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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Presiden Baru

Duh hari ini nge-post random aja yah hehe.

Wah ga kerasa yah kemaren di social media semuanya pusing sampe berantem mau milih presiden yang mana, dan ternyata Indonesia sekarang uda punya presiden baru deh.


Pertama kita ucapkan selamat untuk Bapak Jokowi dan Bapak JK!
*bahkan yang cihuy Bapak JK jadi wapres dua kali loh*



Hari ini mereka dilantik deh, nih gua lagi nonton nih acara mereka di TV, seru yah. Btw omong-omong soal pilpres, kemaren tuh pas kampanye tuh bener-bener panas banget kan...... pusing banget ga sih tiap hari beritanya pilpres mulu sampe rasanya kok bangsa ini jadi bener-bener kepecah belah jadi dua gara-gara pilpres doang?

Yah kalo di lingkungan keluarga dan temen-temen gua sih ga sampe kepecah belah yang kayak dibilang di atas gitu kok seriusan, cuma yang ada gua pernah baca ask.fm temen gua, dia dan bokapnya pernah isengin nyokapnya gitu, ga jauh-jauh soal pemilu. Kira-kira percakapannya begini yang gua baca di ask.fm-nya dia, gua ngakak setengah mati pas baca tulisan temen gua.

Bokap temen gua : Papa mau pilih capres X aja ah.
Temen gua : Iya aku juga ah.
Nyokap temen gua : Gih dah! Kalo gitu baju kalian berdua ga usah Mama cuciin yak!
Temen gua : 'Ma aku tetep mau coblos capres X yah.
Nyokap temen gua : Gih dah! Kamu sekalian minta duit jajan sama duit kuliahnya nanti ke capres X aja!

Ngakak LOL. Yah waktu kampanye semuanya sih yah gitu-gitu aja, meme-meme konyol semuanya ada di media sosial, berita-berita kampanye hitam juga bertebaran di mana-mana, yah waktu kampanye semua berjalan demikian, dan antara hanyut terbawa euforia, mau bodo amat sama semuanya, semuanya jadi satu waktu itu. Yah ga ada yang spesial-spesial amat sih.

Tapi waktu itu, yang bener-bener sampe di "puncak"nya sih..... sampe pas mau pengumuman resmi hasil penghitungan suara dari KPU aja, bahkan ada isu mau ribut-ribut tuh. Ya ampun, ini kenapa lagi ini? .___.


Nah, ada isu kan tuh kalo kemaren ini pas hasil pengumuman real count pada ada siap-siap rusuh...
Pasti semua juga uda banyak yang tau, konon katanya sih, tapi waktu itu semua udah super gencar ada isu beginian. Gua sendiri sebagai warga keturunan sih, you know lah what I mean masa I musti jelasin lagi.... gue aja udah liat tetangga ngungsi ke luar negeri pas abis pemilu sama mau pengumuman real count, denger temennya temen ngungsi juga ke luar negeri, bahkan temen gua sendiri juga diungsiin sekeluarga wakakakak padahal temen gua aja selow banget males ngungsi.

Selama masa-masa panas waktu itu dari dua minggu sebelom real count diumumin, bokap gua udah wanti-wanti gua sama adek gua ga boleh pergi malem-malem, dan ga boleh jauh-jauh, apalagi ke Jakarta Pusat, paling keluar seperlunya aja kayak ke kampus gitu. Yah... berhubung muka gua dan adek gua super Chibang (China banget) apalagi adek gua matanya lebih segaris daripada mata gua HAHAHAH, syudahlah ikut kata PapaUbi aja lah haiyaaaa. At least, ternyata ga cuma gua yang diwejangin hal yang sama kayak gua, temen-temen gua juga.

Pusing ye pilpres doang? Ckck. Males aja gitu, panas bener nih negara sikonnya.


Pas sore, The Kimtjils ngobrol di LINE deh...
Hari itu lagi mau pengumuman real count secara resmi dari KPU, gua sih ngaso aja di sofa depan TV nungguin berita. Semua TV lagi nayangin berita tentang hitung real count di KPU, dan sore-sore di grup LINE temen kampus gua, Fanuel tiba-tiba ngirim foto di grup....






