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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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Today
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food, place with lots of energy

this place is only open for breakfast and lunch and is extremely popular. weekday breakfast before 9am in less than $7 and is huge meal. generally have to wait in line for breakfast on weekends.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
mmorg767
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San Francisco
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Francisco
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

this place is only open for breakfast and lunch and is extremely popular. weekday breakfast before 9am in less than $7 and is huge meal. generally have to wait in line for breakfast on weekends.

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Brentwood, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food is always good. But, it is slow in coming out of the kitchen. You get your fill of coffee before the food arrives, then you're not so hungry.

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Brentwood, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Love the Cobb Salad....so many ingredients! Voted Best Breakfast .... just one visit and you will be hooked! Fresh bakery on site!

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Brentwood, California
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

MJ's is the best place in Brentwood to meet with friends and family for brunch or lunch. The atmosphere is wonderful without being loud. Their portions are generous and always fresh. I go there often. This visit I went with my mother. Both our meals were good. my only suggestion is that they should have more selection for coffee, at... More 

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Brentwood, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

So glad I found this place. Home made everything. Price is a little more than the corner diner but worth it. The only negative I have is the service is a little slow, but they are so nice you don't mind. Bonus is the bakery counter to take home some extra goodies.

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Brentwood, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Good food, good service, large portions, good price. We've been there often and will go back. The baked goods are fantastic.

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Pleasant Hill, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Excellent quality. MJ's has working owners and you can tell they care about their customers a lot. I've eaten there many times over the years. On site baking. Cinnamon rolls are huge (take some home for tomorrow!). The California benedict, blueberry or fuji pancakes,french toast, Greek and Florentine omelettes, veggie scramble and oatmeal are among my favorites. It's ALL GOOD!... More 

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California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We had breakfast at this marvelous restaurant this past Saturday and everything was exceptional, including the two owners. We had omelets, chicken fried steaks, pancakes, toast, potatoes, coffee, etc. Fantastic and the service was exceptional for a Saturday morning. You won't be disappointed buy anything at this restaurant.

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Brentwood, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

The California benedict is awesome. All the waffles and pancakes couldn't be made any better. Plenty of food and a great price. Overall quality is very good. If going on a weekend be prepared to wait for a table. Waiters do their best but lots of people know about this place.

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Brentwood, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It's the bomb and keeps me coming back for more...a lot of food...homemade taste..good service. What's not to like... Ok often crowded and then can be a little loud but worth the trip. Outside seating is available

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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
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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