The Seas Coffee Roastery at De Ploeit Centrale Pluit Jakarta

April 1st, 2017. After several places in Pluit, we stopped by at a gas station. Then we saw a building next to the gas station. It’s called De Ploeit Centrale. I knew there’s a coffee shop there, from my friend’s IG. I asked my hubby about it, and he said, “Ok, let’s go there. I’m hungry.” The Seas Coffee Roastery.

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Spacious place. They have outdoor and indoor area. They serve freshly roasted, grinded, and brewed coffee that originates from all over Indonesia, and also Western and Indonesian food. Now, let me give you my simple review about this one.

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Ice Green Tea 20k

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Chocolate Smores Brulee 35k

My hubby was a fan. LOL. He said, “It’s really good.” Well for me, it’s too sweet. But for a sweet-tooth, it’s heaven hahaha..

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Original Chicken Rice Bowl 50k

Butered rice with fried chicken breast and veggies drizzled with our original sauce.

Delicious rice bowl. The tender fried chicken combined with fresh veggies. Fantastic. And the sunny side up was a great addition to the dish. The sauce was amazingly delicious. I had to fight for the dish with my hubby. And he’s the winner hahaha.. He loved this rice bowl. I could tell from his smiling face everytime he ate it.

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Complimentary Waffles

Thank you so much for the complimentary waffles. It was super delicious. Love the texture of the waffles. Not too crispy and not too flabby. Love it. At first, I wanted hubby to finish my portion. But after one bite, I won’t share him my portion at all.

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The Seas Coffee Roastery
De Ploeit Centrale Level 2
Jl. Pluit Selatan Raya Blok Q No. 1
Pluit, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 66670811
IG: @theseascoffeeroastery

Hardware Lane at Pluit Jakarta

April 1st, 2017. Actually I planned to go to this new place on Sunday, but this morning, when I strew flowers with family at Ancol, my sister asked me to accompany her to the same place. So, we went to Pluit area and tried this new venue. Hardware Lane.

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Located at Pluit Indah Raya, it’s very easy to find it. Occupied a nice area, Hardware Lane will be one of my favourite place when in Pluit. Spacious parking area with comfortable ambiance inside the place. They also have and outdoor space for smoking area. Open kitchen concept, so we can see what they’re doing inside the kitchen. The people were very friendly. Funny thing, when I saw the chef, I asked the barista there, “Excuse me. Your Chef is quite familiar. Who is he?” And when he told me, I was like, “OMG! No wonder!” Hello Chef Ridwan. Long time no see. And turned out, he’s one of the owners. Nice job, Chef.

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Ice Green Latte 40k

Love it! It’s very very good. Not too sweet and not too bitter. Just perfect for my taste bud.

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Ice Lychee Tea 33k

Nothing to complain.

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White 7 Oz 35k

A shot of espresso with 210ml of milk steamed up to 65C for maximum sweetness (latte/flatwhite)

My sister asked the barista to make it lighter. And it was very very light hahaha. It’s like latte with a hint of coffee. Even I prefer they made it stronger. LOL.

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Poutine 58k

French fries, sunny side up, streaky bacon or beef bacon, onion gravy, cheddar cheese sauce, cream cheese, fresh parsley.

We just had breakfast, so we chose to eat light. They told us that poutine is delicious but not pretty enough to be captured. Well, challenge accepted! Hahahaha. I ordered poutine and took pretty photos. LOL. Look below, please. Very pretty, right? And it was sure as can be, a delicious one. Love the texture of the french fries. It’s really good with the cheddar cheese sauce and cream cheese. And the sunny side up enhanced the creamy of the dish. I wish I could order white rice!! *big grin* And by the way, I need a bigger streaky bacon. Pretty please!

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Overall, Hardware Lane is one recommended place to visit. Since they open at 7am, it’s really convenient for those early birds. Great job, Hardware Lane!

Hardware Lane
Jl. Pluit Indah Raya No.33
Pluit, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 22664594
IG: @hardwarelanejkt

Ow My Plate at Muara Karang Pluit Jakarta

January 2nd, 2017. I was in Muara Karang area, when my friend asked me to visit his friend’s restaurant nearby. I didn’t have any plan that night, well I guess it’s fine to come to the place, since it’s very seldom for me and my hubby visiting Muara Karang or Pluit Area. So after a visit to a new coffee shop, we hurriedly came to the place. Ow My Plate.

