June 27th, 2017. I knew about this coffee house early this year *they opened November 2016* but then, when I wanted to visit this place, they had a renovation. So I postponed my schedule until today. I was very happy when I found out that Takuma opened today, since so many places closed until tomorrow.
A humble coffee house with friendly barista. I love the ambiance. It’s a pretty coincidence to find out that they reopened 10 days ago. I had staycation nearby so I scheduled it today. I stopped by around 11am, and they’re still closed. I moved to another place, had lunch, texted Takuma and came back around 12pm. Anyway, I was curious why they named it Takuma. And according to the owner, it’s randomly picked since he loved Japanese concept. So after doodling a T for their logo, he searched Japanese name with initial letter T. And Takuma was born. 🙂
As usual I asked for less coffee. And when I sipped the latte, it was one perfect latte. It’s not too milky, not too coffee, not too watery. Just perfect, for me. Well, I’m not a coffee expert. So, it’s only my two cents.
Korte Chocolate 38k
It’s my hubby’s order. And Korte was one chocolate brand that I love. It’s really really delicious. Dark chocolate flavour with perfect texture. Not too creamy. Love Love Love.
Below you will find me, disguise as Gudetama. LOL.
Thank you Takuma for the delicious coffee and chocolate. We’ll be back for your food. Wait for us!
Takuma Coffee House
Ruko New Jasmine Extension HA16/20
Phone: +62 21 2222 5292
June 24th, 2017. A nice friend told me about this new coffee shop. I was planning to go last week but I had another event, so I asked my hubby to take me there this morning. Love the ambiance of Northsider. It’s coffee shop and roastery. And very friendly people there.
They have 2 levels. The first level wasn’t spacious, but the second level was bigger, with smoking area outside. We stayed at first level, easier for us to chit chat with the barista. Actually, they asked me to find someone there, but he or she still on the way. So we ordered first, until it’s time to go. Psst, they have this airplane hanging on the ceiling at some corner. Gorgeous!
Love it. The after taste gave a wonderful taste. The creamy texture enhanced the beauty of the swan on that latte art. Recommended for latte lovers like me.
Chocolate Latte 40k
My hubby loved it. It’s not too sweet. But I prefer it darker. Well, it’s not my order, so what the heck hahaha..
Nice texture of the croissant with lovely almond on top. Not too crumble with delicious flavour. I think I will order their other food next time. Wait for me ya!
Congratulations Northsider for the opening. I think everybody will come to your place after seeing my post hahahaha.. Just wait for a bunch of foodies and bloggers crawling to visit you. LOL. Be prepared!
Northsider Coffee Shop and Roastery
Ruko Elang Laut Blok B2 No. 15
Jl. Pantai Indah Selatan 1
Pantai Indah Kapuk
Phone: +62 822-9777-0079
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.
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.
I didn’t try this piccolo. But my friend gave me a frown. Well, hmm..
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.
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?
METRO Coffee Bar etc.
Jl. Tanjung Karang No.5
Tanah Abang, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 29627821
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.
Divided into 2 area. Non smoking and smoking area. Spacious with white ambiance. Big parking area too. We just loved it.
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. 🙂
OMG! This one was very good. It’s sweet and sour combination and very refreshing. Such a thirst-quenching drink.
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.
Kue Moka 25k
My favourite! But, too small for me. I prefer thicker hahaha.. Love the texture and love the flavour.
I will be back for the food. I heard their fish is good.
Tigalima Coffee & Kitchen
Jl. K.H. Wahid Hasyim No.35
Phone: +62 812-8541-9941
May 4th, 2017. I saw this one when I was walking around Instagram. It has been opened for around 7 months. It’s time to visit MIKO. At first I thought it’s a Japanese coffee shop LOL. Turn out, it stand for MInum KOpi or drinking coffee. Hihihi. A unique name but very easy to remember.
When I arrived, I noticed that they’re one tiny place in the crowded road of Kelapa Gading. But it’s good that there’s a nice place there. I came inside and I found a small but quite comfortable. There’s only 1 person there at the cashier. Since it’s one busy afternoon on Thursday, so no one’s there, just us. Surprisingly, they’re not just selling coffee, they’re also selling pies from Eighteen Pies. Well, I read that one of the owners of MIKO is Eighteen Pies’ owner.
Iced Red Velvet Latte 38k
Love the sweet flavour of this iced red velvet latte. It’s not too thick but also not too light. Just perfect for a hot day.
Eighteen Pies 12 pcs 200k 6 pcs 100k
Creamy Chicken Mushroom with Pork Bacon
BBQ Pork (Topped with Sweet)
We ordered 6 pies, and after tried all of them, I chose BBQ Pork and Tuna as my favourites.
But the rest of them were also delicious. I just chose my 2 favourites.
I also loved the thin texture of the pie.
Because of the thin texture, the generous toppings added a great value to the pies.
Next time I wanted to try their other flavours.
Great collaborations, MIKO and Eighteen Pies. See you soon.
MIKO by Eighteen Pies
Jl. Bulevar Utara Kelapa Gading Blok WA2 No.30
Kelapa Gading, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 22454155
June 7th, 2017. I heard about this coffee shop from Cindy. When Cindy and Natasha talked about visiting KOLO, I was happy hahaha. Yaaaaay another coffee shop! Well, I was a little bit obsessed with coffee shops. I love the aroma, I love the ambiance, I love everything about coffee shop. And after a delicious lunch with Cindy, we walked to KOLO to meet Natasha there.
Located beside ASGAR “Bad Ass”, KOLO is actually a small kiosk with a hidden seat in the back area. There’s a smoking area and non smoking area. I chose the non smoking area because it’s hot outside. Cindy and Natasha ordered the coffee while I enjoyed AC inside hahaha.. Actually there’s already a guy there. Turned out he’s the owner’s bestfriend. He told me that KOLO used to be called Head & Brew. But one thing lead to another, they decided to change the name to Kopi Lokal.
Kopi Seduh Manual 20k
It’s Natasha’s order and I didn’t try it. Couldn’t risk my stomach hahaha..
Es Kopi Cokelat 20k
Yaaaaay.. after walking in a hot day, this was my reward! I ordered less coffee. It was very refreshing, not too sweet, love the chocolate flavour and the rich texture. I tried Cindy’s coffee, and I still prefer my version of es kopi cokelat. Cindy’s version tasted a little bit bitter from the coffee.
It’s been fun to explore Panglima Polim area and found this hidden gem. Definitely a keeper.
KOLO Kopi Lokal
Jl. Panglima Polim IX No.9
Melawai, Kebayoran Baru
Phone: +62 813-8809-2333