1/15 One Fifteenth Coffee at Menteng Jakarta

August 14th, 2017. I saw from my timeline that 1/15 One Fifteenth Coffee will open another outlet in Menteng area. And when Natasha asked me to join her to visit the place on their second day, I was very excited. Funfact: she didn’t know that it was just opened at KAUM complex LOL *giggling*

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I ordered online car from Grand Indonesia. I had foodtasting with Cindy there, but she couldn’t come with me to 1/15, she had to go home soon. So, waving goodbye to Cindy. Lucky me, there’s no traffic jam at the time. When I arrived, another luck, the table near windows was just available. I waited for Natasha before order anything. The place was just nice. Not too spacious, but very appropriate size with warm ambiance and friendly atmosphere. When you come in, you will find the coffee bar first, then you will see the open kitchen. Such a lovely situation.

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Long Black 31k

I love the logo!!! Super love!!! Errrr.. I didn’t try the coffee. Still do not have the courage to try long black hahaha..

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Latte 35k

The texture was tooo light. I think that’s because I told them to make it less coffee. Too much water, I guess. But that’s fine, I will try again another time. Since it’s not far from my place, I imagine that I will be back soon.

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Affogato 39k

Ice cream with coffee is always a good idea. Until now, I never tried affogato, but this time Natasha told me that it was good and it’s safe for me to try it. So I tried. And it’s really good.

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Kaya Toast 37k

It’s a different presentation from other kaya toast. The texture of the toast was amazing. Crispy but very tender. The kaya jam was too mild for me. But I really love the butter. Well, I always love butter hahaha..

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Congratulations 1/15 Coffee. Hooraaaay!

One Fifteenth Coffee
Jl. Dr. Kusuma Atmaja No.79
Menteng, Jakarta
IG: @115coffee

[HOTEL] Mercure Jakarta Sabang – Deluxe with Double Bed Room

July 7th, 2017 – July 9th, 2017

Another chance to stay at one of Mercure hotels. Yaaaaay. This time, we got to stay at Mercure Jakarta Sabang. What a lovely staycation. It’s not far from our place, and it’s a great chance to stroll around Sabang area.

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Mercure Jakarta Sabang is a 4-star international hotel, strategically located in the heart of Jakarta, nearby Thamrin street where corporate, Banking,Government offices and Sabang culinary street are only a few steps away. 5 to 15 minutes walking distance to the National Monument (Monas), US Embassy and Gambir train station. 45 minutes’ drive from the international airport. Ideal for both business and leisure travellers with free WIFI connectivity. Feel the intimate hotel atmospere and quiet stay.

The lobby isn’t very spacious, but friendly. I love the murals at the lobby. All about history of Jakarta. The ambiance was attentive and intimate. The 24-hour front desk are available to help guests with laundry and dry cleaning requests, arranging massages at the on-site spa and wellness centre, luggage storage, and concierge service.

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Deluxe with Double Bed Room (room 507)

Our 28 m² Contemporary Deluxe Room with Double Bed features comfortable bedding, Free WiFi, bathroom shower and 32′ LCD TV supported with selected international TV channels. Garden or swimming pool view are available for your preference.

Lucky us, we got free upgrade to Deluxe Room. It’s quite big with lovely ambiance. The interior of the room is very nice. My hubby was in love with the room, for sure. When I asked him to go with me, he said, “I wanna spend some good time in our room. You go by yourself lah.” LOL. I let him enjoyed the room, then.. hahahah.. I went to one of coffee shop at Sabang area to meet Hans. It’s a really nice experience. Just walking-distance. Lovely!

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Swimming Pool

The pool was a modest one. Not too big, not too small. Located near smoking area of the restaurant. When I came there’s no one inside the pool. But I was too lazy to swim all by myself. So I just stay in my room waiting for my hubby.

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Dinner Time

We had complimentary dinner at the Lobby Restaurant. They devided into 3 areas. The lounge, the dining area and the smoking area. The dinner took place in the lounge area. A very comfortable place. I really recommend the place for meeting with your colleagues or dinner with long lost friends. Psst, they have 2 massage chairs in the lounge area. Woohoo!

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Lemon Squash 50k

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Mango Splash 55k

Mixture of Mango juice, Lychee pulps, Lychee juice

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Nasi Goreng Teriyaki 119k

Japanese style fried rice with chicken teriyaki satay, colleslaw salad, egg, soya chili and vegetables tempura

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Nasi Goreng Mercure 149k

Our signature fried rice served with savory fried chicken galangal, prawn and covered with omelet, sambal, pickle and crackers.

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Sop Buntut Sabang 179k

Signature Indonesian style Prime Oxtail soup served with steam rice, sambal, and gnamon/emping crackers

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US Prime Beef Back Ribs 150k

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Love the Sop Buntut Sabang. Tender meat and well-seasoned broth.
The Nasi Goreng Mercure was good, but I ate it when it's already cold. So, it's only good.
I should ask them to reheat it but I was too lazy. It's ok lah.
But the best was the US Prime Beef Back Ribs. Delicate and very tasty.