Novi : ITU SIAPAAAAAA!!!????? *Novi ini fans garis kerasnya John Mayer dari dulu*
Fanuel : Wakakakakka, kan situ mau ke Bali juga, siapa tau si John lama di sana.
Novi : Sabtu ini anjrooottttt yeayesyeyaysysyayayayeyessssssss!
Fanuel : Wakakakka mudah-mudahan ketemu yeee haha.
Novi : Amin amin amin semoga sehotel MUAHAHAH!

Ubi : Cacaaaa apa kabar di sono huhu, gua mulai kangen sama kalian semua, baru ketemuan sama Nopi doang kemaren LOL.
Caca : Baik 'Biiii... serem di sini kebon semua. (Caca lagi ngambang di Belitung)
Novi : Kemaren gua baca blog lu 'Bi tentang kehidupan kampus, hiks kangen hahaha.

Cindy : Loh Nov', lu udah di Bali?
Novi : Belom Cin' gua berangkat Sabtu.


Nyambunglah topik kita ke real count...
Ubi : Wakakakak Caca anak kebon, eh btw kok di TV suasana jadi panas gini yah? Bokap gua lagi dari masak sampe nongki depan TV. Anjir serem weh takut panas entar pengumuman KPU jam 4 sore.

Novi : IYAAA SEREM BANGET NIH, gua disuruh packing buset.
Ubi : Serius pake banget lu packing?
Novi : Iya nih disuruh. -_-

Jeho : Anjrit komplek rumah gua pada dijagain tentara, gua mau keluar rumah ga jadi.
Ubi : Bagus dong, komplek lu jadi enak.
Novi : Anjir, eh asik dong dijagain TNI? Tetangga gua bekas jenderal lagi ga di sini lagi, terus tetangga gua yang galak juga mudik hadehhh....
Jeho : Huahahaha Nov'!

Novi : Temen-temen enci gua yang ngantor di Sudirman, Kuningan, dll disuruh pulang jem 2 bahkan. -_-
Ubi : Bagus dong, jalanan di sono udah sepi dong.

Ubi : Nov', lu beneran... lagi.... packing.... sekarang?
Novi : Iya nih gua lagi packing.
Novi : Cuma ya packing buat ke Bali sih itung-itung.

Novi : Amit-amit kalo ada apa-apa mau ke airport, di sono ada hotel juga.
Ubi : Oh iya juga yah, biar kata ga pergi bandara pasti aman, bokap gua malah leha-leha lanjut masak.
Cindy : Caca paling aman nih, kalo kenapa-napa tinggal nyamar jadi pohon di kebon.
Ubi : HAHAHAHAHAHA CIN!!!!

Novi : Gua udah ditungguin abang abisnya....





Novi : KYAAAAAAAA!!!!
Ubi : Samfah lah Nop' HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHH!!!!!


Sementara itu lagi nonton TV...
Yah gua sih ga ada rasa waswas mau ada rusuh waktu itu, seru aja liatin orang-orang demo di Bundaran Patung Kuda Arjuna Wijaya di Monas, kayak mau ngotot nembus barikade gitu ke Gedung Mahkamah Konstitusi, terus mereka disemprot sama water cannon gitu....

Gue : PAPI LIAT 'PI YANG DEMO DITEMBAK WATER CANNON SAMA GAS AIR MATA!!!!
Bokap : Ha???? Mana mana mana???? *langsung ngibrit dari belakang ke depan TV*

Bokap : Ah udah ga berantem lagi, airnya udah ga ada, udah ga seru.... *lanjut masak lagi*
Terus gua baru kali itu liat, polisi Indonesia ga kalah dengan yang ada di film-film Hollywood, berasa keren banget men mereka di mata gua. #gapenting #tapiinipentingbuatgua #yasudahlah #abaikan


Ngomongin soal isu kerusuhan bersama Trio Umbi Kece di LINE....
Lain percakapan sama temen kuliah, lain lagi sama mereka berdua.... lagi-lagi ga jauh-jauh dari isu bakal ada kerusuhan abis real count KPU. =___=


Mamat : Bokap lu ngajak kabur yah 'Lis? Hahahahaha. Ga bakal rusuh lah tenang aja.
Elis : Kemaren. Sekarang ngajak naik gunung ke Flores, NTT. =___=
Elis : Sama karyawan gua yang asli Flores sekalian pulang kampung.

