Please welcome, my number one choice for the best cafe ever built in Surabaya so far in 2015. Kudos Cafe! I’ve been noticing this building for quite a long time, wondering what it would be when it’s done. I thought it was going to be a showroom or stuff #wrong
They just opened Kudos Cafe two days ago, on November 7th, 2015, but what makes it “the best” in my version? You’ll find out in just a second!
Kudos Cafe is on the west side of the city, it is built across Petra 1 high school, five minutes away from Supermal, and just about a 30-second walk from Fave Hotel. A very strategic position, in my opinion. The building itself is pretty high, as far as my observation, Kudos Cafe has four floors. I remember exploring the back area up to the fourth floor and ended up running back down again because I saw a lot of workers were sleeping there.
What I had in mind about the building, was that they are going to really maximize it, though they haven’t finished furnishing the first floor and the backside of the building, I’m sure they’re going to create something beautiful like what they already did to Kudos Cafe. One thing for sure, they have built all the toilets on each floor.
For a Cafe, Kudos opens quite early. But though what you saw above said that they open at 08.00 AM, but on their Instagram they wrote that they open at 09.00 AM. My suggestion : trust the Instagram first. It’s better you came at 9 but they already open for an hour, than you came at 8 to know that they actually open an hour later, right?
Kudos Cafe is in the second and the third floor of the building. In total, they can accommodate around 50 people in the cafe. The interior in Kudos Cafe is SUPER Insta-Genic and so Hipster! They use glasses for most of their window, light color wooden table and chair, wooden shelf, cement floor, rugs, white bricks, and a lot of plants. They must’ve done that on purpose.
I saw that they have calculated everything in detail. From the interior and the placement of everything. They also know how to build the building in such ways that they can block the sunlight at noon so that the people in outdoor area will still be comfortable staying outside. Kudos for that? haha.. Really. Great job!
While observing the overall look of the cafe. I saw a lot of young teenagers and young entrepreneurs here. Mostly hanging out with friends or loved ones, or doing work with their laptop, or on a lunch meeting with their partners and workmates. You will also see a lot of foodies, food enthusiasts, and interior enthusiasts in here, taking thousands of pictures, like me, hahaha.. The atmosphere is very chill and relaxing, I love this place.
After sitting down for a while, I asked for the menu and looked through it. Honestly, I was quite shocked (in a good way). The price is not as expensive as I thought it would be. For such an amazing place like this, I thought I had to prepare around 200k for my meal expense. But no, the pricing is considered very reasonable. You can actually get away with less than 100k there. 🙂
Amazing Rice | Buttered Rice – Beef & Mushroom (35k)
Juice | Soft Skin Ready (25k)
I ordered Soft Skin Ready juice and Amazing Buttered Rice in Beef & Mushroom. Both of them were so good. The Beef & Mushroom Buttered Rice were very tasty, I love the buttered rice, I could taste the butter in the rice yet it didn’t feel greasy at all. The seasonings and their chili, were also delicious!
They really completed each other’s flavor on the plate and in my tummy. Meanwhile, the soft skin ready juice was super fresh and addictive, especially on a very hot day like yesterday. Not to mention the very cute bottle!
Everything was awesome that afternoon, or maybe I was just starving the whole time, haha.. But no seriously, you guys should try them! The downside that I found on my first visit was the super slow response for any request from us.
We had to wait for more than five minutes just to get the menu book, we also waited too long for the chili sauce (when the chili sauce arrived, I already finished eating), and my friend just got informed that his order wasn’t in stock after he waited for 20 minutes. I know maybe it was a minor matter, and I could understand it was just two days after the soft opening, but I hope this will improve.
I sat on the third floor at the smoking area, because at that time the visitors were very packed and I had to sit outside to get better lighting for taking food pictures. At first, it was very hot and humid and I was sweating, but later on, it got cooler and windy. So thankfully I survived. 🙂
BUT, attention to all the ladies, I don’t recommend you, girls, to wear a short flowing skirt. Because there are two stairs at Kudos Cafe and both of them are quite high. PLUS, there are times when the wind blows quite strong, so.. be careful #truestory
Overall Kudos Cafe really took away my heart. I can’t wait to go back there again. Hopefully, on the second visit, they already had wi-fi connection, haha. Because actually even my provider was totally dead in there. 🙁 Also hopefully, there are improvements in the service. But I really love the atmosphere, I might spend a lot of time working there, so cozy! Ah, one more thing, pleaseee expand the cafe to be bigger! I’m 100% sure you are and you will be very packed for this month ahead. <3 See you very soon!
- Kudos Cafe
- Pakuwon Square AK 2 No 3
- 09:00 AM to 10:00 PM
- CLOSED on TUESDAY
- Wi-Fi is available