JJ’s Bakery and Cafe is exactly what the name suggests. You can pop in and buy a loaf of bread, or wander on past the display case and take a seat and enjoy a wood-fired pizza and a glass of wine.
JJ’s is in Longford, Tasmania, around 20-30 minutes outside of Launceston, and is very popular with locals and tourists alike.
It was our lunch destination after spending the morning at the beautiful Liffey Falls.
We were seated between the display cases and the pizza oven.
The staff are very relaxed and friendly and happy to have a chat and discuss the menu.
J had a beer and mum, dad and myself had a glass of chardonnay.
Mum and dad didn’t even look at the menu, they knew what they wanted, the lifestyle bruschetta (avocada, bacon rasher, roasted tomatoes, asparagus, bocconcini, rocket, coriander lime chilli mayo).
J had the pie of the day, which I think was filled with scallops…
He also had a sausage roll on the side, which I may have helped him with..
I had originally ordered a focaccia but when I saw pizzas coming out to other tables I asked the waitress if I could change my mind. I had chicken pizza with capsicum, sweet potato chips, bacon and a honey mustard dressing. As I had changed my mind I had to wait a bit longer to get my food but that wasn’t an issue.
Everyone polished off their main courses and was feeling very satisfied by simple food with fresh produce.
On the way out J and I couldn’t resist the sweet treats. J got a lamington and I got a mud cake muffin topped with M&Ms. It was divine.
I would definitely recommend JJ’s for a casual bite to eat, and I would also recommend going out to Liffey Falls, it is worth the drive, and we saw a platypus!