Mamat : Hahaha.
Elis : Ogah gua si gadis kota disuruh naik gunung, di Flores lagi. Bokap gua dulu sih muda hobi naik gunung, tapi sekarang mana kuat dia. =___=
Mamat : Yah siapa tau masih kuat hahahah.

Mamat : Btw, minggu ini jadi ada kemungkinan keluar-keluar nggak? Kalo malem kan agak gimana gitu, kalo siang? Gua minggu ini kayaknya mau ngendep di rumah aja hahaha.
Elis : Belom jelas kabar beritanya. Siapa tau bokap beneran ajak sekeluarga ke NTT, masih shock gua. =___=

Mamat : Hahahahah, gapapa lah Lis.
Elis : Diajak ke Jakarta Selatan aja susah, ini tiba-tiba mau ke Indonesia Timur.

Elis : Hahaha nyokap gua belom tau, dia pasti shock, adek gua juga.
Elis : Bokap katanya sekalian sama karyawan pulang kampung biar mereka jadi local guide.

Elis : Gua sih kalo serumah pergi yah pasti ikut, masa iya gua jaga rumah jaga guguk. =___= *masih waswas*
Mamat : HAHAHAHAHAH.
Gue : BUHAHAHAHAHA KE NTT WAKAKAKAKAK, ikut bole kali kalo beneran!


Aduh ga tau kenapa lucu banget ini HAHAHAHAH, yang ada orang pergi ngabur ke luar negeri ini malah mau ke pelosok bok ngumpetnya. Gua ceritain ini aja ke bokap nyokap semua pada ketawa, ada aja dah om gua. Duh itu reaksi tante gua gimana dah kalo tau sekeluarga diajak ngumpet ke NTT.

Elis : Tadi emak gua pas gua bilang bokap ngajak ke NTT, jawaban dia simpel.
Elis : "Jangan dipesenin tiket" HAHAHA.


Toh, sampai sekarang... ternyata ga kenapa-kenapa kan?
Duh akhirnya tanggal 20 Oktober dateng juga, bangun-bangun pagi-pagi langsung banyak berita Jokowi udah dilantik, dan gua yang ga ada kerjaan Senen ini pun seharian cuma nonton TV aja siaran langsung, pengen liatin Jokowi naik delman diarak dari Bundaran HI ke Istana Merdeka LOL.

Dan, yang gua takjub sih selama masa kampanye pilpres taun ini yah, gua baru liat pake mata kepala sendiri hal-hal tentang demokrasi yang diajarin dari jaman gua SD yang tadinya cuma omong kosong baru jadi kenyataan semua. Misalnya nih yah, kan guru SD bilang tu demokrasi itu berarti kita kan milih pemimpin kita siapa yang terbaik dia yang menang kan berdasarkan suara terbanyak, terus rakyat jadi sukarela turun bantu ke jalan gitu-gitu (dan selama ini gua ga pernah liat yang kayak gitu pada kenyataannya).

Tapi di pilpres 2014 ini gua bener-bener sampe takjub banget ngeliat Efek Jokowi, gile dari dulu mana ada orang-orang bisa rela bela-belain turun ke jalan, urunan sukarela, dsb tergerak hati nurani buat ngedukung capres pilihannya, dan baru kali ini apa yang gua pelajari dari SD tentang demokrasi bisa gua liat dengan mata kepala gue sendiri waktu itu. Wow, sekarang Jokowi-nya uda dilantik, dan bahkan pesaing Jokowi pas pilpres aja dengan legowo dateng buat menghadiri pelantikan Jokowi, mereka damai-damai aja toh.... udahlah kita semua jangan kepecah lagi kayak jaman kampanye pilpres kemaren, pusing.

