jones the grocer review

A laid-back, family-friendly golf course spot that serves up a top breakfast


We’ve long been fans of Australian café chain jones the grocer here at Time Out Kids. From burgers to cakes and coffees, the kids’ play areas and the takeaway deli counters, there’s a lot to like about the casual eatery. And one of the things we like the most is breakfast, so it’s with this in mind we head to the newest outlet at Emirates Golf Club.

Set in the space that formerly held Spike Bar, the new jones the grocer is a more family-friendly affair. It boasts a deli counter, open kitchen and a light, airy dining room. There’s also a large terrace outside, and that’s where we choose to sit.

The breakfast menu is lengthy and is served until 4pm on weekends, making it the perfect lazy Saturday outing with the kids.

There’s a special menu for the little ones, too, with reasonably-priced breakfast options including eggs on toast (Dhs18), homemade pancakes (Dhs18) and brioche French toast (Dhs22), sure to keep your lot occupied and happy.

There are loads of delish sounding items on the adults menu, too, and first up we opt for the Portobello and oyster mushrooms on toast. Huge, meaty slices of mushroom come with a drizzle of fresh pesto, atop toasted sourdough smeared with labneh. Yum.

We also try the grilled sweet potato and smashed avocado. It comes with chunks of feta, chilli, lime and two poached eggs. The textures really work, with the smooth potato a great substitute for bread, pairing well with creamy, fresh avocado.

Finally, we can’t resist a serving of the apple and chia bircher. It’s deliciously rich, creamy and has a pleasantly spicy warmth from a pinch of cinnamon. It’s a massive portion so is good value, too.

With a chilled-out vibe and a special menu and area for the kids, this newest jones is worth a visit, especially on a particularly lazy weekend.

The Bill (for two)
1x mushrooms on toast
1x grilled sweet potato and avo Dhs44
1x apple and chia Bircher Dhs33
1x latte Dhs20
1x small water Dhs13
Total (incl service) Dhs150

The bottom line
Gather the tribe and head for brekkie.

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