Ivy, located at the Brawijaya street, not far from the Dharmawangsa, I would say this is such a hidden gem for you who's looking for a casual yet intimate place to have lunch, dinner, or just chill for a drink. They serve a wide variety of Asian, Indonesian, and Western food. The place might not be spacious, however I like the ambience here and I think you'd better make a rsvp especially for dinner. At first glance, I thought this was a semi fine dining restaurant, but I was wrong, it's basically a casual dining place which 'looks' like a fine dining one. Let's start from their interior which mostly decorated with wooden things.
The WAIT is OVER! Uncle Tetsu finally opened their first outlet in Indonesia, located at Central Park Mall - Jakarta. FYI, Uncle Tetsu is the original Japanese cake shop from Fukuoka, Japan. They have more than 200 shops in more than 11 countries around the world. The grand opening in Jakarta was held on 8th April 2017 and they have special promotion that you can buy their original signature cheese cake with ONLY IDR 8K (normal price IDR 80K) and you'll also get a IDR 30K voucher. No doubt, the queue was crazy yesterday. Luckily, I got a special privilege to be the first to try their cheesecake before the grand opening day.
MONKS. Finally, l got a chance to visit this happening place few days ago. Well, I rarely stroll around Kelapa Gading area, because of the crazy traffic seriously. In fact, there's lot of great food there. Back to MONKS, I love their minimalist interior combined with woods, white and grey things. So instragrammable! Especially the iconic wall. The place has 3 floors, which the most beautiful one goes to the third floor. I got very comfortable to have lunch here, and I'll be back for sure when I get around here maybe just for coffee. Let me show you first how cool the place is!
TOF Sicacilla. I guess that TOF means tarts & coffee. TOF Sicacilla is a tiny yet humble coffee shop which located at the Italian Walk complex of Mall of Indonesia (MOI). It wasn't hard to find it, exactly in front of the MOI's lobby 8. When I came here, there were some people with their notebook and coffee, of course. Yep, this place is such a comfortable place to have coffee and also work. The ambience was nice, but there's no natural light spot like nowadays coffee shops whereas the place has dim lights.
Strolling around Glodok Kota Pancoran would be a great idea to do. Not only popular for its Jakarta's Chinatown, but also we can easily find food heaven here even see many historical and vintage buildings. So I was there only for a couple hours and I visited 3 places that I think worth to visit : Pantjoran Tea House, Kopi Es Tak Kie, and Kopi Oey Candranaya.
Have you been impressed with these modern high class kitchens? You can not only see these at Modena headquarter & showroom, but also join a cooking class! Yes, a cooking class; Culinaria Modena. I was so excited to join it because that was my very first time. At Culinaria Modena, they have several cooking classes each month which come with different theme and mentor. About the price, you have to spend at least IDR 500k for each class. All classes will be held for 3 hours starts from 10am-1pm, including cooking demo by the professional chef and followed by hands-on cooking for the participants. Anyway, you should check their instagram @culinariamodena for further information.
Quiznos is a famous franchised fast-food restaurant based in Denver, Colorado USA which specializes in toasted sub sandwiches. In Indonesia, they currently have 3 outlets located at Menteng, Rawamangun, and Supermall Karawaci. Last weekend, I got a chance to try this 'second largest' submarine sandwich shop chain in USA- after Subway at the Menteng outlet. Let's check this out!