Owned by MasterChef Australia runner-up Poh Ling Yeow, Jamface is a café in Adelaide Central Market that offers a good range of pastries and cakes. Poh King Yeow was born in Kuala Lumpur before moving to Australia with her family when she was 9. She worked as a graphic designer and illustrator before opening the café, which started as the market stall Jamface by Poh at the Adelaide Showground Farmer's Market. All the pastries served there are noted to be made from scratch which is evident in the moreish taste of the pastries and cakes that we tried.
The pastry of the Chocolate Custard, Salted Caramel and Peanut Tart had a lovely buttery taste with the right amount of bite to contrast well with the filling but not too hard to make eating the tart difficult. The chocolate custard filling had a delectable, rich chocolatey flavour partnered wonderfully by the salted caramel with the peanuts providing a bit of crunch.
Chocolate Custard, Salted Caramel and Peanut Tart (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
For something a bit less rich, their Raspberry Mousse and Torched Italian Meringue is a good choice. Much like their Chocolate Custard, Salted Caramel and Peanut Tart, the pastry of this tart also had a delectable buttery taste with the mousse filling having the right amount of raspberry flavour without being too sweet. The topping of meringue helped to complete the tart with a bit of toasted flavour.
Raspberry Mousse and Torched Italian Meringue (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
While it may look rich, the Chocolate Hazelnut Raspberry Cake actually has quite a light texture with the right amount of chocolatey flavour. The slightly sharp taste of the raspberry jam helped to balance the richer taste of the chocolate cake with the cream tying everything together. It is also notable that this cake is gluten-free, making it a good choice for those unable to eat products with gluten.
Chocolate Hazelnut Raspberry Cake (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Apart from their pastries, Jamface also has a decent range of sandwiches and savoury pies as well as jams and relishes to take home. There is some seating available in the café if you decide to eat there. After trying one pastry, I now can't resist buying a cake or pastry from Jamface whenever I visit Central Market. And I have yet to try the tasty looking savoury stuff.