[NEW LOCATION] better CHOCOlate than never at Panglima Polim Jakarta

May 30th, 2017. I got email about the new location of better CHOCOlate than never . Wow. It’s almost 4 years since the first time I went to their previous outlet in Senopati. And now they relocated to Panglima Polim. The night before, Cindy asked me to come with her there. I didn’t have anything to do this morning, so yeah, why not..

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When I arrived, I was stunned. The facade was very beautiful. I instantly took my camera from my bag to capture the beauty of it. I couldn’t stop taking pictures. Then, I came inside, and amazed with the lovely ambiance. Classy atmosphere with high ceiling and lovely lamps. White and clean. Very sophisticated.

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Hot Latte 36k

Love the latte. The after taste was really perfect for my taste bud. Recommended!

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Fresh Handmade Truffles @18k

Mocha Baileys and Matcha

I only tried the mocha baileys. It’s really good. But Cindy told me that the matcha was also delicious.

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Baby Black Forest 42k

The baby black hasn’t changed. Still the same as it used to be. Moist and soft inside, coated with chocolate ganache. Smooth texture and not too sweet flavour. I still think that they need to add the rum. But, everybody has different palate. Still one of the best black forest, though.

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Baby Flourless Dark 46k

Beautiful in presentation, this baby flourless dark caught my attention. Perfect texture with delicious flavour. It’s OK if they want to make it darker. Not a problem for me hahahaha.. For a flourless cake, it’s really really good.

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Congratulations better CHOCOlate than never. You did a great job to make me fascinated.

better CHOCOlate than never
Jl. Panglima Polim IV No.14
Melawai, Kebayoran Baru
Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 7395963
IG: @betterchocolatethannever

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Salted Egg Indonesia at Gading Serpong Tangerang

May 21st, 2017. I was invited to visit Salted Egg Indonesia in Gading Serpong. Well, lately salted egg dish became popular. That’s why I was curious and decided to visit it, even though it’s quite far from my place.

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Located near school and residence area, I think it’s really a great spot. They called themselves a “cage.” So, let’s wait for another cages, right? The cage is very simple. Just a compartment to cook and prepare the food. I only took several photos. Please enjoy the simple review.

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Salted Egg Chicken

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Salted Egg Chicken Complete

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Salted Egg Chicken Skin

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After trying almost all of their variants, I think their salted egg is too sweet for me.
The aroma of the egg is a little bit too strong, for me. But, just a lil bit.
Other than that, I have no other issues.
The texture of the warm rice is great. And the chicken is tender and delicate.
I heard they will be open in South Jakarta. Yaaaaay.
It's near my place, I think I will come and try their Indomie version. LOL.

Congratulations Salted Egg Indonesia. Cannot wait for the other cages.

Salted Egg Indonesia
Jl. Kelapa Gading Barat Blok CB3 No.1
Gading Serpong, Tangerang
Phone: +62 822-9229-3440
IG: @saltedegg.ind

Kopi Nalar at Petogogan Kebayoran Jakarta

May 29th, 2017. A rainy day. I woke up with a strong desire to sleep again. It’s really cold outside. And my AC just got serviced. So, it’s in the best condition. Well, I got options this morning. Took a shower or pulled back my blanket. “And the Oscar goes to..” my bathroom. Ok, last night I planned to go to a new coffee shop that I saw around my timeline. I have an event nearby. So, let’s go to Kopi Nalar.

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Coffee at Nalar, a cup of sense. At Nalar, we aim to serve you more than just a cup of coffee. With every serving, we strive to give you a sense of warmth in mind and senses. A cup of common sense to be shared over friendly conversations in a comfy place. We’re now bulding a community which will help us deliver our vision of a cozy and inspiring coffee shop to our customers.

Located on the side of the road, Kopi Nalar had no sign yet. I just using maps to find the place. It’s not far from Senopati area. Easy to find it, if you can read the map. When I stepped inside, I knew right away that I was in love with the place. They divided into 4 areas. The first one, the outdoor, just a simple table. Then the second one is semi smoking area. It’s colourful with beanbangs all around and an area for smoking. The third area is near the coffee bar. It’s comfortable with lovely sofa. The forth area is the spacious one. Lots of plugs too. Very convenient to work with your notebook. You can do “me-time” too there. Bring your novel and enjoy the moment.

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Ice Hazelnut Latte 40k

I’m in love! The hazelnut latte is fresh and sweet and delicious. It’s raining but I need my cold drink hahaha. It’s always good to drink ice latte in a rainy day. You should try. 🙂

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Hot Latte 30k

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Definitely will be back for the food. The barista told me that they will have cakes in the afternoon, but I have to leave soon, so, next time, for sure.

Kopi Nalar
Jl. Prof. Joko Sutono SH No.7
Petogogan, Kebayoran Baru
Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 27081900
IG: @kopinalar

cotive ワークスペース Working Space & Coffee at Gading Serpong Tangerang

May 21st, 2017. I knew cotive ワークスペース Working Space & Coffee since last year, but just had a chance to visit them last week.

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cotive stands for coffee & productive, and wākusupēsu means working space. A Serpong based co-working space and coffee shop designed a touch of Japanese Zen to make your day more productive.