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Located on a side Pluit Karang Utara street, Ow My Plate is very easy to find. We parked in front of the place, and went inside. They have outdoor and indoor area. It’s a nice place with humble ambiance. We met the owners. Such a friendly people. Well, I planned to visit just an hour or couple hours max. Turned out, we talked and laughed and gossiped until 9:30pm. Hours. Hahahaha.. Well, always loved to find another crazy friends LOL *peace man!!!*

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Volcano Rice 55k

They have 4 levels of spiciness. zero one two three. Of course I picked the zero level. I had no courage to order even the level 1 hahaha. By the way, I love the presentation. It’s like a mountain. Then you pour egg, like a volcano hahaha.. They gave a generous cheese and sausages. Love it. Remember, enjoy while it’s still hot.

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Teriyaki Sauce – Beef Teriyaki Rice 32k

Always love teriyaki dishes. Especially when there’s sunny side up egg. Hmmm.. drooling.. Tasted very good with the sweetness of teriyaki sauce. And should eat while it still warm please. And stir it up! It will be very very delicious. Mouthwatering aroma.

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Kraffel Cheese Mantou with Ice Cream 25k

The texture of the mantou was outstanding. And I was in love with the kraffel cheese. It’s light, crispy,  crunchy sensation coated with luxurious caramelized sugar. Amazing!

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Brownies with Ice Cream

Suppose to be their new menu. I didn’t know the exact title of it. So, I created the name by myself. Brownies with Ice Cream. *giggling* It’s appetizing. Scrumptious dessert. Pour the chocolate sauce on top of the ice cream. Hmmmm.. Sexy!

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Thanks Ow My Plate for those mouthwatering dishes. Will be back soon!

Ow My Plate
Jl. Pluit Karang Utara Blok A5 No. 33
Pluit, Jakarta
Phone: +62 857 7332 9164
IG: @owmyplate

Coffee AYA at Muara Karang Jakarta

January 2nd, 2017. There were new places at the end of 2016 and I didn’t have a chance to come to those places. Some of my friends had been there, and I felt a little left behind, so yeah, on the second day of 2017, I wanted to try a new place. There’s a coffee shop just opened currently. We headed right away to the place. Coffee AYA.

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Located in the busy area at Muara Karang, Coffee AYA offers a different atmosphere by the time you step inside. A minimalist ambiance with simple colour all over the place. They have 2 levels. The first one is a very humble milieu with only cement as seats. The second level is more relaxed with wooden furnitures and comfortable seats. It’s one lovely place if you’re tired with common places in Jakarta.

The name AYA derived from a couple of different origins. For our case we focus on the japanese word origin. In japanese the word AYA means design and beautiful. Also in the Arabic word meaning amazing and wonderful. In which these two origins reflects what we want our coffee and cafe to be.

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Surely Someday Kitchen‘s Cookies

Black Sesame (15k for 3 pcs), Caramel Sea Salt (15k for 3 pcs), Cocoa Earl Grey (15k for 4 pcs), Honey Lavender (15k for 4 pcs) and Pandan (15k for 3 pcs)

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Cotton and Tartlets

Specializing in hand-crafted tart in a bite size.

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Cappucino 37k

For those who loved strong cappuccino, they won’t find it there. Their cappuccino was light and milky. In fact, I was the one that finish the cappuccino hahahaha..

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Matcha 32k

I thought I ordered matcha latte. Evidently, it’s matcha tea. My hubby tried it first, then he told me, it’s not sweet at all. LOL. Yeah, it’s matcha tea. It’s tea with matcha flavour. Prefer matcha latte *sigh*

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Chocolate 32k

The iced chocolate was just okay. I needed a darker chocolate. And I also didn’t like the texture of the iced chocolate. It’s like they put crumbs in the iced chocolate. Hope they will make it a better one for me next time.

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Congratulations Coffee AYA for your opening. Good luck!

Coffee AYA
Jl. Muara Karang Z8 No 19
Pluit, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 26080486
IG: @coffee.aya

NôRD Coffee at Muara Karang Pluit Jakarta

October 30th, 2016. Finally, I got chance to visit this new coffee shop in Muara Karang area. I heard about this place months ago. I tried to come to this coffee shop, but it’s so small, we couldn’t get any seats. So I guess, another time. And the time shall come. LOL. One fine day, I visited it with fellow foodies. NôRD.

