Jimmi Jamz recently opened up nearby and although they haven’t gotten the best of reviews since its inception,the oh so cheap pizzas made it hard for my student hip pocket to resist and curiosity got the better of me. I am glad that it did. I went for lunch with my mum and sister on a sunshine filled Thursday afternoon so it wasn’t very busy at all. We decided to sit in the large outdoor seating which was large, airy and doubles as a popular beer garden in the evenings.
Jimmi Jamz has a do-it yourself attitude which means you grab your own cutlery, napkins and order at the bar (unless it’s breakfast). This suits me just fine and although they are often being criticised for their unfriendly/non apparent service, the girl working the bar was friendly and her service could not have been faulted.
We decided to order three pizzas between us and share:
- Thai chicken, sweet chilli, fresh herbs, crushed peanuts & mozzarella
- Moroccan lamb, minted yoghurt, lemon & mozzarella
- Smoked salmon, capers, red onion, lemon & mozzarella
The pizza bases were thin and crisp if a bit on the greasy side, just how I like them. (I rarely devour pizza so on the odd occasion I like it to be a calorific,decadent experience). The morrocan lamb with minted yoghurt was by far my favourite. The lamb mince was flavourful and it was served with loads of rocket. My sisters thai chicken pizza contained large pieces of chicken with loads of chunky peanuts scattered throughout.The salmon pizza was covered in a good amount of smoked salmon and large caper pods adding potent flavour. Serving with a lemon wedge is also a praise worthy move.
Whilst the pizzas are not by any means going to challenge D.O.C and other well regarded pizza places in Melbourne, Jimmi Jamz succeeds in offering an extensive gourmet pizza menu at decent prices in a groovy Brunswick East setting. Living so close to this new establishment I can see myself frequenting for a quick pizza fix. Oh, and they also do $6 pizza nights on Mondays and Tuesdays which adds to the temptation.