Recently, my Instagram feed is flooded with photos of Society Complex, especially Historica. At first I thought, ‘this place couldn’t be in Surabaya!’ I thought this kind of coffee shop only exist in Jakarta or Bali, but I was wrong! It does exist in Surabaya and it didn’t take me too long to go and check this place out.
Society Complex is located in the center of the city, Sumatra Street, it’s on the same road as Domicile Kitchen & Lounge. Unfortunately, I can only review Historica Coffee & Pastry for now because the rest of the venues have not officially opened yet. We’ll have to be patient with them and I really can’t wait!
HISTORICA COFFEE & PASTRY
They don’t have a menu book, it’s all written on the board
Pricing in Indonesian Rupiah (k : thousand)
Coffee : 25k-35k | TWG Tea : 20k-30k | Smoothies :25k-40k | Choco & Greentea : 35k | Breakfast menu: 35k-45k | Cake & Pastry : 25k-53k | Bottled Juice & Mineral Water : Price is not shown
On the right side, there is a giant coffee roaster machine. The website says, “The new concept of a coffee shop is here, first in Soerabaia. The new way to enjoy your own coffee by picking, roasting, and grinding by yourself.” Too bad the waiter didn’t tell me about it when I was there, I just found out when I opened their website now 🙁 I want to try.
A different set of tables and chairs ♥
Clean and comfy toilet. They even put real flowers there (made it smells so good)
Where all the Instagram pictures were taken
These are what we ordered :
(for every meal you order, you’ll get one glass of mineral water for free)
Service tax 5% & goverenment tax 10% added
my thoughts :
I truly love this place!
Even though the parking lot is really small, but you can always use the valet service, and it’s not that expensive, only 10k
The valet parking service is really nice, they opened and closed the door for us
I love how they use green plants to decorate the outdoor, it looks really pretty
The combination of vintage style with a modern touch makes the interior design looks so simple but sophisticated
The place is really cozy, I can sit here for hours
The waiters are friendly and helpful
They only have 1 toilet but it is really clean, smells nice and they also provide wet tissue inside
Foods taste good, too bad I’m not a coffee lover
but I don’t like their green tea frappe, it tastes weird 🙁
The price is quite pricey but it’s worth it
They have a wi-fi connection, but I couldn’t connect to it while I was there
They also have plenty of electrical outlets
SMOKING FREE (Indoor Area)
Add more waiters? Because while I was there I felt that the dirty plates and glasses were not picked up right away after the customers gone, it was still there for about half an hour. Even the new customers who were asking them to pick it up.
One thing that confuses me about Historica is on their homepage it says “24 Hours Coffee Shop” but, they also write “Open daily and weekend 7 am – 11 pm” How could it be 24 hours?
- Society Complex – Historica
- Jl. Sumatera 40, Surabaya 60281
- Everyday : 7 am – 11 pm
- Ph. Office : 031-5043151 / 52
- Fax : 031-5032929
- Email : email@example.com
- wi-fi password : sukakopi
- instagram : @societycomplex