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I stepped inside and I knew why this place was always crowded. It’s not very big and it’s thematic. Monochromatic minimalist-industrial with Star Wars figures all around. Very good for those who likes to do OOTD. They have outdoor area, but it’s too hot for us to sit outside. That’s why we chose to sit inside. They have this corner with sofas. Very instagenic. By the way, love the black coffee machine. Cool! And fun fact: the name, NôRD, means North, in French.

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White Regular 36k

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White Mini 32k

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Ice Chocolate 45k

After my friends told me that the coffee was just okay, I thought it will the same with the coffee. But, after one sip, I changed my mind. It was great. Amazing texture with delicious dark chocolate flavour. I was very happy.

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Cendol Cake 45k

I heard from other foodies that this was one delicious cake. They called it: da bomb, too good to be true, must order, uber good, highly recommended, etc. And when I tried this one, all I can say is: not my favourite. LOL. I still searching the cendol taste in this cake. Hahahaha. Sorry, it’s not that bomb, for me.

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Nutella Danish 28k

It’s good. Well, like I said always, nutella never failed me. The texture of the danish was also good. Yeah,

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When you go to Pluit and do not know what to do, just drop by to this place and have fun with the ambiance. It’s a nice place to do OOTD. Don’t forget to try their ice chocolate. One of the best. Welcome NôRD to coffee shops line in North Jakarta.

NôRD
Jl. Pluit Karang Timur Blok BB5 No. 8
Pluit, Jakarta
Phone: +62 852-6277-7789
IG: @nord.jkt

Oetara Coffee at Muara Karang Pluit Jakarta

October 30th, 2016. Another new coffee shop. I planned to go there with Hans, Cindy and Hiro a week before but it’s raining hard and I was told that Cindy and Hiro had another event after that, so I cancelled it. Hans told me that he was just for a while there, afraid that I won’t have any company when I arrived. Cancel! Cancel! Cancel! So, last week, when we didn’t know where to go before a foodtasting, I came to the place with Darius, Gaby and Vrila. I arrived first. While taking photos, the owner moved from his seat to another seat, so I could make a better photo LOL. Thank you Sir. Then Darius came, and we had fun there. I present to you. Oetara.

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Located in Muara Karang area, Oetara did an addition to newly opened coffee shop in North Jakarta. When I heard the name, I knew right away why they name it Oetara. Oetara is North in English. It’s in North Jakarta. So, you see the connection, right? Ok. Got it? No? Yes? Ok, let’s talk about something else. Let’s talk about the ambiance. It’s quite colourful. Some coffee shops used minimalist ambiance with white and black colours. Oetara uses tosca colour with wood furnitures. Homey and warm. That’s what I felt when I came in. After a while, we went to eat breakfast somewhere else, then went back to find Gaby and Vrila had already there.

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It’s time for us to order. Yaaaay. I let Darius ordered for us. Anything. I had to tag our table so nobody sat there hahaha..

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Hot Cappuccino 35k

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Hot Piccolo Latte 30k

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Hot Choco 35k

When it arrived at my table, I told the server, “Oh my, it’s so beautiful.” It was indeed beautiful. The colour was attractive. Deliciously beautiful. It was perfect for my taste bud. The hot chocolate was superb. One quick sip and that’s all you need.

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Chocolate Praline Croissant 45k

The croissant has a generous filling of premium praline. Sprinkled with refined sugar. It’s one flaky and soft croissant. The chocolate was a little bit milky. Amazing collaboration between the croissant and the chocolate praline.

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Orange Sugee Cake 35k

It’s light and fluffy. A sugee cake is actually a butter cake. It’s a soft cake made with semolina flour and a high concentration of egg yolks, part of Eurasian, Malay, and Chinese cuisine. If you are unfamiliar with the word “sugee”, there are alternatively spellings to this word which is sugi, suji, sooji or soojee. Anything you like. LOL. I couldn’t explain about what I felt when I at the cake. It’s just.. splendid. The orange flavour was quite strong. Recommended.

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Nutella Pie 35k

I remember the first time I tried Nutella. I fell in love instantly with the smooth paste of chocolate that never failed to bring a smile to my face. So when Gaby and Vrila ordered this one, I waited impatiently to try this pie. And it was worth the wait. Perfectly sweet with fluffy texture. The Nutella Pie was brilliant. I believe everybody agreed with me. 🙂

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Congratulations Oetara for the opening. Hope to be back soon.

Oetara
Jl. Pluit Karang Barat Blok G6 No. 25A
Penjaringan, Jakarta
Phone: +62813-1485-5500
IG: @oetara.coffee