Ciao food lovers!
Are you looking for place where you can do fashion shopping and eat at the same time? Then, Carpentier Kitchen & Ore Store Surabaya might become best choice for your destination. It is a little bit tricky to find this distro-café since it is located in housing area of Untung Suropati 83 Street. However, once you enter this street, you will be guided by several cars parked beside the road which then shows where the café is. From the outside, this café looks like a common house with couples of table and chair in the front.
Entering this café, you will be welcomed by the waitress who kindly open the door for you and entered the Ore store area. Even though you do not have any plan to do some shopping, however doing some window shopping won’t be a bad idea if you come to this place because they offer many kinds of fashion products started from clothes, pants, shoes, and other accessories. The store is build in two floors where basically the first floor is special for woman products while the second floor is special for man products. Beside fashion products, several vintage stuffs are also available to fulfill for your kitchen necessities.
Coming to the café area, the café is actually not really big and divided into three places; indoor room, outdoor room, and second floor area. As usual, the indoor room is cooler rather than outdoor room since it has air conditioner. However, if you want to experience sitting in back garden with glass ceiling above, you could chose the outdoor room where they also have moist-fan to keep the temperature convenience. Besides, outdoor room is also less crowded where you can have more private environment compared with indoor room. The second floor area also divided into indoor and outdoor area, but the dining space is not that big as it is dominated by the store.
Not to mention, the café is a really homey café with American vintage theme decoration. Suitable with the name of this café, the chairs and tables are mostly made from woods with old featured. Thus, do not be surprised if you could not find any comfy sofa to sit inside this café because it already becomes their decoration identity.
When it comes to the foods, Carpentier Kitchen has a simple menu where mostly offered western dishes such as burger, pancake, pasta, roasted chicken, and French fries. In the other hand, they also have traditional dish such as fried rice. Same goes to beverages, the choices are not too much. Range price for both foods and beverages is similar with café in mall, IDR 20k – IDR 56k for meal and IDR 9k – 32k for drink. You can see the detail menu and prices as below.
Now, it is time to dig in the food and taste the drink! THE CULINA chose to go for their specialty dish which is Carpentier Ultimate Burger. Besides, we also ordered Fettuccini Aglio E Olio with Beef Bacon and Baked BBQ Chicken. For drink we decided to give a shot for Oreo Milkshake and Orange Soda with Jelly. After waiting for around 15 minutes, finally our orders come and these how they are looked like.
All in all, the foods tasted really good and worth for the price. Carpentier is really generous in terms of cooking where they use strong herbs and spices which make the food tasted delicious. Our favorite is the Fettuccini Aglio E Olio because they do not use lots of oil and give lots of bacon in one portion. The beverages are also fresh but nothing special compared to usual café. During our eating unfortunately, we have unpleasant experienced with our food however thanks to Carpentier services, they handled it so fast. We even got another dish for free and THE CULINA definitely fall in love with this dessert; Chocolate Pancake with Nutella!
Overall, THE CULINA have a really great time in Carpentier Kitchen and Ore Store. The place is unique, old, and vintage. The food tasted delicious and how they handle the complaint for customer could be given a thumb up! Grazie Carpentier Kithcen! Surely we will be back next time!
Carpentier Kitchen & Ore Store Surabaya
Jalan Untung Suropati 83
Surabaya, Indonesia 60264
Monday – Saturday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm