Ask any local foodie or brunch fan, and they will confirm that Jones the Grocer is much more than a market. The Aussie offshoot serves as a perennial hangout for anyone seeking good coffee, tasty pastries, or something more substantial on Dempsey Hill.
If enjoying lunch or dinner in the middle of a grocery store doesn’t seem appealing to you, then you haven’t seen the impeccably hip digs at Jones the Grocer. Open industrial shelving holds row after glorious row of epicurean delights – canned, bottled and zipped up for use in your very own kitchen. The raw furnishings are neatly arranged around teeming deli counters and bakery stations, as budding gourmands mill about in wonder of the selection. Despite the bustle, it’s a great spot to grab a bite, as evidenced by the delighted diners that often fill the tables.
A curated selection of scrumptious all day brunch items are their calling card, though salads and sandwiches are also in plentiful supply. Ideal for a lengthy coffee, brunch, lunch or a satisfying casual dinner of unfussy gourmet specialties, Jones the Grocer is a go-to for any meal. The rave-worthy goods being sold often grace the menu including freshly baked bread, carved deli meats, and not to mention the cheese selection. Order the salumi platter for a spread of delicious goodies, or venture into the much-exalted cheese room to select your own. Like any good market, free samples are often plated up for the taking, offering even more incentive to take a treat home after your meal. (Jan 2015)