A Mixture of Pebbles, Woods and Glasses

I’m talking about the newly redesigned coffee shop, Turning Point. Paid a visit during the Ied holiday, because it’s located in Tangerang (read: a far away land). I had no expectation whatsoever because all I wanted was just to sit down and enjoy the holiday with my friends.

Most of the times, when you lower your expectation, good things would come to surprise you. The moment I stepped inside the coffee shop, I was so mesmerized by the interior. Everything was just so nice to look at, I kept on gazing around and paying attention to every details. Super well-thought.

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I love how they use numerous plastic bottles as part of the interior and lighting. Somehow the mixture of lights the wooden elements created that soft salmon hue as you can see in most of my photos.

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I love how  they take advantage of other elements like pebbles and glasses. Not to mention, all the details they put on display.

And, I also love the consistency of using sea animals as their element of design, like whale and turtle. I’m not sure if they had any special meaning to the owner, but what I know is it compliments the whole artsy-ness of this coffee shop.

So what’s not to love about this place?

Well, honestly, it’s the service or the attitude of the waiters. My friend ordered something with Mocha, but a waiter came with a glass of Iced Latted. He asked if it’s the mocha that he ordered, and the waiter replied, “It’s out of stock. Just drink this, it’s basically the same thing.” Wow, first of all, if an item is out I think the waiter is obliged to update the customer and asked if the customer would want to order something else. Right? Second all, the answering tone was rude. But, oh well. Maybe he was just having a bad day. So my friend drank it anyway.

I ordered cake with an original flavor. This time, a waitress came to update me that the item was out of stock. So, I ordered another flavor. But sadly, it never came to my table. Maybe the waitress had a short term memory problem. I didn’t complain, and didn’t bother to ask. Hopefully, the next time I visited Turning Point, the owner had invested money in developing their people, instead of just investing on the beautiful interior.

Oh well…

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Write to you later,

HG. (@gersonhenry)

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