I’ve been to Jones the Grocer at Dempsey, but I must say I preferred the experience at the Mandarin Gallery outlet. You see I’m a private person and I like to have a deep conversation with my companion without anyone inadvertently eavesdropping. I also don’t like to chat and annoy the people sitting close to me or overhear their conversations either. You see, at the Jones outlet in Dempsey we could only get a seat at the huge communal table and I ended up closer to the stranger next to me than my partner across me. The table was just too broad. But if you ask me I would say the Dempsey outlet is way prettier with the natural light flooding in and the bare cement floors in their old colonial building. There was also so much more space for the lovely products, at the Sydney based grocer bistro.
D had the coconut pancake which she liked but as I don’t care for coconut I wish they had a plain version. I really liked my bacon and brioche. It’s a great alternative to Wild Honey which is also located at Mandarin Gallery. This place is not as crowded and we happily passed by groups of people waiting outside Wild Honey. Definitely not fond of crowded places and queuing no matter how great the food is. The coffee at Jones beat Wild Honey hands down. Absolutely loved my iced latte. Also needed it as I was feeling very sleepy after a restless night.