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MJ's Downtown Cafe & Bakery

655 1st St, Brentwood, CA 94513
(925) 684-7242
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Ranked #3 of 114 Restaurants in Brentwood
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Aug 7, 2014
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English first
Brentwood, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Fresh food. Lots of omelet options. Variety of breakfast options including pancake varieties. Several lunch fare options, too. Only drawback is the very slow service happens way too often. Why? Gets busy beyond the abilities of the staff. Not in a hurry it nicely fulfills a local eatery.

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Brentwood, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

First time going to MJ's for a meal, decided to have Breakfast. When we arrived there Sunday morning, there was a wait about 20 minutes or so, which was not an issue. We were seated and the Waitress was right on us, very friendly. We ordered and WOW, what great food and so much of it. I could only eat... More

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Discovery Bay, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I recently went to mj's to meet friends for breakfast. We have been there before and were very excited. Unfortunately we were soon disappointed. Our waitress arrived and took our order quickly, but that was about the only thing good I have to say of her. We got the toddler with us and the table near us a kid's place... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Long wait but worth it, the staff is friendly , good food and the best French toast I ever had a must have. Also the cinnamon rolls are BIG and good. The best breakfast place in town

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Brentwood, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

MJ's is always busy because the food is so yummy. The menu has a wide selection of breakfast andunch items. There is something for everyone. This is not the place to go if you want to get in and out super quick on a weekend. People line up to wait for their seat and are awarded with a scrumptious meal... More

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Brentwood, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We have been there numerous times and never had a bad meal. Large serving sizes, we take some home. Good for families with kids, so it can be a bit noisy. I enjoy a large selection of breakfast items to choose from. Downside is it is a small place so you will likely wait a bit on weekends.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

They serve breakfast all day. It is a nice atmosphere, large portions, good service, and reasonable prices. The sausage gravy was excellent.

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12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

On a recent Saturday, my wife and I decided to visit MJ's and were pleasantly surprised. The restaurant was quite full, which is a good sign, and the aroma of great food dishes was ever present. The attendant/waiter was charming and very accommodating and due to health requirements my wife wanted a couple of substitutes......that was NO problem. Food order... More

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Seminole, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

A family owned breakfast nook located in historic downtown Brentwood provides above average food that is large in quality and quantity. Come in hungry and those taste buds will be smiling when you leave. From basic biscuits and gravy, pancakes and eggs to exquisite concoctions like caramel apple waffles, this place delivers. Trying to find it? Just look for the... More

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Fresno, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Great place in downtown Brentwood. Had an omelet with the crispiest hashbrowns and when I asked for a small pancake instead of the toast, they never batted an eyelash and brought me a PLATE-sized pancake (which of course was too much for one person!). My daughter had a hamburger that had THICK cheese and a massive amount of onion rings.... More

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