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“A little pricey for a neighborhood joint” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jimmy Monkey cafe & bar

Jimmy Monkey cafe & bar
Ranked #1,040 of 10,422 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$20
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, 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.
San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A little pricey for a neighborhood joint”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Good coffee but $12 for a flat white and cortado feels steep! On a Sat morning however, it's the only game in town if you're in the one-north area without going all the way to Star Vista

Visited January 2017
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Nice cozy cafe with great food & coffee ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Surprisingly great food
Cozy
Near office
Away from the nosy lunch crowd
Small variety but tasty
Will come back for breakfast someday

Visited January 2017
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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good coffee and simple tasty menu”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I have visited Jimmy Monkey a few time in the past months and it is my new go to in the area.

The layout is a little pokey and the location is a bit out of her way but the coffee is well done and the food simple but tasty.

They do have soy and turmeric lattes for those inclined.

Worth a try.

Visited December 2016
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6 reviews
“Quaint Place with Awesome Coffee”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Decided to try a new place for brunch and checked out Jimmy Monkey cafe & bar. The food was good and the coffee was awesome!

Visited October 2016
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Doesn't live up to the hype”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I met up here with 5 friends for a Saturday brunch. We were told by the people at the cafe that they didn't have seats available at first. When asked how long they would think it would take the waitress at the door couldn't give me an answer. It seemed like she couldn't care less whether she had customers or not. We were instead sent to the other cafe opposite to Jimmy Monkey, also fine, although they have to bring the food from the one place to the other. My other friend who came a couple of minutes later went to the actual Jimmy Monkey, where plenty of seats were available. Had the waitress told me this before I would have just waited there, also because the environment at the actual cafe is nicer than the one on the opposite side of the street. Eventually we can move to the actual cafe.

The moment we sit down we have to ask the staff for menus. Later they come back and say you need to order at the bar. Instead of also mentioning that you need to pay while ordering etc, they don't inform us about anything at all. Water, which was served to all other customers by the waiters once they came in, was something we had to get ourselves...

Finally we received the food, which was good, but not great. The avocado toast is nice, but nothing very special. Same goes for the coffee, which was good but not fantastic.

Overall I was mostly disappointed by the lack of service provided by the employees, who were just standing around and not really doing their job.

  • Visited August 2016
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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