CJ Café is a place where the community meets. The moment we stepped into the venue we noticed the sheer number of repeat customers step through their doors. The staff appear to know everyone by name.
Owner, Bill Diep left a role 14 year role in banking and finance to pursue his passion in hospitality and for the past 4 years he has lived and breathed CJ Café.
The café primarily caters for local residents and trades men. The breakfast menu has traditionally been kept simple with menu staples like egg & bacon toast. On the other hand, lunch at CJ Café is Asian-influenced and features weekly menu items like Roast Lamb, Mandarin Chicken, Teriyaki Beef and BBQ pork.
Gastrology was invited to sample their new breakfast menu…
The twisted benedict featured two poached eggs that were accompanied by generous slices of smoked salmon, creamy smashed avocado (with a hint of lemon), wilted spinach and 2 slices of crunchy grilled bread slathered with hollandaise sauce.
French Toast with crisp bacon and maple syrup
The feature component of this assembly of items was the mouth-watering bacon. Permeated with porky goodness and lined with fried pork fat, the bacon was a treat.
Smashed avocado toast Meredith Goat cheese tomato sesame and olive oil on toasts
A vegetarian option, this dish was a respectable assembly of breakfast essentials.
CJ Cafe serves breakfast and lunch from Monday to Friday but are looking to begin weekend service soon and will be delving into more adventurous menu items like an American Steak sandwich and a soft shell Crap Brioche.