I still remember, a month ago, when I visited Setiabudi Building I walked pass by this under-renovation outlet with a St. Ali logo on it. At that moment I was like, “Wow, is it really that famous Melbourne based St Ali?”
And now, they’re here! Thanks to the guys from Common Grounds who brought them here. Of course, both DR & I immediately agreed to give it a try, but because both of us were busy the whole weekdays, the only day we had left was Sunday. And, it turned out to be quite a bad timing for us.
It was overly crowded. It was the MRT-during-rush-hour-kinda-crowded. We had to put our name on the waiting list and waited in the alfresco area. But lucky us, I spotted some friends who already sat down inside, so we just immediately grabbed empty chairs and sat with them.
We were actually keen to try out their foods, but because it was very crowded we changed our minds. We planned to just order their beverages, sit for another fifteen minutes, and leave. So I ordered their cold brew, while DR ordered an ice chocolate. Our friends ordered some foods, which I tried, and some hot lattes.
Well to sum it up, St Ali, unarguably offers a price-don’t-lie menus. I’d rate them 9/10 for the taste. But price-wise, it’s a bit over the sky. So sad, that we didn’t have time to try more of it. But we’d definitely come back for a second attempt. Not on a Sunday though.
Anyway, kudos to the St Ali bunch! They successfully bringing Melbourne’s hype to Jakarta.
Write to you later,