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Published September 15th 2014
Relax & enjoy breakfast or lunch before taking on the world
Jagos on Miller
Jagos Cafe is nestled in a quieter, low-rise part of the generally bustling business district of North Sydney. The contemporary, glass structure of the Stanton Library sits nicely behind this sandstone heritage cottage which serves breakfast and lunch seven days a week.
Stanton Library on Miller St, North Sydney
Jagos on Miller
On weekends, the all day breakfast service allows you to get the shopping and early morning kids sport out of the way before you relax over breakfast with newspapers, magazines and friends.
The interior is very homely, light and airy, amid a mix of sandstone and terracotta painted walls that complement the French doors. The cozy feel continues with large rooms and smaller alcoves, and a smaller sandstone room with fireplace. The ivy-ringed canopied courtyard is a popular place for breakfast and lunch, and looks even more gorgeous when it's set with white tablecloths for functions.
Larger main section of restaurant
Small alcove room with fireplace
Jagos breakfasts offer the usual eggs, omelettes, corn fritters, big breakfasts, bircher muesli, banana bread, etc., but I can honestly say that the preparation and flavours of what we ordered were excellent.
Jagos Big Breakfast
Smoked Salmon Omelette
Lunch offers extensive choices from both the blackboard and regular menu, and include Moroccan lamb salad with grilled haloumi, eggplant, roast capsicum dressing and aioli; Tasmanian Atlantic Salmon with baked fennel, lemon butter; and Butternut pumpkin ravioli with sage brown butter and ricotta. See Jagos menu.
Jagos also caters for functions and meetings: up to 100 guests for cocktail functions and 60 guests for a sit-down dinner.
Courtyard - looks great when set up for functions, or is just bustling with weekend diners
In operation since 1911 and directly across the road is the popular North Sydney icon, the Independent Theatre. Next door to Jagos is Civic Park, the location of the fabulous Northside Produce Market where passionate farmers and foodies trade conversation and goods on the 3rd Saturday of each month. The second Saturday of the month is reserved for North Sydney's Market on Miller. During the warmer months you'll find the popular Twilight Food Fair, better known as the Friday night Noodle Markets. This runs from early November to early April.
The Iconic Independent Theatre
A stone's throw away is the North Sydney Oval, a regular sports venue and the home of Australia's first outdoor cinema. Oh, and there are a couple of art galleries nearby too.
North Sydney Oval
Public Transport in and around North Sydney is good, but if you choose to drive, you'll find one hour metre parking on Miller & Ridge Streets, and plenty of free parking further afield. The Council Carpark (entrance on Ridge Street) is small yet worth a try.
St Mary's Church, just opposite North Sydney Oval
Need any more excuses to visit North Sydney and Jagos?
Jagos is open every day from 7.30am for breakfast and lunch. All day breakfast is served on Saturday and Sunday.
Licensed and BYO.