My best friend and I had been wanting to try this restaurant (or maybe pub?) for a while now. The first time we went there, the waiter told us that we could only stay until 8PM or else we had to open a bottle of alcohol. Knowing that it we were going to sit in later than 8, we decided to go elsewhere. So today, we finally had our meal there… The Goods Cafe…
My best friend, Marcia, ordered the Package A (which included rosemary shoestring, penne duck curry, and hot tea) from the Lunch Package Menu, and I had the Package D (which included their famous coffee rub burger, and iced peach-flavored tea). Located in The Goods department, on the fourth floor of Plaza Indonesia, The Goods Cafe brings us to a grungy atmosphere. It was dim-lit, with only one head light above each table, and the ceiling is covered with aluminum (which resulted in the difficulty of having phone reception).
Marcia’s shoestrings came first. It was thin and crispy; could use a little salt. We couldn’t taste the rosemary, though. Then came her penne duck curry. Delicious! The texture of the curry was not too thick, which was perfect! And it was mildly spicy, with a hint of sweetness, and a tad of sourness. The duck had a soft texture. I’m guessing the sweetness came from lychee (we found a few thin slices of lychee), and the sour comes from the cherry tomato.
Then came the food we had been waiting for. The coffee rubbed burger… It was served on a cutting board. Rustic. Which I adore.After snapping some pictures, I finally took a bite. Oh! My! God! The juice of the burger was dripping to my hands and to the cutting board. It was perfectly seasoned, perfectly cooked! The bun had a hint of sweetness to it. And their bacon… cooked to a perfect crisp! I’m usually not a big fan of barbecue sauce, but this one… indescribable! I couldn’t taste any hint of coffee though.
Oh! The peach iced tea. It was… alright. It’s sour with a tad of sweetness from the actual peach itself. It wasn’t too bad. But when I hear peach, I’m expecting something sweet.
Marcia closed her meal with a Tie-Die cupcake. It was basically a rainbow cupcake topped with cream cheese frosting. The cupcake was a bit pricey for its size. One small cupcake costs Rp 20,000 (approx. US$2). The food, however, was appropriately priced. Each of our packages costs Rp 50,000, without tax (approx. US$5.5). Without the lunch package, the burger itself costs around Rp 60,000 (approx. US$6.6). Which, I think, for that quality, is worth it! I would definitely revisit The Goods Cafe. And if you are a burger lover, you definitely have to taste their coffee rub burger!
Jl. M.H. Thamrin Kav 28-30, Jakarta 10350