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2012-09-15 41 Lihat
People, I have just visited a new cafe in Kelapa Gading area. It's called Klassen Garden Cafe. Well, if you're quite up to date with websites that offer discount for food, I think you might have stumbled into this cafe. Yeah, these days, the cafe is certainly trying to gain more awareness from a lot of people. It's the right thing to do, of course. Well, I happened to buy the voucher because I think it's quite near from the place where I live in every weekend. And, I actually was attracted to th
In jalan Summagung, it could only open from 5 in the late afternoon. Well, the opening hours is certainly very limited. That's why, they decided to completely merge the Klassen Classroom Cafe with their Garden Cafe. So, the point is we could just use the voucher in Klassen Garden Cafe.
So, eventually, we went here just a couple hours ago. The location is pretty difficult to find, and I had a hard time finding it. When I called by phone, the receiver said that their location is just inside the SPBU Pertamina (next to McDonalds). So, I assumed I knew the place. But when we reached there, I suddenly had doubt. The SPBU didn't have any sign about any cafe, and I was quite confused for a while. We parked and I decided to ask around. Inside the SPBU, there is a car wash workshop. When I looked around, I couldn't see any signboard about the cafe. Then I asked a passer by about Klassen. Well, he then pointed at the second floor and there it was! I was so glad we didn't come at the wrong place.
The place is kinda hidden. Actually, after seeing it at the second floor, I just realized that they have a couple of small signboards, but the color is quite dark, that's why I didn't notice it. Just for input, I think they have to focus more on putting a bigger, noticeable, and catchy (maybe colourful ) signboard.
The exterior is zero with lame 'invisible' signboard, but the interior, is surprisingly quite nice!
Once we entered the room, the atmosphere changed. It is quite warm (in a cold way ), the interior is pretty simple but play enough part in making the room seems more private, and you can see a lot of tree decorations (or more like hedges). Well, it isn't literally a garden yet, but it is metaphorically. They don't have to exactly bringing real trees and stuff right? In the room, there is a big LCD, some nice sofas and tables, and a couple of comfy corners. The room isn't spacious, but it is really comfortable and it doesn't look cramped. In the corner of the room, you can find a couple of stuff for you to play, like monopoly cards. Well, I didn't really check what games they have though.
After we sat down, the waitress came to us bringing the menu books. We then gave her our voucher and she went away with it to confirm it. And a minute later, she went back and asked us about our choices. We actually got two food and two Iced Tea. But since I was curious about their cakes, I ordered one. It is Rainbow Cake (again). I guess it's getting old, isn't it? But sometimes, I just don't know when to have enough of something. ;) The waitress was very nice, polite (not over), and she has good attitude. It's nice that the cafe has someone that nice as a waitress.
Klassen Garden Cafe offers a lot of food for customers. They have appetizers such as Organic Chicken Wing (IDR 17 k), Shrimp Spring Roll (IDR 15 k), and Mini Hashbrown (IDR 15 k). They also have Main Course obviously, with quite a lot of choices, like the recommended Curry Rice with Chicken Katsu (IDR 25 k), Fettucinne Carbonara with Dory (IDR 29 k) and American Platter with Bolognaise (IDR 25 k). Burgers are available too.
The price range for food is IDR 12 k to IDR 29 k.
For the desserts, they have Rainbow Cake (IDR 25 k), Green Tea Cake (IDR 20 k) and also Pancakes/Waffles (IDR 12 k or IDR 20 k with Ice Cream).
For beverages, they have a lot of choices too. They have flavoured tea, soda italiano, chocolate and coffee. Some of the recommended beverages are Cappuccino (IDR 15 k), Hazelnut Coffee Latte (IDR 20 k), Irish Cream Coffee Latte (IDR 20 k) and even Lemon Tea (IDR 12 k). The price range for the beverages is IDR 6 k to IDR 20 k.
So, I guess you guys can see the price ranges. It is certainly not pricy at all. It's quite affordable and it goes easy on our pocket.
