Keeping up with the Jones's country cooking
As the Autumn chill creeps up and cravings for soul food reminiscent of mum’s or gran’s cooking strike, head to Priscilla Jones. Opening just in time to satisfy at the idilic sanctuary of the Gasworks Arts Park in Albert Park, Priscilla Jones café dishes up wholesome, traditional fare with a modern twist.
Bringing this taste of goodness to life are friends Bronwyn Stuart and Emma Binks, who have known each other for 18 years and together account for a total of 45 years experience of cooking up a storm in the kitchen. Both were raised in the country and grew a love for food and cooking at an early age.
The name Priscilla Jones is after Bronwyn’s grandmother, Priscilla and her mother’s maiden name Jones. Bronwyn and Emma’s mother’s were wonderful cooks and Priscilla Jones continues the tradition of passing on their renowned recipe secrets.
Here you can enjoy alfresco dining with your four legged friend (who are catered to with doggy treats on the menu) or retreat inside where you’ll find a heart warming stone fireplace and freshly baked muffins, quiche and other tantalising treats cooling on the counter.
Rustic timbre floor boards, a green and white colour scheme, cuttings from a cottage garden, succulents growing in tea pots adorning the window sill and a pumkin head all add character and eminate an effortless country vibe.
With a neighbouring art gallery, theatre and park you can expect to find a creative mix of artists, actors, families and dog enthusiatis munching away at this much anticipated café.
If you can’t get away to the country, be sure to get a taste of its charm at Priscilla Jones. And beware, you may also find runaway dogs retreating from play in the park in search of more doggy treats.
Where: 21 Graham Street, Albert Park, Vic
When: Daily 7.30am to 4.30pm
Phone: 03 9682 8255