Animo Bakery – Animo Bread Culture – at Cipete Jakarta

May 17th, 2017. I heard about Animo a long long time ago, when Aline brought me my first canele. I remember that she said it’s Animo Bakery in Kemang area. And it’s one of the best canele I’ve ever tried. *hug Aline* Well, after years, she told me that Animo’s ice coffee was also good. That’s why when Cindy asked me to join her to Animo Bakery. And I said YES! *wedding bells rang* LOL just kidding!

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Located not in Kemang anymore, I just informed that they moved around March 2017 to Cipete area. It’s not spacious area but quite comfortable. They have tiny outdoor area and teensy-weensy indoor area. LOL. Yes, they’re quite small. When you came inside, you will see pastries in the display with petite seats. And once in a while, you will see those pastries came from their kitchen. OMG. Best moments. Hahaha.. Btw, below you will find blurry photos. I still upload them because they’re still look good hahahaha.. Pardon my weirdness..

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Es Kopi Susu Animo 17k

I love their ice coffee. Not too sweet, not too creamy, not too watery, not too thick. Just perfect. Of course, I asked for less coffee. But it didn’t change the flavour. It’s still very very good. I think one of the best.

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Donat Empuk Gemes 6k

What a cute name. It’s literally empuk and gemes. Empuk means soft, tender, fluffy. Gemes means feeling when we see something is so cute. And this doughnut was fluffy and cute hahaha. Love the buttery texture and it’s addicting!

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Banana Chocolate Croissant 10k

Flaky croissant with banana chocolate flavour. There’s nothing to complain. And it’s not pricey!

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Baked Cheese Tart 13k

Sweet and creamy with perfect texture. Love it.

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Definitely will be back! Psst, you will find a lot of go-food drivers there.

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Animo Bakery
Jl. Cipete I No.6 A
Cilandak, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 22769595
IG: @animobakery

METRO Coffee Bar etc at Tanjung Karang Thamrin Jakarta

May 16th, 2017. I knew this place from Hans. He told me a long time ago. But I didn’t have a chance to visit the place with him. So, when a friend asked me to join her to visit the place, I immediately agreed. Yaaay finally I could visit METRO Coffee Bar etc.

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Located in Tanjung Karang, not far from Thamrin street, METRO looks so comfortable from the facade. The outdoor area was lovely. But when I came inside, I was a little bit disappointed. The right area was fantastic with the sofa and colourful pillow. The left area, near kitchen area, not so much impressive to me. Well, maybe it’s too dark, for me. Or maybe was it because they’re having video shooting at the time? It looked so messy. Well, I think I need to come again hahaha.. Ok lah, I will come again next time with no expectation. LOL. But now, please enjoy my simple review.

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Piccolo 24k

I didn’t try this piccolo. But my friend gave me a frown. Well, hmm..

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Cafe Latte 28k

Love the presentation, although my friend said that usually coffee shop served it coffee cube with milk, not the other way around. LOL. It’s quite good, for me, since I told them to lower the acidic of the coffee. But I have to add the simple syrup to make it sweeter. Too bitter for me.

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Pisang Goreng 30k

Love the fried banana. It’s very sweet with perfect texture. The chocolate sauce enhanced the flavour of it. But next time I wanna try their savoury food, instead of their snacks or desserts. Anyone wanna come with me?

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METRO Coffee Bar etc.
Jl. Tanjung Karang No.5
Tanah Abang, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 29627821
IG: @metrocoffeejkt

MG IND.USTRIE at Street Gallery Pondok Indah Jakarta

May 14th, 2017. I had an event at Pondok Indah. After we wanted to go home after the event, we walked pass a coffee shop. I remember I was there once, long time ago. And the name was different back then. Now its called MG IND.USTRIE. Turned out, Morning Glory Coffee collaborated with IND.USTRIE, and became MG IND.USTRIE. Cool.

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We loved the place. It’s comfortable with enjoyable atmosphere. At first I wanted to visit the place the next time we go to Pondok Indah Mall, but hubby said, “Why not now? It’s in front of us.” So yeah, we stopped by for a little while.

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Latte 35k

1/3 espresso 2/3 milk

the coffee was delicious. i loved it. it’s a little bit bitter, with rich texture and darling flavour.

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Lime Shock 48k

in it for a burst of lime flavour

shocking lime! the name reflects the taste. it’s really shocking. the burst of the lime flavour managed to make my brain awake all day long hahaha..

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Banana Tower 45k

bitesized banana topped with shaved chocolate and cheese

love the presentation. tower of banana. but too bad it tasted sour. i prefer a sweet banana, for sure. that’s why i asked for the chocolate rice to maintain the sweet of it. but, other than that, it’s good.

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MG IND.USTRIE
Street Gallery Pondok Indah
Jl. Metro Pondok Indah
Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 29529715
IG: @mgindustrie

monViet at Pondok Indah Mall 1 Jakarta

May 14th, 2017. Finally, I came to the latest outlet of monViet which located in Pondok Indah Mall 1. It’s opened a month ago, but I didn’t come. I promised the owner that I will come, but when the date changed, I wasn’t informed. So, I missed it. *sobbing* But, we finally had a chance to visit it.

