Jones the Grocer, Hyde Park [Closed]

jones the grocer

A popular breakfast/lunch joint with the locals – Jones The Grocer. N and I head down to Hyde Park in hopes of scoring a table at the grocer where the place is buzzing with families, couples and friends. Give or take 15 minutes, we were finally seated (make reservations!) and proceeded to the counter to order. Unfortunately for us, we would see patrons coming in after us, have the meals and leave while we’re still waiting for our food! About an hour later, one staff member offers us complimentary drinks while we wait some more for the food that is coming out shortly. (PS. A hungry D makes for a very impatient D… and a one hour plus wait for brunch is crazy!)

Nevertheless, they finally came:

jones the grocer
European breakfast with poached egg, grilled chorizo, asparagus and choron sauce; $17.70

This poached egg was more like a boiled egg; no sign of gooey runny egg yolk, however the other elements were fine as I recall.

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Ploughman’s plate: rare roast beef, bread roll, jones tomato relish, mustard, cheddar cheese and pickled vegetables; $17.80

Alas, my meal has finally arrived but it wasn’t worth the wait (boo – but seriously, I can’t imagine why these took so long to come out – it’s not like my plate had much cooking involved to it… ie. none.) Highlight item on my plate? The relish – but go easy on it cause it’s quite tangy and salty but when paired with bread, cheese and the roast beef – excellent combination of flavours.


Jones the Grocer
123 King William Road
Hyde Park SA 5061

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4 comments for “Jones the Grocer, Hyde Park [Closed]

  1. Ann
    May 14, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    I have to agree with you on Jones the Grocer. I was very underwhelmed by it and would not go back.
    I can’t remember exactly what it was, but it was premade and zapped in the microwave. I’d rather have a fresh sandwich. It appears you haven’t had much luck lately D, don’t give up trying though 😉

  2. June 22, 2012 at 3:51 AM

    I appreciate that I can respond to this blog on behalf of jones the grocer. As manager of jones in Adelaide the responsibility is mine to ensure service, food and quality standards are matched with the high expectations of our loyal customers. While the fair and true review from D does not meet each of those, I am proud to say improvements have been made.

    Upgraded kitchen equipment can now cope with increasingly high volumes of customers, more efficient ordering procedures and an emphasis on all important communication between service staff and our customers mean that our standards now come closer to expectations than ever before. We are inviting customers to provide instant feedback on different review sites such as this via tablets, lent to them at the register when ordering their meal, in order to efficiently respond by improving on our weaknesses, and building on our strengths.

    Come in and check us out. You will be pleasantly surprised.

    Kindest regards


  3. James
    June 27, 2012 at 5:02 AM

    I’m surprised to hear you had a bad experience at Jones. I agree with Sean here. The place has been a favourite of mine for quite some time now. I come frequently for their superb, rich, balanced, coffee with one of their wide range of delectable desserts (any of their cheesecakes are to die for). I also and meet with friends here for a bite to eat (usually in the middle of the lunch rush) and find their service timely and their meals fantastically fresh, well prepared and tasty. I must praise their vegetarian options too. In all, I’ve never been disappointed with anything served up at Jones.

  4. Lia
    June 28, 2012 at 6:30 AM

    I have been coming to Jones now for several years. I.pop in for coffee and food about twice a week. I love the friendly atmosphere and the way the staff greet me with such warmth. Being much addicted to coffee and good coffee I am fussy about giving the okay but Jones consistently make a great cup. The breakfasts dishes are fresh and lovely and the cakes devine. Another plus is they cater for gluten intolerant people. Try the chocolate cupcakes of the scones with lashings of jam and cream.

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