The sun is playing hide-and-seek amongst the clouds. The clouds look awfully bored in pale grey and broken white. No little drops of water from above, but the residual cold atmosphere is enough to keep you glued to bed. If you could, you would put Bruno Mars’ Lazy Song as the morning’s soundtrack, but then again, you’re just too lazy to do that.
You go back to lala-land for another hour or two until your belly growls for food. Too late for breakfast, too early for lunch. It is the perfect time for yet another power brunch.
Koultoura is my new destination for brunch after Antipodean.
Koultura is a new joint in Taman Ratu, Jakarta Barat, that sets itself apart from its surroundings. It creates a world of its own, really. From the facade that brings fresh color to the neighborhood, to the sort of food it offers. From its sophisticated hang-on-the-wall water purifier to the geeky-level coffee. It’s almost as if it packed in a whole new culture to shine, just like the name suggested. This place bleeds hipster, coffee, and passion.
I had The Hangover Cure (IDR 45K) and Croque Madam (IDR 45K), as recommended by the cheerful lady behind the counter, Kinsky.
Both dishes were surprisingly enjoyable and we didn’t need any flavor enhancement of any sort. No salt, no chili sauce, no pepper. It was all in good balance for our palate. My hash-corned beef-egg was a treat, the only complain was the rather small size. On the other side of the table, my belle looked like she took quite a delight on the rack of burnt toast, melted cheese, ham and poached eggs. Plus point: the home made looking bunch of wedges / fries. Minus point: it got mushy real quick.
On the drinks, I would recommend its Ice Chocolate (IDR 25k) if you have a sweet tongue. The Chai Latte that we had was worth trying too, although le belle did mention it wasn’t as strong as her preference. She likes it bold. A little longer on brewing the chai would easily solve it out though.
The big question: Would I come back to Koultoura?
Answer: Hell yeas, in fact I’m going back there today. 😉
I personally enjoy the energy of this place.
I can imagine sitting in one corner, catching up on my readings, or working on one of my blog posts. It sorts of feed you with enough creative trigger as well. There are artworks spread all over the walls, a selection of magazine, and most importantly good choice of songs. Rest assured, no Sabrina here.
Koultoura is more than a brunch place, it could easily be my work spot. Try it, and let me know what you think on Twitter @wanderbites.
Jl. Taman Ratu Raya Blok AA2 No. 33
(If you can find Saung Greenville, you can find this near the Pizza Hut)