Saturday, January 24, 2015

North Pole Café at Pantai Indah Kapuk

North Pole has been one of the current hippest restaurant in Pantai Indah Kapuk which mainly offers ice cream desserts. I ordered one particular thing from the menu named 'Smoky Pan' since it is the most reflective of what North Pole has to offer in terms of its ice cream flavors since the menu by itself serves six different flavors out of the sixteen options of ice cream the restaurant has to offer and it was a swift taste serving. I came in on a weekday afternoon and the place is already filled with lots of people; knowing so I decided to stay only a bit for the sake of trying. But even with the platter ordered, I only tasted one fourth of their said signature of gelato, ice cream, coffee and waffle.

Smoky Pan (IDR 68.000)
Our Smoky Pan order came in a plate with six dents for the selection of ice cream that is placed upon the top of a pan filled with water and a block of dry ice to help to maintain the temperature of the ice cream as well as to add aesthetic value to the dish. Alongside with six scoops of ice cream, a sprinkle of fruitty pebbles and ground cookies were served as sides. Unfortunately the six flavors of ice cream that were served has its flavor fixed and we cannot pick our own preferred flavor at the time. It makes distinguishing the flavor as a challenge since we cannot figure out to match the ice cream to the list of flavors they offer although we spotted banana, almond cherry, mango and thai iced tea. The other two remained as mystery!*

*All of it remained a mystery, really since I did not even confirm the flavors I'd gotten that day. Some said the menu consisted of lemon, forest berry, choco ferrero among others. Does everyone have the same flavor on their serving of Smokey Pan? No idea, either.

Although the ice cream were smooth and the sprinkle add some more colors and elements into the dish, the ice cream we had were lacking in the variety of texture.

The sprinkled almond cherry was my favourite!  

The decoration of North Pole was really fun with the touch of cool colors, snow-shaped ornaments, cute illustration of the menu and of course their logo is adorable! I was also really impressed with the quick service I got there. Also, try out their recommended Creamy Pot options that is the menu with twists on soft-serve ice cream topped with various sauces and toppings which my friend recommended. Many of the other menu such as the cereal ice cream cone and chick affogato seem to be a good deal too, but unfortunately I didn't get a chance to. Hopefully better luck next time because I am pretty excited for a next visit!

North Pole Café
Ruko Crown Golf Blok A No.57
Pantai Indah Kapuk

North Jakarta
+62 21 29210357
+62 21 29442957