The re-branding of businesses to follow current trends is nothing new. The owners of Jam the Bistro have done just that with the opening of Boss Burger at the exact same location. The menu has been simplified to provide basic breakfast and burger options.
I thought this place looked better when it was Jam the Bistro. It just felt a little bare to me. You have a communal bench in one corner and then two separate dining areas on the remaining corners. There’s also seating outside which is perfect for a sunny day. Located on a corner position, there is plenty of natural light coming in from both frontages.
For lunch, I ordered the Boss Beef Burger which consists of a black angus beef patty, tomato, lettuce, cheese, mayonnaise and tomato relish sauce. The burger took a good 25 minutes to come out, which is a bit slow in my opinion, however, it was nicely presented when it finally arrived.
The beef patty was well marinated and perfectly cooked. The meat was juicy and succulent, and each bite brought about a lovely smokey flavour. The patty was nice and thick, and it’s diameter was the same size as the bun. The cheese was beautifully melted over the patty to the point it was dripping down the sides. The tomato was soft and ripe, and the lettuce was fresh and crisp. The tomato relish had a lovely sweetness which complimented the slight saltiness of the burger. The bun was real let down. It was soft and delicate, and easily fell apart.
The staff were friendly and attentive, and the service was good. The atmosphere was relaxed and the pricing was reasonable. The cost of the burger was $7.90 which is a bargain in anyones language. The breakfast options start at $5 and the burgers start at $7.90.
The meals are pretty cheap for a cafe, and the burgers are basic but good.
WHERE: 112-114 Wright St, Adelaide