A slice of Melbourne in Jakarta. I've know this place since it was opened and the history of this place, a branch of one of the best coffee shop/barista in the world. But I've never gotten the chance to try it, until today and I have to say I am impressed. In short the quality of the coffee and staff is like being in Melbourne. (Sadly the price as well)What I ordered:Finca Teresa Geisha, filter, 100K, this is a really good Geisha, with a slight body to it, and a very strong presence of mango inside. Unlike Hacienda Esmeralda which tastes like tea, this one tastes like a juice, a very aromatic juice, I'd say for the price of 100K it is well priced. Iced Latte with almond milk, 45+15K, this is the first time I tried almond milk latte and I'm surprised with the consistency of almond milk, it is quite creamy, but it enhanced the tastes of the coffee. It's like drinking an espresso but without the overwhelming bitter/flavour. A must try!Iced Matcha Latte, this one is okay, quite good, but so-so, there are chunks of matcha in there which is nice. Hot Cappucino, the milk and espresso shot blends nicely together, the milk is not overwhelming, and the espresso is still strong in presence but it does not have the bitterness to it. Oh and the latte art is quite fancy haha. Sour Dough, with berry jam, The sour dough itself is very very nice. It is toasted perfectly, both crispy and soft. It is served with a huge amount of butter, actual proper butter, and berry jam. Overall it tastes amazing, the sourdough is perfect, perfect amount of air inside the toast. St. Ali BBQ Plate, this one is quite huge and can actually be shared, 2 slabs of roasted/bbq beef brisket, a heap of coleslaw and two pieces of white toast. First of all the coleslaw is perfect, not too much condiment in it, and the vegies are not bitter. The BBQ sauce given is very nice, a strong smokynes to it, and then the beef brisket. It is very tender, and can be pulled apart easily with a fork. The beef is very tender and juicy, and has a nice smoky taste to it. I'd say for 138K it is quite well worth the price considering beef briskets elsewhere could be more expensive. For the ambience, like I said before it is very reminiscence of Melbourne, it's like being in the queen victoria market, an urban hustle and bustle environment with a bit of industrial styling. Oh and they do have an open bar concept and a separate manual brewing bar as well which is nice. For the staffs, they are quite plentiful in the shop and quite helpful as well, the F&Bs are quite fast to be served as well.
05 Sep 2018
Coffe shop yang super hype di Melbourne dan sekarang super hype juga di Jakarta. Tempatnya terbagi menjadi indoor dan outdoor area. saya milih di outdoor sambil menikmati angin sore sepoi-sepoi. Pesen Ice Latte yang disajikan di dalam botol, rasanya lumayan asem buat gw jadi gw tambahin Sugar Syrup biar rada manis dikit. Mesen juga Red Velvet Pancake dengan topping Vanilla Ice Cream, Cream Cheese, Berries Compote, dan Chocolate Crumble. Penyajiannya cantik, Pancakenya light and fluffy, Cream Cheesenya enak, Berries Compotenya bikin makin enak karena rasa Pancakenya jadi manis asem. Recommended tho price wise is a bit expensive.
17 Agu 2018
Baru tiga kali kunjungan kemari, selalu di malam hari dan hampir tutup. Jam tutup St. Ali lebih awal meskipun weekend, padahal tempatnya mumpuni sekali buat hangout sampai tengah malam. Kopi disini bagus, setiap kesini selalu beli beans untuk di pakai di rumah. Kalau untuk dine in lebih sering pesan manual brewing dan iced chocolate atau latte. Packingnya lucu dalam botol jadul berwarna coklat dan boleh di bawa pulang, lol, ibu-ibu ngga boleh liat botol lucu sedikit bawaannya bawa pulang aja. Kalau untuk cake tersedia aneka cake dari beau, ngga jarang kurang fresh, kalau menu makanan lainnya belum pernah coba sih, next time mungkin kalau berkunjung lagi.
24 Jul 2018
ST. ALi - Setiabudi One
Setiabudi One, Lantai Ground, Jl. HR Rasuna Said Kav.63, Jakarta, Indonesia