By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
The Harvest must be the most widely-spread high-end bakery shops chain in Indonesia. They produce a whole range of pastries, cookies, breads and gift boxes, targeting mostly the middle-to-high class Indonesians. They are part of Mount Scopus group from Australian national Lal De Silva, who also owns several F&B venues in Jakarta, particularly Balboni, Negev and Chateau Blanc.
I had tried their products on different occasions and my opinion about them changed over time. A few years ago, they were mostly about marketing and packaging. None of the food I tried with them was better than average.
And then, I tried again last week their new Bali branch on Jalan Sunset Road in Kuta. I was really impressed there: The service was very attentive and professional. The menu and displays were attractive, with a profusion of choice (and even a full Western/Asian menu). The various pastries I tried were similar to what you could buy in Paris in terms of taste. At last, a real attention was paid to the design and atmosphere of the place. Unsurprisingly, this Harvest shop is very crowded and they are planning more openings this year in Bali.
Since the competition is getting tougher on the higher end bakeries (particularly with the recent openings of Paul and Eric Kayser), I imagine that they needed to step up their game to stay competitive and the result is excellent.
Overall: I will go back to Harvest, hoping that each of their branches has the same standards as the one I visited in Kuta lately.
There are too many locations of The Harvest for me to post them here. Please have a look on their website: Harvest Cakes. You can also have a look on Facebook: The Harvest Cakes or on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theharvestcakes.
Phone number: +62-21 528 92424
|Sample menu of The Harvest|