Last Saturday, I didn’t have anywhere to go then I stumbled upon a restaurant in PIK that’s called Uncle Tjhin. From the name itself, I got the vintage vibe and in my mind, it’s a family restaurant and it will be boring. Along with my BFF, I went here that Saturday. The minute we got into the place, my opinions and thoughts were shattered. Continue reading “Uncle Tjhin Bistro – PIK, North Jakarta”
It was a fine Saturday morning, I was wondering where should I go this weekend. Suddenly, my phone vibrated and it’s from my high school Line group. Wondering what that was about, I opened my phone and one of my high school friend asked us all to meet because it’s been months since we last saw each other. We wanted to caught up with the latest news from each other, so we decided to meet up. I suggested a place where I have been wanting to go all this time, but I just didn’t have that opportunity, He.Brews Coffee Corner. As the name suggests, it was located in the corner and it was in line with Dapur Cokelat Bakery so you couldn’t miss that.
We arrived at 10.15 am and the coffee shop was quite deserted. From the first impression, I liked this place so much. The natural lights flew in like no other coffee shop I had visited before, this was totally perfect place for photography. Despite all the sunlights that made its way in, the room temperature was cool; perfect temperature. The coffee shop located on the first floor along with chapter nine boutique.
The second floor and the third floor was occupied with dentist etc. If you want to sit here for hours, come early and choose the sofa because it felt so comfortable sitting there. The place also has this outdoor area for smokers but I didn’t see anyone there, maybe just because of the hot weather.
Besides, I love their table colors and all. So I managed to capture a lot of their tables and chairs. Lol. pardon me.
We ordered two cups of latte (40k), one cup of café mocha (45k), one cup of matcha latte (35k), and one glass of iced honey lemon yakult (45k). It took 10-15 minutes for all the drinks to come but because of the excitement in our conversations, we just didn’t realize we wait for 15 minutes. There was only two baristas when we come and they act as the waiter and cashier, so we pardoned them.
The latte fit my friends’ palate, so she said it was quite good.
My other friend said the café mocha is okay too, no complain.
As for my matcha latte, it was the best one after Kopium. The matcha was thick and the sweetness was perfect, two thumbs up.
The iced honey lemon yakult, nobody knows my love for those three things (honey, lemon, and yakult), and it was served in one freaking glass. I felt I could fly into heaven, okay stop with the nonsense. I felt like the strongest flavor was yakult and I barely could taste the lemon and honey. Despite the ‘absence’ of those two things, it’s a great drink. Perfect sweetness too. I liked it very much and I might as well order it again the next time I come. Not to mention, it came in a such a big tall glass. A great way to refresh my thirst.
I just love to capture the flowers here. By the way, my friend brought some board game and we played until we were tired of laughing and I was sorry for people who came there for solitude just because we were to loud. Haha.
Actually, they served some savory menu too like fish and chips, etc, but we just didn’t want to eat, so maybe on the next visit i will try them. For me, the baristas need to be friendlier, I mean most of baristas nowadays are greeting and saying goodbye to their customers. It’s not an act to respect but it is to show the warmth welcoming atmosphere that every shop needs. Don’t you guys agree with me?
He.Brews Coffee Corner
Ruko The Plaza, Blok 9AA, Jl. Pantai Indah Utara 2, Pantai Indah Kapuk, Jakarta
9am to 9pm
It was a holiday and the day was so beautiful. Bright sun shone upon us and the sky was blue like those in the pictures. A picture of a perfect day. That day, I had a plan in the early morning and the rest of the day was time for culinary trip. I made a plan with my BFF for the rest of the day. He suggested that we should try The Cup, a Korean restaurant in PIK. I have never been there, but he said it was never wrong to try new things. Hence, we proceeded to go there. The Cup is located on the same row of buildings as Sumoboo, Tim Ho Wan, etc. It was not hard to find this place, you could find a banner with their menu outside of the outlet.
There was no restaurant in PIK that could grab my attention until this Saine Daise came into the food scene at PIK. I always love something french. I’ve tried many french restaurants at South Jakarta but I haven’t seen any in North. So, this place instantly moved up to the top of my trip list. There were hundred of pictures about this place that spread all over Instagram, but I will tell my own experience. Saine Daise was located just beside the Legend of Noodle at PIK. You would never find this place if you search low, because Saine Daise is located at the second floor. There is a cake store called EIO on the first floor. So, you might as well search for the EIO golden sign instead of Saine Daise.
Jakarta was hotter than ever on previous Sunday. I mean you could literally felt the sun burning up your skin and that wasn’t nice at all. If I’m not mistaken, it was around 2pm. Because of the unfriendly weather, me and my BFF decided to hang out at the dessert cafe called BC’s Cone to chill ourself. I knew it’s not a new dessert cafe, but better late than never, right? We were lucky to be able to park just outside the cafe. PIK were so crowded at that time. I just couldn’t stop complaining about the traffic there. It’s getting worse.
It’s almost 8pm but me and my friends wanted to chill down, relax, and have some good drinks after rampaging Shao Kao at PIK. One of my friend knew a new and hip place where we could have all that. It’s Holywings. Actually, this place was quite famous and became a topic back then because they invited quite big singers like Raisa, Tompi, etc. But I didn’t have time to go there.
After 3 weeks of not posting anything, I come up with the review of Port er House which is located at Ruko Crown Golf, Blok B No. 38-39, Bukit Golf Mediterania, Jl. Marina Indah Raya, Pantai Indah Kapuk, Jakarta. Yea, I know, I’m a century late for reviewing this place. But since this was my first time, I will still review it.