Jacu Espresso is located in Norman Park, a quiet suburb that is mostly residential in nature. Located just 4km east of the CBD, Jacu Espresso in Norman Park makes for a convenient place for an early coffee or breakfast before work - in fact, my friend and I met here at 6am for a proper sit-down breakfast, before we each headed off in our separate directions, namely work. It was a great way to start our day, and well worth the pep talk we had to give in order to convince our lazy selves to get out of bed at 5 in the morning.
I must admit I was a little late, although I do live quite a bit further than my friend does - but better latte than never, right?
Jacu Espresso is located within a quaint little weatherboard house that is white in colour. This neutral colour is contrasted with the brightly coloured furniture that they have both indoor and outdoor - it makes the little cafe look vibrant and inviting, without being too extravagant and in-your-face.
Jacu Espresso has an all-day brunch menu, which is perfect for those, like me, who love breakfast options over lunch items - it gives you the chance to sleep in without missing the most important meal of the day. Prices are reasonable, starting at $6, with the most expensive dish, spicy pork burger with pea shoots, coriander mango salsa and asian slaw on a toasted milk bun, costing you $19.50. Jacu Espresso has also thoughtfully arranged the menu items in order of cost, which I thought was really useful - thank you!
Long answer: Really amazing! I opted for the brasserie bread artisan sourdough toast and walnut rye house conserve, with sides of roast swiss mushrooms and grilled halloumi cheese. My friend went for the poached eggs, toasted turkish fingers, rocket and house made hazelnut dukkha - neither of us could find fault in our breakfasts! I wanted to try something new for my drink, so I chose African fire tea, a specialty tea by the pot, whereas my friend went for a coffee. The African fire tea was nothing like I'd tasted before, and was surprisingly refreshing for a hot tea.
Eddy obviously thinks its too early for breakfast.
Despite being so close to the CBD, parking is not an issue here at Jacu Espresso. There's a carpark directly behind the cafe itself, with plenty of parking spots. If you were unable to nab a spot here, there is also plenty of street parking in adjacent streets - won't be further than a minute away.
Yes, I most definitely would - I can't think of anything that could be better in terms of food quality, customer service, location, and of course, how dog-friendly they were. Thanks for having us, Jacu Espresso, we're looking forward to trying more of your speciality teas next time round!