Yah dengan kepilihnya Jokowi jadi Presiden Indonesia ke-7, untuk gua sendiri sekarang jadi yakin dan optimis kalo negara ini bakalan berubah jadi lebih baik. Btw gue seneng aja entar gua bisa cerita ke siapapun di masa depan kalo sekarang di republik ini, anak tukang kayu dari bantaran kali aja bisa jadi presiden.

Sori yah post kali ini agak random hahaha, nulis cepet aja, masi banyak yang harus dikerjain ternyata. Have a nice day, Indonesian people. Let us live our new hope together with our lovely leader! :)



Memuat
Today, history writes that a son of carpenter has been sworn as the 7th President of Indonesia. Congratulation for Mr. Joko Widodo, the people's president. #jokowi #presidenjokowi


Thursday, October 16, 2014

dia.lo.gue Artspace Kemang


A tricky stylized typace, makes an ambigu word for English and Bahasa.


I know this post must be a superduperlate post, as I went there on holiday about one or even two months ago. So.... on holiday, I saw in Instagram many people uploaded their photos sitting on the metal staircase without banister, and my some of my friends were also curious about that staircase, and.... we went there together.


dia.lo.gue
I love how this place named. From the word "dialogue" and it's separated with dots becomes "dia" (he/she), "lo" (you), and "gue" (me), represents the people who are hanging out and having dialogues there,



Love this one.


To be honest, we were confused to find the door to go inside, and later found it's located in the corner of the gallery, not in front of the gallery. The first thing you will see is some merchandise store, and later you'll see a coridor of exhibition gallery. The cafe was located inside, after passing the exhibition coridor. Hmm, anyway I was prohibited by a waitress there to took a photo in merchandise section, maybe the main problem was my entry level DSLR camera which I used. So I suggest you not to capture photos on that section, unless you use a ordinary pocket camera or even your mirrorless camera maybe, LOL.

Just skip that part, I'm a good visitor, and I'll follow the rule if the frontliner tells me the no-DSLR-rule politely. :)
*and from then I started thinking to save up some money to buy a mirrorless DSLR*



One of the artworks exhibited on the gallery.

The cafe section.

Second storey.

A picture in the corner.

One of the picture I like the most.

Girls are just having fun. :)

Cashier table.


The foods
I think it's so rare to find the artspace cafe, especially in Jakarta, my first time going to artspace cafe was in Lawang Wangi Artspace Bandung (click here to know more). We were enjoying to have some foods to order, sitting there, and enjoying our day in an artspace cafe in Jakarta. We ordered Tortilla Chips which came with Salsa Dips, it came in bigger pieces and it wasn't oily. Later we ordered Smoked Beef Pizza, it came in 8 mini size slices, honestly, not as big as we expected LOL.


Tortilla Chips and Salsa Dips. (Rp 25.000)

Smoked Beef Pizza. (Rp 35.000)



Let's take some pictures...
Let me take you to the garden behind the main building.


View from the garden.

An installation art in the garden.

Wefie with using "tongsis"!



But, hmmm.... something's missing,
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Finally, I have a photo sitting on the most mainstream staircase in social media HAHAHAH!


Conclusion
The foods are standart but thank goodness they aren't overpriced (like some cafes do), and the place comes in nice ambience. But... to be honest, I was prohibited by a rude waitress to take a picture with my DSLR. Yeah, I know for some people who don't understand, they just know using DSLR means you're taking some pictures for professional thing (but I don't, it's just for having fun and I put the photos on my blog). She used a body language, implied me to stop taking pictures only with eye contact and with her index finger from afar, I just smiled and said sorry to her I didn't know about a no-DSLR rule.

