Author: Chic Eater
Located on the flourishing street of Progo Bandung, the home to successful cafes such as Hummingbird eatery, Tokyo Connection, Hartwood, Gigglebox and Kopi Progo to name a few, Rocca began operation around mid year offering a mix of cuisines on their menu.
The interesting retroish building exterior combined with a light industrial-influenced interior style created a modern ambiance that is more keen to attract younger people. Unfortunately, I think interior-wise it lacks the detail that could set the cafe apart from its similar counterparts.
For the appetizer, I ordered Rocca Tacos, priced at IDR 25.000 per portion, the tacos gave a refreshing taste with ingredients mix such as chicken, meat sauce, sweet onion, lettuce, tomato, cheese and red bean. Spicy Crispy Tofu (IDR 19) which looked similar to perkedel sprinkled with chili powder on top. It’s a bit crispy on the outside, but soft on the inside..just the way I like it. While the texture was ok, the taste was quite ordinary covered strongly by the spicy mayonaise.
Next served on the table are the main dishes that I ordered:
Pan Seared Norwegian Salmon (IDR 56). Other than the fact that it’s presented nicely on the plate, it was well cooked with skin seared to crispiness as well.
Gulai Chicken (IDR 37), which has a good portion of chicken, a nice gulai taste and again well-presented. Nice work on the mains chef.
As usual in a three-course meal, I also ordered a dessert to conclude my lunch. I tried the Sticky Date Pudding (IDR 29). It’s not bad, but it’s not special either.
I had Rocca Fruit Soda – Lychee (IDR 30) and Kiwi Blackberry Lychee Yogurt (IDR 25). Both are refreshing and blended nicely.
I have no negative sentiment towards the outlet. However, I can’t help the feeling in my gut that it felt like you’re eating ordinary food in an ordinary shell. It just failed to satisfy my hunger for great food in a great restaurant.
Rocca & Company
Jl. Progo no. 16
Average spending: IDR 110.000,-