Let me bring you to one of my favorite cafe in Surabaya, it’s called Carpentier Kitchen & Ore Store. So yes, this is a small business and a cafe combined. They are also built the joints inside a heritage building, which made it look so stunning and beautiful in it’s own way. Without further ado, let’s go in!
& ORE Store
& ORE Store
I’ve already had a crush on this cafe since the first time I’ve been there. But lately, I got distracted by the other cafes in town, so I have to put a hold to re-visit until today. And after all these months, surprisingly I’m still in love!
This cafe is really simple yet fascinating. They use pastel colors, vintage stuffs, plus vines for their interior design, I do feel really comfortable hanging out in here. And it’s not just a cafe inside, but also a three floor store named ORE that sells a lot of cool things which some produced by a local brand and also imported stuffs from international brands.
Let’s take a peek what inside now!
This place started with the ORE Store, which for me is quite clever, because everyone who goes to Carpentier Kitchen has no other option than to go through ORE Store before they enter the actual cafe. And people (especially girls) will most likely stop by and take a glimpse, who knows they might find something interesting and buy one?It’s like killing two birds with one stone, aite?
When you first enter the store, you will see Carpentier’s dining table on the left.
Yes, you can eat there, but I think it’s not the best place to eat since it is placed right beside the main door, you can literally see everyone is passing by.. And as you can see, in the afternoon, the sunlight will strike straight from the window on to your skin which is not very nice for me.. 🙂
Anyways, let’s explore at the ORE Store first
On the first part of the store, you will see clothes, flat shoes, wallets, clutches and bags mostly for women, except the unisex accessories like Daniel Wellington watches and some quirky glasses. From what I can see, they sell the casual, laid back, quirky and vintage style kind of fashion here.
In this part, you’ll see more shoes and bags and sandals. But not only for women, also for men and kids. You’ll also see a bike, toys and super cute stuffed animals named Ugly Doll <3
Let’s see what’s on the second floor
In this floor, you will see all the boys stuffs from shoes, clothes, pants, bags, accessories and more bikes.
What’s outside the window?
Whoa! <3 <3 <3
Let’s go back into the first floor and I’ll show you the rest of the store, then we can move on to the Cafe 🙂
In this part, you will see mostly random stuffs, from Havaianas flip flops, Lomo & Polaroid cameras, headphones, accessories, bags, wallets, leather stuffs, CDs, pillows and sunglasses.. Take a look for yourself!
Dream Catchers, things with vibrant colors, always get my attention <3
I also love these pillows! my favorite ones were the one with these statements :
“reading is HOT” & “writing is COOL”. Think I might get that one, later..
Alright, we are getting so close with the Cafe already!!
This is what I call their indoor space, if you prefer in an air conditioner area, this is where you’ll be seated. There are three to four tables there, quite spacious, cooler, and they also provide a baby chair.
This is my best spot if I would sit inside.. Ah, mirror will always be my best friend <3
(if diamonds are not around, lol..)
Shall we? ^_^
I still can remember my first expression when I opened the door, it was like, “Whoa! I didn’t know this place exist in Surabaya!” LOL.. I love outdoor space, I love to feel a little bit of a sun and feel the blowing wind to cool down the heat. I will love it even more if there are a lot of green things, such as plants, trees, or vines like this. It produces oxygen and allows you to breath in the fresh air, it also makes our brain to loosen up a bit just by seeing its color and I just found that seeing green color will make you more creative too!
So yeah, to sum it up, I LOVE THIS PLACE.. <3
what we ordered
Worth the price, really big, lots of delicious stuffs inside and really yummy! Can’t get enough of the sauce too! <3 <3
The flavor of the cream is just perfect, not too sweet or too milky, nice! <3
What makes me droll all the time! three (or two) layers of pancake, with Nutella ALL OVER it.. Not just on the outside, but also inside, they also put peanut butter with the actual nuts in between the layers. On top of it, there are strawberries and whipped cream.. Ugh.. <3
Not recommended, I don’t know, I really don’t like the taste of it.. Does every chamomile tea tastes like this or it just doesn’t taste good in here? Hmm..
There are two rooms for toilets (both for guys and girls) No worries, it’s clean 🙂
As I’ve already said before, I love this place. From their interior design to the ambience, not to mention about their yummy food. <3 Most of their customers are teenagers and young people around age 15-28. You can smoke in the outdoor area. But I think they need to add more waitress, and the waitress need to be more friendly. There was this woman, omg, she always put her unfriendly look, but she did her job well though. I guess if she can be more smiley, that would be a lot better
- Carpentier Kitchen & ORE Store
- Untung Surapati 83 | Surabaya East Java Indonesia | 60264
- P +6231 568 2074
- F +6231 563 0826
- Opening Hours :
- Mon – Sat 11am -10pm
- Closed on Sunday