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:
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.
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