One night a few weeks ago while I was at Opique, one of the guys there told me that I should visit his coffee shop. Just as I’m sure you guessed, that shop was Knock. So after some cancelled plans, I decided to go give it a shot!
Honestly the atmosphere felt kind of dead. It felt oddly like a furniture store. The room is really large, high ceilings, with no real shape and everything is kind of just thrown in. There is one corner that is a little better though with some pretty awesome wall art, but it’s not enough to overcome the bad vibes. The fact that there was no music to fill the space didn’t help either.
There were several really nice couches to lounge on while you read or hangout with friends. Outside of that, it wasn’t all too comfortable. The AC was not very good.
Really the comfort is taken down most by the furniture store vibes of just not filling the space all that well. A little music would definitely liven it up and make it more comfortable too.
The coffee was good. Sadly they only had two options for single origin (neither of which I had seen before…coffees from Java though). The coffee came out really hot, which was unusual. I kind of expected it to be bitter, but it wasn’t. It was pretty unique. Also as a plus, it came with a nice big glass of water.
Price: 16-18k (depending on brew method)
Brew Methods: V60, Kalita Wave, flat bottom pour over (?), AeroPress, French press
Single Origin? yes, only 2
Overall Rating: 2
I could see this as a good place to hangout with a group of friends at night (to avoid the heat of day), but not much outside of that. There’s definitely quality coffee and some Instagram-able spots, but all in all, it’s not too memorable. On the same road as Kopi Ketjil and No.27 Coffee, both of which I would prefer over Knock.
Address: Jl. Demangan Baru, Catur Tunggal, Kec. Depok, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia