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Jones The Grocer (Dempsey Hill)

Western

The Australian gourmet grocer has set up shop here, with Singapore's largest walk-in temperature-controlled cheese room, as well as an extensive deli and charcuterie, and roasted by Di Lorenzo in Sydney. Pick up something to cook at home, or sit down for a meal and see what the chefs whip up with the day's freshest ingredients.

Daily: 09:00 - 23:00

+65 64761512
$28 based on 117 submissions
Brunch (36 votes), Children/Family (32 votes), Breakfast (29 votes)
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Jones the Grocer is one of the more popular destinations to tuck in for a weekend brunch. It is a branch for popular Australia grocer / food emporium to provide natural and artisan ingredients from Australia and worldwide. The one that really catch our eyes, is the bread that freshly baked on the premises.   We pop by on Sunday morning, just after the morning drizzle clears. As this is our first visit to Jones The Grocer @ Dempsey, we notice that they do not take reservation for brunch. Luckily, due to the rain, the crowd was not there yet thus the queue was quite short and we got our seats in 15 mins.   So what's good on the menu? Little Devil's (LD) decided on Jones Big Breakfast ($24), I had French Toast with Berries ($18), while our friend SH had Eggs Benedict ($20).   Jones Big Breakfast basically have everything you want in a big breakfast. Sourdough Bread, eggs, bacon, sausages, hash brown. For something more up class, they also have sautéed baby spinach. The bread is fragrant, nice and crispy providing a nice bedding for the eggs. The sausages, bacon are cooked perfectly. Good solid brunch.   Since LD's decided on big breakfast and I know I will probably eat half of that, I decided on something light. Cinnamon French toast with mixed berries and vanilla crème fraiche. The bread is nicely coated with eggs, crispy and soft. The combination of mixed berries, icing sugar and vanilla crème fraiche is just so inviting to dig in into your breakkie.   Eggs Benedict come with smoked ham, spinach & poached eggs on house baked English Muffin. Don't let the simple presentation of this dish fool you. To produce the a nice hollandaise sauce, you need to be very skilful in the kitchen. Slight miscalculation will turn the sauce into sour scramble eggs. The eggs poached to the right temperature, while exuding white vinegar aroma the yolk will ooze out when you cut through the egg. The sauce is smooth and creamy while the ham is slightly salty.   Nothing better to complement a beautiful breakfast a great coffee. The coffee here is imported from Australia. It has a full body flavour, slightly bitter, but bode well for milk base coffee such as latte or cappuccino. Nice caffeine shot to start the day.   Basically when you are dining in Jones the Grocer, you are dining in a grocery shop. Surrounded by artisan produce and wine sold by Jones the Gorcery. It is a open concept shop with a high ceiling. Certainly does not feel like you are dining in Singapore. The service staff here is very good and professional. Our order took around 15 minutes to come, while we took turns to check out the produce selling on the shelves.   Overall, if you are looking for a place to have a good breakkie, I would recommend Jones the Grocer. Delicious food complement with delicious coffee. G'Day Mate.!!

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27 Aug 2014 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

Appalling Experience

Went on a Saturday morning, there weren't many people yet service was appalling. The staff were not attentive to their customers' needs. It took a long time for orders to be taken, mismatched orders, forgotten orders, it took 30min for them to serve a coffee. Completely overpriced. Bills were also mixed up and we were overcharged. This is absolutely one of the worst we have been to.
27 Jul 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

tricky bill?

Bill came to 3 items about $20+. Gave credit card to pay, bill miraculously came back with one more item and costs $40. They acknowledged error, but no credit card receipt for original bill of $20. Very interesting error. Not gonna come here again.
30 May 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Does this place even serve food anymore????

Despite my reservations due to a few previous bad experiences, I relented at a friends behest, and returned to this woeful establishment.....

I wasn't disappointed....it was even worse than ever before!

I waited nearly 25 minutes for a coffee to arrive (not bad compared to their previous form!), but after waiting another 55 minutes for a salad (yes, salad....with all its cooking time...), enough was enough and i left!
Sorry i cannot leave a review on the food, it never arrived!
Not a word was offered by the staff as to why the delays were so bad, in fact once my cold coffee had been dumped on the table, I received no further service.


What's more, upon recounting this story to a friend the same day, she too had been there an hour before me and also got up and left for similar reasons!


Is this awful place even a cafe anymore or just the worlds most overpriced deli????


13 May 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

So bad it's practically self-service

Terrible service at every step of the way -- from stating, lack of knowledge of the menu, forgotten orders, missing items -- people all over the restaurant are getting up to get things themselves because the staff is hopeless. And overpriced to boot. Not coming back.
18 Apr 2014 • 5 reviews • 0 follower

avoid at all costs (literally)

Place is a shambles ... Worst service EVER in a SG restaurant Food took over 1 hr to arrive ... Mediocre at best ... Staff with little or no training .... Asked 4 times for water .. 3 times for Salt .... Tried for 20 mins to order coffee eventual literally had to chase manger around on foot to get to order ... Afterwards went to deli part to buy Chorizo ... Staff behind counter just ignored us and refused to serve us giving us glances and walking away I will never ever return here Massively overpriced .... I've had better food and service in Maxwell Food Court