Where: Jamison Shops
Cost: $13 (inc coffee and juice)
Date Reviewed: 21-AUG-05
Following on from our visit to Trash and Treasure at the Jamison shops on Sunday morning, Che and I were in need of sweet nutrience and so decided to pop into the refurbished Dek Hotel overlooking Jamison shops.
And so we climbed the steps to the Dek, enjoyed the frisson that always comes from walking into a pub at 9am, and discovered a pleasant traditional australian pub with a fire roaring and a friendly, competent, girl behind the bar to take our breakfast order.
We decided to pass on the “Big Breakfast” and settle for the smaller “Dek Breakfast” with a coffee and orange juice each. As you can see the “smaller” Dek Breakfast is still a substantial thing.
As the sun was shining brightly we decided to set up outside on the Dek.
We were given our juice before we left the bar, the coffee arrived shortly thereafter, and was still warm and not completely consumed when the food arrived. Bonus points need to be awarded because were were given salt, pepper and tomato sauce to have with our meal, something not every breakfast in this town includes.
The view from the Dek is not stunning. Mostly it overlooks the car parks of Jamison Shops which are noteworthy primarily for their dreadful ordinariness. But you can see rolling hills off in the distance and we got a refreshing dose of winter sun out there.
As bacon and egg breakfasts go it was workmanlike but not spectacular. The eggs had been done in egg rings on a too-hot pan (leading to bubbling and crispies). There was some softness left in the eggs but not a lot. Also the bacon was thick and still had the rind on.
On the other hand the tomato had been cut in thick slices and well cooked through with salt and pepper. Also there was plenty of good thick bread.
I’ve paid an awful lot more for a breakfast not half as good.
In short, if you do find yourself waking up in South-Eastern Belconnen, then this is a pretty good option for breakfast at this money. Breakfast is served from 0800.