Saturday, September 24, 2011

Nanny's Pavillon: Livingroom

I had been curious about Nanny's Pavillon the Living room for a while, since it was their first branch in Jakarta. However, having it located in Citywalk Sudirman always drew me back since I had to make a special trip there.

Nanny's Pavillon: Living room

The restaurant was almost empty on a Saturday evening. However, when my friend and I left during dinner time, I noticed there were more people coming.

The super cute menu book

I love every details on each of Nanny's pavillon branches. They successfully managed to decorate each of them with different themes. I even love its menu book!

Nanny's Mango Cocktail - Rp 40k

Nanny's Cocktail was for sharing. The menu said it was for 4 people, while I think it was about enough for the two of us. There were 2 choices, mango and blueberry; and as you can see, we picked mango. There were chopped apples, mango, and strawberry mixed with mango flavored drink. The drink was sweet but the fruit bits was a bit too sour so that it was refreshing. However, it was really too sour for my tastebud, my friend loved it though.

Anyway, look at the cute uniform that the waitress wore!

Grilled Baby Potato - Rp 27k

Since we were there during afternoon tea time, we were just up for some snacks and waffle, so we ordered the grilled baby potato. It looked super cute with puffy mini potatoes. However, it tasted blah. The baby potatoes were almost tasteless and we did not like the texture of the potato skins. We did not finish it.

Blueberry Cheese Waffle - Rp 29k

It was actually Blueberry Cheese Roll Pancake in the menu, but we asked the waitress to substitute the pancake roll for waffle. The waffle was served with cream cheese, blueberry sauce, and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. I loved the waffle, it was soft but a bit soggy. The blueberry sauce was a bit sour funnily complimented the salty cream cheese.

The non smoking area

The waffle was great, but we were not impressed with its appetizer. I would definitely visit their other branches :) I really adore their concept with cute details and decorations!

p.s even the website was beyond cute!!!do not forget to check it out.

Nanny's Pavillon: Livingroom
Citywalk Sudirman
Ground Floor
Jl. K.H. Mas Mansyur No. 121
Jakarta Pusat
Ph: (021) 2555 8477

Monday, September 19, 2011

Prince House

Last week, it was a little after 10p.m. that my cousins suddenly wanted to hang out. There were not so many options for late night snack in Kelapa Gading area. Our favorite was Prince House, and so there we went. They have killer waffles! The only downside was there were A LOT of mosquitoes, there were times that we did not go there, even though we wanted to because of it.

The dummy waffles!
The first thing I noticed whenever I went there was this showcases in the middle of the room filled with delicious tempting looking waffles. Little did I know they were only dummies! They look so cute, right?

Nachos - Rp 15k
We were there for late night snack, and at that time, they usually only offered waffles. However, we managed to order the nachos. Well, it was a bit disappointment since the tortilla chips were actually (we believed they were) Happy Tos! There were no cheddar cheese as promised in the menu as well. It was just Happy tos and salsa, which they claimed to be homemade but we did not buy it. pshh...

Lemon Tea (Rp 11k), Dark Chocolate Gelato Shake (Rp 26k), and
Strawberry Italian Soda (Rp 14k)
The Chocolate Gelato shake was sweet, my cousin loved it. However, it was a bit too milky to my liking. I ordered the Strawberry Italian Soda and it was also sweet, I definitely can taste the strawberry flavor in it. But on a second thought, it tasted like soggy fanta, less soda and wayyy sweeter than normal fanta. Then my cousin, who ordered the Lemon Tea, and I realized that our drinks was a bit too sweet and had almost no ice, so we asked for more ice. It turned out that they ran out of ice!!! They should have warned us when we ordered, or at least told us when they were about to make it. Another disappointment here that they decided to fool us. It was not a big of deal tho', but stil....

Tiramisu Cappucino Deluxe - Rp 28k
For the waffles, we got the Tiramisu Cappucino Deluxe. Deluxe set means we got two waffles and one scoops of gelato. Tiramisu Gelato included 3 toppings, which were chocolate tiramisu sauce, chocolate cappucino sauce, and topped with chocolate rice. For the gelato my cousin insisted on picking the durian gelato. The waffles were great. They were a bit crunchy yet soft. The durian gelato also tasted great. It was smooth in texture and the flavor was not too strong, but you can definitely taste the durian.

Cinnamilk - Rp 8k
We also ordered Cinnamilk. The waffle was basically covered with white chocolate sauce and sprinkled with brown sugar and cinnamon powder. I am actually not a fan of white chocolate because it can get too milky and sweet. However, I love this one. They have enough sweetness, and the cinnamon took over the milky taste. Loved it!

