Don’t say you’re a Korean Lovers if you haven’t come to this place! This is a new hype place in Bandung. Caffe Bene is a Korean Coffe Shop located in Dago area, at Jalan Ir. H. Juanda No. 155, Bandung to be exact.
The place is quite interesting, with wood and techno interior, a design that actually is trending in almost every coffe shop in South Korea. The menu is quite diverse, but don’t be surprise if you can only find snacks here. Because of this is a coffe shop, therefore menu in Caffe Bene is around coffe and desserts.
To get your menu, you should go into queue. System in this coffe shop is semi-self service. Because after you done ordering and pay it, the menu you have choose will be delivered to your table by the café waiter.
The price is indeed relatively expensive than other coffe shop at Bandung. But if Haphapers compare it with the size of the portion, you might change your mind like Nona and contend that the price in Caffe Bene is quite affordable.
The first menu that Nona Icip ordered that time was Honey Bread Garlic Cheese (IDR 39.000). This is a bread spreaded with honey and covered with cheese on the top, and then it’s baked for a while. After that, the bread is again covered with cheese sauce that Nona guarantee will make your stomacath “scream” because tempted to eat it immediately.
The bread is soft and tend to be sweet because it’s covered with honey sauce. Divided into 9 slices, the cheese taste so delicious, creamy and savory. One portion of this bread could be enjoyed by two to three person. As a snakc, this honey bread garlic cheese could very satiate.
Then Nona Icip order one of their new menu, Cookies and Cream Waffle (IDR 35.000). The waffle is served with one scoop of vanilla ice cream and there is oreo crumbled on the top of it.
The outside waffle is dry, but still soft inside. The waffle is good, the waffle dough taste sweet. When it’s added with the sweet vanilla ice cream and a bit bitter oreo, the taste is just right in the mouth. There is also a bit sour taste like from the lemon sauce in the waffle dough.
For last, Nona Icip ordered Red Bean Bing Su (IDR 60.000). It is shaved ice which served with many topping. In the Korea itself, Bing Su become a must beverages on summer. This menu that was introduces by Chosun kingdom in Korea peninsula is one of the popular culinary in Korea this time.
The portion is quite big, could be enjoyed by three to four person. The menu that Nona Icip had ordered that time was using crushed red bean, mashed red bean, almond, red bean mochi and chocolate. This menu taste delicious when all the topping is mixed into one with the shaved ice. The combination of the shaved ice and the topping feel so delicious. Not too sweet and not too plain. Fresh to be enjoyed in when the dry season.
Enjoying snacks ala Korea in Caffe Bene is quite satisfying. Being in this place make Nona Icip feel like in the real place that notorius with its drama serial. With korean song played in the room even played in the toilet and also the interior design is using design that still become trend in Korea. So, we don’t have to go far to that country just to enjoy a bowl of fresh Bing Su. Even from the menu and price are relatively the same compare to Caffe Bene in Korea.
So, Haphapers, if you called yourself a Korean Lovers, have you been to this café?