Jam Cafe

Where did I eat?

Jam Cafe at 556 Beatty Street in Vancouver.

What do they specialize in?

Brunch food.

What was the vibe?

Rustic, hipster, busy.

What did I eat?


The Little Charlie Bowl – crumbled biscuit, hash browns, diced ham, green onions, cheddar, topped with sausage gravy and two sunny side up eggs

  • This is one of their popular items, but I didn’t really care for it. I liked the concept of having a biscuit scrambled up with everything as I normally loved breakfast hash, but I found this version to be way too carb heavy as it was 90% hash browns and biscuit.
  • The ham got lost in all the hash browns and was cut into small pieces. I also wish there were more vegetables mixed in such as peppers, onions, or mushrooms to add some different textures besides just soft biscuits.
  • I would not order this again.


Pork Belly Eggs Benedict – two poached eggs, pork belly, onion jam, bbq sauce, and hollandaise over an English muffin served with hash browns

  • I love eggs benedict and I love pork belly, so naturally this dish impressed me.
  • The slices of pork belly were massive and I was happy they didn’t skimp on the meat.
  • The onion jam and bbq sauce were not too overwhelming but added a more diverse flavour than typical eggs benedict.
  • If I came back to Jam Cafe again I would definitely get this.

Final Thoughts?

I think the dishes at Jam Cafe are very hit or miss. They are either delicious or definitely not worth waiting in the hour long lineup for but I would recommend trying the pork belly benedict. I would return here if there was no line up, but I don’t think I would bother to wait again.

Jam Café Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


Categories: $$ ($10-$15), Brunch, Downtown, Metro Vancouver, Vancouver


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