Midwest Living Review
Jumps has been around Grosse Pointe, a comfortable waterfront suburb of Detroit, since 1994. First located in the basement of an office building, Jumps is now on the main floor, in considerably more chic digs. Owner Chad Stewart makes everything on-site from local ingredients, and everything is fresh, delicious and carefully prepared. Locals will argue that Jumps is best for breakfast. Many are faithful to the malted pancakes topped with fresh berries or the thick, powdery Belgian waffle adorned with piquant strawberries. In particular, Stewart has gained an area reputation for his wizardry with eggs, especially his quiches and omelets. The menu, which changes daily, might feature whisper-thin omelets stuffed to the limit with kielbasa, green shards of asparagus, dill Havarti and caramelized onions. Quiches, filled with thick chunks of Smithfield Ham, cheddar and slivers of scallions, meld perfectly into a magically crisp crust, served with market fresh fruit. Muffins are another joyful diet breaker. Jumps is not gimmicky; there is no cappuccino machine, just plain old coffee, for example. It has endured by serving clean, traditional food that is fairly priced and impeccably prepared. Omelets from $8; quiche from $8.