Doppio Coffee at Wolter Monginsidi Jakarta

June 14th, 2017. This was the second time I went to Doppio Coffee. The first time, I went there on a foodies invitation but I only took photo for Instagram. So that’s why this time I made a blog about it. Hihihi..

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When I stepped inside Doppio the first time, I felt a very homey atmosphere. The second time, still felt the homey atmosphere. 🙂 They also have smoking area. The coffee shop is side by side with craft center shop. But since I didn’t really like to see things in craft center, I never visited the place. I just sat in the coffee shop to enjoy the coffee and doing my blogging things. By the way, doppio means double, in coffee language double is for double shot. CMIIW.

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Doppio Cube 45k

It’s really delicious. The coffee was in cubes form. Pour the milk and they mixed together inevitably. I took quite long time to take photos, the milk wasn’t hot anymore so it also took time to melt the cubes. But, I loved the doppio cube. I poured all the milk, it’s definitely milky.

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Crunchy Banana 33k

with cheese and our homemade srikaya

The banana was absolutely crunchy, but inside it was moist and tender. And sweet!! Loved it. I wish I could change the cheese into chocolate. Hmmm.. and the srikaya was good. Sweet taste with great texture.

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It’s definitely a nice place to hang out or just me-time. I will be back soon.

Doppio Coffee
Jl. Wolter Monginsidi No. 43
Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 7394315
IG: @doppiocoffee_jkt

il Vero Gelateria at Mall Kelapa Gading 3 Jakarta

June 21st, 2017. Sorry for the late post hahaha.. It’s a day at Kelapa Gading, remember? I saw this Local Artisan Gelato on my way to find IMAX theater. I remember that someone said that il Vero Gelateria was very good, and cheaper than the other gelato business.

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It’s not a big one. Just a small kiosk in the middle of the mall. But good thing, they have long tables with 8 chairs. Very nice to sit there, after ordering gelato or sorbet. I took some photos and ordered the gelato and sorbet. OMG their price was cheaper indeed than the others. Small cup only 25k, medium 30k and large with 3 flavours only 40k. OMG. Favourite! Hahaha..

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Mango, Chocolate, Lemon 40k

Love the combination of sweet and sour in this cup. I love how the chocolate tasted so dark, and the mango tasted so sweet, and the lemon tasted so sour. The texture of the gelato and sorbet were so perfect, I wanted to add another cup. Too bad I had to eat again later so I had to postpone my appetite. Another time, I think.

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il Vero Gelateria
Mall Kelapa Gading 3 level 2
Jl. Kelapa Gading Boulevard
Kelapa Gading, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 2188 9061
IG: @ilverogelateria

eskimomo at Pop On Plaza – Plaza Indonesia Thamrin Jakarta

June 10th, 2017. I think everybody loves ice cream. Me too! LOL. I heard about eskimomo when I came to a Japanese restaurant at Senopati area, and their collaboration amazed me. Who knew that the founders of eskimomo (Gupta Sitorus and Primo Rizky) could become my friends? *hug hug* By the way, I read somewhere that the name eskimomo comes from Primo’s nickname, “Momo,” and “eskim,” the way Indonesian children usually refer to ice cream. Super cute!

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When I heard that they opened a pop-up shop in Plaza Indonesia, I told my hubby that we should visit the place. Then, after several days have passed, finally I had a chance to visit them. It was a small area – join with other tenants – but very comfortable. And they have this lovely corner to take photos. LOL.

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Banana Fritter

This is my favourite. Sweet and fragrant. Just like eating a banana fritter. Love the texture. And of course love the flavour. I think I will order this one again when I miss Mom’s banana fritter. 🙂

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Apple Pie

Since my hubby loved apple so much, it’s his favourite. I didn’t like apple, so Apple Pie will be my last choice. But when he saw it, he said, “I wanna try apple pie!!” Well, I let him finish it of course.

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Nasi Uduk

This is the most famous flavour hahahaha.. I ordered this one just because I wanna prove that it really tastes like nasi uduk. And yes, it’s true, not only a rumor hahahaha.. I think I found chili and tempe orek. OMG! So genius!

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Thank you Gupta, Primo and eskimomo. Please make more outlets!

eskimomo at Pop On Plaza
Plaza Indonesia 5th Floor
Jl. M.H. Thamrin
Jakarta
IG: @eskimomo.id

Ground Coffee at Pantai Indah Kapuk PIK Jakarta

June 24th, 2017. I was in PIK area when I saw Ground Coffee. It’s a new coffee shop. When I wanted to visit the place, we’re too tired to go, so I said to hubby to come another time. When we had a chance to visit PIK area again, my hubby was the one who remind me about this place.

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“Appreciate your life, with a cup of our coffee.” Saw this statement on their IG account, and I was totally agree. We should appreciate our life, and it’s as simple as drinking a cup of coffee. *suddenly I smell good aroma of coffee* The coffee shop collaborated with Totem Room Escape. It’s a petite one, but worth to visit.

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Latte 35k

Love the latte. Rich texture and not too milky. I think I will be back for this latte.

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Lychee Ice Tea 35k

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Choco Almond Croissant 30k

One of the best choco almond croissant. Great texture of the croissant with generous filling. Really really generous. I ate this one alone and I told my hubby, “You will be sorry!!! This is so good!!” LOL.

