My dining experience in Jack’s Cola Cafe was somehow familiar and unique. Fluorescent lightings which display “Cola Cafe” and colourful chairs with cheeky messages set a classic and trendy ambience. Located at Paya Lebar Square, Jack’s Cola Cafe started back in 1967 and is currently managed by JP Pepperdine. JP Pepperdine also manages Jack’s Place, Restaurant Hoshigaoka and Eatzi Gourmet. Comparing to the previous mentioned three restaurants, Jack’s Cola Cafe focuses on young adults who enjoys gathering with friends over a cup of coffee and cafe-style food. After months of revamping its menu, Jack’s Cola Cafe is ready to welcome their customers.
When comes to cafe dining, a hot cup of freshly brewed coffee is what every cafe hoppers will love to have. In Jack’s Cola Cafe, they understand what their customers want. Therefore, the cafe uses specially crafted coffee beans from Smitten Coffee to brew all their coffee. These premium coffee are priced reasonably such as $5 for a hot cup of Latte, Cappuccino or Piccolo Latte. An extra shot of coffee will require an additional of $1.50.
Before jumping into the main menu, light bites, or finger foods, are common in cafes. In Jack’s Cola Cafe, you can get to enjoy a bowl of Popcorn Chicken, Truffle Spud Fries With Shredded Cheese or Potted Meat Loaf Fries With Tartar Sauce for just $5 each. I would say the portions are generous as each bowl of light bites can share up to 3 persons.
The All Day Breakfast is one of the main highlights on the menu. With up to 9 newly revamped mains, everyone can experience cafe-style food in the Jack’s Cola way. If you are craving for something soft to munch on, my recommendation will be the Distressed Cheesy Ham Toasty ($8). I love the soft texture of the french toasts and the melted cheese sandwiched between them. It’s totally heart warming.
Beef lovers, you got to try this special main called Happy Cow Fajita In Filo Pastry ($12). Not sure why it is named the happy cow, but the lightly marinated slices of beef fajita would surely make every beef lovers feel contented. Topped on the flaky filo pastry are the shredded lettuce, scrambled eggs, tomatoes and beef fajita.
Egg benedicts and pancakes are commonly found in most cafes. Therefore in Jack’s Cola Cafe, you will get to enjoy Eggs Ben & Smokey Sam ($12) and Cola Biggie Brekkie ($12). Eggs Ben & Smokey Sam is served with poached eggs, smoked salmon on french toasts slices and garden salad. Cola Biggie Brekkie is served with sausages, bacon, scrambled eggs, french toasts and pancakes. Both are delightful mains that are worth trying.
Bringing Jack’s Cola Cafe desserts to a higher level, the cafe works with Udders. Calling themselves ice-cream artists, Udders is a home-grown brand which brings fresh, natural and healthy ice-cream to everybody. Regardless if you love scoops of sweet ice-cream, signature sundaes ($11.50 – $14.50), classic milkshake ($8.80), premium milkshake ($10.50) or ice blended milkshake ($8.80), all these desserts are created using Udders ice-cream.
FINAL THOUGHTS ON JACK’S COLA CAFE
To my surprise, Jack’s Cola Cafe is totally different from the rest of JP Pepperdine’s restaurants. The coffee and food serve are great. Most of the food you could find in cafes can also be found in Jack’s Cola Cafe too. The prices are reasonable and I hope Jack’s Cola Cafe can have more outlets in neighbourhood areas.
Address of my visit
Jack’s Cola Café
60 Paya Lebar Road #B1-16