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The story of monViet started in the 1970’s when a Vietnamese mother left her village to open a noodle stall at a street corner in Saigon. She cooked the traditional noodle soup called Bun Bo Hue. Hue is a town in central Vietnam. Her noodle soup was so tasty, that people waited in front of her stall every day for it to open. The little noodle stall grew bigger, and after a few years the mother ran a noodle house that specialized in different kinds of home made noodle soup recipes. The family also grew bigger and in the end the little noodle house not only nurtured 9 sons and daughters, but also saw the birth of the family’s “secret recipes of life”.

You can read the rest of the story at their website: http://www.monvietindonesia.com. When they opened their first outlet, Hans asked me to join him to a foodtasting, and I’ve been in love with them since then. Thanks Hans.

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Iced Tea 20k

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Bun Bo Hue 76k

Signature beef noodle soup

I fell in love since the first time I tried this soup. It’s spicy but very delicious. I’ve been addicted to this one for 2 or 3 years, I guess hahahaha.. After that, I changed to another dish. But this one is still my recommendation to those who ask me about monViet signature dish.

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Congratulations monViet for the new outlet. Keep it coming!

monViet
Pondok Indah Mall 1 level 1
Jl. Metro Pondok Indah
Pondok Indah, Jakarta
IG: @monvietindonesia

TigaLima Coffee & Kitchen at Wahid Hasyim Menteng Jakarta

May 11th, 2017. I noticed this one on my way home with hubby. A unique name, TigaLima Coffee & Kitchen, like their number on the street. It’s a humble place with comfortable atmosphere.

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Divided into 2 area. Non smoking and smoking area. Spacious with white ambiance. Big parking area too. We just loved it.

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Caffe Latte 22k

I was a little disappointed about the coffee. It’s too watery with a very acidic coffee. My tummy was crying hahahaha.. But actually they told me that their coffee machine wasn’t ready. So, they did it manually. And it took so long for them to make my caffe latte. Hmmm I hope next time will be better. 🙂

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Sunkiss 25k

OMG! This one was very good. It’s sweet and sour combination and very refreshing. Such a thirst-quenching drink.

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Roti Panggang Nutella Keju 27.5k

Too much cheese hahahaha.. Well, for those that love cheese in their toast, will love this. But not me. Well, it will be more delicious if they put chocolate rice hahahaha. But the Nutella was generous. So, it’s ok for me.

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Kue Moka 25k

My favourite! But, too small for me. I prefer thicker hahaha.. Love the texture and love the flavour.

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I will be back for the food. I heard their fish is good.

Tigalima Coffee & Kitchen
Jl. K.H. Wahid Hasyim No.35
Gondangdia, Menteng
Jakarta
Phone: +62 812-8541-9941
IG: @tigalima.jkt

[HOTEL] Serela Hotel Riau at LLRE. Martadinata Bandung

May 6th, 2017 – May 7th, 2017

Serela Hotel Riau Bandung is a Bandung Hotel, under Kagum Hotels group, designed to give our guests great value experience, where you can enjoy modern Bandung Hotel Rooms with friendly, affordable rates, making us an especially great choice for anyone wishing to make their visit to Bandung even more special and memorable.

It’s our first time here. It’s a really strategic location, right at the heart of Bandung. There’re many shops and restaurants nearby. I found Circle K in their lobby! OMG! Super love!

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Serela Hotel Riau Bandung features a collection of 77 Hotel rooms divided into six different types (Superior, Deluxe, Executive, Grand Room, Deluxe Suite, and Regal Suite), all engineered to give you only the best Bandung Hotel Rooms experience. Whatever you are looking for in a great Bandung Hotel stay, if you are in the market for enjoyable, great value offer, then our quality selection of Bandung Hotel Rooms is never the wrong choice to pick for all your requirements.

SUPERIOR ROOM

The Superior Room of our Hotel features a variety of quality standard facilities such as flat television and international standard comfortable bed. Our Superior Room Is also fitted with quality modern amenities across the board, guaranteeing guests a pleasant experience during their stay. Simply put, no matter what your staying requirements in a Bandung Hotel are, and no matter whether you are staying single or with company, our Superior Room is the perfect fit for you.

Features:
Spacious bathroom complemented with full amenities and standing shower.
Each room offers 25 sqm with twin bed.
Fully air-conditioned
Amenities
Satellite television
In room Internet access (available to limited rooms)
Bath & Personal Care
Hair dryers
Office Equipment & Stationery
Deposit box
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Mini-bar
Refrigerator
Hot and cold water

The superior room was quite comfortable with nice bed and cold AC. Hahaha that’s one of the most important things for me when I stay in a hotel. It’s one happy staycation, for sure.

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BREAKFAST TIME

Relaxing atmosphere and friendly services complement the Bandung restaurant moments offered by Kookaburra Restaurant, perfect for any food lovers wishing to enjoy casual dining pleasantries offered at friendly rates. Of course, the menu selection is crafted by our team of professional chefs to ensure that it is satisfactory for lovers of good Bandung Restaurant experience. For a fun Bandung Dining moments in a great Bandung Hotel, make sure to check out what we have to offer!

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Thank you Serela Riau Bandung for the great opportunity to have a nice staycation. See you again.

Serela Riau Bandung
Jl. LLRE. Martadinata (Riau) No 56
Bandung
Phone: +62 22 4240328
IG: @serelariau