We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Blu Jam Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$
Central L.A
As featured in Brunches in LA
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
7371 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046
3239519191
Website
Improve this listing
Today
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 122 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic Breakfast

Wonderful breakfast, reasonably priced and in a great location. This place was once a jazz club, so the artwork and photos of Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and many others are great to look at. The French toast and pancakes are delicious, and the staff are lovely. I'll be back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
gibosity
,
Brisbane, Australia
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Lincoln, Canterbury, New Zealand
Level Contributor
66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's pretty good, I mean, I usually hit up Urth Cafe for my vegetarian affairs, but decided to see what all the hype was about. Apparently they're one (perhaps of many) places that serves "the best bread pudding, (in the world?!)" which is exactly what everyone wants. So if you dig on carnivore trends and bread pudding with a bit... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rebecca J
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
50 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful breakfast, reasonably priced and in a great location. This place was once a jazz club, so the artwork and photos of Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and many others are great to look at. The French toast and pancakes are delicious, and the staff are lovely. I'll be back!

Helpful?
Thank gibosity
Jonesboro, Georgia
Level Contributor
31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must visit location! But get there early. On the street parking. Small restaurant with excellent food. The ambiance is inviting. The food is wonderful. Large portions, great flavor. It was an adjustment for me having dogs inside the restaurant, but I suppose that is a norm for LA. Our server was great with suggestions. Everything we ordered was served... More 

Helpful?
Thank tututravels2014
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is very good. So it's def a strong 3 if not 4 stars, but I felt it incumbent to downgrade the average a little since we were far from the median review praises here. Very, very good service, a nice menu to chose from and it's fairly veg friendly. We got the French toast and the Roma Paris... More 

Helpful?
Thank mikeclarken
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
109 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've had breakfast here the past two Sundays. The wait outside is 15-35 minutes (but one can come earlier to put one's name down). Terrific menu of eggs, French toast, Mexican breakfast specialties and it is all very delicious.

Helpful?
Thank Randi R
Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Had a great family brunch for my son's birthday. We were a party of four and the hostess correctly estimated a 35 minute wait. I had the steak hash which is probably one of the best brunch dishes that I have ever had. Delicious steak with 2 poached eggs over finely diced potatoes. Would definitely order it again. Son one... More 

Helpful?
Thank Cazzie49
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This is hands down my favorite breakfast spot in LA! The food is amazing - It never disappoints. If you're a french toast lover - try the crunchy french toast! It's amazing. On weekends the wait can get pretty long - I think the longest I've waited is about 40 minutes on a Saturday. But it's worth the wait! It... More 

Helpful?
Thank Carly M
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

It's located along the main road of the Melrose; you won't missing it if you are going during weekends....crowded. The quality of the food is good. We ordered the sandwiches, bagels, eggs etc. Well, my family loved this place. The staffs are friendly and nice; helpful too. ** Weekends are full of people....so, if you are a tourist, plan and... More 

Helpful?
Thank just_eddie
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I stumbled along Blu Jam cafe looking for breakfast with a friend, and our brunch began by being manhandled by the hostess, who was rude, abrupt, and unfriendly. We had a wonderfully attentive server, who was very patient with the fact that we both have food allergies and needed to ask a lot of questions about the menu. Well, half... More 

Helpful?
Thank travelerstraveler_11
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

It was my first time eating at Blu Jam Café. My daughter wanted to eat here for her 23rd birthday. That is today. I had a breakfast item and we ordered the crunchy french toast to share. It was so delicious, I think I could have eaten it all by myself. I simply wanted to keep eating even though I... More 

Helpful?
Thank FannyMartinez

Travelers who viewed Blu Jam Cafe also viewed

 

Been to Blu Jam Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7371 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighborhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: 3239519191

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Blu Jam Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?