Prince House
Jl. Boulevard Raya Kelapa Gading Blok WA2 No 12
Jakarta Utara
Ph: (021) 9829 9537

Monday, September 12, 2011


After a movie in Plaza Indonesia tonight, My friend and I decided to grab some snacks at the not-so-newly opened Bakerzin. Bakerzin Plaza Indonesia had just been relocated from the Basement to the Ground floor, exactly next to Kichenette. It still has the elegant aura but I like the new one better since they really separate the smoking and non-smoking zone with the kitchen and cake showcase in between them.

Bratwurst with Sauteed Potato - Rp 45k
We ordered the sausage and it was heavenly! We were not hungry but we wanted more of The sausages were fat, tasty, and tender. They was not too fulfilling so they left us wanting more of them. The baby potatoes were also delicious. They were soft inside but crunchy on the outside.

Mango Sparkling Fruity Tea - Rp 27.5k
I ordered the Mango Sparkling Fruity Tea for the drink. It was mango tea mixed with Sprite, if I'm not mistaken. I really loved this! It was sweet and refreshing.

Grand Marnier Souffle - Rp 47.5k
For dessert, we got the Grand Marnier Souffle. I am a fan of their Baileys Souffle, but this time around my friend suggested the Grand Marnier one instead. I still preferred the Baileys Souffle over this one, but I quite liked it. However, my friend did not like it at all. She said it was too milky. I actually felt the same, but I didn't find it disturbing tho'.

On a side note, I would like to say that I like their menu with beautiful photographs of its food.

Plaza Indonesia, 1st Floor E17
Jl. MH Thamrin Kav. 28-30
Jakarta Pusat
Ph: (021) 2992-3715

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Pizza Marzano

Pizza Marzano has just opened a new branch in Mall Kelapa Gading. My friends and I decided to give it a try. As expected from a newly opened restaurant in Jakarta, the place was full and we had to wait for a few minutes for our table.

Garlic Bread with Mozarella - Rp 28k
We ordered Garlic Bread with Mozarella for appetizer. The garlic bread was not like your ordinary toasted garlic baguette-like bread. The bread was lightly toasted. Thus, it still managed to have some tenderness but with melted mozarella on top. The bread itself was a bit on the sweet side. I really loved it!

Bruschetta Picante - Rp 28k
We also got the Bruschetta Picante for another appetizer. The bread was the same as the Garlic bread. However, it supposed to come with several other toppings, such as tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, beef bacon, topped with grana padano and mozarella. Well, I did not spot any jalapeno peppers but oh well...It tasted okay. I preferred the simple garlic bread.

Quatro Carni - Rp 77k
We decided to ordered 2 pizza and 2 pasta to share. However, the waitress missed one of our pizza order :( So we just got our Quatro Carni. It has chicken ham, pepperoni, spicy beef, and chicken. However, they did not distributed the toppings evenly, as you can see from the pictures. I tried to pepperoni and it was okay. The pizza crust was thin and I liked that I can taste the generous amount of melted cheese.

Maccheroni Al Forno Alla Bolognese - Rp 65k
For pasta, we ordered Maccheroni Bolognese and Penne Carbonara. The Maccheroni was my favorite! It came with bechamel sauce, bolognese sauce, mozarella, and grana padano. The dish was rich on cheese yet I did not feel overwhelmed by it. It might be because they have the perfect combination of bechamel and bolognese sauce!

Penne Carbonara - Rp 60k
The waitress claimed that its Penne Carbonara was the house's favorite. However, I thought it was just okay. Nothing's special in the dish.

For drink, we ordered Ice Blackcurrant Tea for Rp 25k each. It was refillable.

Overall, I really like the food here. They were tasty and affordable. BUT the service was beyond mediocre! The place was super busy yet they just had very little super rude waiters, not to mention that they were not helpful either. I tried to understand the rudeness of the waiters was because they were overwhelmed by the amount of customers they had to serve, yet they were not many of them. But still, it got to my nerve, to the point that I did not enjoy my dining experience there. They did not smile even for just once; it took them a very very looonngg time to bring out the drinks, while all they need to do was just grab a glass and fill it with the already-made blackcurrant tea; whenever we requested something, they just either ignored it, made us wait for a super long time, or said "sorry, I am busy," and bluntly ignored it!!

Note to management, please pay attention to the number of waiters and expected customers, and the quality of the waiters. I am sure, we were not the only disappointed customers, and we did not spot any restaurant manager while we were there.

Pizza Marzano
Ground Floor, Mall Kelapa Gading 3
Jl. Boulevard Raya 
Jakarta Utara 
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