There is a snippet of Sandgate Road that most people don’t travel on. Only locals take the turn off to go over the George Bridges Tunnel (irony, anyone) and down the three block section of road I think of as the Nundah High Street. It’s nice bit of road that helps the area feel like a properly lived-in suburb with pub, cafes and shops.
On that little bit of high street is Jam, probably the most popular breakfast joint in the area. It doesn’t matter what time of a weekend morning you walk part it, Jam is packed and has a few people patiently waiting for a table.
This Saturday, in the steady rain, my plus one and I spontaneously visited Jam for a rainy-day hot-breakfast treat. And it was pretty clear to us why it was packed out all weekend.
The menu was typical breakfast eggs benedict, various stacks and french toast but with just the right amount of interesting. A bit of chorizo here, salsa there. I love going out for breakfast and I appreciate thoughtful and interesting breakfast menus, but I also don’t want to have to over-think my choice. It’s breakfast. I probably haven’t had coffee yet and I don’t want to have to debate between organic sausage roulade or mushroom three cheese two-egg-white omelette.
Jam’s menu is tasty but undemanding and even better, reasonably priced. I would have been happy with just about anything but I chose corn and capsicum fritters with avocado and tomato salsa and balsamic dressing.
My plus one had a make-up plate of scrambled eggs on toast with extra toast and bacon and we shared a side of hash browns, for $13 then the hash browns were $3.
If you’re a north-sider I would definitely recommend Jam as a hale and hearty breakfast location.