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Ground Coffee PIK
Ruko Garden House No. 19 Blok A
Pantai Indah Kapuk
Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 290 33366
IG: @groundcoffee.id

[HOTEL] Mercure Jakarta Sabang – Deluxe with Double Bed Room

July 7th, 2017 – July 9th, 2017

Another chance to stay at one of Mercure hotels. Yaaaaay. This time, we got to stay at Mercure Jakarta Sabang. What a lovely staycation. It’s not far from our place, and it’s a great chance to stroll around Sabang area.

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Mercure Jakarta Sabang is a 4-star international hotel, strategically located in the heart of Jakarta, nearby Thamrin street where corporate, Banking,Government offices and Sabang culinary street are only a few steps away. 5 to 15 minutes walking distance to the National Monument (Monas), US Embassy and Gambir train station. 45 minutes’ drive from the international airport. Ideal for both business and leisure travellers with free WIFI connectivity. Feel the intimate hotel atmospere and quiet stay.

The lobby isn’t very spacious, but friendly. I love the murals at the lobby. All about history of Jakarta. The ambiance was attentive and intimate. The 24-hour front desk are available to help guests with laundry and dry cleaning requests, arranging massages at the on-site spa and wellness centre, luggage storage, and concierge service.

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Deluxe with Double Bed Room (room 507)

Our 28 m² Contemporary Deluxe Room with Double Bed features comfortable bedding, Free WiFi, bathroom shower and 32′ LCD TV supported with selected international TV channels. Garden or swimming pool view are available for your preference.

Lucky us, we got free upgrade to Deluxe Room. It’s quite big with lovely ambiance. The interior of the room is very nice. My hubby was in love with the room, for sure. When I asked him to go with me, he said, “I wanna spend some good time in our room. You go by yourself lah.” LOL. I let him enjoyed the room, then.. hahahah.. I went to one of coffee shop at Sabang area to meet Hans. It’s a really nice experience. Just walking-distance. Lovely!

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Swimming Pool

The pool was a modest one. Not too big, not too small. Located near smoking area of the restaurant. When I came there’s no one inside the pool. But I was too lazy to swim all by myself. So I just stay in my room waiting for my hubby.

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Dinner Time

We had complimentary dinner at the Lobby Restaurant. They devided into 3 areas. The lounge, the dining area and the smoking area. The dinner took place in the lounge area. A very comfortable place. I really recommend the place for meeting with your colleagues or dinner with long lost friends. Psst, they have 2 massage chairs in the lounge area. Woohoo!

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Lemon Squash 50k

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Mango Splash 55k

Mixture of Mango juice, Lychee pulps, Lychee juice

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Nasi Goreng Teriyaki 119k

Japanese style fried rice with chicken teriyaki satay, colleslaw salad, egg, soya chili and vegetables tempura

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Nasi Goreng Mercure 149k

Our signature fried rice served with savory fried chicken galangal, prawn and covered with omelet, sambal, pickle and crackers.

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Sop Buntut Sabang 179k

Signature Indonesian style Prime Oxtail soup served with steam rice, sambal, and gnamon/emping crackers

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US Prime Beef Back Ribs 150k

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Love the Sop Buntut Sabang. Tender meat and well-seasoned broth.
The Nasi Goreng Mercure was good, but I ate it when it's already cold. So, it's only good.
I should ask them to reheat it but I was too lazy. It's ok lah.
But the best was the US Prime Beef Back Ribs. Delicate and very tasty.

BREAKFAST TIME

We did our breakfast in the dining area. Got a pretty nice sofa in the corner. The place is quite big but not many variants of food, according to us. But I found a nice chocolate bread hahaha.. Too bad the next day, it’s plain *put a cranky face* Overall, the breakfast was okay. But I think they can do better.

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Thank you Mercure Jakarta Sabang and Accor Hotels. Definitely one recommended hotel around Sabang/Menteng area.

Mercure Jakarta Sabang
Jl. H. Agus Salim No.11
Sabang, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 3503066
IG: @mercurejakartasabang

Nasi Tim Pasar Pagi Ayauw at Pasar Pagi Asemka Jakarta

July 12th, 2017. I went to Nasi Tim Pasar Pagi Ayauw with my brother. Finally! I fell in love with this Nasi Tim, forever. And it’s been so long ago since I went there. So, when my brother took office leave, I persuaded him to take me to the place. Yaaaaay. Thanks Bro. Really appreciated it.

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I think they never had a sign in front of the place, but I knew their exact place. The place wasn’t beautiful. No #OOTD corner. Or marble table. Or gorgeous floor tile. Actually it’s like a big stall in a traditional market. Not a fancy place, at all. No AC. No elegan place like in nowadays restaurants. But they’re surely have the best Nasi Tim ever. For me.

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Nasi Tim 32k

Like I said before. They have the best NASI TIM ever. For me. I don’t know about the others. But I loved this Nasi Tim since my first time eating there, until now. I tried so many version of nasi tim. But no one else comes close to this one. It’s chicken meat, not pork. But it’s the best Nasi Tim! Errr forgive my hyperbole words hahaha. Well, I remember the first time my Dad took me here. I was like, “Oh my, dirty place. Hot and no AC.” But when the Nasi Tim arrived at my table, the aroma intoxicated me, and the flavour was overwhelming. Well, I have to stop my review right now. Let me finish my Nasi Tim. *drooling*

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Nasi Tim Pasar Pagi Ayauw
Proyek Pasar Pagi Lama
Lt II Los No U 18-21
Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 6902665