Breakfast (or brunch) has always been my favourite time of the day. I'm not much of a nasi lemak, roti canai kinda person. Rather i enjoyed a good cuppa coffee, and some poached eggs, sausages and bacon, and of course the ambience also plays a factor in fulfilling my day.
When Silverspoon first opened, i kind of whine to my team, demanding for english breakfast to be served in our place. Although in reality, given the location, and the target market, it wasn't really the most brilliant ideas. But whine i did. demand i did. the idea was thrown away within a blink of an eye. :(:(:(
One of my aim in Singapore is to satisfy my deprivation of some good breakfast, so i did my research beforehand. Unfortunately, i didnt really get to explore the ones jotted on my notebook. Such as Epicurious/ prive. (how frustrating that things never go according to plan!)
But Oh boy, do i LOVE LOVE LOVE Jones the Grocer @ Dempsey Hill (mmm kinda remind me of a classic popular song by aaron kwok, "dui ni ai ai ai bu wan....") i know.. that was totally random.
In this case, ambience plays a huge role for my LOVE x 3, the space is open, and inviting with long communer tables that encourages people to share. i LOVE how they have a huge steelframe service counter for beverage right in the center of the restaurant showcasing the art coffee making, i LOVE how they had a good selection of homemade/imported jams, sauces, spaghettis, and others for sale (p.s. including chilled foie gras (NOT PATE) at a very reasonable price, i LOVE how they SELL a good range of cookbooks and better still you are allow to browse them while you dine.
Basically before i ordered, i'm already a happy woman, easily satisfied.
Coffee in Jones the grocer is reliably good. And if you are interested to take your brunch to another level, a considerable wine selection is available for your consumption.
Overall, i felt that Jones the Grocer carries a good balance between food and ambience. Breakfast- was still incomparable with Melbourne and the search must go on but i had to say, it has satisfied my craving for awhile. The ambience of a simple, comfortable and trendy cafe serves an easy purpose for being a good hangout spot.
Fact check: Their Jones the Grocer Outlet at Al Mamoura has just been awarded the Best Cafe @ Abu Dhabi Time Out Award. (Why Abu Dhabi? that's just weird....)
With 10 outlets around the world, mainly based in Australia, Singapore, and 3 more upcoming ones at the Middle Eastern, i really hope much for them to consider Malaysia to be their next, i'll be your favourite customer- i promise!