Friday, March 29, 2013

Oh La La Cafe, Plaza Indonesia - Step by step of making cappuccino with latte art

Long time ago, whenever I visited a mall in Jakarta that has Oh La La Cafe, I usually would stop by, to have a glass of cold tea or a cup of hot coffee with a croissant. Then, I stopped going to that cafe. It's not because I don't like the drinks or the croissant anymore but simply because there are more new cafe shops start to open in the malls and I want to try something new. Then, I just forgot to come back until one of my foodie friend works at this Oh La La cafe.

There are so many variations of pastries and cakes.

Danish pastries



Red velvet and Rainbow cake

and also Macarons.

Drinks - Equil water and Dilmah's teas

And of course, coffee!

You know what? It's good to have a friend who works at a coffee shop, especially if the position is already a manager. Why? Because my cappuccino was not just prepared by an ordinary barista but by a manager! Hahaha... Btw, his name is Daniel. Just say "hi" to him if you see him at any Oh La La Cafe. Who knows, he might also prepare your cup of coffee ;)

The step by step of making cappuccino with latte art.

1. Prepare the espresso.
Check the espresso machine's portafilter.

Tamp the ground espresso into the portafilter then press it with firm pressure to compact the espresso.

Place the cappuccino cup under the espresso dispenser and start the brewing cycle.

Time the shot. 
The shot should pour for 20 to 25 seconds for the best quality.

2. Foam the milk.
Pour milk into the metal pitcher.

Put the steam wand inside the metal pitcher.

The foam should ideally be between 65 and 68 C degrees when the steaming process is complete.

3. Make the cappuccino.

The cappuccino should be about 1/3 espresso, 1/3 steamed milk and 1/3 foamed milk.

4. Make the latte art.
Pour the foamed milk over the espresso shot. 

Pour the milk about 2 cm - 3 cm away from the bottom. Once the cup is about half filled, gently shake the pitcher back and forth while slowly moving it backwards.

Almost done.

Tada.... It's pretty although I'm not so sure whether it is a flower or leaves pattern? ;)

Hot Cappuccino - Rp. 30.000/ cup
All prices are subjected to 10% tax and 5.5% service charge. 

Current currency:
1 USD = Rp. 9.700

Thanks for the lovely cappuccino, Daniel!

Oh la la Cafe 
Plaza Indonesia
2nd Fl Unit i 001
Jl. M.H. Thamrin Kav. 28 - 30
Central Jakarta

Disclaimer: The review and opinion expressed here are purely according to my personal taste. There's a possibility that the taste of the food might change later on, which could affect the review and opinion here. I also affirm that no monetary or non-monetary compensation has been received from this restaurant for writing this review.


  1. The coffee preparation segment is really nice. Thanks for posting it, really make my day
    -coffee addict-

    1. albert: Oh.. you are also a coffee addict? *hi 5* Glad you like this post :)

  2. kinan: Ah... you are right! It's a Rosetta - coffee art. Thank you :)


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