Victoria’s beloved all-day breakfast joint Jam Café finally opened up their first Vancouver location on Beatty Street. Decked out with retro furnishings, the place has been a hotspot from day one serving up innovative breakfast items and southern comfort foods.
After an hour long wait outside, Jason and I finally got seated to see what the hype was all about. He was quite the trooper since he doesn’t usually have to wait for his food! Being the Type A person that I am, I already had my mind set on the Fried Chicken Benedict. Jason initially had his heart set on their famous ‘Charlie Bowl’, but the moment we sat down he changed his mind to ‘The Gravy Coupe’ after not-so-secretly glazing over at the guy next to us who was happily enjoying his.
Luckily, the food was not too much of a wait compared to the line up outside.
My Fried Chicken Eggs Benedict ($15) came with buttermilk fried chicken topped with two poached eggs, roasted corn salsa, and house made hollandaise over a toasted English muffin with a side of hash browns and fruit. My soft eggs were perfectly poached over the sinfully rich hollandaise sauce. As for the chicken, Jam Café definitely nailed the balance between crispy skin and juicy meat. The city has definitely upped its fried chicken game the past few years. Just a few years ago, the concept of fried chicken and waffles was unheard of! If I had to pick between Tuc Craft or Jam Café for the best fried chicken, it would have to be Jam Café!
Aside from their delicious Fried Chicken Eggs Benedict, Jam Café also offers many other delicious egg benny renditions like Pork Belly, Blackstone (bacon), Veggie, and Chorizo ranging from $14-$15. Avocado can be added for an additional $4.
The Gravy Coupe ($15) is essentially a buttermilk biscuit topped with buttermilk fried chicken breast, two sunny side up eggs, green onions, sausage gravy with a side of hash browns. Jason also loved the buttermilk fried chicken and sausage gravy! However, he wasn’t a big fan of the biscuit as it tasted dry and crumbly. He would have preferred more sausage gravy on his plate as well. Nevertheless, his plate was left unfinished as he was stuffed three quarters of the way. The shredded hash browns could have been cooked longer for that crispy golden brown exterior I was looking for.
Be prepared to stand in line if you’re braving brunch here. You won’t be disappointed! 🙂
556 Beatty Street