Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Jam Packed

Location:  27 Hunter Street, Hobart - housed in the Henry Jones IXL Building
Phone: (03) 6231 3454 
Opening hours:  8am – 6pm: 7 days a week

Kids menu:  No - good options though from main menu
Adults menu: Brunch and lunch options - nice variety.  Lots of tasty looking biscuits & cakes.  Smoothies, shakes and yummy Iced Chocolate/Coffee also available
Prices:  Brunch $4.50 - $16 (available til 1200hrs - some items available till 3pm), Lunch $9.50-$22 (available 11am - 3pm); biscuits & cakes $3.50 - $8; drinks: $3.50 - $6.50 Babycino:  $1.20 for frothy milk; $1.70 with chocolate
Kids play area:  No dedicated play area although the atrium section has plenty of space for kids to wander around freely.  There is a water feature which attracted a number of tot's when we were there - supervision is required!


Mumma Review

Hubby, bub and I found ourselves at Jam Packed for an impromptu brunch on the weekend after enjoying a nice wander around Hobart Waterfront.  With bub fast asleep in his pram it was time for my morning coffee and something tasty to eat - the eggs looked delicious and very tempting but I opted for J.P Brekkie Trifle instead with poached fruit.  It was a tasty combo however as a lactating mumma (hideous word as my friends in Mum's group tell me) it didn't really hit the spot :(  Had it of been twice the size it would have!!

The place was warm and inviting as the natural light from the atrium filled the space.  A great spot for the tassie winter (and all the other seasons for that matter).  There was a mix of all ages enjoying brunch as well as a handful of kids - some of whom appeared to be thoroughly enjoying the babycino's on offer.  The water feature also seemed to keep some kids rather amused.

Tables seated 2-6 people and it would be a great spot for Mother's Groups to meet in the afternoon with their bubs.  The two disadvantages to the place were no table service (makes ordering food more difficult as you juggle little ones) as well as the place being rather echoey (not so good for upset kiddies!!).

All in all though Jam Packed is a great place to catch up with friends over a coffee and a bite to eat with room to park the pram, baby change available for the mishaps, and a space that is accommodating to kids.  Oh and its also licensed just incase you fancy a cheeky vino :)

Love Mumma Al x

Latte and JP Brekkie Trifle

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  1. Thanks so much for this review! My mothers group met there recently after I read this and we had a great time - it was good to be somewhere with lots of room for all of our prams etc. We'll definitely be going there again and wouldn't have thought of it if not for your blog. Thanks!!

  2. Hey thanks so much for your feedback :) That is great to hear you were able to enjoy a mother's group catch up out and about at Jam Packed - it really is hard to find places that are accommodating for a group of mum's, bub's and prams!

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