The menu offers a sense of simplicity, with the sourcing of the best local and seasonal produce available. The menu caters to all. If you’re looking for a light meal, something more substantial, or even a healthy option, Jarryd’s has you covered. It’s a great place with amazing breakfast options, like The Basics – which includes coconut granola – or the blackberry smoothie bowl. The Basic to Basic – comprising of a smoked salmon rosti stack – or the Expresso Brisket roll are musts. If you are a picky eater and prefer being in control of what you put in your body, creating your own omelet may be an option for you.
If dessert for breakfast is your kind of thing, try the thick-cut French toast, which is served with white chocolate, cornflake crunch, lemon puree, winter berries and butterscotch. Or, better yet, have the banana bread waffles. It’s topped with brûléed banana, butterscotch, aerated banana crumb and an oh-so-heavenly peanut brittle ice cream. Yum!
They have a clever combination of flavours and a variety of fresh juices available. You could also opt for something from the selection of Power Shots to give you the boost you need in the morning. Highly recommended is the Magic coffee drink. Please be sure to ask your waiter all about this one. A small wine list and spirits are on offer and, if you like to start your day with a shot of Don Julio, Jarryd’s got you sorted.
This is a well-oiled machine. The wait staff has extensive knowledge of the menu. The super friendly charming team makes you feel relaxed and at ease from the minute you step in the door.
It’s a very trendy and vibey spot with modern décor lines, light and spaces utilized to make you feel comfortable. Relaxing and family-friendly.
You’re sure to spot Jarryd walking around for a quick catch-up…
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This new kid on the block, a breakfast and lunch spot, goes the extra mile by serving breakfast all day long. And my goodness, they’ve got quite the selection.
On a health kick? Try the Bircher muesli with apple, berry compote, toasted coconut, yogurt and mint. If you like to combine breakfast and dessert (and why not?), the pancakes with strawberry compote, vanilla mascarpone and maple syrup would be right up your alley.
There’s also a section where you can build-your-own-breakfast, with loads of items from which to choose – chorizo, mushrooms, avo and halloumi, to name a few. I settle on the sweetcorn fritters with bacon, tomato relish, avo salsa, and perfectly poached eggs as the optional extra. The puffy, mildly sweet fritters form an excellent base for the rich flavours of the bacon, tomatoes and avo, the latter displaying the welcome, bright tingle of lemon juice. Generously proportioned, the dish is pleasingly presented, with lots of baby spinach and fresh micro greens to offset the richness of the other ingredients. Very good indeed.
So good, in fact, that you might be tempted to stick around for lunch. There are a couple of salads that draw the eye – including one with roast salmon, avo, capers, peas, feta and shaved fennel – and the sandwiches also hold promise. I like the sound of that Reuben sandwich with spiced beef brisket, crimson slaw and Swiss cheese. Looking at the surrounding tables, it would seem the favourite is the free-range beef burger served on a brioche bun, with onion rings, tomato relish, aioli and triple cooked chips. Bacon, cheese or egg can be added at extra cost (to your arteries as well, perhaps).
They pride themselves on their coffee by Espresso Lab, and it is indeed expertly poured. The drinks menu also includes a couple of very healthy looking smoothies and cold-pressed juices.
Impressive. Amiable, charming waiters see to your every need. Food and drink are swiftly brought to the table, tables promptly cleared. Although staff keep a watchful eye, you’re not swamped with overzealous attention.
It’s a busy and bustling space, set in the covered courtyard of a centre that also houses the Amalfi Hotel with its executive suites. The style is quite striking and stripped down, with lots of black steel and light wood, and plenty of oversized light bulbs hanging from the roof. These are mostly for effect, I would think, if you consider the natural light pouring through the faceted glass roof. It does get quite noisy, due to the acoustics, but it’s all very convivial.
It’s a definite win, and a fine addition to the Sea Point café scene. With such friendly service, good food and an obvious commitment to sourcing quality ingredients, Jarryds is the kind of spot you’ll want to return to again and again.
This place pumps on Saturday and Sunday mornings, but they're also open for dinner, and we finally decided to pay them a visit on Saturday night. It was slightly quieter (a good thing - it can get loud in the mornings when full) but the draped lightbulbs and hip decor ensured there was still some ambience. We had three tapas dishes: the bao - buns themselves a little chewy, but good pork belly; the beef shortrib tacos (could use a bit more flavour contrast - so many ingredient but flavour still somehow lacking) and the steak tartare. The tartare was the real winner - genuinely delicious, sweet, mustardy and cleverly served with house made potato chips. (Great for glutards like me!) We actually also ordered another dish, but the kitchen forgot, which we were grateful for, because the portions are quite large for tapas.
Really love what they've done with this space. The hanging light bulbs and exposed wood have transformed it into a magical little hidden courtyard. The orange hot chocolate - made with a Cocoafair bonbon was yummy, and I enjoyed the sweetcorn fritters - light and crispy. The burger was pretty good - roughly chopped mince and wedges (which could have been crispier considering they're billed as double-fried). Service was very attentive and warm - and great to see the owners on the floor. My only suggestion would be some soft furnishings to swallow some of the sound. It's prone to getting a little noisy thanks to the high ceiling.