I honestly think they don't need anymore advertisement.
I do believe Ninotchka Café has become one of the hippest café in Citra Garden City, West Jakarta area (and vicinity) now, judging from their Twitter activity and friends' reports.
Anyways I think I need to publish my second and third visits to the tiny café, which were done before I went back to Sydney, or else I will forget all the dishes' taste. So this is just a short post, as I actually want to publish two-digit posts each month.
Different from the first visit, the drinks that were ordered this time are macchiato and cookies and cream. My macchiato is light while being a bit bitter, but a small jug of liquid sugar makes it enjoyable. Roo's cookies and cream is more adored, sweet and creamy with crushed Oreo bites.
|Macchiato (IDR 12,000 - $1.3) and cookies and cream (IDR 16,000 - $1.7)|
I was sticking to dessert this time; I asked them beforehand if the macarons were available. So only one main is ordered: the chicken cordon bleu. Roo was kinda dismayed to find that it's accompanied by lines of mayo and thousand island, as he has issues with sauces. After swapping the sauce clean though, he found that the fried chicken breast with smoked beef and cheese filling is very enjoyable. It's crunchy, has perfect level of saltiness, and chunky fries as a side is always welcomed.
|Chicken cordon bleu - IDR 25,000 ($2.6)|
While he was enjoying the chicken, I was in my own world with these lovely macarons. They are, in fact, the best homemade macarons I have ever tasted in Jakarta (well, I haven't tried the infamous Manon yet). I only ordered three: vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate-coated grape.
|Macaron - IDR 5,000 ($0.5) each|
These are good macs, I say. Crunchy shell with chewy, wonderful middle part. They all have the same vanilla flavoured filling, which has the perfect sweetness level and creaminess. My fav one would be the chocolate-coated grape; partly because I love anything chocolate-coated but also because the grape flavour is tangible.
Obviously, three small macs cannot satisfy my glutton yet. Chocolate lava cake, it is then!
As delicious and chocolatey as always, served warm with contrasting cold ice cream. Yummy maximum. However, I still think mine's better :p
|Chocolate lava cake - IDR 15,000 ($1.6)|
It seems that they have expanded the dessert menu, to red velvet cupcakes and rainbow cakes. I would love to try them, and will do as soon as I got back home. Red velvet macaron is also intriguing, don't you think?
Rating: 3.5/5 (Really worth the try)
Great tasting food and dessert, but size and price need improvement. Very unique and cozy ambiance, great service. I will give higher rating if only the portion is increased.
Circle West Citra Garden 6 C28
West Jakarta, 11830
Website (complete info): www.ninotchkacafe.blogspot.com