The Jam Pantry was one of the first cafes I reviewed, and I have found memories of my solo visit. I visited again almost a year later with a large group of friends.
Much to my pleasure, we were accommodated in a semi-private dining room. Although it was a little hot (being right next to the kitchen), it was so nice to feel welcome and looked after with a big group on a busy Sunday morning. The only thing that really bothered us is that in the semi-private dining room we couldn’t access the majority of the seasonal menu on the chalkboard, so had to keep exiting to view it. There was quite a wait for food, but we were a big table and the cafe was very busy! The service was so warm and friendly.
Once again the coffee was delicious, extravagant and more-ish.
I ordered the pancakes – brown rice sourdough batter, maple baked nectarine, baked hampton rhubarb, sweet basil cashew cream and raspberries ($20.00). A very unique dish with a lot going on – perhaps too much! I would have preferred the dish with something a little sweeter than the sweet basil cashew cream to balance out the savoury taste of the pancakes. Also, I’d say they were more like hotcakes.
Overall I enjoyed my visit, once again, to The Jam Pantry thanks to the amazing service, delicious coffee and unique breakfast food. I’m looking forward to my next visit and trying something new.