About 2 months ago I went to Jamaica Blue in Eastland because I was pressed for time. I was looking forward to a nice coffee and cheesecake. I love love cheesecake! I was surprised to see that it had been renovated and that the entire back wall was featured for Jamaica Blue. It gave the cafe a nice modern look and made it feel more roomy. Now we know it was purely to hide the new Eastland 😉
The girls taking my order was very friendly and spoke about the renovations and said that it was really different but she liked it. After giving me my table number I found a nice cozy place to sit.
Now I am not sure what I was expecting from the coffee or the cake but what I got was a let down. The coffee itself was nice enough for a coffee chain cafe (I chose the organic blend) and would of rated the coffee an 8 compared to other big chains of coffee..
However the cake was stale and a little bit like eating glue! I ate glue in kinder so I do know the texture! It also had an old fridge like taste. You know when something has been open in the fridge and it tastes like an old fridge? Or licking the ice that forms in your freezer? (Yes I also did that as a child) I was feeling a little wary but thankfully I came out and survived.
I will be back again for their coffee but never again for their cake!
I give Jamaica Blue a 6/10
Annie Bean xx