[HOTEL] Mercure Jakarta Cikini – Deluxe Room

September 9th, 2017 – September 10th, 2017

The 207 room Mercure Jakarta Cikini is located in central Jakarta, close to the Central Business District and National Monument. It offers easy access to the nearby shopping centre. All rooms are uniquely designed with a fusion of tradition and modernity. Guests can enjoy the delightful cuisine at our elegant restaurant or relax at the rooftop pool bar.

We stayed at Mercure Jakarta Cikini for our 14th anniversary. Yaaaay. Hooraaaaay. LOL. It’s a really nice place to celebrate. I went through the hotel a couple of times, and just realized that it’s such a gorgeous hotel. Warm and friendly people there made me feel very welcome.

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Welcome Drink

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Deluxe Room

Our new Deluxe room comes with spacious and comfortable queen size bed. Convenient sofa with extra room space & connect your work with our high speed Internet. Additional espresso machine makes your stay even more enjoyable. Privilege benefits included.

OMG! Love the white roses and the beautiful swan. They also arranged a lovely gift for my “son” Asher and anniversary cake. Thank you so much! I love their room. It’s spacious, adorable and of course, full of love. Wow! It’s really an anniversary ambiance hahaha. The room was more adorable when Asher came and played inside the room. *hug Asher*

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DE’ LANGIT POOL BAR

Refresh yourself and indulge in our selection of light snacks, coffee and tea at the Pool bar.

We came to De’Langit Pool Bar and amazed with the view. It’s like in Japan, with railway train and trains frequently back and forth. And the pool was amazing. It’s Infinity Pool. Very beautiful.

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DE’KAFE RESTAURANT

The restaurant offers a wide variety of international and local culinary options.

Dinner Time

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Homemade Lemonade 45k

A signature of De’Kafe Lemonade with ginger, rosemary, and splash of ginger ale

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Cikini Rainbow 60k

Layered of guava, strawberry, blue curacao and splash of soda

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Sapo Tahu 75k

Silken egg tofu with vegetables, chicken or seafood, cooked in clay pot to keep it warm, served with steamed rice

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Sop Buntut Cikini 175k

Traditional oxtail soup served with steamed rice and melinjo crackers

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Ayam Rica-Rica 90k

Favourite dish from Manado, fried chicken mixed in Bumbu Rica-Rica (hot and spicy) cooked in coconut oil. Served with steamed rice and Dabu-Dabu sauce

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Mie Godog Jawa 85k

Traditional noodles soup from Java with shredded chicken, boiled egg, steamed rice and shrimp crackers

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Thin Crust Italian Pizza 85k

Pizza Hawaian Smoked Chicken with pineapple

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Bandeng Bakar

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De’Langit Mixed Combo 88k

Four kind of snack served with three kind of sauce and mixed maslune

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They served many dishes during dinner. All of them were delicious.
But my favourite was the Sapo Tahu. It's really really good.
The broth. The tofu. Mixed it with steamed rice, it's amazing.
Well, I'm drooling right now, remembering the flavour of the Sapo Tahu hahahaha..

BREAKFAST

I love the ambiance of the restaurant. And how they arranged the food. They had enough variants of the food. But my favourite from the breakfast was the dimsum. It’s so delicious I refilled my plate all morning long hahaha.. But I forgot to take photos of the dimsum, since we ate them in a wink. LOL.

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Thank you Mercure Jakarta Cikini for the hospitality. We’re very happy to spend our anniversary celebration at your place.

Mercure Jakarta Cikini
Jl. Cikini Raya No.66
Cikini, Menteng
Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 3926600
IG: @mercurejakartacikini

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Saudagar Kopi at Sabang Menteng Jakarta

July 8th, 2017. I heard about Saudagar Kopi a lot, since my sister loves to go there in the morning after dropping her kids to school. It’s not far from the school, actually. So, when I had my staycation nearby, I went there for the first time with Hans.

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Located in Sabang street, Saudagar Kopi occupied a small shophouse with smoking area on 2nd level, and non-smoking area on 1st level, but they have outdoor area for smoking in the facade. It’s not a new coffee shop nor a fancy one, but it’s a comfortable place to hang out with friends and family.

