I went to Honda’s Showroom this afternoon to test drive a car. I was just about heading back when suddenly I remembered that Volks Coffee had just opened around here. I checked Ms. Amanda Kohar’s Instagram to see about this cafe, and yup, it’s just right around the corner, so without further ado, I’m heading my wheel there!
Volks Coffee is placed in M.H Thamrin Street, in the center of Surabaya. If you girls know Miracle Aesthetic Center , Volks Coffee is like 5 houses away from there. 🙂 One of the legit thing I noticed the first time was that they already has a security to take care of the vehicles and the parking lot.
Usually, a newly opened cafe don’t have any parking service, but in here, the security even asking for my car key like a valet parking staff. However, when I asked him for the parking ticket, he said, “Masih belum ada mbakk..” (we don’t have it yet, miss) hahaha.. But I trusted him anyways, so I just gave him my car key. (wait, who said I have trust issue?)
When I first enter Volks Coffee, the layout of this place really reminds me of Black Barn Coffee. But the difference was that Volks Coffee’s interior is more industrial, while Black Barn Coffee is more into Rustic theme.
I met Mr. Inijie who happened to visit Volks Coffee as well. FYI he got a new phone, it’s Samsung S7! I tried the camera, and it was SUUUPPEERR AMAAZZZINNG. I suddenly regret buying iPhone 6s, planning to sell it, anyone wants to buy it? :3 (iPhone 6s Rose Gold, 64G 1 month used, condition 99%, lol kok buka lapak). Anyways, below is the unfinished outdoor space of Volks Coffee.
In total, I guess Volks Coffee can accommodate 35 people inside. Outdoor space are still hot even in the evening, I went there at 4 pm, I sweat a lot while I took pictures outside. I’d always prefer inside, it’s much cooler, plus there are a lot of power outlet available there. I didn’t try the wi-fi though, because most of the time at the soft opening, it’s slow, or even unavailable, so I didn’t bother trying. Maybe next time 🙂
Menu in Volks Coffee is quite simple, only one page, and they pretty much provide what a coffee shop should provides. Coffee (of course), tea, juices, snacks, foods, and desserts.
My choice that afternoon fell into the Pork Belly Aglio Olio, and when I was just about to order a juice, Mr. Inijie stopped me right there, and said, “You went to a Specialty Coffee Shop and not ordering coffee??”. As usual, I shot him back with an excuse about my inability to contain caffeine in my body. He replied with a gesture that probably said, “boooooo…!” Alright alright, I asked the barista what’s the lightest caffeine that I could get, he said I should order a latte. So voila! I ordered that.
I asked the barista about the taste of this latte before I ordered it, he said it’s kinda sweet. But I think we had some misunderstanding there. I thought ‘sweet’ as a sugar sweet, but in his mind, ‘sweet’ as a coffee sweet. So when it came, it was definitely not sweet as I was expecting, because obviously, it has no sugar in it, but it was not bitter as well, he probably put more milk inside. The latte also came with a biscuit aside, I guess it was the best part of the latte (lol, jk).
As a non coffee drinker, this is my two cents : it was light, and nice, in fact it was very nice. Even Mr. Inijie, a person that I might say an expert in coffee said it was a great one (he finished it btw, lol). And the (real) best part was : I didn’t get any bad side effects afterwards. I felt perfectly fine, no anxious, or nausea. So I was happy 🙂
Pork Belly Aglio Olio (45k)
Not the average Aglio Olio that you’ll find anywhere in Surabaya. And I would say, YOU-SHOULD-TRY-THIS! It was really unique, but at the same time, very good! But sadly, this is not for the Moslem, pork alert. Below the Pork Belly, you’ll find the chopped salted vegetables (sayur asin) that you would also find in every Pork Belly dish. That makes a quite difference, a good one. I just loved it, and I suppose you would too. 🙂 Thumbs up for this.
Overall, Volks Coffee is a nice place to hangout with your friends, do some work, or just to sip your favorite coffee. I wish all the best for Volks Coffee. I did really enjoy the coffee & the food. I’ll come back for sure! 🙂
- Volks Coffee
- MH. Thamrin 34, Surabaya
- Tue – Sun 01.00 – 22.00
- Monday CLOSED
- Prepare 80k/person would be enough
- Power Outlet everywhere <3