January 25, 2009 | Cakes, Bread & Dessert, International Cuisine, Italian Cuisine, Western Cuisine
Back in December, along with a number of friends, we visited one of the new hip cafes in town. It is located inside Harvey Nichols at Grand Indonesia. Coming from Ismaya Group, the place is surely making its mark. The interior is interesting, spacious, and comfy as expected. When we got there, the place was packed, but we were fortunate to get a table. It seems that this is a place to see and be seen.
The menu is a combination of dessert, pizza, tapas & afternoon tea set plus a separate wine list. As we were still full from a very big lunch at Garuda Pluit, we only ordered ice chocolate & hot chocolate drinks. Our more adventurous friends ordered New York Cheesecake (with balsamic marinated raspberries) 40K, quattro formaggi (four-cheese, mixed wild mushroom and fresh dried tomato) 60K, Afternoon Tea Set (120K for 2) which consists of a pot of fine selections of teas, freshly made finger sandwiches (smoked scottish salmon, roasted free range chicken breast & egg mayonaise), sultana scones (housemade strawberry preserve and clotted cream) and a selection of delicious miniature cakes. Our drinks turned out to be just so so. It tasted like Milo with a smattering of chocolate powder. After having tried Creole, it will be very tough to find a better chocolate drink than Creole’s pure house blend. However, our friends were enjoying their meals. The service can be pretty bad when the place is full. One of our friends had to wait a long time for her coffee and then another long wait after she asked for a tea spoon. I guess we’ll try this place again, but only when it’s not that crowded.
restaurant – bar – wineshop
Harvey Nichols 1st floor
ph. +62(21) 2358 1818