With Queensland’s cafe scene booming, it takes something pretty special to stand out from the pack and this quaint neighbourhood favourite does just that.
Run by chef Naomi Zavackas, aka Nims, the cute cottage with its floral wallpaper, timber floorboards and modern country charm is all about innovation and creativity.
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“What is Nims Eggs?” you may ask. It’s bacon and eggs served with co-owner-chef Nims Zavackas’s amazing banana chutney, pesto, roasted tomatoes and sourdough – one of a handful of staples on the Classics menu, which changes seasonally. The creative woman behind this cute café also dreams up an entirely new blackboard menu each month, built around whatever is fresh and abundant. The result is an astonishing array of beautiful, out-of-the-ordinary ways to start the day. The lemongrass-and-sugar fried bread with juicy fruit, salted honey labne and strawberry sauce is as pretty as a picture. The smoked drumstick from Sommerlad Poultry’s heritage chickens comes with poached eggs, sautéed French shallots, pickled rhubarb, kale crisps and lemongrass-and-pepper béarnaise sauce. You can make the love last by taking home one of Nims’ jams or chutneys from the well-stocked pantry shelves.
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“This is a woman who understands Yum!” and “This Nims is a superstar when it comes to food.”
WENDY HUGHES, THE SUNDAY MAIL
If you were ever lucky enough to eat at Comfort at my Table in Milton, Nims previous cafe, you’ll know she has a way of making food fantasies come to life.
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Jam Pantry has a lot to live up to. Its renowned predecessor, Comfort at my Table in Milton earned a reputation for serving generous meals that showcase unexpected yet harmonious flavours.
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FAVOURITE BRISBANE RESTAURANT OR CAFE? At the moment I am loving Jerome Battens Gauge at South Brisbane and The Jam Pantry with Naomi (nims)Zavackas at Greenslopes
LYNDAL MILLER. FOOD STYLIST AND AUTHOR OF NAKED CAKES
Naomi ‘Nims’ Zavackas has opened up a new cafe in Greenslopes, combining her love of jams and preserves with delicious meals to create a tasty and unique food experience.
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The bewitching shining stars on The Jam Pantry menu are the delectable offerings that showcase Nims' skilful pairings of jams and chutneys with ingredients you may not have previously considered.
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My dish was deliciously familiar with the banana chutney as sweet and tangy as I recalled which added contrast to the saltier pesto and ham. I just love grilled ham, especially thick slabs of it like these were. The eggs were poached perfectly with the necessary runny yolks and all of the components worked together in the way that results in dishes like these classics.
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The Jam Pantry do amazing breakfast specials but I’m more blown away that THEY MAKE THEIR OWN JAMS. And not music jams. Actual jams that you can spread on toast and dip spoons into. The kind of jam you wish you would find in the bottom of your Christmas stocking.
The Jam Pantry provides some of the best and most exciting breakfast and brunch dishes in Brisbane, and its well worth the visit.