Congratulations Coffee Bean for their recent store re-opening at Plaza Indonesia! I was quite honored to be invited to their menu tasting session.
Coffee bean’s history runs quite deep starting from 1963. It is now a successful brand located all around the world. Their products seemed to be taken quite well by Indonesian consumers because the number of Coffee Bean outlets in Indonesia is the highest compared to any other countries!
Cakalang Roll – IDR49,000++
At first, I thought that this would be a very weird Western-Indonesian fusion combination, but I was proven wrong. The pastry was soft yet slightly crispy and buttery. .
The Cakalang (Skipjack Tuna) fish inside was just enough to accompany the whole pastry but wasn’t too much that it’s overwhelming as well. I loved the fact that it was savory and have a slight spicy kick to add a different color to the flavors.
Green Tea Cappuccino – IDR35,000++
This green tea cappuccino was recommended to us and paired with the cakalang roll. Green tea lovers would probably like it because they have quite a strong green tea fragrance. I don’t think it was made to my liking because in addition to disliking green tea, I thought that it was too milky and too sweet for my taste.
Teriyaki Tori Burger – IDR65,000++
The Teriyaki Tori Burger was quite large in size. It’s quite pleasant too. Geared towards sweet than savory taste, but the sweet teriyaki wasn’t too overwhelming but adds a very unique taste in itself. The chicken was also marinated quite well – although slightly overcooked, leaving it a bit harder to cut.
Chicago cheesecake – IDR40,000++/slice
This was truly the highlight of my day! The cheesecake was so soft and moist, cheesy and not too sweet. PERFECT!
Ultimate ice blended – IDR65,000++
Did you know that ice-blended style was patented by coffeebean since 1963? This ultimate ice blended is perfect for those who like chocolate/dessert and mild coffee instead of strong ones. The chocolate used was dark chocolate so it wasn’t too sweet. They also blend whole chocolate-coated coffee beans along with the drink, so you can taste bits of coffee bean and dark chocolate inside. Loved it!
Overall I thought the food served was not bad – fair price and portion. Personally i really love the ultimate ice blended and the Chicago cheesecake. I’ll come back for more of those items!
Plaza Indonesia, Lantai 1, Jl. MH Thamrin, Thamrin, Jakarta