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Hot Cappuccino 36k

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Iced Kopi Tarik 42k

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Iced Nutty Joe Latte 48k

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Iced Caramel Macchiato 49k

This is my favourite. I only ordered this everytime I went to Saudagar Kopi. Well, yeah after that first time with Hans, I went there again several times with sisters and brother and last time with Aline. We love the place. I think it will always be our favourite place in Sabang hahaha..

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Kue Cubit Original 22k

I ordered it half-baked kue cubit. So delicious, I always ordered again and again after that. LOL. Fluffy texture with delicious chocolate flavour. It’s very addicting! Trust me!

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Roti Bakar Baheula 20k

It’s actually a butter sugar toast. It’s sweet and buttery and very delicious. I love it. The toast was silky and definitely not hard to eat. It reminded me of my childhood. Mom used to make this kind of toast. Ugh, miss you so much Mom.

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Roti Bakar Pindakaas Choco 22k

Pindakaas means peanut butter. So it’s peanut butter chocolate toast. It’s also delicious. I really love their toast. The nutty flavour and chocolate flavour mixed perfectly inside the toast. And now I’m craving for this toast. Hmm…

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Nasi Soto Betawi 37k

I remember that night I was hungry. So I ordered soto betawi. It was really good! Well, the next visit with Aline, I also ordered this nasi soto betawi hahaha.. Yes, it was THAT good. The delicious flavour from the broth was very addicting. And I loved when I saw perkedel as the side dish. OMG. Super recommended!

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Thank you Saudagar Kopi for always made me happy. See you again super soon!

Saudagar Kopi
Jl. Haji Agus Salim No.26F
Sabang, Menteng
Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 3143270
IG: @saudagarkopi

Upnormal Coffee Roaster at Wahid Hasyim Menteng Jakarta

August 16th, 2017. My hubby took leave from his work. So I asked him to keep me company to this new coffee roaster in Menteng area. Upnormal Coffee Roaster was born in Bandung. It’s a new member of Warunk Upnormal. And finally it opened in Jakarta.

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Indonesia is a Tropical Paradise for different premium types of The World’s Best Coffee, with different characters and flavour. One of our best specialities is Aceh Gayo 100% Arabica as a Grade-A coffee that awarded as one of the best coffee in the world. Our Aceh Gayo coffee beans originally comes from Gayo Highland, Sumatra, Indonesia and has been awarded as Fair Trade Certified ™ From International Organization Fair Trade on May 27, 2010. The special taste combines the Strong Character with the Typical Taste of Aceh Land aroma, flavor, and viscosity that brings them to be awarded by The International Conference on Coffee Science as The Best Arabica coffee beans in the world. Upnormal Coffee Roaster dedicate to the natural and organic process for Indonesian coffee.

At first I thought it must be related to Warunk Upnormal. When I arrived there, I was very sure. LOL. The place was spacious. There’re board games. And I met one of the owner there hahahahaa.. So yeah, I was pretty sure.

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Caffe Latte 23k

I forgot to tell the barista to make it less coffee, since they used Arabica. I only sipped once, and I knew right away that I didn’t like it. I had no idea why, it’s just not my type. I tried to sip it again, and still didn’t like it. Maybe it’s too acid for me. Well, I will give them a try next time. 🙂

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Roti Butter Special Upnormal 18k

Two slices of butter bread. And it was very delicious. It’s indeed very sweet, but it’s really good. The texture was good. I thought it will be slices of bread with a simple spread of butter. Just like that. Turned out the butter was very generous. Recommended!

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Roti Nutella 18k

It’s just like any other nutella bread. Too bad I was very full, so I took it away and ate it at home. It’s generous nutella spread with still fluffy texture of the bread. If you like nutella, you should try this one too.

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Congratulations Upnormal for the opening.

Upnormal Coffee Roaster
Jl. KH Wahid Hasyim No. 79-81
Menteng, Jakarta
IG: @upnormalroaster

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