I’d always heard such good things about Jackman & McRoss, so it was a definite must see breakfast place for our last morning in Tasmania. Upon arrival we noticed how busy it was, the chatter was close to deafening and it was a struggle to talk to the person sitting next to you without yelling.
The small bakery come cafe was filled with the scent of brewing coffee and fresh bread.
The first port of call was to order coffee for J and a chai tea for me. It was such a pleasant surprise when it came out, tea leaves brewed in hot milk, served with honey on the side. It was deliciously creamy, and comforting.
Everything on the menu was on display in the fridges. They don’t cook breakfasts to order, just heat up pre-made ones. The cakes looked amazing, Danish’s, tarts, doughnuts, all made on the premise.
We picked two dishes out of the fridge and they were taken back to the kitchen to be reheated. This took a surprisingly long time seeing as the dishes were already cooked. I was sceptical as to what the quality of these dishes would be, both J and I love runny eggs but I knew these would be cooked through.
J cut into his eggs and low and behold the first one was solid, however the second was still runny in the middle. J enjoyed the breakfast except the bread was a little soggy and the dish was hotter on the outside than in the middle.
I decided to try the scrambled eggs wrapped in smoked salmon. I wasn’t impressed and only ate half of it, the flavours we too salty and cold in the middle. The base was delicious, a pastry, but was oily and so hot that it burnt my tongue.
I was disappointed when we walked out. Have you ever had high recommendations and then been disappointed?