. Not bad.

Coffee (1)

Nothing much to say here…it’s the usual Starbucks.

Overall Rating: 2

Recommended? No

If you’re a Starbucks lover, this is definitely my pick over the one in JCM. For me though, originality, uniqueness, and coffee are the most important things, and those are exactly what any Starbucks shop lacks.


Address: Plaza Ambarrukmo, Jl. Laksda Adisucipto, Kec. Depok, Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia