Kata Kopi at Sunter Jakarta

October 13th, 2017. It’s always happy to visit a new coffee shop. Actually I knew about Kata Kopi just before it opened. But as usual, I had to arrange my time to visit Sunter area.

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Located at the 2nd floor, above Kairos Barbershop, Kata Kopi occupied a small area. A humble corner in the busy street of Sunter. When I arrived, there’s a group of moms, talking about their plastic surgery’s results. LOL. Then, a bunch of office workers came, and filled the place with their conversations and laughs. Remember when I told you that it’s a small area? So, yeah, it’s quite crowded.

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Es Kopi Legi 18k

I wanted to try Kopi Kokoh too, but it’s only available Saturday and Sunday. So I only tried this Kopi Legi. It’s super good. The coffee, the milk and the brown sugar, made a perfect collaboration. You can order this one by GoFood. Hurry! It’s really really good!

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Potato Nugget 20k

I was in the middle of editing photos, so I needed something to eat, beside drinking the es kopi legi. It was nice, but not too special. And I didn’t finish it, I took it away for my hubby. I knew that he will love it.

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Thank you Kata Kopi for making the delicious Es Kopi Legi for me. Maybe I will be back soon for Es Kopi Kokoh. See ya’

Kata Kopi
Jl. Taman Sunter Indah No.19
Sunter, Jakarta
Phone: +62 813-9886-8373
IG: @kopiitukata

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[HOTEL] Gran Mahakam Hotel – Deluxe Room

September 30th, 2017 – October 1st, 2017.

I was very lucky to have a chance to stay at Hotel Gran Mahakam. As a 5-star boutique hotel, Gran Mahakam designed with a blend of classical and modern style in an ambiance of unparalleled elegance. When they asked me to stay there, I was super happy.

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Hotel Gran Mahakam is a 5-star boutique hotel in Jakarta Selatan with distinctly European architecture and beautifully appointed rooms in addition to attentive and friendly service. These are some of the key hallmarks of Hotel Gran Mahakam, which is conveniently located at the crossroads of the business and commercial district in the heart of widely popular South Jakarta, where world-class shopping, dining and entertainment await.

The lobby is stunning with beautiful decoration. And they are famous with always-different-theme on every occasion. It’s always good to come inside a hotel and finding warm atmosphere and friendly ambiance. It’s elegant but not intimidating. Dazzling.

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DELUXE ROOM

Designed with uniqueness and comfort, the semi classic yet modern interior of this room creates a feel of warmth and ease that puts you immediately at home.

In-Room Amenities:
In-room coffee/tea facilities
Working desk
Minibar
Flat screen TV
Some rooms with connecting doors
24-hour internet access

View: City
Beds: King or Twin
Bathroom: Bathtub with shower facility
Room Size: 26.6m2 (286.32 ft2)

The room isn’t spacious, but it’s a very warmhearted room. It’s homey and cosy. The room isn’t the type of minimalist ambiance, or a fancy one. It’s just beautiful and I felt very relaxed. The pillow was comfortable, fluffy and definitely addicting. And it was super duper huge. We could use it for pillow-fighting, but I would absolutely lose. Hahaha..

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SWIMMING POOL

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DINNER TIME

AOKI Japanese Cuisine has been reputed as one of the most stylish dining venues in the city. With a modern and private dining concept, our signature Japanese restaurant in Jakarta Selatan serves fusion Japanese cuisine that will leave your senses completely amazed.​

We got a complimentary set-menu at AOKI Japanese Cuisine. Yaaaay! Ms. Dwi served us both with a nice hospitality and very helpful with the set-menu. We were very happy with the food. I was still full at the time, so I let my hubby finished the rest of the menus. He loved them all, I could see big smile on his face. *big grin*

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Garden Salad 99k

green salad, pumpkin, and lotus seeds with sesame dressing

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Special Fresh Carb Hand Roll 95k

crab meat and tuna wrapped in soy paper

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Sake Yaki Maki 135k

rolled crab meat and salmon on top

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Truffle Beef Bowl USA 325k

sliced beef with truffle sauce served with rice

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Shabu Shabu USA Sirloin 575k

