Jones the Grocer at Dempsey Hill seems to have customers all day round, throughout the week. Even during weekday mornings, when Dempsey Hill seems asleep, Jones would already have a handful of customers enjoying a cuppa or a hearty breakfast. It gets a lot more crowded on weekends and finding seats tend to be more challenging.
The breakfast menu, available from 9am t0 mid-day isn’t extensive but sufficient. For weekends, they have an extra brunch menu available from 12pm to 5pm.
In my opinion, Jones serves one of the better coffees in town. The coffee is strong, fragrant and rich. And the latte art that never fails to give me that little extra joy when the coffee is served.
To get a good mix of savory and sweet, I shared the Spanish Egg “En Cocotte” (S$19.50) and the Coconut Pancake (S$13.50). The fluffy pancake came with palm sugar syrup and a single scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of fresh mango pieces. I always find it difficult to finish the pancake alone so it is best to share this with a few friends. And I would also quickly move the scoop of ice cream to the side of the plate, so it doesn’t melt so quickly and the pancake doesn’t end up soaking it up. I don’t like my pancakes soggy.
The delicious egg dish was baked with baby spinach, Jones’ tomato relish, and bacon, and served with 2 thick slices of sourdough bread. I love it! When my friend and I were discussing why it was so good, we concluded that it was the tomato relish.
Jones the Grocer
Dempsey Hill Block 9, #01-12
Dempsey Road, Dempsey Hill
(Visit this link for the Singapore outlets – www.jonesthegrocer.com/index.php?pageID=14258&merchant_id=0)
Opens from 9:00am – 11:00pm daily