I love coffee.
On previous visits to lombok, good coffee was a scarce commodity.....
Well.... Not anymore....
Introducing the newest cafe( at time of writing this review) on the bright sunny island... Gula Gila!
Situated right outside Kebun Villas and Resort ( see my review on Kebun!). It matches its eclectic styling with solid strong coffee concoctions.
Ordered a flat white on my first visit there and was suitably impressed. Coffee was strong, with a dark roast, which went well with the milk used, which was not over steamed. Creamy textures on the palate with rich nutty coffee aroma. The retro biscuits with colored icing was a nice touch.
Needless to say.... I was hooked... Going there twice a day for coffee was the daily norm after that first visit!
The cakes and pastries were pretty decent too. Their pies are a particular favourite of mine.
Mushroom pie - buttery flaky pastry encases a rich garlicky mushroom filling. Served warm. Hunger pangs no more.
Chicken pie - cheesy tomato-ish chicken filling in the same pastry as the mushroom pie. Very very good.
GG also has cakes, cupcakes for those with a sweet tooth. Think red velvet cheesecake and peanut butter chocolate cupcakes.
For those looking to have a full meal here, you will be disappointed. GG does not serve full meals.....yet. From my chat with the staff, they are looking to improve and and working on having a menu with more substantial items.
A cafe which continues to find room for improvement just 6 mths after opening.... I am looking forward to their new stuff the next time im back in Lombok.
Thank you GG for giving me hope that good coffee can be found on the island!!
Add on: ok this might not be very helpful, but i must say that GG prob has the best looking toilet for a cafe. I see many people taking selfies or wefies in front of their huge retro inspired mirror. A quick check with the GG staff and it seems that the interior of the toilet was designed by the owners from scratch and everything in there was custom made to create that look. Shoutout to the owners... good job!!!
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