Jardin St James

Rebecca Varidel
14th Aug 2016

What could be lovelier than sitting in the courtyard of St James Church, the oldest church in Sydney, on a sunny Sydney day?

Add a bit of French café oh la lah with an all day menu from Quiche Lorraine and roast pumpkin and feta quiche, to a variety of fillings of baguettes - filled with your choice of LE COCHON pork rillettes, onion jam and rocket; LE POULET poached chicken breast, celery, walnuts, Swiss cheese & leaves or THE BRITISH roast beef, dijon mustard, cornichons, sundried tomatoes & rocket.

Ham and cheese croissants are a lovely way to start the day or to supplement the afternoon, but for those that really have to justify they have had a 'healthy' breakfast, Jardin St James also serves muesli, muffins and banana bread.

Of course there are other sweet treats too including the lovely French standard Lemon tart.

Jardin St James is opened from 6.30am officially but you can probably grab its city north coffee as early as 6.15am.

The small café opened in November last year but has recently upped the ante on its reputation for some of the best coffee in Sydney introducing Ona Coffee by World Barista Champion Sasa Sestic of Canberra.

Founded by Sasa Sestic, Ona Coffee is a boutique roasting house based out of Canberra with a focus on sourcing the best beans from around the globe.

Jardin St James came across Ona Coffee earlier this year and shortly after the team travelled down to Canberra to meet with Sestic, also known as ‘The Coffee Man’, to learn more about his passion and the coffee beans coming out of the unique roasting house.

Impressed with the level of consistency and enthusiasm, the Jardin St James team are delighted to bring Ona Coffee to their dedicated patrons in Sydney.

The venue’s state of the art, custom coffee cart enables Jardin St James to offer some some of the finest black, white & cold brew coffee in the city. Perfect for a morning stop on the way to work or a casual cup on a weekday afternoon.

And there's more good news. Outside Jardin St James, the application for a liquor license is currently on display. Sydney with its mostly glorious weather needs more outdoor venues in the CBD, so hopefully we will also see the weekday café metamorphose into a night time and weekend place to sit and sip. At the minimum, a glass of wine with your baguette for lunch, can't be a bad thing either. Right?