What happens when you go around the neighborhood trying to find a new place to move in and fail? In my case, I found a new place to eat. This is how I discovered Jopoy, a diminutive restaurant with quirky interiors that reminds me a lot of my former favorite coffee shop.
The place seems to be an extension of a house, turned into a food establishment. What really caught my interest is the unconventional displays and a disregard for a theme. It’s kind of like entering an art exhibit. It has no signage outside so I only learned of the place’s name via the menu that is scribbled on the mirror.
I have a thing about the ambiance that when it’s able to impress me I set high expectations on the food. Unfortunately, food on this place leaves much to be desired. I can forgive the presentation, but I hope they’d do something about the taste. This ham and cheese omelette, for example, tasted like something that could have done by a person who could only provide a short time to prepare food. I mean come on, I’ve eaten better omelette that was cooked at home.
The spaghetti meat sauce was also so-so. It wouldn’t hold a candle to a fast food version.
Since I’ve eaten in many places already, I know that it’s not always the price that determines the quality of the food. So I hope that the people who run the place may give this some thought. It has a potential, but it wouldn’t hurt if they put more effort into making their food more delicious.
But because the food is not that expensive and I only got to try two off their menu, plus the fact that I like what they did with the interiors, I am not discouraging everyone to try Jopoy.