Something for Jess - Chippendale, Sydney
This year's Easter break was fabulous as it was so close to the Anzac day public holiday that taking 3 days off meant a sweet ten days off. Apart from a road trip to Canberra and a lovely long hike, I spent the other days just relaxing and took the opportunity to visit some places I normally don't have the time for.
Something for Jess was one of the cafes on my hit list. This little charming boutique cafe is the perfect mixture of casual, relaxed with mismatched furniture and crockery. It feels like a place you can just bring a book and spend the afternoon.
The coffee, a Five Senses blend, is good too.
The menu is written up on the chalkboard wall, and changes weekly. It focuses on local and in-season produce, and it really shines through in their dishes. Everything is so flavoursome and fresh.
Zucchini with walnut pesto, slaw, roasted ox heart tomato, orange zested brussel sprouts, buttered cauliflower, grated celeriac, housemade persimmon jam with blue vein cheese
This salad is a generous tumble of all sorts of wonderful ingredients. This is exactly how I think a salad should be - especially loved the sweet ox heart tomato and persimmon jam.
Chorizo bruschetta, fresh figs, Pepe Saya mascarpone, marjoram infused avocado puree, corn and roasted pumpkin, fresh figs
Another beautiful dish that showcases the produce - not much more needs to be done when you have such amazing ingredients!
Peanut butter pretzel affogato
I needed zero convincing when I saw this on the menu. It is as good as it sounds.
Something for Jess is on my favourites list now. Not sure how crowded it gets on a weekend, as I have only visited on weekdays and I could comfortably pick a seat. Just wish it was that bit closer to work so I could come here for lunch salads!