7371 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9004634.083658 -118.350561
8am-9pm 7 days a week
Neighborhoods: Melrose, Central LA
Blu Jam Cafe’s Blueberry Pancakes taste like Mom’s homemade pancakes: fluffy, fresh, and refreshing. I definitely recommend this jamming brunch spot – and promise you won’t feel blue after!
The wait for this brunch location is long but time can go by quick by people watching and hanging out at the nearby stores. I promise the anticipation will be worth your tastebuds.
BEST BREAKFAST EVER. YOU WILL NOW BE UNABLE TO EAT ANYWHERE ELSE EVER AGAIN. – Sooooooooo damn good. Try the BLTA. Bacon/Lettuce/Tomato/Avocado sandwhich. The bread is amazing. Also their teas are phenomenal. Chocolate Monkey. GET THERE.
comfortable, friendly, great breakfast and lunch – This place rocks! I've been a couple times now but this past Sunday's experience was above and beyond. Friendly servers with personality ... tasty creative specials, like the spicy huevos rancheros-style dish I enjoyed atop crispy corn tortillas. Delicious (organic I believe) iced tea and lemonade. Great grilled cheese, and the brunch quesadilla my boyfriend got looked absolutely fantastic as well, non-greasy, a good thickness and great selection of ingredients. The casual owner was around, nicely asking patrons how they were enjoying their meals. Great crowd, outside and inside seating, right in the heart of Melrose Ave. shopping district. Try it and you'll be back!
A Wonderful Relaxing Place to go for Breakfast. – We went there on a Sunday morning around 10:30 and it wasn't too crowded yet. But by 11:00 the place was filled (AND it was raining). When I imagine Melrose restaurants, they all seem to be the same. So when we drove into the neighborhood I was skeptical. I honestly wanted to go someplace else. Blu Jam was such a nice surprise. The inside was quiet and calm-a nice relaxing atmosphere for a Sunday morning. We sat near the back and had a pleasant experience from the hostess to the waiter, to the nice gentleman that opened the door for us on our way out as he thanked us for coming in (possibly the owner?) My cappuccino was delicious and the Quesadilla with salmon, capers, and brie was very nice. We also had the Blu Jam benedict which was tasty as well. It was a complete package-good service, nice atmosphere and good food. You can't beat that.
Beast breakfast in Los Angeles – I've never had a better cup of coffee than I have had at Blujam - I eat there as often as I can and the coffee is consistently amazing. The quality s consistently outstanding, the service friendly and food delicious. I bring all my friends to Blujam and even the most demanding have enjoyed it. My cousin from Chicago included the Walnut pancakes in her Christmas letter. My favorite is the eggwhich-- fried eggs with tomato and pesto sauce on a ciabata bread. The ambiance is pleasant, it's easy to carry on a conversation and original the original artwork on the walls changes regularly. Honestly, I can't say enough positive things about Blujam.
Great food, great prices and great service! – Have you tried the blueberry pancakes? Simply a must! My husband is still raving about the steak and eggs special he had there several weeks ago.
We are frequent flyers at Blu Jam. The menu is diverse and offers a wide array of choices for even the pickiest of eaters. I can always "Sally" ( from the movie When Harry Met Sally...I want this, but on the side and not too done, etc) my order and it comes out right each time. Oh and don't forget to try the soups - very flavorful and tasty.
There are special touches that make it a very pleasant dining experience. Being greeted with hugs by Kamil and Ilona, the lemon and mint infused iced water, the comedic Jason and the rest of the wait staff all make for a nice time.
Easily the Best Cafe on Melrose! – I was walking down Melrose on a Saturday looking for a place to eat and let's just say I was about as hungry as I can ever remember being. I was slightly irritable, maybe even a little bit irrational, and I know I was getting on my girlfriends nerves. Though I will say, she was being fairly patient with me. Anyway, I know about five spots that generally do the trick in bringing me back down the earth and satisfying my cravings at a time like this. She mentioned she heard this place Blu Jam Cafe had great breakfast and lunch, and I said I didn't want to try anything new. She gave me one of those looks, you know what I mean. Five minutes later I found myself meeting the owner Kamil and grabbing a spot on the patio at BJC. I had a burger. I was stunned!! Absolutely amazing. The next morning I had a Blu Jam Benedict. Completely floored, it was the best Benedict I'd ever had, and I'm very picky when it comes to Benedicts. The day after that I came for the dish called Gone Fishing, the fish of the day, made fresh daily and sushi grade quality ( I was told). Delicious is an understatement. Anyway, the point is, I've been back many many times and never been dissapointed. The service rocks, the food's amazing, the location's convenient, and yes, if you were wondering, I ended up getting the "I told you so" from my girlfriend. Definitely check this place out, but try not to stare at the celebrities you'll find wearing dark glasses in the back corner table.
Great Food, Nice People – Kamil's BluJam Cafe is my favorite spot to have breakfast, lunch and soon dinner - once he gets his alcohol license. The food is amazing and I love the fact that you can sit for hours or get in and out quick. No pressure in a nice atmosphere. The coffee is truly one of the best in town and there are interesting specials on the menu. Highlights for me are the Schnitzel with Potato Salad and the Vegetarian Garden Panini which is to die for. Also try the lemon crepes which my friends from out of town still talk about. Kamil always has the daily papers on hand so you can read those if you don't want to people watch....
Discovering Melrose's true "blu" – Best breakfast anywhere! And for those of us who aren't morning people - best breakfast still at 5pm! Yeah! That's what I'm talking about! Although pulling in before 11am on a weekday lands you that same exceptional breakfast for a mere $6.95, which, alongside an amazing organic coffee or espresso is enough to get anyone pumped for the day. And, in addition to the extensive regular menu, blu jam boasts specials that will enliven anyone. The meats and fish are so fresh, cooked to perfection, prepared with mouthwatering sauces and dressings (try the mango salsa!) and served like works of art. It's easy to become a regular not just for the unique and masterfully prepared food but the ambiance of the cafe itself. Kamil sure knows how to treat his customers, assuring every dish is served with care and that every customer thoroughly enjoys their entire experience. The interaction between staff and clientele epitomizes the community feel often lost in today's business crazed world. And, of all places, here in the city of angels, a retreat as such is unbeatable. Don't let it pass you by!
Best breakfast spot in L.A. – There are not too restaurants I choose to frequent as much as Blu Jam. The best organic coffee, cappucino and such a wide selection of exotic breakfast dishes like my favorites Mazatlan scramble and Paris omelette, from around the world, that you will forever have fun trying something new each day. For Kamil and his lovely wife have made it their passion to bring cuisines from around the world, with the freshest choice ingredients, prepared as you like it, to you. But, the real treat is that the staff is a mix of beautiful people from Europe as well as local yokels who are present, down to Earth, sensitive and genuine. Uhhh . . . and . . . they got some "lookers" there, if you know what I mean. Not to forget, the people who come there from all over are such a fascinating mix, they will enchant you by themselves! And, very soon Kamil will start offering fine wines and concocting his bistro creations for dinner too! So, if you haven't yet been to the Blu Jam . . . get your body packing! You now know what you're missing!
The Best Breakfast In L.A. - Period. – L.A. is a city with little culture and generally bad dining. On the other hand, Blue Jam easily has the very best breakfast in L.A. and a day time menu that is wide, varied and prepared with great skill, and impecable taste. The service is also fantastic, and a major reason why I return so often. The espresso coffee is also one of the finest tasting in L.A. - no bitterness. You would be an idiot to suggest *any* place could beat these guys in the mornings. Trust me - make sure you check them out.
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