Foodie Find: JD's Bakery and Caribbean Cafe
JD’s (which stands for “just divine”) is in fact divine. They serve baked-daily gourmet pastries (like croissants, muffins, scones, and more) and Jamaican cuisine. You weren’t expecting that—were you? Though famous for their deli sandwiches, I’m a rebel and decided to try breakfast. There were so many options and I wanted one of everything, but Sunny, the owner for the past year and a half, recommended a Breakfast Sandwich. My first bite revealed ham, perfectly made eggs, melted cheese, and a very tasty Jamaican seasoning (she also recommended that)—all on a freshly made croissant. Talk about tasty. This was not your ordinary breakfast, and I think it was the seasoning that sent it to the next level. According to Sunny, the Jamaican Patty—which is akin to a Hot Pocket, but better (no offense to Hot Pockets)—is one of her most popular items. It’s a petite patty (so small that if you’ve already eaten breakfast, you won’t feel guilty ordering one) filled with either beef, chicken, or veggies. All were very good, but the chicken, with a flavorful curry seasoning, was my favorite. And if you don’t eat meat, or any animal products, no worries! They have a variety of vegan options for breakfast and lunch, along with a Caribbean buffet (Thursday through Saturday). They also serve coffee (regular and fancy espresso drinks) and smoothies. Delicious food, friendly service, and a Jamaican vibe? I’ll be back.
JD’s Bakery and Caribbean Café, 3700 Midas Avenue, Suite A1, Rocklin, 916-624-3350, justdivine.cafe.