Bottlenose has been around for a few months now, but the hype was still ‘there’ so I visited the place with a number of my foodie friends just last week. It’s located in the 2nd floor, PHX, Grogol.
It’s definitely a very mini-spaced coffee shop that could probably just accommodate 15-20 people max, it’s not a surprise since Bottlenose is located in PHX, which consists of many shops inside container boxes.
Aside from the mostly affordable coffee (available starting IDR20,000 – IDR40,000++ only!), they also provide finger foods, breakfast/brunch menus, and a some main course as well.
Iced Latte – IDR35,000++
Despite its name, it was quite a strong iced latte. Their coffee has a rather sour aftertaste, the milk was light, and it became a bit more bland and thin due to the ice. I’d rather prefer bitter aftertaste, so it’s really up to your preferences whether or not you’d like it.
Brownies Affogato – IDR35,000++
For those craving dessert-like coffee, this one is definitely an option! I love that the brownies is hard and firm enough to withstand all the moist and liquids on top.
Salted Egg Chicken Bao – IDR41,000++
I’ve been craving for a really good salted egg dish for the last few days so I immediately jump in when there’s the ‘Salted Egg’ option!
It was sad because it doesn’t came out as I expected. The salted egg wasn’t too distinct and there’s too little chicken bites for the Bao. On a side note, the french fries was addicting!
London Fog Waffle (??)
I don’t remember the exact name of this menu but there’s ‘London’ into it. Their waffle was GORGEOUS and DELICIOUS! It was firm and crispy on the outside, yet thick, soft, and moist as you dig in deeper.
The candied peach wasn’t too sweet and not too soft from being soaked in sugar for too long. It has a very lovely earl grey fragrance too. MUST TRY!
Blueberry Cream Cheese Waffle – IDR36,000++
All their waffles were such a treat to the eyes! Sadly they can’t maintain the beautiful waffle texture & consistency as the London fog waffle above.
It took almost an hour for this waffle to came out. It’s still nice and moist, but the outside wasn’t as firm and crispy, making it easier to get soggy from the ice cream. The staff did say that they have some problem with the waffle mixture that’s why it took so long. Well it’s still delicious, just not as good as the latter 🙂
Overall I would say that the coffee wasn’t as suited to my taste due to its rather sour aftertaste, but it really depends on how you like your coffee. I would definitely come back for the waffles though, such a sight to behold with such beautiful flavors too!