I twice prohibited to take pictures in other cafes, but two waiters asked me not to use my DSLR nicely, they came to me and asked me politely with smile. I respected them as they asked me nicely, they just do what they must do and I stopped using my DSLR. But.......... now when I'm writing this post, I'm curious what the waitress' reaction if I still captured pictures in front of her, or even capture some pictures of her face HAHAHAH okay must stop this kinda random and stupid imagination. Oh come on, this place is so nice but it has some rude waiters there, people do feel same thing like me. It would be better if they are nicer. ;(

Finally at that time, I wasn't curious anymore about dia.lo.gue, thanks to my hanging-out friends (which named by Cella, "Thursmate" which means Thursday Soulmate, as we hung out in holiday every Thursday).



Thurday soulmates.



Photo credit : Cella



dia.lo.gue Artspace and Cafe
Jl. Kemang Selatan Raya No. 99 A
Kemang, South Jakarta

T : +62 21 7199 671 / 2
Hours : Mon-Fri 09.30 - 18.00 /
Sat - Sun 09.00 - 18.00

Wi-fi : YES
Credit Card : YES
Price Range : Rp 20.000 - Rp 65.000




TWITTER @ARSubrata | INSTAGRAM : @ARSubrata

Monday, October 13, 2014

Umbul Umbul Indonesian Food Meruya

A friend told me that a western cafe near my house has changed into Indonesian restaurant, I didn't realize it at the first time although I always pass that restaurant almost every day. I found it out one day after finished my class in university.


Umbul Umbul
What a unique name, but the only typeface show the restaurant's name in my opinion is little bit small. So pay attention while passing Jl. Meruya, it's located beside the gas station.


The typeface.


The place is mainly separated into two sections, the outdoor and indoor. The indoor one is use the mixture of wood and combination between black and white colors. It feels like sitting in like your own home. We were welcomed by one of the owners there, and she directed us to order the food outside.



The bar.

The so-homey corner.

Details of the room.

Where you can see what the menu of the day, and choose it.



The food
The owner that accompanied us at that night said the menu changes every day and night, just choose what do you want and the waiter will pick it them to the plate for you. While we were ordering the foods, the owner told us about the concept changing of the restaurant, she said the people around didn't notice to much when its concept was western restaurant, and they changed the concept into introducing how delicious the Indonesian food is. The market seems responsed good, she said many people who work in offices located in Meruya have their lunch there and make the favorite menus there runned out in the afternoon.



So here we go, here's my dinner.

Sate lilit. (Rp 8.000)


It's a special satay from Bali, this one uses minched chicken. The speciality of this satay is the using of lemongrass as the stick, it makes the satay has a unique taste as it's sweeter than the other ordinary satay. To good to be true, I love this satay!



Tongkol Suwir (Rp 8.000)


This minched tuna looks so spicy, eh? How spicy it is depends with how strong you can withstand with chilli LOL. For me, the level of spiciness and also the juiciness are good. And I got my Ayam Rica tender and juicy, it's little bit tasted like curry for me, the spices they used to cook Ayam Rica seep perfectly into the meat.


Ayam Rica (Rp 10.000) 


Conclusion
In here, I can know some menus I never see before, like sate lilit, so I think their idea to introduce the Indonesian foods to the people works well. I spent Rp 40.000 for the dinner including the drink, we think the price is good as now you can see it's very rare to find restaurant which provides foods with good portion and good taste plus the drink that you can get only under Rp 50.000, plus you can get the good ambience. I suggest they should play up some cozy musics, as when we came, it was so silent as they didn't play some musics.



Have yourself a good good night. 




Umbul Umbul Indonesian Food
Taman Aries Blok H1 / 1
Jl. Meruya Raya, Meruya Utara
Kembangan, West Jakarta

T : +62 21 586 3070
Hours : Mon - Sun 11.00 - 22.00

Wi-fi : YES
Credit Card : YES
Price Range : Rp 30.000 - Rp 50.000




TWITTER @ARSubrata | INSTAGRAM : @ARSubrata

Friday, October 10, 2014

Cafe Batik Datulaya Meruya


It's like a hidden gem, you know?


