JACS @ Applecross

It’s been a while since I’ve last been to the Applecross breakfast scene. There’s just too many food places to check out in so little time. And like they say – too many choices too confusing. I was pressed for time this Sunday morning having woken up late and I originally planned on whipping up a cheese and tomato sandwich at home. But that did not appeal much to me anymore as soon as I saw the loaf of bread (I casually work in a bread bakery so go figure). So I ventured out somewhere closer to home and dragged Auntie C with me onto Ardross St.

JACS has been a family favourite of ours since the first time we went there. Good food, friendly service and very nice atmosphere. It was a very fine day with a cool breeze so we sat at the alfresco area. It’s always a good idea to head there early as the place fills up very quickly by 9:30am or so.

I would usually stick with the big breakfast and a skinny latte but this day I had something different and I was very happy with my choice – a toasted truffle brioche with mushroom ragout, poached eggs and spring onions.

I thought it was looked small when I first saw it but halfway through I felt very full already because the brioche was filling. I definitely underestimated the power of that brioche. The mushrooms were button mushrooms and enoki. The ragout had a strong vinegar taste at first but it mellowed out after a few bites so thought it worked well with the brioche. The eggs were poached too soft and runny for my liking. Overall, it was a good breakfast with my usual coffee. Would definitely order that again just to break away from the usual bacon and hashbrowns.

Auntie C had the salsa poached eggs made with 3 poached eggs, ham, tomato and avocado salsa, rocket and 2 sourdough toast. A very refreshing breakfast I must say. The salsa was just divine and the saltiness of the ham gave the whole dish that flavour.

We left with very happy tummies. And oh, our next mission is to dine for lunch.

My rating: 8/10

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