Lavas Kopi is the only cafe that has the nuances of a prison or holding cell in the Penitentiary (Lapas) in Medan City. This cafe is located on Jalan Perjuangan, Sei Kerja Hillir Village, Medan Perjuangan District, Medan City, North Sumatra.
Observation SecondNorth Sumatra On going to this cafe, it seems that there are many seats inside like a detention cell. Also, there are names that should be in jail.
For example, there are drug detention cells, corruption, rape, criminals and others that make this cafe feel very unique.
At the outer door, visitors will see a huge fence with a wire strip at the top, like a prison. In front of the building, the name of the cafe will be displayed with the words Lavaz Kopi Class 1 Meydan, as is the name of the Class I Prison, Tanjung Gusta in Medan.
After passing through the fenced area, at the entrance to the cafe visitors will see a height measuring board that is commonly used to measure the height of prisoners. Usually many visitors to this place take pictures as if they are prisoners.
Inside the cafe there are also middle lined seats which look similar to other cafes. The seat was made of brown wood which was arranged neatly. This cafe also offers lesion seating on the second floor which is confined in a single cell.
Wahdan Choir Nashushan as Cafe Manager acknowledged that Lavas Kopi Meydan is a branch of Lavas Kopi which was originally established in 2017 at Kisanan, Asan Regency.
“Lavas Kopi Medan will open in June 2022. This cafe is open every day from 10.00 WIB to 23.45 WIB,” said Wahdan during an interview on Sunday (31/7/2022) by dateiksumt.
It is said that apart from being a place to eat, the cafe owner also wants to provide education so that residents who want to know the conditions in prisons can see from the concept promoted by this cafe.
“The concept of Lavas Kopi was inspired by prisons in the United States. The concept was adopted until it eventually became a cafe,” he said.
Apart from the prison-style architecture, the food menu served has also been adapted from the prison concept. For example, gel fried rice. This fried rice is actually in terms of food ingredients, it is similar to normal fried rice.
But what’s the difference, as it is fried rice wrapped in poached eggs. It refers to the concept of fried rice encased in an egg.
Apart from fried rice, the other favorite menu at this cafe is the monster Oreo drink. For those of you who want to try a healthy drink, the cafe also serves the specialty drink of Jogja Vedang Uwo which is prepared from herbal ingredients.
However, don’t worry, the menu served in this cafe is also varied. The price is also very affordable. So don’t worry, the food at this place won’t loose your pocket.
Apart from this, this cafe also impresses the visitors with the live music. It is said, major Batak music is presented. This live music starts around 20.00 WIB. The singer performing in this live music is also different every night.
“If this cafe is really family concept time, you can bring your kids, wife, bring your baby while enjoying Batak songs,” he concluded.
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