So Calibre Coffee Roasters seems like house, that has been renovated, modified and upgraded into a Coffee Shop, but thank God they didn’t lose the homey ambiance around, and actually, that’s the first thing I noticed when I got there; “This place is really homey!”
As I looked around, and waiting for my turn to be served at the cashier, I started to drown into the atmosphere of this place. I love how they play soft oldies songs, really soothing and calmed me down. And I really couldn’t stop starring at the lamps that were hanging next to the window, I told myself, “That’s where I’m going to enthroned for the next couple of hours.” Seating that’s facing the window is just perfect, for a loner like me, hahaha..
When it’s my turn to be served, I felt the warmth welcome from the waiter, they were friendly and quite patient handling all my noob questions. So after several time thinking and picking, I finally made my mind and ordered my favorite drink, which is Green Tea Latte, also something special from the house, Tuna Melt Panini. I remembered spending around 90k for those two.
I was happy, and even beyond when I saw there’s an electricity plug on the wall right next to where I was about to sit. But just a second after I sat down on the spot that I thought I’d be enthroned by myself, suddenly another girl roughly came to where I sat, and took the chair next to me :/ Well, it’s a public place, I know. I just wish I could have the row for only mine, lol. (and I don’t know if it’s just me or she didn’t seem very friendly too)
Well, I guess I’m no different than her. People say I have the cruelest face when I’m on my own. But really, I’m trying my best to be as friendly as possible whenever and wherever I go! lol.. Anyways, yeah this girl sat next to me almost the whole hours I was there. She read book and made phone calls, just a typical me when I was alone, the difference is she just didn’t take pictures of her foods like I always did, haha..
After my food and my drink came, as usual, I took my camera out and started snapping, while my neighbor already started to enjoy her meal. We ordered the same Panini bread, and I saw her eating from her naked hands (Gosh I’m such a stalker, hahaha). I know I’ve been a creep, but that’s what I become when I’m alone. No, not being a creep, but I’m just more aware with everything that’s going on around me, even a single move, I’d notice, and I’d got distracted very easily, yes I’m that sensitive without company.
After taking some mandatory pictures for Instagram and of course, for this blog, I held the fork and the knife, trying to figure out how to cut the Panini. But then I saw the girl next to me, again, eating with her bare hands, and I thought, why wouldn’t I?? So I put aside the cutleries, and just grab the Panini with my hand, then started eating the old fashioned way. And you know what? It was the best thing I’ve tried so far that week.
I know it’s already a long post to read, but let me just pour my heart out this time. I really do encourage you to sometimes have an alone time, for yourself. It’s good for your soul and to refresh your mind. You’ll find something new, or discover things that you might have lost. As I was munching my crunchy Panini, I looked outside the window, watching all the vehicles driving pass by, I realized how I appreciate my alone time at that moment. It was just perfect!
I heard the noises from my back, where all the baristas were busy making drinks for the customers. The voices of the glass, the coffee machine, the running water, the people, the oldies songs mixed with the smell of a fresh brewed coffee, ah I really love this kind of feeling. Truly brought out my good mood.
As I took one bite after another, one sip after another, I slowly began to reduce my eating pace, and just tried to listen to my own biting sound. It was weird, I know. But I was amazed of how the slower I eat, the more I enjoyed the food, no kidding.
Calibre Coffee Roasters
Jl. Walikota Mustajab 67-69 Surabaya
Sun – Thu 10 AM – 10 PM
Fri – Sat 10 AM – 11.30 PM
Electricity Outlet, EDC Machine & Wi-Fi available
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