Mélati Bakehouse at Thamrin Residence Jakarta

April 12th, 2017. A hidden gem inside Thamrin Executive Residence. Harina, the baker, wanted to serve people with really good pastries, so she followed her passion to open a place of her own. Mélati Bakehouse.

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When I saw the place from the photos on their IG account, I thought it’s very spacious. That’s why when Aline, Cindy, Ivan and I arrived at the place, I thought I was lost. Hahaha. Then, Aline said, “It is Melati. Look at the name on the door.” And I was like, “OMG! It’s so cute! I thought it’s like a big restaurant hahaha.” So we came and took photos. We talked to the owner and the marketing person. Turned out, they opened this bakehouse for people to enjoy their delicious pastries. And they delivered their pastries to hotels and coffee shops. Well, let me tell you a little bit about this place through my photos.

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Iced Chocolate 32k

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Iced Lemon Tea 30k

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Pain au Chocolat 17k

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Almond Croissant 18k

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Butter Croissant 12k

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Beef Quiche 45k

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Cruffins 32k

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Alaskan Boat 35k

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From all of the food that we tried, the almond croissant and pain au chocolate were my favourites. But each of them had their own characters. The most unique pastry was cruffins. A cruffin is a hybrid of a croissant, a popular French pastry, and a muffin. Butter croissant.. hmm.. say no more, right? Ugh, I was sorry that I didn’t take away them for my hubby. Huft.. Well, have to be back there soon, then. Hahahaha.. Btw, they have 50% discount for yesterday’s sales. And they were so good, they gave us discount for everything that we ate there hahaha. So happy. Well, they’re very friendly. We talked and laughed and shared each other about coffee shops. Hope they will co-operate with many places. Keep up the delicious bakehouse!

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Mélati Bakehouse
Thamrin Executive Residence
Jl. Thamrin Avenue I
Tanah Abang, Jakarta
Phone: +62 812-8901-8690
IG: @melatibakehouse

[SINGAPORE] The Bakehouse by Carpenter and Cook at Alexandra Central Mall Singapore

January 14th, 2017. Another new place for me. I thought it was a bakery, but turned out I could order soup, pizza, or sandwiches. Well, they had desserts too, but we had enough sweet-things at the moment. Located on the facade of Alexandra Central Mall, it’s really easy to find. The Bakehouse by Carpenter & Cook.

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Carpenter & Cook is an artisan bakery café and vintage home store. Our flagship outlet is located in Upper Bukit Timah, Singapore, with another outlet The Bakehouse in Alexandra, serving wood-fired pizzas, pastas and sandwiches alongside our signature pastries. We have a range of carefully curated vintage furniture, home decor, as well as fresh home-made baked goods and confectionery. Looking for wedding favours or baby’s first month’s gifts? We make them too! Step into our cosy little shop and be transported back in time, to days of yore, long gone by…

At first, we sat outside to find natural light. But, it was too hot, and we thought it will be good if we sat inside with the AC and beautiful marble table. So, we kept waiting until those people left. *big grin* I think the people at The Bakehouse thought that we only sat for resting our feet hahaahahaa.. Because nobody approached us. They’re too kind LOL. Anyway, I love their vintage furnitures and decorations. Felt so homey and comfortable.

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Orange Juice $ 5.50

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Lime Juice $ 5.50

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Parma Ham Pizza $ 18.00

Tomato, Mozzarella, Rocket, Shaved Parmesan, Truffle Oil

When we looked at the menu, the pizza was catching our attention. And we agreed to order this parma ham pizza. When it came to our table, OMG! OMG! the sexy aroma from the truffle oil made me couldn’t concentrate while taking photos. And it was super duper delicious. The texture of the thin dough was perfect. Recommended!

Parma Ham a.k.a. Prosciutto is an Italian dry-cured ham that is usually thinly sliced and served uncooked; this style is called prosciutto crudo in Italian and is distinguished from cooked ham, prosciutto cotto. 

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It’s very near IKEA. I guess next time I will come back here again after shopping at IKEA. *finger-crossed*

The Bakehouse by Carpenter and Cook
Alexandra Central Mall
321 Alexandra Rd #01-14
Singapore 159971
Phone: +65 6250 0040
IG: @carpenterncook