New Cafe Alert! And honestly, I’m so excited about this one, because this is my own friend’s establishment and he said to me that he was going to open a cafe since (literally) last year! Finally, a few days ago, he could proudly say that his Cafe is now open to the public, and I’m here to give you a report about it!
The Neighbors Cafe Surabaya
The Neighbors Cafe is owned by my dear foodie friend, Hendrik Pyong, who has been constantly making me drooling every time he posts a food picture on his Instagram Page since the first time I met him. He’s a good friend of mine and a total perfectionist! So perfectionist that he also kind of having a trust issue, lol..
Before opening The Neighbors, he’s the owner of the best Pannacotta I’ve ever tasted, Sweet Tooth! I remember he told me that he couldn’t even trust his maid to fold the packaging of his Pannacotta, so he folded it all himself.
With that said, I have pretty high hopes for The Neighbors Cafe, because I know that if the place is not as perfect as what he wanted, or the taste of the foods are not as perfect as he aimed for, I believe he won’t be opening it. 🙂 So now, let’s get into it.
The Neighbors Cafe is placed on the west side of Surabaya, exactly in Darmo Harapan Utara street. I really understand why he named it The Neighbors, it is most likely because this cafe and his house are just steps away! If you’re a fan of Hendrik Pyong, you can stalk him there, LOL. (Pyong, please don’t kill me :p)
The Neighbors Cafe’s overall look is very simple; clean, white, minimalistic, and very insta-genic! I love this place! If you’re a foodie, or if you’re a blogger (any type of it) you can totally hang out in here and take a picture of your next OOTD or your next endorsement product in here, hahah.. I am truly not lying, it’s really an Instagram worthy kind of spot and I believe Pyong wouldn’t mind having you taking tons of pictures in his Cafe.
For the size of the place, The Neighbors Cafe provides enough space for around 30-ish people inside. The parking lot is not too big, but luckily, the road along The Neighbors Cafe is not on a busy road, so you can use the side road to park, and there’s also a security post a few meters away, so you don’t have to worry about the parking security, they got you all covered. 🙂
For the menu, they don’t have too many of it just yet, because they are still on their soft opening period. And I love how he put a humble card on every table saying that they’re still new and that they wanted to apologize in advance if there are any mistakes that they made in, this period of time. 🙂 For the price, to me, it’s pretty average, not too cheap, not too expensive as well.
Neighbors Classic (62k)
This burger is pretty much one of a kind, I honestly never tasted a burger like this, and I kinda liked it. The patty was very soft, different from the other burger that I’ve tried before, and they were really generous with the sauce as well. If you’re into a soft patty and rich flavor, you’re definitely going to fall for this one!
I upgraded my fries (25k) into this Tater Tots! I’ve been seeing the pictures of these Tater Tots flooding over my Instagram, and I just couldn’t wait any longer to try it! This was the BOMB! I once thought the taste would be like a bolognese sauce, but nope, the secret of this glorious Tater Tots was from the Gochujang Sauce. The taste was pretty much sweet and meaty, I had to adjust for a lil’ bit, but it didn’t take me too long to fall in love with it.
Overall I would give The Neighbors Cafe 8 out of 10
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- The Neighbors Cafe
- Darmo Harapan Utara IX EN 12
- 0878 5110 1122
- 11 AM – 10 PM
- MONDAY CLOSED
- Bring 100k
- Wifi : Available
- EDC Machine : Available
- Power Outlet : Available