Before you Grammar Nazis start questioning the accuracy of the name Afters at Mall Kelapa Gading 3, hear me out. After.S. After Sicacilla. Get it? This is an extension of TOF Sicacilla at MOI. Different location, different name, but still carrying the same spirit.
The group started out as a pop-up shop for mini pies, and this very same dish is still sold at both TOF Sicacilla and Afters. I’m happy to report that after a couple of years, the taste of the pies remains the same. Their Lemon Pie, in particular, will always hold a special place in my heart. Zingy lemon filling and golden-brown crust? Count me in anytime of the day.
As for food, Afters Gading doesn’t stray far from its predecessor too. They currently offer seven main dishes ranging from smoothie bowls to salad, from chicken katsu to pasta. Basically something you would find at a nice modern bistro or brunch place. Brother John is an intriguing plate of burn butter waffle, vanilla ice cream, strawberries, chocolate crumbs, and hazelnuts. The twist is the addition of black sesame sauce, which will either make you hate the dish or like the dish. I kinda like it.
With a long list of beverage, you are bound to find a drink of your liking at Afters Gading. At the time of our visit, two espresso blends were present: Stoner by Kopi Pak Wawan and Nuts for Nut by Modest Man Coffee Roaster, which we got. The cappuccino was nutty and smooth, just as written on the card on the coffee bar. Filter Coffee is also available alongside tea, chocolate, juice, flavored lattes, and soda. I vividly remember having a blast drinking Yellow Sunshine (peach and lemon soda) at TOF Sicacilla, and I’m delighted that it makes another appearance here.
Afters Gading is a superb continuation from TOF Sicacilla. For residents of Kelapa Gading, I guess this only means you can choose to visit whichever is closer to your home, and depending on who you go with. Afters Gading is undeniably more family-friendly, being located right inside the mall with a mini children’s playground next to it.
So, congratulations Afters on your opening! Maybe your next venture can be out from the Gading area? We’ll see you then. ?
P.S. Afters is also featured on our New Coffee Shop in Kelapa Gading list.
Address: Mall Kelapa Gading 3, 3rd Floor, R-15
Price Range: IDR 38-70K (food); IDR 22-50K (beverage)
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