Jimmy Monkey Café tucked away in One-North is a popular destination for those who are serious about their coffee. Jimmy Monkey PLQ is their new outlet in Paya Lebar – bringing to the regional business hub the cachet of hip cafe culture complete with coffee brewed by the high end Slayer espresso machine.
The new Jimmy Monkey Café in Paya Lebar is located on the ground level of Park Place Residences at PLQ. It is right next to the children’s playground, at the corner of PLQ nearest to City Plaza.
Jimmy Monkey PLQ is a naturally ventilated space surrounded by greenery and is a haven of laid back tranquility. It feels more like a resort cafe than an eatery right in the middle of a busy commercial centre.
It has a bar with draft beer as well cocktails and wines. The blue Slayer machine sits proudly on the bar counter.
Menu of Jimmy Monkey PLQ
Jimmy Monkey Cafe in PLQ currently has a brunch menu and a dinner menu. There is also a kids menu.
The menu is not extensive but offers the common cafe items like toasts, burgers, pastas and a few mains.
Brunch at Jimmy Monkey
We visited the newly opened cafe for brunch. We ordered the Egg’s & Toast ($10) and the Salad Fatoush ($19).
A bottle of water was brought to our table almost as soon as were were seated. The wait for our food was fairly short.
The Middle Eastern Salad Fatoush was colourful. It included beet, tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes and lots of olives. There was also feta cheese and dips as well as fried pita bread and scraps. Apparently, Salad Fatoush is part of food genre known as “Fatta,” or “Fatteh” which are dishes inspired by leftover pita.
The dressing was citrussy and overall the salad had a sour taste punctuated by the acidity and saltiness of the cured olives. It was an interesting salad. We supposed it was full of nutrients and good for health but it was not a salad which we could say we really enjoyed.
The more mundane Egg’s & Toast was more suitable for the ordinary patrons. It was a straightforward dish – toasts with jam and butter, a choice of eggs and some salad. Our scrambled eggs well very nice – soft and creamy. The bread was also very good and we really liked their strawberry jam.
We also had the famed Jimmy Monkey coffee. It was good – aromatic with nice flavours and left a nice sensation in the mouth.
Hip Jimmy Monkey Cafe
Jimmy Monkey Cafe in PLQ is a nice place for good coffee as well as for brunch and dinner. It opens early, offers al fresco dining and has a nice laid back atmosphere. The new Jimmy Monkey PLQ has certainly enhanced the hip quotient of Paya Lebar.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Jimmy Monkey @ PLQ
2 Paya Lebar Road #01-10
Park Place Residences at PLQ
Opening Hours: 8 am – 9 pm
Nearby MRT Station: Paya Lebar
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