BREAKFAST TIME

We did our breakfast in the dining area. Got a pretty nice sofa in the corner. The place is quite big but not many variants of food, according to us. But I found a nice chocolate bread hahaha.. Too bad the next day, it’s plain *put a cranky face* Overall, the breakfast was okay. But I think they can do better.

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Thank you Mercure Jakarta Sabang and Accor Hotels. Definitely one recommended hotel around Sabang/Menteng area.

Mercure Jakarta Sabang
Jl. H. Agus Salim No.11
Sabang, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 3503066
IG: @mercurejakartasabang

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

Bakoel Koffie at Cikini Menteng Jakarta

April 20th, 2017. A simple review about Bakoel Koffie. Why simple? Since they didn’t allow me to take photos with my camera, I did some photos with my iphone. Pardon my photos, please.

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I read somewhere that they named it Bakoel Koffie to tribute a lady who sold coffee beans in a bakoel (basket). That’s why their logo is a lady bring a bakoel. When they opened the coffee shop in 1878, they named it: Tek Sun Ho: Eerste Weltevredensche Koffiebranderij (First Coffee Roasting Company). Then they changed it to Bakoel Koffie. It’s a spacious coffee shop, the first floor for smoking area, the second floor for non smoking area. When I came, it’s so crowded, I couldn’t explore the floor. Maybe next time..

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Hot Tea 25k

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Pisang Goreng 35k

Traditional Battered Crispy fried bananas

Love the fried banana. Sweet flavour with fluffy texture. It’s also funny, since it’s shaped like a foot hahaha.. Yup, it looked like a foot to me. LOL. Recommended!

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Spaghetti Chicken Katsu 65k

Spaghetti Aglio Olio served with Chicken Katsu, Grana Padano and mushroom

It’s Cindy’s order, I didn’t try this one.

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I will be back soon. I wanted to try their coffee for sure. Wait for me!

Bakoel Koffie
Jl. Cikini Raya No.25
Menteng, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 31936608
IG: @bakoel_koffie

Djati Bistro & Drinkery at Oria Hotel Wahid Hasyim Menteng Jakarta

February 14th, 2017. I visited this place after I saw someone’s post about this. I forgot which one, but it looked so pretty in the post. And when I came to the place, it’s even prettier. Djati Bistro & Drinkery opened 2 years ago I think. Good thing I found this one.

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Located on second floor of Oria Hotel, I loved the interior and the ambiance. The monochrome floors. The semi industrial intimate atmosphere. It felt so homey. They have small smoking area too. But, I prefer inside. Lovelier. I think I will be back there again for some me-time moments.

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Lychee Ice Tea 33k

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Nasi Ayam Rica-Rica 72k

Spicedbowl full of Indonesian flavours of authentic Rica-Rica Sauce, smeared over fried chicken marinated with rice-rica sauce over night, accompanied with sauteed cassava leafs and fried salted teri fish. Served over Rice.

It’s spicy, certainly. I didn’t try this one, let my friend finished it hihihi..

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Grilled Boneless Chicken 75k

A Sweet Dish of Grilled boneless chicken roasted over flamed char using sweet soy sauce and butter, complemented by sauteed vegetables with a choice of steamed rice, French fries, of mashed potatoes.

This was very delicious. It’s sweet and flavourful. Tender boneless chicken meat with mushy mashed potato. A great option for lunchtime. Actually, most of the time I ordered grilled chicken, the texture always dry. Not every time, but most of the time. And this time was great. Not dry at all. Rcommended!

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Djati Bistro & Drinkery
Oria Hotel
Jl. K.H. Wahid Hasyim No.85
Menteng, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 3101090
IG: @djati.bistro

[EVENT] Ramadan Festive Delight at L’Avenue Restaurant The Hermitage Menteng Jakarta

May 31st, 2017. I was invited to The Hermitage Menteng. It’s my first time. Yaaaay. I heard about this hotel a long time ago, and everybody told me about the beauty of the hotel. Finally I could visit the hotel. They held an exclusive Iftar Venue for guests who willing to enjoy a delightful breakfasting at L’Avenue Restaurant.

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Located at Lobby level, L’Avenue Restaurant present a variety of buffet choices including appetizers, main courses and desserts. Gather your family and friends in a traditional Ramadan ambiance over Iftar and Sahoor. Break your fast with Nusantara culinary delights featuring an extensive selection of local dishes.

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I really enjoyed the food and the ambiance there. It’s more private with cozy atmosphere. I found myself admiring the hotel. I think I will be back for a breakfast or lunch to have a different environment.

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the Break fasting is starting May 26th, 2017 from 5:30pm to 8pm at the price of 325k++ per person inclusive of free flow beverage and live entertainment

L’Avenue Restaurant
The Hermitage Menteng Jakarta
Jl. Cilacap No.1
Menteng, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 31926888
IG: @thehermitagejkt