Jugar pronounced hway-gar started as a concept to create a welcoming and beautiful space for families to enjoy a meal together.
Siblings Jenny and Corsino weren’t satisfied with existing dining options for families and had a feeling there was a gap in current offerings. Jugar was created.
It’s a simple and inviting space which is great for catching up with friends for coffee and a sweet treat or having a family meal.
The Jugar Menu
Breakfast for kids
The kids’ menu is a reflection of the adults’ menu with breakfast and lunch options. On the breakfast menu, there are the traditional items such as kids bacon and eggs your way, or buttermilk pancakes with chocolate sauce, fresh berries, ice cream, meringue crumb and fairy floss.
Jugar also offer healthier options such as coconut black rice porridge with granny smith apple, toasted almond flakes and pure maple syrup or smashed avocado on rye.
Breakfast for grown-ups
For the grown-ups, you can’t go past the Breakfast Burger with smokehouse bacon, grilled cheddar cheese, fried egg, pickles, tomato relish and rocket. YUM! Regular favourites are also available with Eggs Your Way or Smashed Avocado on rye with tomato, parsley, beetroot hummus, smoked labneh, black mineral salt zaatar, rocket, pomegranate molasses.
Lunch and Dinner for kids
Lunchtime offerings are equally appealing with popcorn fried chicken with vegetable chips, or grilled chicken nachos. A healthier option would be the Kids’ Bowl with beetroot hummus, quinoa, pumpkin, poached egg, fresh avocado and mushroom. On the menu, there are meals that are either gluten-free, vegan or both.
Lunch and Dinner for grown-ups
Lunch and dinner options range from Wagyu New York Strip Loin, fish of the day to a Jugar Bowl consisting of quinoa, fresh avo, grilled halloumi, roasted pumpkin, fermented cabbage, kale, soft poached egg.
An essential to any café, Jugar serves the locally roasted Bellissimo coffee with soy, almond, and lactose-free milk. They are also licenced, offering wine, cocktails, beers and spirits.
Play fun at Jugar
Aside from excellent coffee, the biggest drawcard for Jugar is the play area and you can understand why. It’s an impressive, custom-built play area suited for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers with an assortment of toys to suit a range of interests.
There’s a play kitchen, cubby house, picnic tables, books and an indoor fort. The fort is a two-level structure with a tunnel slide, cubby, cargo netting bridge and stairs. There are also small ride-ons for kids to enjoy
Entry to the play room is $10 per child (Note – there is not a ‘play only’ option. Patrons must eat/drink at the cafe to utilise the play room).
Other child-friendly features
Focused on being a family-friendly venue, Jugar has plenty of high chairs and the seating is well-spaced to allow for prams. There are booths facing the play area. Also available is pram parking, baby change facilities and limited off-street parking. Street parking is available if you miss out on the off-street parking. They also have two beautifully decorated party rooms, large enough to accommodate 20 people.
Jugar is located at 71 Jane Street in West End, opposite West End State School. Located just a few minutes down the road on the banks of the Brisbane River is Orleigh Park, which has two playgrounds Orleigh Park Playground and Hillend Terrace Playground. Orleigh Park is located on Hillend Terrace at West End.
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