Jacu is on the corner of Bennets Rd and Macrossan Ave you are very lucky I am even revealing this hidden gem!
I’m not usually one to judge a book by its cover but I was pleasantly surprised by the menu here. It was a tough choice and I actually decided on two dishes I make at home which I tend to avoid ordering out. Firstly, the Chia, whole oat and almond milk Bircher muesli, strawberries, hemp seeds and local honey $9.50. Initially, I was disappointed in the size of the muesli but it was very filling so much so that I struggled to finish it. The almond milk did make the Bircher a little watery but the flavours were good.
After heavy deliberation on a savoury meal the Avocado and chickpea hummus with soft herbs, red onion and toasted sesame on toasted rye $12.00 won. This also had great flavour but was missing some texture like possibly slithered almonds?
Jacu offers a large range of teas and offers drip coffee as well as house blends from Veneziano. They don’t offer lactose free milk other than soy here. Unfortunately my coffee was warm.
When we arrived the staff greeted us but we stood awkwardly and didn’t know weather to sit down or wait to be seated. Once seated we then came to another hurdle – to wait for a staff member to order or order at the counter. Eventually after staff walked past us we realised it was counter service. The staff were all friendly but a sign would be appreciated in the future.
Jacu is in the same building as Hot Yoga on the corner of Bennets Rd and Macrossan Avenue. There is indoor and outdoor seating but not much of it.
The Verdict: After working out the service the flavours here were delicious a bit of texture. The food was reasonably priced as well and the cafe had great atmosphere. Overall 7/10.