Claredelfia was invited to a foodie gathering event at KafeTIA by This Is April – Pantai Indah Kapuk. For those who don’t know, Kafe TIA is the first Boutique Coffee Shop in Jakarta. Why is it called ‘This Is April’? As you might have guessed, it was established in the month of April, and as it turns out, even the owner was born in April! April is also the start of spring – which signifies a fresh new start of the season.
Kafe TIA started as a small boutique selling simple yet fashionable clothes, but then they want to provide a place for shoppers to sit, relax, and enjoy a simple cup of coffee after they have ‘shop till they drop’.
Many people (some expatriates) now often drops by Kafe TIA in the morning just to grab a cup of coffee to go. I was given the chance to sample several of their coffee creations, as well as witness their beautiful and creative latte art process in the making!
Cute, isn’t it? You can request the barista to make these! Very photogenic, I can’t bring myself to drink this!
As I really like food/beverage that is given tiny bit of alcohol/rum in it, I decided to order a cup of Mocha Rum Latte. I can taste and smell the rum, but it was definitely not overwhelming. What I love with the coffee at Kafe TIA is that it is the coffee variety that is more bitter than sour in nature. It was not too sweet yet not too bitter, not too creamy either, just perfect!
For those of you who can’t or just doesn’t like coffee, try their other TIA signature – SNICKERS ULTIMATE ! Even the name itself is irresistible, isn’t it? You can definitely taste the Snickers chocolate being blended inside this beverage. Very thick and creamy, FAT DON’T CARE!
Aside from selling coffee, they also provide some small snacks for you to munch and keep yourself busy 🙂
To be honest I am not a big fan of their so-called ‘burgers’, it doesn’t taste like burger, more like a bun with nuggets in the shape of a ‘patty’.
I wished they have more cheese in this, but then it was still good even though it wasn’t all that special.
So this dish – Asinan Bandung really started-off as an underdog. I really didn’t expect much from a coffee shop that specializes in coffee selling local Indonesian delicacies, but then I proved to be so WRONG! I LOVE THIS ASINAN BANDUNG! The vegetables and fruits was fresh, portion was just right, and the peanut sauce was DELICIOUS! The peanut sauce was neither too thick nor too runny, it was not too salty as to make it more like a ‘gado-gado’ sauce, it’s a bit sweet and sour.
This was so delicious that I have already bought 2 portion of this Asinan Bandung as takeaways after my last invitation just a few weeks ago!
Can you see that? That peanut choco smores is just as yummylicious as it looks! The marshmallow was burnt perfectly, with a layer of peanut chocolate below, I can’t stop eating these!
Overall I would really recommend this place for you to hang out and have some small talk with your friends. The price of the coffess was not too expensive as well (just around, 25 – 38k for a cup of coffee) especially when it is located in Pantai Indah Kapuk. CURIOUS?? Come and visit Kafe TIA now!