Jones the Grocer Great World City is the new outlet of this gourmet grocer from Down Under. It has been more than two years since the Straits Times 17 Apr 2015 article “Jones the Grocer’s Singapore stores up for sale“ which highlighted some challenges facing this celebrated cafe. At the end of that article, a loyal and optimistic retail manager was quoted as saying: “If your clientele hasn’t given up on you, why should you give up on yourself?” It would appear that she is right and things are looking up again with the addition of the new store, Jones the Grocer Great World City. Indeed, the loyal clientele has turned up in numbers in support of the new River Valley outpost.
Jones the Grocer Great World City is a good-looking cafe, but it does not have the presence of the Dempsey outlet nor the glow of the Ion and Mandarin Galley outlets that had since closed. For pictures of those outlets, you can read our posts on JTG Ion and JTG Mandarin.
There are some outdoor tables at Jones GWC which were popular with diners with dogs.
Jones the Grocer Great World City Menu
Here are pictures of some sample pages from the Jones the Grocer Great World City Menu. We were there before noon and could only order from the brunch menu which was quite limited.
The mushroom omelette ($19) was an enjoyable dish. The egg was light and fluffy and the mushroom had a rich earthly taste. This is the kind of food that we associate with a lazy weekend brunch.
The Eggs Benedict ($22) was not as outstanding. It was well made, but quite ordinary.
The banana and walnut bread ($14) was the best item of the day. The bread was rich and moist. The banana slices, salted caramel sauce and Cornish clotted cream provide a wonderful combination of tastes. It goes well with coffee. By the way the black coffee ($6 each) at Jones the Grocer Great World City was pricey but very good.
We also had a slice each of the lemon pistachio cake ($6.90) and a brownie ($8.90). The lemon cake was very good, with the nuts providing texture and crunch. The brownie was average.
Overall : 3 TOPs
Jones the Grocer Great World City
1 Kim Seng Promenade