One of our favourite brunch places is Jam Cafe! Be prepared to wait in line though.. as they do not take reservations! We visited their original Victoria BC location @jamcafevictoria and waited about 45 minutes in line even when arriving at 8AM! But the restaurant is worth the wait with wonderful service and atmosphere. The staff is friendly and helpful from the moment you start waiting in line giving you updates on wait times, to the great food recommendations for first timers and their very tasty Caesars. For those that aren’t able to visit their Victoria location, Jam Cafe has also expanded to Vanouver with two locations in Downtown and Kitsilano.
🍴 Food ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Unapologetically tasty food and large portions! No elevated nonsense here. It’s what you need if you are a busy traveller and want a hearty meal to start your day, or just want to relax with friends with food you can vegetate after to. Their menu has a lot of choice from their extensive and creative benny selection to their extremely hearty breakfast bowls. Expect to eat lots with
🍸 Drink ⭐⭐⭐⭐
We really enjoyed our Caesars with all the extra toppings!
🕯 Atmosphere ⭐⭐⭐⭐
We enjoyed sitting at the bar. This restaurant has a casual retro diner feel.
🛎 Service ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The bartender did a great job making recommendations and suggestions as the large menu can seem overwhelming!
💰 Value ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The portions were big enough that we both had to pack about half our meals… so that’s pretty good value for us 😊
Classic Jam Bacon 🥓 Caesar
Caesars garnished the pickled asparagus and sugar cured bacon 🤤 Yum! We really enjoyed our caesars and it's like having a meal on its own because of all the delicious fixings!
Gravy and Coops
Buttermilk biscuit topped with fried chicken, two sunny side eggs, green onions, mushroom gravy, and served with hash browns. We really wanted to try a dish with the buttermilk biscuit as we saw people at other tables order just the biscuit or the biscuit as a side. We're glad we ordered and tried it because it was fluffy and delicious 😋. The fried chicken was crispy on the outside and moist on the inside...the mushroom 🍄 gravy was the perfect accompanying sauce. Was this heavy? Yes! Did we finish it? No! It made for a great snack later in the day though 😉
Later Tater Bowl
Pulled pork, fried tater tots, corn salsa, cheddar cheese, buffalo sauce, chimmichurri topped with two soft poached eggs and green onions. This was another tasty but heavy dish guys! Tater tots are great... with everything! haha the pulled pork was delicious but we think there could've been more salsa and sauce on this dish. However, less sauce-y ingredients did make this easier to transport... as we definitely needed to pack half of it 😬
Don’t get turned away by the long lines at Jam Cafe as you will be rewarded for your patience! The dishes they serve are not your regular breakfast joint with flavours and technique that’s the best in town.