23 Jumpin. Could it be named after the Vespa or vice versa?
23 Jumpin is a fairly recent cafe that’s situated in the Industrial Park near Tai Seng train station. The cafe sits in-between a few other food establishments that line the bottom of the industrial building. The place was opened by a former tuition agency owner, Gary. His mother does all the cooking here, with experience from working at a Kovan cafe a while back. 23 Jumpin offers your usual brunch fare & coffee but with a few notable dishes that stand out.
Another view of the small cafe.
The interior here is kept extremely minimal, in order to save costs & perhaps focus more on the quality of the food. The cafe is also quite small, with only a few seats lining the walls inside. I did like the minimalistic vector posters on the wall, which included Inception & The Princess & The Pea.
Menu of 23 Jumpin.
The food of 23 Jumpin revolves around your usual brunch fare, with Eggs Benny & their take on an Ultimate Breakfast. They do have a section of their specialities, with notable stand-out dishes such as Duck Confit & Pork Goulash. (It’s quite interesting to find Duck Confit outside of a French bistro/restaurant.) Another thing that sets them apart from the numerous cafes would have to be their homemade desserts, including their Panna Cotta, which was created by accident.
Prices here are fairly on the lower average side of things. No GST or service fees either; all very wallet-friendly!
Matcha Latte ($4.50)
Can I just say… that is one awesome latte art. It’s of Totoro! (I’ve never watched the film but even I could recognize the character.)
The latte was definitely one of the better Matcha Lattes I’ve had as well. And the price was probably one of the lowest ones that I’ve come across for the drink. Highly recommended. No where else can you get such an affordable cup of latte that not only tastes great but has one of the best latte arts I’ve seen.
Jumpin’s Ultimate Breakfast ($15)
Bacon, Honey Baked Ham, Bratwurst, Scrambled Eggs, Bread, Greens, Pasta Salad
One of the things that stood out for me here was the inclusion of a pasta salad. That’s a first for me, to see it included in a “Big Breakfast”.
My companion ordered this & she just adored the bread; slight crisp on the outside but extremely soft on the inside which paired well with the breakfast sides.
Pork Goulash Stew with Baguette ($12)
Tomato Based Stew, Red & Green Peppers, Carrots, Celery, Red Wine
This was one of the dishes that caught my eye while I was perusing the menu. The flavours of the stew tasted quite similar to Indian spices, which I found quite interesting. Still, both my companion & I thought it tasted quite nice; the former loved the baguette provided.
Duck Confit ($16)
Cooked for 6 hours with 12 Spices & Herbs
One of their most popular dishes, their variation of Duck Confit definitely impressed. Though it didn’t look exactly like a “proper” duck leg, nevertheless it still tasted pretty fantastic with a delicious orange sauce. Meat was tender, soft & flavourful. Recommended.
Hot Chocolate ($4.50)
I must admit that I initially got a tad too overexcited when I had the Matcha Latte, hence I decided to order something else, in hopes that it would match the impressiveness. Of course, while the Hot Chocolate didn’t impress me as much as the latte, it still tasted pretty good. Though I did find that I wasn’t a fan of the brand of chocolate used which gave it a certain flavour that I didn’t particularly fancy.
Jumpin’s Original Cotta ($6)
23 Jumpin’s Panna Cotta was apparently created by accident. It has a based of dark chocolate & has a somewhat different texture than other panna cottas. It’s still quite smooth & delicious with a lower level of sweetness.
(I do wonder if they added charcoal into the cotta as it looked pretty dark in colour. Hmm.)
D’or Charcoal Waffle (with ice-cream $9)
This was the second time that I’ve came across a charcoal waffle. (The first being at Fatcat Ice-cream Bar.)
I found the texture of the waffle to be reminiscent of the waffles at Revelry, with a very crisp outer texture. I felt that while it worked well for the waffles over at Revelry (As they were more savoury), I didn’t really like the texture of the waffles here. Also, while it still tasted pretty good, the ice-cream included on the waffle tasted pretty generic & store-bought.
In any case, after having the mouth-watering charcoal waffles over at Fatcat, it seems that nothing can top that for now.
Worth A Visit/Revisit?
23 Jumpin is definitely a great addition to the ever-growing horde of cafes sprouting up in Singapore. Though it’s situated in quite a remote location, it’s gaining quite a bit of popularity; especially with social media sites like Instagram. The food is really good here & I hardly have any complaints about the place. (Even when the staff asked for feedback, I didn’t have much to say.) Be sure to look out for the Vespa out front. (Which I made a mistake of thinking it was just for decor and I reckon it belongs to Gary himself. I even posed for a photo with it before realizing. Oh the awkward embarrassment.)
#01-25 1 Irving Place, Singapore S369546
(Nearest train station: Tai Seng)
Contact: 9137 5697
Mon: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Tue – Sun: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm