METRO Coffee Bar etc at Tanjung Karang Thamrin Jakarta

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.

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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.

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Piccolo 24k

I didn’t try this piccolo. But my friend gave me a frown. Well, hmm..

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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.

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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?

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METRO Coffee Bar etc.
Jl. Tanjung Karang No.5
Tanah Abang, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 29627821
IG: @metrocoffeejkt

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Senyum Indonesia at Teluk Betung Thamrin Jakarta

May 16th, 2017. I planned to visit Senyum since Cindy told me about this new place. But since Cindy isn’t working in Thamrin area, it’s a little bit hard to make an appointment with her LOL. So, when Lisha asked me to visit the place with her, I told Cindy about it, and Cindy said, “Go ahead, you go first, tell me about it later.” Yaaaay.

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It’s 11:15 when we made a lunch date, then I ordered online car. I got there first. I was stunned with the place. It’s very comfortable. Cold AC, friendly gesture from the people there, and beautiful paintings everywhere. They told me that they’re selling batik too on 2nd floor. And now please enjoy my photos and simple review

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Teh Jawa 18k

Tea herbs from Senyum and sugar cubes. Popular in Jogjakarta, born in Klaten.

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Nasi Ayam Betutu, Bali 75k

White rice, with betutu chicken. Served with spicy tuna, lawar, telur pindang, sate lilit and sambal matah.

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Nasi Padang Rendang 75k

Served with kalio broth, daun ubi, green chili and Padang crackers.

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I didn't try the Nasi Bali since it's spicy.
I only ate the Nasi Padang. And for me, it's just okay.
The rendang beef was a little bit dry.
They said, that's how they cook the rendang beef.
A little bit different, of course. Every place has its own habits, I guess.

Anyway, congratulations Senyum for the opening. I will be back soon to try other dishes.

Senyum Indonesia
Jl. Teluk Betung No.45
Tanah Abang, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 3146092
IG: @senyumindonesia.jkt

Mélati Bakehouse at Thamrin Residence Jakarta

April 12th, 2017. A hidden gem inside Thamrin Executive Residence. Harina, the baker, wanted to serve people with really good pastries, so she followed her passion to open a place of her own. Mélati Bakehouse.

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When I saw the place from the photos on their IG account, I thought it’s very spacious. That’s why when Aline, Cindy, Ivan and I arrived at the place, I thought I was lost. Hahaha. Then, Aline said, “It is Melati. Look at the name on the door.” And I was like, “OMG! It’s so cute! I thought it’s like a big restaurant hahaha.” So we came and took photos. We talked to the owner and the marketing person. Turned out, they opened this bakehouse for people to enjoy their delicious pastries. And they delivered their pastries to hotels and coffee shops. Well, let me tell you a little bit about this place through my photos.

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Iced Chocolate 32k

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Iced Lemon Tea 30k

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Pain au Chocolat 17k

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Almond Croissant 18k

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Butter Croissant 12k

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Beef Quiche 45k

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Cruffins 32k

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Alaskan Boat 35k

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From all of the food that we tried, the almond croissant and pain au chocolate were my favourites. But each of them had their own characters. The most unique pastry was cruffins. A cruffin is a hybrid of a croissant, a popular French pastry, and a muffin. Butter croissant.. hmm.. say no more, right? Ugh, I was sorry that I didn’t take away them for my hubby. Huft.. Well, have to be back there soon, then. Hahahaha.. Btw, they have 50% discount for yesterday’s sales. And they were so good, they gave us discount for everything that we ate there hahaha. So happy. Well, they’re very friendly. We talked and laughed and shared each other about coffee shops. Hope they will co-operate with many places. Keep up the delicious bakehouse!

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Mélati Bakehouse
Thamrin Executive Residence
Jl. Thamrin Avenue I
Tanah Abang, Jakarta
Phone: +62 812-8901-8690
IG: @melatibakehouse