Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Bandung might be my weekend destination for these several months because I only had this one day off during the week and it kinda impossible for me to go home every single week to Jakarta. Fortunately Bandung has it all. Cafes, nice nature view, shops, you name it. One thing to love Bandung is their pretty cafes. Bandung is blessed with quite a windy weather (well, it's kinda hot lately) so open architecture is one plus point for their cafe.

Meet Sydwic, a comfy coffee shop in Bandung. Sydwic is one pretty coffee shop dominated in white. Being minimalist, they have this good vibe I just could not explain, it might be the pretty terrarium all over the place, it might be the calming decorating plants. Long story short, the place was pretty.

I had coffee latte (IDR  24k) and found that their latte was too milky. The caffeine just did not hit the wake up call on my brain. It did not bring the joy I used to have with my coffee. Enough said, I did not recommend this.

Mushroom Melt (IDR 25k) was one of their choice for breakfast. They came in with quite good presentation and tempting melted cheese on top. The flavor of mushroom and cheese worked really well, danced beautifully in my palate, beyond my expectation. Minor flaw I found here was their bread. I found it was not a matchy match for the mushroom and cheese, way to sour. I thought white bread would bring the best taste for this!

They had this small bites called Mozzarella Stick (IDR 25k) and turned out it was just okay. The mozzarella was kinda dry and the way they paired it with tomato sauce just did not work. I wished for one ooey gooey mozzarella and it was below my expectation. 

Pretty table at Sydwic.

Overall I have to say Sydwic is one pretty place to hang out. The white ambiance the natural light, the cozy atmosphere could really be the main attraction here. When it comes to coffee and food, I did not say much because I did not have a best experience for my palate.

Jl. Cilaki no 63, Bandung
West Java
(022) 7273656

Best regards,
Jessica Christy Limanjaya

Monday, February 20, 2017


Brunch is totally my thing. Sunday and brunch is such a perfect partner to have my weekend right. Sipping good coffee, enjoying my french toast or pancake or waffles, I can really have that on my kind of Sunday everyday.

So I heard that this new cafe, called Port Five Six, located in Serpong area, offered good quality of brunch. Heading to Gading Serpong area has been a weekend ritual with my brother, so I don't really mind to drive those miles to try something new here.

Port Five Six is pretty. I can say that since my first step here. I really like the ambiance accompanied with their dim light and natural sunlight from the window. They also have this comfort corner where you can spend hours in their lazy pillow. Everything is so instagenic!

This coffee shop corner honestly reminded me of one comfy cafe in West Jakarta area.


One cup of cappuccino to start my brunch. It was not strong like the way I liked and the texture was kinda watery. It was not my best cup for sure. The price was kinda surprised me, with 29k, I guess they are not meant to be specialized in coffee.


I could say I fell in love with the presentation. Waffle was looking good, not to mention the appetizing egg and chicken. The waffle was fluffy kinda waffle, and I did not mind to have that, since some people prefer to have it crispy. Egg was yummy and beautifully cooked. I really loved the sweet aftertaste they have in the seasoning. I guessed it was the hoisin sauce that made it good! I wished they give it more generously to make it more flavorful!

At first I did order egg shinjuku which contained salmon on it. Too bad they ran out of it and they offered me to have egg benedict instead. Coming in such a good presentation, I did have high hope on this one. The bread was good, egg was cooked perfectly,but I thought the flavor was kinda under seasoned. The flavor was slightly bland for me, made me tempt to add a pinch of salt and pepper on it.

I was temped to order another waffle, which had Peanut Butter and Jelly on it (major sucker for PB and J). Too bad I was too full!

Good lighting made one happy blogger.

Overall I had one quite satisfying brunch here. Place was pretty and effortless to take any pictures while all the food came in such a good presentation. The food was alright, but I did not think it will make me back for more. Price was kinda high for Serpong neighborhood, I spent around IDR 250k for all the food and coffee. But still, Port Five Six is a good place to chill!

Ruko 1B, Blok BH10 No. 5 - 6
Jl. Kelapa Gading Selatan, Gading Serpong,Tangerang
021 54200918
Best regards,Jessica Christy Limanjaya@jechristy