Mio Caro Cafe is located right beside the lobby of One PM Building. A very typical cozy cafe in a building, it was decorated mild yet pleasantly. Mio Caro Cafe offers mostly sandwiches and a few pasta and brunch menu.
It was too bad that although everything looks nice and cozy, the service wasn’t. Despite the extremely friendly and patient waiter, the cafe was severely understaffed. I ordered 6 menu items and it took more than 2 hours for everything to be served. This was because one person was literally in-charge of everything – taking orders, making the food, serving the food, and billing payment!
A lot of their menu items are also out of order, despite the fact that it was even before lunch time when we arrive. It was truly disappointing when they are not well-prepared enough to serve orders for the day.
Cafe latte – IDR27,700++
Despite the slow service, I have to admit that they truly serve good coffee! The coffee have a very mild bitter after taste that smoothly and gradually disappeared as you swallow in your mouth. It wasn’t too bitter nor too overpowering. Loved it!
Cheese Steak Sandwich
I was quite excited with this menu since I am a huge Cheese Maniac. Yet it was a bit of a let down when it came with so little cheese on it. The so called ‘steak’ was only a few slices of beef here and there. I fyou taste each components one by one, the ‘steak’ wasn’t bad , but the few slices of beef clearly wasn’t enough to cover the whole sandwich.
These are chicken strips in honey sesame sauce and cheese. It was much better than the cheese steak and I absolutely love the Honey Sesame fragrant. It would be much better if they could add more chicken strips in it.
Hot Chipotle Sandwich – IDR37,200
Smoked chicken with Guacamole, Jalapeno, and Cheese. Though the Jalapeno wasn’t as distinct as I hoped it would be, it was still quite a delicious plate of sandwich.
Italian Classic – IDR37,200
Smoked chicken with mayo pesto and cheese. This was my most favorite one! The pesto sauce was distinct yet not overwhelming. It was so fragrant and appetizing. Loved it!
I was looking forward to the Monte Cristo since it came last (1.5 hours of waiting too). Turned out it was a huge disappointment. The bread was already cold and hard when it came. It was bland and tasteless too. Furthermore, it was so plain with only 2 eggs as toppings. As the priciest dish I ordered for the day, it’s truly not worth every penny.
Fushion Spaghetti w/ Sesame Chicken – IDR49,400
I was a bit confused with this dish. Do they want to go asian or western? It’s not even ‘fushion’ either. This truly tastes like bland spaghetti with only soy sauce and salt. May be it’s just me, but it was also too oily for my taste. The good thing is that the Garlic bread was quite delicious.
Overall I would really recommend this cafe solely for its coffee. their coffee was top-notch for sure! Other wise, i wouldn’t bet much on the food and the extremely slow service (it took me more than 2 hours of waiting for everything to be served!). A recommended coffee shop for office workers that want to buy coffee to-go.
Gedung One PM, Lantai Ground, Jl. Raya Boulevard Gading Serpong, Serpong Utara, Tangerang