Blacklisted is not your ordinary coffee shop. Headed by Saxon Wright, a head judge for World Barista Competition and a well known coffee expert, they are here to stay and make some of the nicest blend of coffee for their customers.
At Blacklisted all their coffee beans are freshly roasted daily and kept in stock for at least 4 days to get them into their best condition before finally grind and brew them. Not stopping at that, they also have a good line up of pastries especially great for breakfast. Nothing beats the simply pleasure of warm almond croissant with a cup of joe.
For lunch and heavier eats, their Javanese Spaghetti is quite popular here as it brings out Italian pasta at its best and combine it with local flavor. Imagine having a plateful of al dente spaghetti in green chili sauce with shrimp and shredded chicken. Yum!
Enjoyable but not pleasant enough to pull me back!
Blacklisted is a coffee place that is also popular for its Black burgers. If you guessed that the name is derived from the black burgers, then you have to try harder. Back when King Charles II was still alive, coffee shops used to be blacklisted, as caffeine was mistakenly considered as a type of harmful drugs. This story inspired the owners to create Blacklisted Coffee that has now grown into three outlets since established in 2014.
The Lotte outlet has two types of seating, one inside the restaurant and one outside (but still inside the mall). As the one inside was dark, I decided to sit outside to help myself take good pictures.
Blacklisted Beef Burger (IDR 75K++)
The charcoal buns were both crisp and fluffy, and the patty was tender, but not juicy enough. Thankfully, the cheese melted nicely, and the crunchy and plump potato wedges could make a delish side dish.
BAD Bacon Absolutely Delicious (IDR 78K++)
My eldest sister opted for this, and she said the burger was pleasant, but not fantastic enough.
Chicken Katsu (IDR 72K++)
While my eldest sister opted for the burger, my elder sister opted for the chicken katsu, which was said to be not that bad but not that good either.
The food that Blacklisted offer was certainly enjoyable, but it did not attract me to revisit the place. The burger was nice, but it was not one of the nicest in town.
*Nona Tukang Makan was not invited or paid by any individual or business to write this review. The opinion stated is strictly hers.