Hey guys! Today I want to introduce you to Blackbarn Coffee. This is a new hangout place in the center of Surabaya, and it’s honestly one of the coziest spots to have coffee and do work. I could just sit there comfortably for hours and not get bored.
Blackbarn Coffee is located in the center of Surabaya, in line with Carpentier neighborhood. I first went there at night and decided to not go in as it seemed kind of creepy, haha. But the second time I went there was at noon, and as I look around the place better, it was not creepy at all, just “remang remang” because they use a lot of yellow lamps.
\The parking lt is shared with Carpentier because they’re only 25 steps away and a gentle reminder for girls : don’t use your pointy heels here! Their permeable paving is such a pain for your feet and will damage your heels as well. Unless you’re a pro in avoiding those holes, then be my guest. 😀
When I entered inside, I kind of had mixed feelings about the design, the indoor area is really industrial and rustic like Historica while the outdoor area is very hipster like Kudos and OurBar. But overall, these mixed theme is still enjoyable to be looked at.
The atmosphere is super chill, and I saw most of the customers are maybe around my age. You know, 20-ish #sokmuda hahaha.. In total, I guess they can accommodate around 70 people (inside and out) which is pretty fair for a cafe. Not too small and not too big.
When I went to Blackbarn, the first thing that I did was pick a table first. I directly picked a table where they got three electrical stations in one spot, it’s also next to the window, and fits five people.
After I put all my belongings, I kind of a bit confused about what to do next, because when I came, though there were some baristas at the coffee bar, they didn’t greet me. Even after I set up my laptop, my charger, and all that stuff, I still didn’t see anyone coming at me and giving me the menu. So I just came to the conclusion that I have to serve myself and order straight from the cashier.
I went in front of the cashier machine, there was no one at the cashier, but there were some baristas at the coffee bar. I assume they would come at me and serve me the menu, but no, they didn’t. I took the menu myself and flipped it from one side to another, giving them a super obvious hint that I’d like to order, but no one came at me.
After a minute of looking like an idiot in front of the cashier, I finally looked straight at one barista in the eye and told him I wanted to order. And what did he do? He said, “Ah, okay, wait, I’ll call the cashier”
Oh My God~ Unbelievable..
After another minute of waiting, A pretty girl came up to the cashier, and then she said (without looking me in the eye) “Sorry ya”. I was like, okay, I didn’t even care anymore. Then I made my order. After I gave her the money, I asked her if I should pick up my order at the cashier or if they would deliver it to my table. She didn’t answer. I was like, okay, maybe I didn’t say it loud enough, she was also ‘occupied’ with counting the money.
After she was done, surprisingly she answered me, “We’ll deliver your order to the table” (handed me the receipt) LOL, I didn’t know if I’m being too sensitive or what. But oh well, I didn’t even mad at her, I’m just surprised by their attitude. Way too cool to be a cashier I might say, or she was having a bad day? Only she knows.
Not too long after I placed my order, my little friend, Triple Belly came over and joined me. After they ordered, I asked James to sit down first, and I invited Vivian & Stella to accompany me to have a little walk in the outdoor area. When we stepped outside, out of curiosity, I asked them about the service, and they agreed with me about the unfriendly service which made things clear that I wasn’t the one who was being dramatic about this situation.
After taking a lot of pictures of the place, and also the food. we sat down and just hang out enjoying our time together. I ordered the Spaghetti MeatBall (35k) The bolognese sauce was overall delicious, except for the fact that the spaghetti was all short like a leftover. Pft. Not too long after, the same girl who served us at the cashier came to us and gave us a little complimentary with a basket of Poffertjes (20k) for free.
I didn’t know if it was because she came to realize that the service they gave to us was bad, or because they knew that we are foodies (since we took a lot of pictures there), or both. But we did accept it gratefully, even though after we tasted it, it was like a pastry that has been left outside for a week. Super hard to chew, and the sauce was a bit off as well.
I felt bad already for telling you about my bad experience in Blackbarn. But seriously nothing bad was intended. I really love the atmosphere of this place and I’d love to come back again in the future. The price is super affordable, and the wi-fi is quite fast, hahaha.. #fakirwifi #anakonline I don’t really care about the other, but hopefully they will improve the service. 🙂
I couldn’t tell you about the coffee because at that time, Triple Belly was about to order coffee but the coffee machine was broken or something. Don’t worry about the very limited menu, they would add more in the future. 🙂 And oh, visit them around four to five PM, golden hour in Blackbarn is super beautiful! <3 Last but not least. may God bless this barn. ^^
- Blackbarn Coffee
- Untung Suropati No 79031-5671066
- Soft Opening
- Mon, Wed, Thur : 03.00 PM to 10.30 PM
- Fri, Sat, Sun : 03.00 PM to 11.30 AM
- Wi-Fi available (fast one)
- Power Outlet Everywhere