I have heard about the souvenir shops and cafe on the second floor of COSMO from the Japanese store employees. One Saturday my husband and I took our girls to the second floor of COSMO and had lunch. They serve Japanese food. I had ramen noodle and it was very nice especially it was raining outside! Something about noodle soup on a rainy day is appealing to me. If you go to COSMO for grocery shopping, stop by the second floor cafe and have some coffee with dessert or Japanese lunch. It’s relaxing.
When we climbed up the stairs to the second floor, I was surprised to see the different world existing there. I was quite delighted to see all the Indonesian goods collected in this one space. How convenient! Since I didn’t have my camera when I went there with my family, I went back for photo shoot on a later day. Since we just moved to Jakarta, we have not made a visit to our families in Japan or Texas, but we plan on going home to visit next summer and we will definitely need to buy some souvenirs from Indonesia for our families. It is nice to know that I can come here if I want keepsakes from Indonesia. It always gives me a headache when I look for souvenirs especially when I don’t know where to go, so this store definitely helps. I’m eyeing on the woven place mats. I think they are very cute. They even sell items from Bali.
When you travel, what are the items you like to get as souvenirs for your family and friends? If you live overseas, what do you usually bring home when you visit your family? I always welcome new ideas.
I received information from COSMO that the souvenir store is temporarily closed for now due to some changes they are undertaking. They plan on reopening as soon as they are ready. I will keep you posted on their opening information! I’m sorry about the timing of my posting!