Café scene in Jakarta is getting better and better. Last month, we just welcome the well-known brand from Italy called aROMA Gelato Experience who offer you the best ice cream in town. And now, the famous patisserie from Medan called La Maison is finally landed in Jakarta. Presenting the only fine and freshly baked artinasal pastries make this venue really successful and set a long queue every single day. If you are a macaroons and dessert fanatic, this venue is dedicated to you.
Tucked away in Grand Indonesia Shopping Town East Mall precisely beside H&M, this good establishment is truly eye-catching with the huge La Maison sign and monochromatic design. Dressed in pink, this venue is kind of girly café somehow, but the fact speaks differently. Many guys also join the crowd and become more excited than ever.
Stepped inside the venue, guest can see a flower decoration with beautiful macaroons and cake gallery at the front. Limited seating capacity drives each foodie to eat fast to appreciate the other customer as well.
A wide variety of macaroons is available during my visit yesterday. Ranging from the sweetest orange to the unique salted popcorn is all set in fatty settings. However, some flavor has been sold out and not even ready for 1 – 2 hours. Not sure when they will refill it. A box of 6 macaroons cost you approximately IDR 125K, while per piece it cost you IDR 20K.
What I can capture here is those macaroons are looking fabulous with thick fillings at the core. It feels like having a mini sweet burger instead of dessert. That consistent size for each macaroon makes it really Instagenic from any different angle. Make sure to taste the Earl Grey Lavender, Salted Egg Yolk, Salted Popcorn, Nutella, Milo Milkshake and Watermelon for the best experience.
Moving on to the cake gallery, make sure to try the Nastar Cake or even Red Velvet Cake that is available only in limited quantity. Not too sweet, really moist and flavourful is what to expect from both cakes. Plus point it looks so eye-catching even by far. How do you think?
The other crowd pleaser menu is Mini Chloe (IDR 50K). A citrus sponge cake covered with torched meringue is absolutely sweet and creamy. Even though it looks so nice, the flavor is just too much. They need to adjust the sweetness level of this cake.
Fruit Tart (IDR 50K) is much better than the previous one. The fresh slice of fruit atop thin crust pastry is just blended really well in your mouth. Less sweet, but still refreshing. Guest can pair this with Hot Latte for the best experience.
Overall La Maison is just worth a try. Macaroons are the only thing that makes me smile while creating this review. Presentation never lies here, so guest can easily produce a more Instagram-worthy picture in just a click. Since the price is quite high, better consider tasting the thing that you like the most. Because different people got different preferences.
Grand Indonesia Shopping Mall, Upper Ground level - East Mall
Jl. M.H. Thamrin No. 1
Nearest area: Thamrin, Sudirman, Central Jakarta
RSVP: (+62) 81 19 876 668 / (+62) 21 23 581 331
10.00am - 10.00pm (Everyday)
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