Jimmy Monkey is another senior in this cafe industry. It has been known for its delicious brunch and coffee. The cafe lives up its name, the staff are as mischievous and somewhat, wild, as the Monkey in its name. Given its secret location, it does take a lot of curiosity to hunt this cafe down, but you would be rewarded with a delicious meal if you persevere. They aren’t exactly the cheapest around, neither are they extremely unique, but their quirkiness and seriousness in its food would leave a lasting impression in your mind.
LOOK & FEEL
The interior was rather cool and dark. I wouldn’t call it indie, neither was it homely. It had the vibe of an “underground” cafe, if you know what I mean. The design of the cafe is somewhat rugged, with bare concrete walls exposed and really interesting decorations around, such as, a toilet bowl on the ceiling.
FOOD & DRINKS
The Cafe Latte was roasty, but it tasted a little too bitter for my liking.
They use the cutest cockery, stamped with their signature Monkey escort.
I had a Miss Bentine, which was essentially Egg Benedict. It was really delicious, fragrant and impressive. As a fan of eggs and bacon, I must say, they pleased me very much with this dish.
My friend ordered Spaghetti with Sauteed Mushroom. It was rather tasty and there was nothing to pick on.
IN A NUTSHELL
Overall, Jimmy Monkey is a good find, though it is pretty tedious to get there. I would second its Miss Bentine for one of the best eggs benedict around and the other dishes were decent enough to get pass. However, there’s a lot of inertia to go back there because it’s so far out! It is a good hideout for those who have the convenience of a car.