Another place that has been on my list for a long time, Jam Jar on Osborne Road has been open since early September 2013. I was meeting friends for brunch and couldn’t decide where to go, Sarah who works with me suggested Jam Jar and I couldn’t believe I hadn’t thought of it myself. (Great recommendation Sarah, thanks!)
We arrived just before 11 and were told that food wasn’t served until 11, so we ordered some coffee and totally ignored the menus for ages as we were too busy talking.
I knew I wanted to order a breakfasty item, but wasn’t sure what to pick between Eggs Benedict and Pancakes. Tough decision I know. The decision-making process was difficult, I’m not going to lie. The pancakes were served with vanilla ice-cream – this was the deciding factor at the very last minute while the waitress was taking our order, I went for eggs benedict instead.
Yet again we were talking so much that I didn’t even notice that our food hadn’t arrived yet… the waitress came over to apologise and said our orders would be coming out next. This gave me time to walk around the place and take some photos! Such a cute little place (it’s not actually little, it’s loads bigger than I expected inside), but as there were people dotted about everywhere I felt didn’t take as many photos as usual… turns out I did.
Loved the eggs benedict, just the right amount of Hollandaise sauce, the bacon was crispy without being hard and the sautéed leeks were a great addition. My friends enjoyed their meals too, pulled pork bun and a fish finger sandwich (if my heart hadn’t been set on breakfast, I would have had the fish finger sarnie too).
Food pics first, then the snaps I took of the place itself.
I love places like this popping up around Newcastle and it’s always nice to visit Jesmond once you’ve managed to find a parking space (thanks Sav for the parking advice). I’ll definitely be back for food & perhaps even a few drinks in the near future. Loved the interior, especially the jam jar wallpaper – SO CUTE. Great lighting too. Would be harder to take pics in the evening without the natural light coming in though. (Blogger problems). I also liked that the tables weren’t super close to each other, I barely noticed the other diners. Staff were friendly and attentive, checking back now and again to make sure we had drinks, asking how the food was. If you’re looking for somewhere reasonably priced, cool and a bit quirky for a bite to eat, I’d recommend making a trip to Jam Jar.
If you’ve already been, would love to hear what you thought of it.
Thanks for reading!
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Ohh it is so cute inside! The food looks delicious as well 🙂 x
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Isn’t it super cute?! Luckily the food was as tasty as the place is adorable. Does that even make sense?! x
I REALLY need to get myself here! I’ve only seen the outside so I’m glad you’ve included loads of photos of the interior, it makes me want to go even more. It looks so good and the food doesn’t look bad either! I’m going to see if I can hunt out a menu on the website!
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It’s a really cute little place Chloe, a bloggers dream for photo opportunities! I really recommend it. The food was great, we all loved our orders. x
Oh this place looks amazing! I’ve never been to Jesmond, I’ll defo need to try to get there before I leave!
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Jam Jar is worth a visit for sure 🙂 You definitely need to visit Jesmond before you leave. There’s a great coffee house called Harvest (I blogged about it when it first opened: https://cloudinateacup.com/2014/06/22/harvest-canteen-ouseburn-coffee-company/) and the coffee is the best I’ve had in Newcastle! x
Looks lovely Shivani! You have captured it perfectly in your pics. Ironically, after recommending this place and then getting super-excited to head here for breakfast on Sunday (I had a huge craving for pancakes) I was gutted to discover upon arrival that they don’t serve breakfasts on a Sunday! Such a shame, but I intend to visit on a Saturday sometime (after 11am, of course!). Will report back on the pancakes… x
Thanks Sarah! It was a great recommendation 🙂 Such a shame about Sunday – perfect day of the week for brunch (and pancakes). Hope you manage to pop in on a Saturday! x