The highly anticipated Devon Cafe from Sydney is NOW OPENING in Jakarta, I have been waiting for this to open for quite some time and it finally did!!! Went to have a quick lunch here earlier today, most likely to feed my curiosity on whether their Jakarta branch would perform as good as their Sydney one!
Devon Cafe Jakarta is located at Senayan City LG fl, next to the newly opened Starbucks.
Their Senayan City outlet is not the most spacious, but pretty homey to be honest with minimalist semi-industrial vibe and earthy tones. The whole cafe could accommodate around 30 people with extra outdoor seatings for guests who fancy (or smoking guests), and not to let you down, but if you’re planning to find their famous Truffle Soft Serve with Fries then unfortunately they’re currently not available as when I asked the server there, the ice cream machine has not yet been installed, maybe give it 3-4 weeks as this blog post is written.
Iced White with Bonsoy (IDR 46k), IDR 10k extra charge for Bonsoy substitute.
Instant plus point: the fact that they provide Bonsoy here! Doesn’t get anymore Aussie for sure LOL. The White was pretty bold and as I was guessing around before actually asking directly to one of the peeps there, the coffee really had this Common Grounds feel to it, and yes CG actually supports the coffee here but with the OG Devon Sydney blend.
Surry Hills Iced Tea – IDR 35k
Berry iced tea with lemon, pretty refreshing for the day.
My friend who went here earlier recommended me their Devon Benedict! Guests are given the options of Bacon (IDR 110k) or Smoked Trout (IDR 135k), I opted for the Smoked Trout! FYI for those who’re (if you read whore you’re duuuurtyyy?) wondering, Salmon and Trout do look similar, but they are different in flavor and texture, Trout is somehow milder for me compared to Salmon. Anyway, diggin the presentation of the Devon Benedict as Charcoal Bun is used for the base, followed by beautifully poached egg, sauteed spinach, squid ink Hollandaise, black Tobiko and Salmon caviar!
Everything was spot on here! The brioche charcoal bun was fluffy and moist, everything was seasoned nicely without overpowering one another, the Squid Ink Hollandaise was one of the highlight of this dish, and altogether what I love the most is bringing the intermezzo of having this in Australia, there’s something about the presentation and flavor that brings “Australia” to me, and that’s a good sign. Recommended.
Croissant St. Denis – IDR 140k
To be completely frank with you I ordered this because I saw “Ghetto Style Omelette” on the description menu and bitch yes. Initially thought the price tag on this one might be a bit hefty for IDR 140k considering what you’re getting (and even though they use crab here), but really after finishing this, I feel like the IDR 140k was worth spending! The croissant was beautiful: flaky, moist, buttery, airy, and the Ghetto Omelette was really far from being Ghetto (lol!), it was LEGIT! The crab meat was generous, but I think it was really the Bisque Beurre Blanc, this classic seafood sauce was a beautiful pair to the crab and the other condiments like caviar, salmon caviar and more! The omelette was beautifully thick and creamy too. What an elevated classic “Pastry and Omelette” brunch menu!
Truffle Bakmie – IDR 85k
From their local’s classic menu, tempted to try this one well simply because my two favorite ingredients are in one frame: noodle and truffle. Short to say, despite the uber tempting appearance, this didn’t live up to my standard and need that work on mainly the seasoning.