Jam Pantry: The Little Cafe with Big Ideas
Feeling guilty about how many disposable coffee cups you go through a week? Regretting the four quarter-pounders and dirty midnight kebab you smashed over the weekend?
Maybe you just want a new breakfast option that isn’t the same ol’ eggs benny. Meet Greenslopes’ little café with a big heart – and an even bigger range of local and ethical food options – The Jam Pantry.
It’s obvious as soon as you step into The Jam Pantry and meet owner Nims that the café is not just jumping on the health trend. Nims IS Jam Pantry, and the café reflects her passion for sustainability and innovation, which she is more than happy to talk to customers about.
Not just for south side locals, Jam Pantry attracts visitors from the Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne with its reputation as one of the best cafes in Brisbane. With a new menu every month, their all-day breakfast menu is as varied as it is delicious – forget bacon and eggs and tuck into pan fried potato, pea, asparagus and egg with pickled blueberries and whipped feta.
Or chow down on roast zucchini, feta, pea, confit garlic omelette. Not just seasonal food, Jam Pantry also has a selection of drinks made in house, including kombucha, sourdough lemonade, shrubs and tonics.
With a focus on seasonal and local produce – it’s a no brainer that the majority of their produce is sourced from Food Connect, which directly connects businesses to local farmers. It also assures that much of the profits go back to farmers, which perfectly matches the ethos of the space.
As the name suggests, this quirky café is all about jam, chutney, relish and pickles. Jars of the cafe’s own line of preserves fill the shelves, along with other housemate treats to take home to your own pantry.
As well as selling delicious fare, The Jam Pantry has a massive focus on waste management (hello keep cups!) and composting – as well as running regular workshops on fermentation and pickling. For more information on Jam Pantry workshops, click here.
For a feel-good experience, an opportunity to learn more about ethical consumption, or just a damn good meal – next time you’re foraging in your pantry, go visit Nims’ instead.