Ardent Coffee at CoLab Plaza Senayan Jakarta

May 1st, 2017. I had an event in Plaza Senayan around 3pm. So, when I arrived earlier, I tried to find a place to sit, waiting for Hans. I walked around until I saw CoLab space. It was a working space with several tenants. And one of them is Ardent Coffee. I saw Berrywell, Dore, and Lewis & Carroll, but this time I only visited Ardent.


CoLab is a curated concept store for local lifestyle brands. Lucky me, I still got seat there, since it was weekend. So many beautiful things in there. I had to hold the urge to buy things there hahahaha.. The place isn’t small but not too spacious. Well, please enjoy my very very simple review.

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Hazelnut Latte 39k

I loved it. It’s very delicious. The texture was perfect. Smell so good, with great flavour. It’s weet but not too sweet. Well, it’s like hazelnut latte in general, of course. And I love the latte art. It’s simple but beautiful.


Nutella Marshmallow 31k

I think it’s my mistake to order this nutella marshmallow toast. I ordered hazelnut latte for the drink, and this one for the food? OMG. I should order the savoury one. But it’s too late. Well, it’s just like any ordinary toast. Served with vanilla ice cream and marshmallow, it was delicious, sweet and appetizing.

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Next time, I will try the savoury toast, for sure. Cannot wait to be back!

Ardent Coffee
CoLab Space
Plaza Senayan B1 A Floor
Jl. Asia Afrika no 8
Phone: +62 821-1140-0088

Lewis & Carroll Tea Jakarta

November 9th, 2015. I went to a new place at Kebayoran area, Lewis and Carroll. I heard about this new place around social media like Instagram. A friend of mine said to me a couple days ago about this place. It’s a coincidence, at that night, Hans asked me to accompany him to the place. I was very excited. So, yesterday, I went to Lewis and Carroll, waited for him.


At first, I saw the outdoor seats. It was lovely. I could see myself in the morning, sitting there alone with my macbook and listening to music through my earphone, and enjoying the morning breeze. Ugh, tempting!

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Then, I looked inside and I was a little bit shocked. I thought it was a cute tea house. Turned out, it was a spacious tea house with sunshine almost all over the place. I loved it. It’s like love at the first sight. I chose the corner seat, because I wanted to take pictures of their food. I needed sunshine LOL. Come. Come. Let me show you around the place.

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Actually they also sell their teas and teawares. You can check the product here. I will give you a little teaser below. 🙂

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As soon as I sat on my seat, the server brought a tray full of tubes of various teas’ flavours. I could smell the fragrance of the teas before I chose which one I want. Actually, it’s a cute experience for me hihihi..


snow owl 55k

I chose snow owl, a white tea. It’s a humble tea with light and stress-relieving taste. I really enjoyed my snow owl. Recommended for those who loved a mild and not-so-strong tea.


autumn bloom 55k

Lovely presentation. I always like tea with flower in the cute jug. Well, too bad I forgot to try it, because I was be dazzled with the looks. But, I believe it’s as good as my snow owl. 🙂


scarlet carnaval 35k

I love the colour. Tasted sweet and sexy. Really a thirst-quenching drink in a hot day. Well, looking at the red drink beside the green plant, I felt like Christmas came early. Ugh, cannot wait for next month. Christmas will always be my favourite season.


sides & bites

truffled fries 40k

Lacked of truffle oil. Yup, I tried a bite and I just didn’t find the strong and earthy texture of truffle oil. The texture of the fries were great. But, I expected more truffle oil.


truffled mashed potatoes 35k

Same with the truffled fries. Lacked of truffle oil. I expected more from this dish. Too bad I didn’t bring my own truffle oil. *sobbing* I needed more truffle oil, please. The texture of the mashed potato was great. Suitable for my palate.


entrée (from 11 a.m.)

L&C fried rice 60k

diced norwegian salmon fried rice, sunny side up egg, pickle, melinjo chips, and sambal matah

OMG! Tried a spoon full, and fell in love. I can say it’s one of the best fried rice I’ve ever tried. It was also a big portion. So, I guess, when I come back with hungry tummy, I will order this fried rice again. The salmon was quite generous, and the sunny side up was perfect!!! Gorgeous and delicious. Perfect combination, right? Recommended!


carbonara 80k

linguine with beef bacon in truffle carbonara sauce

Love it. The truffle carbonara sauce was amazingly delicious. The linguine was perfectly cooked. Tasted like mom’s homemade pasta at home. Ugh, suddenly miss my mom’s cooking. By the way, the beef bacon was exquisitely tasty. Must-try!


aglio olio 70k

spaghetti with beef bacon bits in garlic and truffle oil

I tried this aglio olio and got my approval already. It was not very spicy. And the beef bacon was also exquisitely tasty. I love the truffle aroma in this well-seasoned dish. The spaghetti was in a good texture. I think Hans really liked it. Pssst, he almost always ordered aglio olio when we talked about pasta. 🙂



matcha panna cotta 55k

Love it. Tasted sweet with creamy texture. Well, actually matcha should be more bitter but I prefer the sweet one, although it’s not so sweet. The sweetness was balanced. But actually I wish they will make more flavours. I hope next time I go there, I will find strawberry panna cotta or vanilla panna cotta. I wish.. LOL.


banana nutella french toast 55k

This one was the champion! Won my heart. They had me at “Nutella.” So many quotes about Nutella. “Nutella. The only reason to buy bread.” or “Happiness is.. Nutella. LOADS of Nutella.” or “You are the Nutella to my spoon.” LOL. Nutella and banana and french toast? Out-of-this-world. The french toast was tender and mild. The banana? Melted in my mouth. And the Nutella was being a nutella. Must-order dish! Err.. I forgot mention the ice cream. The Chai Tea ice cream had a unique taste, but it will make you want it more and more and more. RECOMMENDED in capital letters!


Thanks Hans for asking me to have lunch with you at Lewis and Carroll. I’m in love with the place. So comfortable with cozy ambiance. Definitely will be back there again and again and again. See you soon L&C.

Lewis & Carroll
Jl. Bumi No 4
Kebayoran Baru
Jakarta 12120
Phone: 021-2702660
IG: @lewisandcarrolltea