Pinisi Cafe & Bakery

★★★★★

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Although I haven't had the pleasure of experiencing a Magnolia cupcake, my girlfriend assured me that this place has better cupcakes. The first thing that caught my eye was the pistachio cupcake that was on display which unfortunately did not have the best presentation. Imagine crushed green pistachios sprinkled all over the frosting, not the best look. However, the blueberry and red velvet cupcakes tasted oh so good!

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★★★★☆

Although I haven't had the pleasure of experiencing a Magnolia cupcake, my girlfriend assured me that this place has better cupcakes. The first thing that caught my eye was the pistachio cupcake that was on display which unfortunately did not have the best presentation. Imagine crushed green pistachios sprinkled all over the frosting, not the best look. However, the blueberry and red velvet cupcakes tasted oh so good!

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I used to love this place, and then not so much, and now it's great again. For a while they were having problems with... I'm not sure what, but the food wasn't fantastic, and the service a bit uneven. They've worked through all of that, though, and it's really a fantastic restaurant again. Great food, great prices, and friendly servers. A very good place for a "combination" group of vegetarians or vegans and omnivores, too.

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★★★★★

I used to love this place, and then not so much, and now it's great again. For a while they were having problems with... I'm not sure what, but the food wasn't fantastic, and the service a bit uneven. They've worked through all of that, though, and it's really a fantastic restaurant again. Great food, great prices, and friendly servers. A very good place for a "combination" group of vegetarians or vegans and omnivores, too.

Pros: great food, inexpensive, friendly service

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Though everything else falls in the mediocre range, the food is indubitably superb. I've been told by other Indonesian friends that this restaurant is as authentic as it gets. Especially in a city that seems to offer every cuisine under the sun, Indonesian food is surprisingly lacking. I thank the stars this place exists. The fare can be exotic to the Western palate but for anyone who has acquired that elusive taste for durians, something most Europeans and Americans run screaming from, the durian milkshake just can't be beat! I hope more Westerner palates are eventually convinced towards authentic Southeast Asian cuisine because once you're there, you'll never return. Maybe your friends will scoff at you for eating that big, brown porcupine of a fruit, but you will secretly know just what they're missing. More for me.

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★★★★★

Though everything else falls in the mediocre range, the food is indubitably superb. I've been told by other Indonesian friends that this restaurant is as authentic as it gets. Especially in a city that seems to offer every cuisine under the sun, Indonesian food is surprisingly lacking. I thank the stars this place exists. The fare can be exotic to the Western palate but for anyone who has acquired that elusive taste for durians, something most Europeans and Americans run screaming from, the durian milkshake just can't be beat! I hope more Westerner palates are eventually convinced towards authentic Southeast Asian cuisine because once you're there, you'll never return. Maybe your friends will scoff at you for eating that big, brown porcupine of a fruit, but you will secretly know just what they're missing. More for me.

Pros: Authenticity, Rarity, Durian Milkshake!

Cons: Decore mediocre, Service a bit slow

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borobudur is a good restaurant in manhattan, and new york

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★★★★☆

borobudur is a good restaurant in manhattan, and new york

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INTERESTING, DIFFERENT (BUT NOT SCARY DIFFERENT) AND TOTALLY AFFORDABLE. MOST THINGS HOVER AROUND OR BELOW $10. THE DECOR IS BARE BONES BUT IT'S A GREAT PLACE FOR A LOW KEY INEXPENSIVE DINNER WITH FRIENDS!

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★★★★★

INTERESTING, DIFFERENT (BUT NOT SCARY DIFFERENT) AND TOTALLY AFFORDABLE. MOST THINGS HOVER AROUND OR BELOW $10. THE DECOR IS BARE BONES BUT IT'S A GREAT PLACE FOR A LOW KEY INEXPENSIVE DINNER WITH FRIENDS!

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I have been searching for good Indonesian in Manhattan for a long time, especially after Nusamtara (sp?) closed several years ago. This cafe serves authentic, freshly prepared Indonesian food. The nasi goreng and rendang padang are tasty. I especially love "Es Teler", an unusual cold drink consisting of a coconut-fruit-jelly concoction, which is not overly sweet and very refreshing. It is reminiscent of the popular Asian tapioca pearl teas (just minus the tea). The only thing about this drink that I do not like is the large amount of ice, so in the future, I shall ask the staff to hold the cubes (or at least cut back). Also, the cafe should serve this drink with much wider straws, as all the fruits/jellies have a tendency to get stuck! Service here is friendly and quick, and prices more than reasonable.

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★★★★★

I have been searching for good Indonesian in Manhattan for a long time, especially after Nusamtara (sp?) closed several years ago. This cafe serves authentic, freshly prepared Indonesian food. The nasi goreng and rendang padang are tasty. I especially love "Es Teler", an unusual cold drink consisting of a coconut-fruit-jelly concoction, which is not overly sweet and very refreshing. It is reminiscent of the popular Asian tapioca pearl teas (just minus the tea). The only thing about this drink that I do not like is the large amount of ice, so in the future, I shall ask the staff to hold the cubes (or at least cut back). Also, the cafe should serve this drink with much wider straws, as all the fruits/jellies have a tendency to get stuck! Service here is friendly and quick, and prices more than reasonable.

 

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