Jardin St James won the prize for most unusual cafe location when it opened within the crypt of St James Church back in 2015. Now, the venue is expanding its French influence over the city by popping up in Potts Point from Friday, July 7. JSJ will move into a hole-in-the-wall underneath the Coca Cola sign, where you'll be able to tuck into bona fide French baguettes and Little Marionette coffee on a daily basis.
The standing room only, takeaway-style joint will launch the new JSJ baguette menu for lunchtime crowds seven days a week. Owner Julien Besnard has been desperate for a legit version of his homeland's namesake sandwich for eight years now and has decided to take matters into his own hands. Just a few of the unbelievably tasty looking baguettes on the eight-item menu include La Pro (prosciutto, potatoes, béchamel & rosemary), Le Cordon Bleu (chicken, ham, caramelised onions, creamy dijon sauce) and Le Porky Porc (BBQ pulled pork, caramelised onion, slaw, aioli, parmesan).
Now for the mouthwatering bit — the raclette-style hot cheese kind. Choose from proper raclette ($2.5), swiss or blue ($2 each) to lovingly blanket your baguette in all its ooey gooey glory, with recommendations noted on the menu. You can also add optional pickles and crisps ($2) to round out your deli-style meal. It's hard to think of a better feed to beat back the winter cold.
You'll find the JSJ pop-up at 82 Darlinghurst Rd, Potts Point. It is open for takeaway only, seven days a week from 6:30am until 3:30pm.