Coffee shop business is such a hype for the past few years and since then, a lot of coffee shops are just around every corner. Right from South Jakarta, move to North, to West, and last but not least PIK area. If you can count them one by one, I’d rather let it uncountable and pretend to not care as it appears over a week or so. As so many of them, I cannot even cope up with the pace, just ever heard about some of them but I don’t really bother to figure them up where they are. I rarely catching up with new coffee shops lately, its just because I have something else to concern about related to my business. Apart from that, I’d rather stick to those who serves guarantee good brew.
So, today (Sunday, 21 Aug 2016), me visited Cassiopeia as I was told to make a visit here for Wish Watch Pop Up Booth in the location. I’ve heard about them previously but seriously never bother to find out where they are. Yet, it surprised me when I wazed the location as it took me drive to the corner hidden place of PIK. It is just at the opposite of Bina Bangsa School. To be honest, this is so hidden compared to the other happening cafes in PIK.
So, as I know, Cassiopeia is a coffee shop,
which they really are,
Everyone, please meet Wenny, the owner as well as the barista of Cassiopeia. She is so friendly and approachable. She shared a lot about coffee and her story with Cassiopeia, really a nice person. Anyway, she told me to not show her face around; however, I am a bitch and I don’t care HAHAHA!
As for today, they have just introduced their new Cassiopeia House Blend (Toraja and Pasundan)for Espresso-based. It gives you Citrusy and sweet caramel notes, for the end you should get chocolatey note. That’s what I experience when sipping a cup of espresso. For the milk-based, say in Cappuccino, I will let you share what notes do you get. It’s a pleasant one I reckon.
If you ask for an Ice-Americano, they have their own way in serving your iced americano. Interesting one.
My verdict, that they only do sweet snacks as coffee companion, was not completely true as they do serve other meals too. Lucky us that today is their first trial in their upcoming new menu. It is Steak and Egg with Espresso sauce (NEW!). Completely flattered with the menu name but it appeals me to try. Additionally, we also had Ricotta Cheese Salad and W Burger as their best-seller menu.
We were around 3.30ish when we got there and the ambient at 4 o’clock was simply superb as the light came through the window and gave us a fun golden hour.
You need to go up to the 2nd floor to enjoy this experience at 4 o’clock. I am sure you will love it. It’s a smoking area, but as they were no people, we had a smoke-free smoking area.
So, here we go what’s on our table this afternoon as I have mentioned earlier.
Let’s go for the W Burger first as the best-seller.
It is a burger with Wagyu patty with Guacamole at the bottom layers, rings of onion, tomatoes and tortilla chips on top of the patty. The first glance is so sexy by seeing the wagyu patty being sandwiched. As the first bite went into my palate, I personally think the patty was less salty where you can actually get the saltiness from the tortilla. But I prefer to have a savory patty too. Additionally, I cant really feel the meaty texture from the Wagyu patty. It feels so light as I barely enjoy the meat, you know that whenever you bite a big chunk of burger you expect to chew a thick and juicy patty. They are juicy yet less compact The guacamole gives sweet note to my overall bite. However, I assume that Wagyu cannot be executed this way perfectly. It was a great W Burger nonetheless, still enjoy every bites of it. Next is Steak and Egg with Espresso sauce.
It feels really dark, yep you can see how dark it is. Sorry for being unable to get the detail of the steak. I was so curious to try the dish. The steak is not Tenderloin, nor Sirloin, but Rump. What is Rump? (simply click the word or here) It is so uncommon using Rump to serve Steak, yet I LOVE THIS. NO FAT and JUICY STILL. It is so tender too. Completely right. The Espresso sauce, I must say, is totally awesome. It gives you complex flavor between sweet and the bitterness of Espresso. To my palate, this is unique and I really love it. Something very unique which I fall into. Compared to W Burger, this is nicely executed and definitely come back for this. I hope you can, soon, try it and share your experience here.
Unfortunately, this option is yet to be available on the menu. But they told me to launch it very soon. Thus, you better stay tune with their Instagram to find out where it will be launched for you.
Last but not least, the main objective of my visit to Cassiopeia is to tell you that Wish Watch (the premium Batik watch) is available to buy here till the end of the month. There is also raffle for every IDR 100.000 spending where you can WIN Wish Watch too. Check @cassiopeiajkt instagram to see the T&C. If you wanna know more about Wish Watch (click here)
Don’t forget also to do OOTD pose in front of this wall, as the wall gives you 3D effect when you apply filter during your editing. Don’t you feel me flying among the clouds now?
So, this is a bit of thought from me for this hidden-gem in PIK area. Good job Cassiopeia! If you haven’t been here, you can make a visit whenever you want as they open every bloody day (no off-day guys!). Do I get paid for this? Nope! But I simply share my experience here which was quite positive.
In the meantime, remember to work hard and be nice to people.