184 King Street East, Hamilton, On. (905) 297-8113. Open for Breakfast and LunchLocated on the main thoroughfare through downtown Hamilton, beside a parking lot is the Jet Cafe. It is situated in a rather grimy stretch of store fronts, but they are improving as the area is changing slowly.
It isn't very impressive inside and certainly could use updating (especially the washrooms) but it has a varied clientele from hipsters to suits. Local art covers the walls and is reasonably priced. It has a large selection of fair trade organic coffees including Kicking Horse Kick Ass blend coffee and a selection of Seattles Best. There is also an outdoor patio on the side of the building and a parking lot beside it.
The menu selection is surprisingly extensive, ranging from a wide variety of all day breakfasts, including vegan selections, to a selection of sandwiches, stir fry, and pitas. The menu is found on chalkboards and large handwritten posters near the cash, where selections are made and paid for when ordering.
It came with a bowl of homemade baked beans and onions and a generous portion of fries. The beans were a nice touch, but the fries were rather ordinary. The price was very reasonable and the meal was quite delicious. The staff were efficient and friendly. We will definitely be back to try their breakfasts, which are their specialty.