[SG] Jamaica Blue | decent brunch spot at Buona Vista

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Of a more accessible location for brunch (finally!), this turned out to be better than expected! A comfy seating with full-length windows to allow ample sunlight in, I liked how it was bright enough unlike the typical dimly lit cafes around, great if you were planning to do some readings while sipping your cup of coffee!   

Jamaica Blue started off in Australia as a franchise model, and is grounded in two beliefs: sourcing the very best coffee and using only fresh, locally sourced ingredients. I like its ideology on how it's about stopping to savour the very moment, to rest and recharge over a cup of coffee. Isn't that one of the joys of visiting cafes?  

Eggs Benedict with Bacon ($14.90)

I was pleasantly surprised when I first saw this, two poached eggs fully covered with a thick layer of hollandaise sauce! Slightly over-poached on one side of it, the sauce managed to make up for it, or at least it was done to my liking. A rich creamy version with a slight lemon zest to it, it was the perfect dip to go with everything, though this might get jelat (or overwhelming) for some! I would have preferred more bacon and a slightly toasted baguette for that warm touch, though it's good enough at the sides where it's slightly harder for that varied texture! A pretty satisfying one for me!

Verdict: 7.5/10

Flat White ($5)

A smooth cup that was just right on its acidity, I liked how it wasn't too sharp though I would have preferred a more robust flavour to it. Toby's Estate has the perfect brew to my liking so far, if you're one to go for a stronger taste! This was a decent one in my opinion, and it's certainly a much bigger cup compared to the ones served up by usual cafes. 

Verdict: 7.0/10

Source: Jamaica Blue 

Perhaps in line with its beliefs, it sets transparency on letting consumers know what they're eating, with nutritional values listed online (section on breakfast menu is still under construction).  

Printed serviettes :)

A classic cafe menu that might not have much to excite, it's grounded on getting its basics right. A decent spot for that fix of the day, it offers a comfortable ambience for some quiet moments and chill-out gatherings, topped off with a friendly and warm service crew. Though we've spotted some inconsistencies in the food quality like over-poached eggs or inadequate hollandaise sauce on Instagram, it's probably one of those places that's still got some work to do in terms of always delivering. 

Nonetheless, given the experience we've had, it's still a decent spot to visit especially if you're looking for brunch in the west! 

Jamaica Blue
1 Vista Exchange Green, The Star Vista 
Tel: 6694 4592

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