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“Simply the best” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jimmy Monkey cafe & bar

Jimmy Monkey cafe & bar
Ranked #1,035 of 10,419 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$20
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Nestled in the lush greenery of one-north, built within historic old army barracks, Jimmy Monkey is certainly a gem sparkling in nature. The décor at jimmy monkey boasts of raw and deconstructed elegance. Exposed beams and brickwork of the old original army barracks against new age furniture and equipment set the atmosphere of rustic urbanization. The visual spectacle of coffee beans roasted, ground and made into a fresh cup of coffee can be observed at the Barista’s Bench, as trained baristas will pull shot after shot from the SlayerTM.Grab scrumptious brunch on the weekends, or lazy morning breakfasts in the weekdays. Delectable lunch and dinner served everyday too. Kick back, unwind, surf - all with your beverage of choice: coffee, tea, some wine and beer.
Singapore, Singapore
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138 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Simply the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Been going to Jimmy Monkey for about 2.5 years now. Love the deco and layout of their cosy cafe. Popular with expats. Food is also very tasty. My favourite is The Hulk. A bit on the high side price wise but I absolutely love it! Service has always been great all the times we have been there. Staff are friendly and always say goodbye to you when you are leaving.

  • Visited April 2016
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank manspins
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English first
Glasgow
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117 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Average, not bad, but definitely overpriced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Had lunch there with my girlfriend. First thing's first, I'd definitely praise the atmosphere. Nice little cafe that would definitely be a place for people to sit there and work all day long.

My main complaint is that the place is a bit overpriced, for the food that they're serving. The food is also relatively average as compared to other cafes in Singapore these days. Had a pulled pork burger which was $18 and a bit too soggy for my liking. The salad and potatoes on the side were nice though! My girlfriend had "The Hulk", a tartine with avocado. It was pretty decent, but it seemed a bit much for $16.

All in all, a decent meal, honestly not much complaints, but the $5 coffee (it was good I'll admit), and $18 meal made it a bit more disappointing.

  • Visited July 2016
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank OliverL311
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Loved it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Love the layout of this restaurant, and the choc peanut butter milkshake is to die for! you should try it!

  • Visited May 2016
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rumorhaswhat
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Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Average food and drinks, overpriced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Serving size, taste, and display were all average. For what they are charging, there are many other better choices.
Consider reviewing your menu.

  • Visited February 2016
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Tim G
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Leiden
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“Come for brekkie”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Great Aussie style breakfast joint. Well staffed, lots of avocado. Three eggs is the norm so you won't feel hungry afterwards. Excellent coffee of course, they roast their own beans.

Visited February 2016
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Thank PhilipMJ
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