I mean, at the first time I know about this place from JKTGo, I just realised there's a cafe in the area which I never heard there was a cafe before. When I saw the photo of the cafe, I just "wow-ed" at that time as the place is so nice, and I was curious enough to see it by myself. It's located in border of West Jakarta and South Tangerang, exactly it's across Tunas Muda School Meruya.



To get yourself in Cafe Batik, find "ZANE Building",
as the typeface of "Cafe Batik" is too small to be noticed.


Cafe Batik Datulaya
This cafe's design is so Indonesian, at the first time you step there, you'll feel so traditional as you can see the wooden gate. They combine stone, wood, with Indonesian decoration in everything inside. Anyway do you wonder why it's named "Cafe Batik"? Because it has special package for the guest to learn about making batik process, and after that you can bring it home. But I didn't know it when I came here, as no notification or anything else about making batik there, I just knew it from internet. Maybe you can ask it later at the number phone below if you want to.

Anyway, they have a small gallery beside the dining place, it was closed when we came there. I peeped inside and there were lot of things inside, maybe it's opened in the afternoon, maybe I'll visit it later in another day.



The corner.


I asked the waiter when did the cafe open for the first time, and he said it has opened since a year ago. Eh really???? Why this beauty place didn't exposed much? I thought it's first opened months ago. They need lot of promotion via social media I think. My recommendation, you should take a seat on second storey if the waiter allows you, I saw in Instagram the seats in second storey more beautiful than in the first storey with its Bali decoration. Still wondering, the waiter said there's an office in the second storey too, I bet their office must be so nice.



When I saw a kitchen look-alike corner, it's just like.... your own home.


The foods
When me and friends saw the menu, they serve some homey menu like nasi goreng, mie, etc. But at that time, we were not hungry and decided to order some snacks. There's Ollino booth which served home made ice cream, and I was interested to try that one and kinda tried to reveal was it true if it was a home made ice cream?


Ollino booth.


Ollino Ice Cake. (Rp 16.000)

This is mine, anyway the packaging looks so simple yet little bit traditional, isn't it? *pardon me for the random thing like this, I'm majoring graphic design... so you know? Me and friends sometime just comment everything related with design LOL.*

There are three tastes in this ice cream, chocolate, vanilla and coffee. Worth to try, those tastes blended perfectly inside my mouth, and you will find the small pieces of cake inside. The texture is so soft and little bit lighter than the famous ice cream you can find in grocery store, okay I proved it's a home made one LOL.


Ollino Neapolitan, another taste of Ollino's.


Bitterballen.


Okay, to be honest, this was the first time I knew there's a snack named bitterballen, and ate that for the first time in my life, I swear my mom never introduced this one to me and my bro in our lives HAHAHAH. It's a savory snack from the Netherlands, and popular in the the Netherlands' ex-colony countries like Indonesia, or the country which influenced by Dutch such as Belgium (FYI, Belgium uses both of French and Dutch languages as its national languages, as it's located beetween those two countries).

Okay, back to the bitterballen itself. Many sources said it similarly tastes like kroket, and.... even I always forget what kroket tastes like. Meh, and the sources said its fillings was meat based, either it's made become meat gravy or thick roux. Well, sounds good to have a bitterballen at that evening, but.... was I the only one of my friends which tasted the bitterballen's roux more like mashed potato than the meat based filling? *munch munch*



Hands in frame!

View from inside.

Chicken Kungpao Rice and Tekwan. (Rp 17.000)


And we ordered again some homey foods as dinners, to be honest nothing's special from the taste, but  the portion kinda worth with the price. Okay, let me take you to my mini tour outside, as the lamps were turning on when we finished the dinner.


Hanging kerosene lamps in tree.

Look, a sky full of...... bamboo hat, tee-hee!

My most favorite photo I capture here. :)

Karambol traditional boardgame and chess in the small stage.

Aha, find a spot to take some good picture.

Have yourself a good good night.



