I haven’t seen many new (good quality) cafes lately, and it kinda bores me, really. A lot of times I went to visit new cafes, I rarely went home satisfied with the experience. But coming to Heritage 181 Cafe & Snacks was a bit different. Although it’s a not-so-bad one, it’s an oh-so-far one.
Cafe & Snacks
Cafe & Snacks
Heritage 181 Cafe & Snacks is placed on the very east side of Surabaya, which is so far from my house. If you know East Coast or Food Fest, this cafe is around a five to ten minutes drive from there. It’s in the shopping street of San Antonio, and around the area, there are a few places that have already opened, but not that many.
The place is divided into three sections; The first-floor indoor section, the first-floor semi-outdoor section, and the second-floor section. Though they have three sections, Heritage 181 Cafe can’t really contain too many people inside. Probably less than 50 people in all three sections but indeed, the interior is lovely. Let me show you around!
First-floor indoor section
The combination of every element that they put together for the interior design here was just truly lovable! Comfortable to the eyes and comfortable to the butts, lol. They mix the chairs and the tables in random orders, and the quality of the furniture is also splendid.
First-floor semi-outdoor section
Why do I say semi-outdoor? Because they still cover the ceiling with glasses, if it rains, you won’t get wet. If we are talking about the lighting, here, you will get the perfect one, no doubt. But the downside is it can get quite humid and hot as they don’t use the air conditioner, they only use a fan.
This section is not big, and there is also a smoking area, so even if only one person lights up his/her cigarette, the smoke will spread everywhere. If you’re not comfortable with it like I am, my opinion is : you’d better sit inside. 🙂
The second floor is as amusing as the first one. The decorations are spoiling my eyes, and they even have a special photo booth for you to take pictures, it was really cute!
They don’t sell heavy foods in here, and from the language on the board, I guess they are dutch foods. But still, most of them are snacks to me. On the other hand, drinks are quite varied, from coffee, ice blended, milkshake, and tea, I guess everything matches for your snacking time.
And the price is so affordable as well! But too bad when I came, they were not well prepared. I wanted to order Kroket, and Eclairs, but both were out of stock, and the waiters and the waitresses seemed confused with my simple questions, such as, “what is….?” “what’s inside…?”
Pastel Tutup IDR 10k & Resoles Ham Keju IDR 6k & Smoke Beef IDR 6.5k (3/5)
It was pretty good, but I guess it can be improved, I’ve had eaten better ones. 🙂
Sup Merah (Red Soup) Rp. 25.000,- (3/5)
This dish is a hearty bowl of tomato soup, with carrots, and sausage mixed in. It comes with four thick slices of triangle-shaped bread on the side. I love that the portion size is large, but I think the soup needs more substance and additional toppings such as chicken, green beans, macaroni, and mushrooms would make it even better. A little bit of spice would also be nice, and making the bread into crunchy croutons would improve texture. The current bread was quite difficult to chew and lacked crunchiness.
Overall Heritage 181 is a cute place. If you’re living near the area, you should come by. No need to dress up in formal clothes, it’s just a simple cafe. Most of the people that I saw were teenagers, loud ones. I could hear their voices since they were on the second floor and when they moved to the first floor, the sound was getting louder and clearer. Kind of reminds me of old times. 🙂 The area is still quiet and peaceful, no parking fee (yet). Ah, I forgot about the electricity outlet. I guess not that many if I’m not mistaken. And yup! That’s all
- Heritage 181 Cafe & Snacks
- San Antonio Shopping Street N1-81 Pakuwon City (right side of the road)
- No Phone Number to Call
- Open Everyday
- 12.00 AM – 10.00 PM
- Walk-in Only
- Prepare around 50.000/person is enough
- Smoking in the outdoor area only
- Wifi available