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Wedang Ronde 75k

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Es Kopyor Durian 109k

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I love all the food, especially the Truffle Beef Bowl.
The Garden Salad was also one of the best salad I've ever tried.
The Sake Yaki Maki was good but as I said before, I was too full.
Couldn't finish it *sobbing*
I love the hand roll, but prefer no soy paper.
Shabu Shabu was dabest. Fresh vegetables and premium beef.
Love the wedang ronde, but didn't really like the Es Kopyor Durian.
Well, that's all, folks. *happy tummy happy face*

BREAKFAST

The famous Le Gran Café Restaurant in Jakarta Selatan will tease your palate with an array of superb International buffet choices and an extensive a la carte menu featuring traditional Indonesian specialties as well as Western, Asian and Japanese cuisine.

We had our breakfast at Le Gran Café. Well, I’ve been there before for lunch or dinner, but it’s the first time for breakfast. Thanks again to Gran Mahakam for this staycation. Yay yay yay! I loved the food, too bad they didn’t have salmon sashimi. LOL. The pastry was one of the best there. Another happy tummy happy face. Hooray!

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Thank you Gran Mahakam Hotel for the staycation. It’s a really lovely experience. Cannot wait to be back again.

Hotel Gran Mahakam
Jl. Mahakam I No. 8
Kebayoran Baru
Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 7209966
IG: @granmahakamhotel

First Crack Coffee Academy at Sunter Jakarta

October 13th, 2017. I knew about First Crack before they opened. LOL yeah I’m a stalker hahaha. But when they finally opened, I couldn’t come. So, when I had staycation near Sunter area, I visited them before I checked-in to the hotel.

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OMG. The place is very beautiful. It’s a spacious dining area with a lovely coffee bar island. They also have smoking area outdoor. When I came, there’s still flowers everywhere. Not too crowded because it’s Friday noon. The baristas were very friendly. They told me that they also an academy for learning about coffee. Well, no need to say more, just enjoy my photos below.

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Raspberry Mocca 38k

When I asked them, what’s their recommendation for me, they pointed the Raspberry Mocca. So I ordered this. And it’s really a great choice. It’s very delicious with particular flavour. They served the raspberry and the espresso separately. Pour the espresso, and the drink is ready. Super recommended!

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Chicken Pillaf Rice 50k

Always love pillaf rice. It’s buttery and delicious. The chicken meat was very tender and juicy. I love the dish so very much. The buttery rice combined with well-seasoned chicken, served with emping crackers. Dabomb!

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Choco Salted Caramel 30k

When I first saw this cake, I was like, “Whoaaaa.. my favourite!” I asked the barista, and she said, “Yes, it’s from Ann’s Bakehouse!” Yaaaaaaaay! I took a bite, and kept it in take-away box for later. LOL. The texture, the flavour, the smell. All great. Still one of my favourite cakes. Woohoo!

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Thank you First Crack for the lovely lunch. See you again soon!

First Crack Coffee Academy
Altira Business Park
Jl. Yos Sudarso Kav.85
Sunter Jaya, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 21882368
IG: @firstcrck

Bright Coffee at Apartemen Sunter Park View Jakarta

October 13th, 2017. When I arrived at Bright Coffee, it was still closed. So, I called the number on their IG profile, and the owner said that they would open in a minute. I waited in a mini mart nearby, until it finally opened.

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I was very happy that I waited for the coffee shop to open at the time. Well, it’s not a spacious one. In fact, it was a petite coffee shop. But, the owner is very nice and friendly. We talked about nowadays foodies *foodies jaman now* who are very eager to be famous instantly. They called themselves foodbloggers, but no blog. LOL. ROTFLMAO.

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Hot Latte 27k

I asked them to reduce the coffee, but it still quite strong for me, but I loved the after taste. And the latte art was perfect. It’s really fun to sit there for a good coffee and a really nice conversation. A recommended place for you guys to hang out with buddies or just having a me-time moment.

