Small but cozy
oleh Ferdy Kurniawan, 23 November 2020 (7 bulan yang lalu)
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Disclaimer: This review only covers the coffee and pastry, and does not represent the food/main course.
Came here during a monday morning, the location itself is in the corner of hang tuah and senayan, a bit secluded, but you don't have to turn around if you came from senayan. The parking lot is relatively spacious, there are spaces for 5+ cars, and valet service is available on premise. During my visit, it's not particularly crowded, only me and 2 other guests at the time.
The interior can be summarised as cosy, it was designed around the old building style itself. The space between walls could be a bit cramped in some area, but the lighting and table arrangement helps in creating a more spacious feeling. The ambiance is comfortable enough for working hours on end inside, although during my visit, I did not pay attention to the availabilities of electricity plugs around the tables.
I ordered their canele, and a doubleshot espresso, each costing 35K and 37K respectively. First the canele, it was reheated/baked again, and served with a dollop of caramel. Personally I quite like baked canele, making it quite soft and chewy. The texture is very soft inside and outside, hence its a bit hard to sliced in half without squishing it. However, the taste is exquisite, sweet and creamy, especially when eaten together with the caramel. The caramel complements the creamyness of the canele very nicely.
However, their espresso is mediocre at best. I ordered a double shot, but at a glance what they served me looks like a lungo. The espresso itself is quite sweet in the beginning, but have a quite overpowering bitterness finish. It is very chocolaty, but sadly lacking in body. I supposed the taste is similar to their parent's coffee shop, Giyanti. Personally I think the espresso would taste better with milk cappucino or latte.
Price wise, personally I find the espresso is too overpriced. 37K for a mediocre espresso is asking too much, but then again this place was set up to be a restaurant/eatery first, then coffee shop, so the price would be slightly understandable. Meanwhile for the canele, 35K for a good canele is acceptable.
The service is quite good, the staff is quite attentive in serving the customers. My ordered was served relatively quickly, and I was asked about how was the espresso by the barista, which is a nice gesture.
In summary, Mikkro Espresso is quite cozy, a nice redesign of an retro/old building with spacious seating arrangement for working. However, the coffee is mediocre for the price point, while the canele is quite good.