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MJ's Downtown Cafe & Bakery

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655 1st St, Brentwood, CA 94513
(925) 684-7242
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7:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast or lunch

Great breakfast, even better lunch. Grilled chicken with avocado! Yum. Relaxed atmosphere nice outside seating. Friendly staff. Oh yeah, and really good cookies!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Redwoodturtle
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Brentwood, California
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Brentwood, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great breakfast, even better lunch. Grilled chicken with avocado! Yum. Relaxed atmosphere nice outside seating. Friendly staff. Oh yeah, and really good cookies!

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Thank Redwoodturtle
Brentwood, CA
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service can be a little slow but the food is really good and worth the wait at this restaurant. Very good breakfast place!

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Thank Dianne S
Brentwood, California
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great jumbo portions, fresh homeade recipe's, and a yummy bakery selection. Only open for breakfast and lunch but you will enjoy it.

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Thank Tmaes
Brentwood, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoy MJ's food. Ample portions. Tasty recipes. It is always fresh. And the baked goods are amazing. But it took 40-45 months mutes after seating ouselves to get our food. Refills on coffee are few and far between. Everyone looks busy as can be, but it is always the same each time we go (we have been a dozen... More 

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Thank hflayton
Brentwood, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

My wife and I love to go here for breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays. Monica and Jennifer are the best! The multigrain granola/banana cakes are my favorite. My wife loves the bacon. MJ's is a special treat every week-end.

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Thank JerryandLiqin
Brentwood, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Great breakfast and lunch cafe in the heart of downtown Brentwood. Even the Mayor eats here. They are known for the outstanding breakfast, I have not eaten lunch there, but I am sure it is just as good if not better.

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Thank Girlwylie
Brentwood, California
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Sometimes the wait is a little long,but the food is always very good, only open til early afternoon !

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Thank Lfcynwaklopp
Brentwood, California
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Everyone we bring here is now hooked!! Their food portions are generous, delicious, and homemade!! I highly recommend their French Toast....best ever! I look forward to their homemade soups....changes daily! Bake goods are out of this world too!! Don't hesitate....just GO!!!

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Thank Luvem2
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Simply put best breakfast place in the area PERIOD! I've never had a subpar meal here. Sometimes the wait is long and the service is a bit slow but the food and portions make up for any short comings! Love MJ's!

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Thank Marianne A
Brentwood, California
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Took my mom here for her birthday lunch. All of the food being ordered around us looked amazing. The two of us ordered salads. Me the Cobb, and my mom a Spinach salad with walnuts, etc. they were delicious. Their baked goods also looked amazing. Service is friendly and the establishment is clean. Will definitely go again.

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Thank Reina O

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 655 1st St, Brentwood, CA 94513
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Brentwood
  • Phone Number: (925) 684-7242

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?