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“Breakfast in the Burnside” 5 of 5 stars
Review of J&M Cafe

J&M Cafe
537 SE Ash St, Portland, OR 97214-1158
(503) 230-0463
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Ranked #465 of 3,282 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating
Galway, Ireland
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125 reviews 125 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Breakfast in the Burnside”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

On first impressions this seems very airy and open to have any atmosphere, but once you sit down and take in the details, this is very cool. Between helping yourself to your own coffee (selection of different mugs on designated mug tree) and the collection of knick-knack collectables around the counter, you get the quirky vibe of the J&M quite quickly. Breakfast: super tasty & fresh. Service: top notch.

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English first
Oxted, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Traditional Portland-style hospitality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

Worth the walk from downtown Portland. Great food, relaxed charm - no rush, friendly service. Got there as Portland was just waking up. Can't fault a thing, help yourself coffee and amazing food. Helpful but I intrusive staff. Strongly recommend

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Diamond in the rough”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

Gritty 'hood but awesome breakfast place! We recommend the Manolo's Scramble, Chorizo Scramble and the Breakfast Burrito. Especially like the pick your own coffee mug. ;)

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Tasty and wholesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

I have enjoyed a big nutritious breakfast here many times here. The Mediterranean Scramble is so good! The atmosphere is homey and I like the wide variety of empty coffee cups on a wall rack one can choose from and then pump your own coffee as many times as you like. It is especially good place for a long conversation as it is not noisy and the tables are not crowded all together. Good for romance or a business meeting or just hanging with friends.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Madison, Mississippi
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Lox and bagel in Portland???”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Some of the best I've had. Thinly sliced, wild caught NW salmon, served with an abundance of capers, onions, ripe tomatoes, fresh cream cheese, lettuce, and a nice toasted bagel. Great value, great taste, friendly and prompt service, and I'll go back next I'm in Portland. They don't accept credit cards, but there is an ATM outside the restaurant.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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