Cafe Batik Datulaya
ZANE Building
Jl. Meruya Utara Blok 3 No. 9
West Jakarta

T : +62 21 5890 1523
Hours: Mon - Sat 09.00 - 21.00
Sun CLOSED

Wi-fi : YES
Credit Card : YES
Price Range: Rp 16.000 - Rp 50.000



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Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Seulawah Coffee Pesanggrahan

Hi there, finally I've finished all of my Merapi travel series post, the things I want it to be done from years ago. Now, I'll tell you my experience of sipping a cup of coffee in a new coffee shop in my neighbourhood.


Seulawah Coffee
Well, actualy it's not a really new one, it's opened since months ago, but it's one of the youngest food and beverages shops which open in Pesanggrahan. But.. wait! It serves traditional coffee, from Aceh to be exact. You know, Aceh is one of the famous regions which produces coffee in Indonesia, especially its famous Kopi Gayo. It's such a unique concept to introduce the traditional coffees from Aceh with combining it with the industrial concept looking, and even Seulawah combines the coffee shop with....... barbershop!



Look at its neon boxes, you'll know what I mean.


When you entered Seulawah, you won't meet the door to come indoor directly. Well, I just surprised it has outdoor space, since when you look at Seulawah, it's like a full indoor cafe. The cafe's outdoor area is bigger than the indoor, when you come inside, you'll see the indoor area is separated into two section, the cafe is in right section and Kaminoke Barbershop is in the left section, as you can see the dressing tables and hairwashing stations.


A corner on outdoor area.


Industrial interior inside.


One of the corners inside.


Seulawah gives a classic touch with putting a vespa inside.


...and little bit touch of Swiss Style Design inside.


The people.


My favorite photo I captured in Seulawah.


The utensils to make the coffee.


Actually, despite having the room air-conditioned, the people inside were smoking. I thought at the first time there was a significant beetween the space for smoking and non-smoking section, you know... they have outdoor space which is bigger than the indoor one. Just let it go and as I was so impressed with Seulawah's concept, and I thought this place had to be so good.



So now, what coffee you would drink?


The drinks


Teh Tarik. (Rp 18.000)


Teh tarik? Everytime I go and order teh tarik, most of them have same taste and nothing's special, just a tea mixed with milk (or usually condensed milk). You know, it's so hard to find a teh tarik with the taste you've never tasted before. And thank God, I got that one in Seulawah! It's teh tarik just so different with the other, it's has balanced sweetness level if compared with the other super sweet ones served in other restaurants or cafes, and the most interesting one was... I thought I tasted a cinnamon inside this teh tarik. Recommended!



Kopi Sanger. (Rp 12.000)


It's like teh tarik but in coffee version, it's coffee mixed with milk. I ordered this one as I'm not such a coffee person, and I had a bad experience of tasting coffee which affected my gastritis LOL. The owner said we could choose if it was served hot or cold. I chose the cold one. Kopi Sanger is the one of the famous coffee from Aceh, it's brewed inside the socks-look-alike filter from cloth so it has no residue, and then it's shaken with milk and sugar until the foam formed on the coffee, and ready to be served. When I tried this one, the black coffee still tasted strong although it was mixed with milk and sugar, so I had to add some sugar.

Late night, I was awake all night and can't sleep, so I conclude Kopi Sanger has strong caffein. So I don't recommend you to try this one if you're not into caffein so much like me.


Conclusion?
The only thing I don't like in Seulawah is its "smoking non-smoking room". But... yeah I have to mention Seulawah for having good tasted coffees which come with good prices, you just spend only less than Rp 20.000 to enjoy the authentic great coffees from Aceh, the prices are damn affordable, it's such the best thing to find another cool place to hang out with nice ambience and great price in West Jakarta.


What else do I order to substitute the things on the table?


And yeah, where do you find a traditional Aceh coffee comes in urban place like this? So come and have yourself sipping cups of coffee from Serambi Mekah.



I'm happy because my wallet is happy too. Thanks Seulawah Coffee!




Seulawah Coffee
Jl. Pesanggrahan No. 8
Kembangan, West Jakarta

Wi-fi : NO
Credit Card : NO
Price Range : Rp 8.000 - Rp 35.000




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