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Thank you Bright Coffee for brightening my day.

Bright Coffee
Apartemen Sunter Park View
Jl. Yos Sudarso, Sunter
Jakarta
Phone: +62 838-7668-1523
IG: @brightcoffeejkt

Hoshino Tea Time at Menara BTPN Mega Kuningan Jakarta

August 30th, 2017. I had invitation at five star hotel around Mega Kuningan, so before the event, I went to Hoshino Tea Time first. It’s located at Menara BTPN Mega Kuningan.

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Since Taiwan is famous for their tea culture, our mission is to bring and introduce our world famous tea to Indonesia so that our customers can enjoy the unique taste and experience of Taiwan. The word Hoshino is taken from the family name of the third generation of Ten Ren’s Tea family tree. Ten Ren’s Tea has many different brands of café throughout the world. With dreams of bringing Ten Ren’s tea to every part of the world, we are now available in Indonesia as Hoshino Tea Time, operated by Ten Ren’s Tea Japan. The Ten Ren Group is currently the biggest Chinese tea brand in the world with more than 2000 stores worldwide, such as in China, Hong Kong, Macau, North America, Canada, Australia, Japan, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore and now available in Indonesia.

I saw about Hoshino from my IG timeline. I was very curious about the tea. They have outdoor and indoor area. I definitely chose to sit inside. I met the owner, a very nice person. He told me that he wanted to introduce tea to everybody. What an honour idea, right?

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Ice Milk Tea 25k

Surprisingly it’s really good. Delicious flavour with creamy and milky texture. Addicting.

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Fried Shumai 32k

It’s surprisingly good. Crispy skin with tender meat inside. Recommended!

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Teriyaki Chicken Bowl 43k

I tried this teriyaki chicken bowl and I was stunned with the delicious sauce and tender chicken. Actually I finished the bowl so quick, I forgot to remove the vegetables. I ate them all. And the bowl was very full, it made my tummy full too.

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Hoshino Tea Time by Hoshino Group
Menara BTPN Level B1
Jl. Dr. Ide Anak Agung Gde Agung
Mega Kuningan, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 29880354
IG: @hoshinoteatime

NEIGHBOR Coffee Spot at Menteng Jakarta

October 19th, 2017. I saw NEIGHBOR Coffee Spot on my way to Wahid Hasyim. Then I came to the place the day after. Alone.

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Hello, NEIGHBOR! We are now brewing in your neighborhood! Let’s come and sip our best quality of coffee! Not a coffee lover?Don’t worry, we have many other special beverages for you. Feel hungry? You can enjoy your breakfast, lunch, or dinner here with us. Because we do cook delicious foods. Psstttt.. you can also arrange your meeting with us!

I went there alone, because it’s in the morning, and everybody is working, and I needed to go to another event, so yeah, all alone is good. When I came, there’s a girl there with her laptop, and a man with his coffee. Actually, NEIGHBOR occupied the second floor of the building, and they have parking lot downstair. When we reach NEIGHBOR, we will meet outdoor area, then we open the glass door to a spacious indoor area. Several tables. Then a semi private area for smoking area at the back of the place. Cosy!

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Cafe Latte 32k

I asked the barista to reduce the coffee. I think that’s my mistake. I should have never asked them to do that. Hahaha. Well, okay, let me get this straight. My cafe latte needed more coffee, so next time I go there, I won’t let myself to tell them to reduce my coffee LOL.

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Mocca Java Cake 40k

I think I saw this cake somewhere but I cannot remember. Anyone can help me with that? Well, turned out it’s not my favourite. Hmmm.. next time I have to try their chocolate cake, or their toast, or fried rice, or pasta. Anyone wanna keep me company?

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Welcome NEIGHBOR to our neighborhood.

NEIGHBOR Coffee Spot
Jl. HOS. Cokroaminoto No.72
Menteng, Jakarta
Phone: +62 857 7122 2774
IG: @neighbor.id