Helloo!! Everybody! Hahaha..
I’m kind of surprised about how this post has reached 1.500 hits already, though it just has been a week since I uploaded the teaser version. Two days ago I finally got the chance to visit this very happening place. Why did I say ‘happening’? Because since their soft opening, I heard they are always over capacity, and everything is running out of stock really fast. So they decided to open at 5 pm during this period of time (should be open around 10 to 11 am if I’m not mistaken)
COMMUNAL COFFEE & EATERY
Communal is placed in Jl. Raya Kertajaya, or should I just say Klampis to make it easier to find? It’s right next to Wajan. I arrived there at 4.50 pm, ten minutes earlier because I wanted to take pictures of the place while it’s still fewer people and before it gets dark, but guess what? People were already queuing! Well, it wasn’t like 100 people in that queue, but still, pretty impressive!
Coming inside still feeling impressed, I was again welcomed with a nice view of their interior design. This establishment is divided into two floors, both have an outdoor area. The first floor could accommodate around 30 people inside, and 10 outside. While the second floor is way bigger and also different in terms of the design. Let’s go upstairs to find out!
On the second floor, the ambiance is quite different, there’s no mural like on the first floor, but there’s this giant green wall filled with green leaves, like in the jungle. And the color is pretty much similar, a lot of green and a lot of woods. The capacity is also different, it’s way bigger than the first floor. I guess in total they can accommodate around seventy people on the second floor.
Nothing really stands out in the outdoor area, but at the golden hour, the light of the sunset could enhance your picture to be quite artsy, haha..
The menu is pretty simple, they got coffee, signature drinks, ice blended, tea, and also soda. For the food, snacks, and desserts, they got some western and Italian dishes. Price-wise, Communal is at the average level of middle-high class type of coffee shop. Their ordering system requires you to queue at the cashier in the first place, after you finish with the payment, they will give you the table number, and the waiters soon will be delivering your order to where you are seated.
If you’re curious about what did I eat there, I can’t say I had something. Because as I said earlier, they are still in the ‘over capacity’ state right now. I don’t know if you can use that as an excuse, but most of the foods and the drinks that I would like to try were all out of stock, and that didn’t make me happy. Because you have to queue for a certain amount of time, waiting, just to hear that the foods weren’t available at the moment. kzl. So then I only order this
Smoked Beef Wedges (30k)
It was pretty much a fried potato wedge and smoked beef served with onion, parmesan cheese, and celery. I wonder if maybe it would taste so much better with bacon, lol. But that would make this place serves nonhalal food. But yeah, it was okay. I drank
Ovo Crunchy (38k) and it was also okay, tasted good, but not something that I’d rate as my favorite. 🙂
Overall, Communal is a very homey place, I felt really comfortable staying here. It’s just too bad that they don’t have everything that I wanted to order. And I’m sorry if I couldn’t review their coffee, as you know I’m really not a fan of it, but you all can give comments about their coffee here too. Say all you want, I won’t judge, haha. Their toilet on the first floor is pretty nice, but the other way round on the second floor, it doesn’t even look like it’s a new toilet. I wish you could fix that, haha. Umm.. And services need to be improved too. I guess that’s pretty much it. :))
- Communal Coffee & Eatery
- Kertajaya Indah Tengah No. 24 (Klampis)
- Open 17.00 – 23.00
- Fri – Sat until 24.00
- Monday Closed
- Prepare 100k/person
- Wifi & Power outlets available
- CASH ONLY