Well, let's see our food and stuff. ;)
~ Curry Rice with Chicken Katsu ~
Price: IDR 25 k
This is a rice dish, served with fried Chicken Katsu and Curry Sauce. Well, when it came out, it certainly looked very simple, and since we used voucher, the steamed rice was quite small in portion. But the funny thing is, that the chicken katsu was still the normal size. I think it's quite generous. Even the curry that was served separately, was given a lot for us. It was also served with some veggie. After snapping a couple of pics, I started eating this. Well, it certainly was delicious! Simply tasty. The curry was especially nice. It had this light curry flavour, and it suited well with the crunchy chicken katsu. The curry sauce wasn't just plain curry. It had this slices of onion, and diced chicken. I love it so much. I think this dish is very recommended, especially for those who like curry. Not everybody like curry related dish though. For me, I give Klassen two thumbs up. ;) ~ Dory Blackpepper Rice ~
Price: IDR 25 k
This is another recommended menu by Klassen. It was included in the voucher which we used. When it was served, it looked quite similar to Chicken Katsu. The shape was similar and the arrangement was kinda look-alike. But it was served with different sauce. It was a bowl of blackpepper sauce with some sesame on top. After taking pictures, I tried it too. The deep fried dory was good! The outer crunchy layer was similar to my katsu. Both are very crunchy. The dory fish was quite nice too, not fishy at all, and tender. With blackpepper sauce, this dish was very good. I even think that they can actually sell Fried Dory Fillet with Blackpepper Sauce only. The blackpepper sauce was delicious. Very suitable for the Dory. The blackpepper sauce had this small chicken chunks too and slices of onions. It certainly was a very good dish. ~ Iced Tea ~
Price: IDR 8 k
These were our drinks (included in the voucher). The glass was cute, but it could only contain little tea. ~ Rainbow Cake ~
Price: IDR 20 k
This was one of their available desserts that time. I decided to have this because it looked nice. Each layer has no different flavour, it's just a vanilla flavoured cake but the icing is cream cheese. When the rainbow cake was served to our table, the shape didn't look that good. It wasn't slice neatly. But that's not a big problem. The priority is the taste. Well, after a bite, I liked it! The rainbow cake was quite good. Especially the spongecake which was very soft, nice and moist. It wasn't too dense too, and the flavour was very light. The problem is the cream/icing. It had this weird flavoured. I assume it was the butter, and I guess they put too much butter in the icing. Too much butter can make the cream easily spoiled, even in the fridge. Anyway, the price of the Rainbow Cake is IDR 25 k, as written on the menu book. But apparently, I was only charged IDR 20 k, and I dunno why. Probably because they had a promotion for cake that day.
Well, our visit here was quite nice and we honestly like the place and the food too. The service was marvelous as well, and I hope they can always keep it up. And oh yeah, when I went out, a waiter chased us and told us that we got IDR 20 k (terms and conditions apply) 'cash back' voucher. We can use it for our next visit.
Klassen Garden Cafe currently has promo. You can enjoy their new sensation, which is some choices of simple pasta, such as Spaghett Blackpepper, Spaghetti Chicken Curry, and Spaghetti Bolognaise for only IDR 15 k, while Fettuccine Carbonara for about IDR 19 k. Or maybe if you want to, you can have one of the simple pasta and one glass of flavoured iced tea for only IDR 25 k. Nice right?
The facility you can get from The Klassen Garden Cafe is free wifi connection, air-con, LCD TV, and games. You can always hang around with your friends here and play some games that they have provided.
Lastly, I should just say, that you guys should come and check the place out. It is like a hidden gem, kinda hard to find, and it's quite isolated somehow, but actually the location is pretty strategic. Another downside is the parking space availability. It seemed quite hard for us to park. The parking space is quite limited too.
Please do come and try Klassen Garden Cafe guys!
Thanks for reading, and see ya later!