Clean and bright, family-run sandwich shop open for breakfast & lunch.
Clean and bright is the first thing you notice walking into this little gem on Rumble Street (at Royal Oak). The breakfast & lunch menu has a wide selection. Delicious sandwiches for $5 !!! Beautiful artwork by local artists on the walls and music provided by a solo guitarist. This neighborhood has a few decent little eateries nearby.
My spouse & I came & ordered a drinks each. After 15min, staff asked if we could move to another table to accommodate a larger group & we agreed, even though the other table was at the back of the café near the washrooms & we'd picked the first table as it was by the window.
The coffee was bland. The hot chocolate was really just chocolate syrup mixed with chocolate milk.
After around 40min, we hadn't finished our coffee, a staff came up & said we'd been in the café for 1 hour so we'd to leave to show "consideration" towards other guests waiting for a table. We told her that we'd only been in there for 40min & we hadn't even finished our coffee. When my spouse told her we would leave after finishing our coffee & that this would be our first & last visit to this café, the staff rudely said, "Since it's your last time at this cafe, can you please leave as soon as possible to show courtesy and consideration towards other guests?" A few minutes later, another staff came & told us we should leave to show courtesy & consideration towards other guests.
How rude of them to keep harping on "consideration" and "courtesy" and to ask us, as paying customers, to leave even though we hadn't finished our drinks!
We have visited Jules a few times. The staff are very nice and the restaurant is clean and bright. The washrooms are outstandingly clean. The prices are reasonable and it is in a good area.
Pancakes are thin and tasteless.
A good pancake batter can be made with fresh eggs, whole wheat flour, baking powder, vanilla and milk, butter milk is even better.
Toast is thin and a poor quality ultra processed bread.
Even though it's called "Whole Wheat" there is nothing whole wheat or multi grain about it. The jam is the infamous sugar, water, colouring and artificial flavouring in the little packages. There are healthy good quality, tasteful breads out there and a little extra thick slice would be a great enhancement to a meal and add only a few cents to the cost.
Sausages are poor quality.
As sausages go turkey would be nicer or a choice of better quality beef sausage.
The restaurant still seems busy in the mornings. I believe the first impressions are important. If the food is good and the price is reasonable customers will return regularly and personally I would not mind paying a little more if the quality of the food was better. If there was a little more charge for meals a free coffee refill would be appreciated.
The people who run the restaurant are very nice. I don't want to offend anyone so I refrain from making any direct comments about the food. I hope that in time it will improve.