It was a very comfortable place. The coffee shop is in the first level. And the working space occupied the 2nd and 3rd level, I guess. I love the place. We sat there and didn’t wanna get up hahaha.. At the time, their 2nd level was full with students. They brought text books and laptops, full tables, talked and laughed one another. Suppose there’s been a place like this when I went to school, I think I will be happier then. *daydreaming*

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Roasted Hazelnut Latte 39k

Uhlalaaaa I love the roasted hazelnut latte. It’s a really hot day, and it was really good to drink such a thirst-quenching. Love the roast flavour in the drink.

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Litchi Kaiyo 32k

This Italian Soda was my hubby’s order. He was really thirsty, I guess. It’s really beautiful in presentation, and tasted good also. 🙂

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Cookie Crunch 42k

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Dory Sticks Cheesy 32k

The dory sticks cheese were really good. Tender meat with crunchy skin. Served with spicy mayonnaise, spicy sauce and tomato sauce. Not a big portion, because it is intended to be a starter, not main course. That’s why they put it in the menu on finger bites category. But if you want to take it away, and eat at home with warm rice, that’s your choice, of course.

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Salted Egg Croissant 35k

It’s been an addiction for me to try those place that served salted egg croissant. So yeah, when I saw that they sell salted egg croissant, I ordered it right away. The texture of the croissant was perfectly crispy. But I didn’t really like the salted egg filling. It’s too savoury, and the texture is too gooey. Well, maybe next time I’ll try another flavours.

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cotive ワークスペース Working Space & Coffee
Ruko Golden 8, Blok 1
Jl. Ki Hajar Dewantara No. 2
Serpong Utara, Tangerang
Phone: +62 811-1105-954
IG: @cotive.workingspace

Gentle Ben at KH Ahmad Dahlan Gandaria Jakarta

May 24th, 2017. I had an event at Gandaria area, then I thought, “Why don’t I visit this coffee shop near the place?” I heard about Gentle Ben months ago, and I haven’t got the time to visit it. So, that lovely morning, I ordered online car and came to the lovely coffee shop.

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Around 7 months ago, Gentle Ben was born in Ahmad Dahlan road. Why they chose the name Gentle Ben? “Gentle Ben is the name of a place in the States. I think it’s where the owner used to hang out with friends there.” the barista explained to me. I searched Gentle Bens and I found that it’s a place for local craftbeer on University Blvd. Tucson, AZ. Anyway, Gentle Ben in Jakarta is a coffee shop and it’s very comfortable. It shares the space with Flipside Concept Store, a retail shop specializing in fashion and lifestyle products. I didn’t have a chance to look Flipside around. I just sat and enjoyed my me-time at Gentle Ben.

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Latte 35k

I asked them to make it less coffee, and it made the flavour quite different, I think. It’s sweeter, without sugar. The barista told me that the sweet came from the milk. Next time I think I will try the original latte hahahaha..

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Donut Gourmet 22k

strawberry creme

At first, I wanted to try their canelle, but my eyes suddenly fascinated with the red strawberry colour. So canelle next time ya hahahaha.. But I didn’t really like the cream inside the donut. I prefer they filled it with strawberry too. And I forgot to take photo of the cream filling LOL.

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Croque Madame 55k

Toasted smoked beef and cheese sandwich served with fondue sauce and topped with sunny side up with a side of salad

The presentation of the croque madame was not really impressive, but it tasted delicious. A little bit too salty but if you eat it with the salad, it’s indeed balancing the flavour. I think the salty taste came from the combination of smoked beef, cheese and fondue sauce. Recommended dish for those who love flavourful dish.

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I will be back to this place. They offer a very comfortable place with friendly barista. I saw the owner there, but he’s too busy I guess. That’s why I didn’t wanna bother him at all. Well, maybe next time..

Gentle Ben Cafe
Jl. KH. Ahmad Dahlan No.32
Kramat Pela, Kebayoran
Gandaria, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 7204493
IG: @gentleben.id

DomaDona Coffee at Wijaya I Kebayoran Jakarta

May 23rd, 2017. It’s my 2nd time to DomaDona Coffee. The first time was on October 9th, 2016. But I haven’t got a chance to blogging about it. I went with Natasha since she never been there. She picked me up at my apartment, and headed to the venue.

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DomaDona serve coffee which they did all the plant, process, roast and brew it into a cup. Located on the road side of Wijaya 1, their lovely interior is very warm and comfortable. They have outdoor and indoor area. The outdoor area looks comfortable but very hot in the afternoon. The indoor area is beautiful with dim lights and minimalist vibe.

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Ice Tea 30k

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Hot Tea 30k

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Chicken Maryland 65k

Tender fried chicken with superb savory cheese topping. Recommended for lunch. It won’t make you too full. And you don’t need another dish to fulfill your tummy. The portion of this chicken maryland was just perfect for me.

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Chicken Cordon Blue 65k

It’s Natasha’s order. I tried and I loved it. The sauce was delicious, not too creamy. And the texture of the chicken was perfect. Another recommended dish for lunch. Trust me. Too bad, both of us weren’t in good condition for coffee. Next time ya.

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Wait for me, DomaDona. I will be back to try your other dishes, and your coffee. For sure.

DomaDona Coffee
Jl. Wijaya I No.9AB
Kby. Baru, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 7267619
IG: @domadonacoffee