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“Aims high, but falls hilariously short”
Review of Cafe J

Cafe J
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Ranked #45 of 611 Restaurants in Lubbock
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed October 17, 2009

Cafe J thinks it knows what it's doing, but it really doesn't. The menu *sounds* like something you would find at a classy, creative restaurant, but in practice fails to provide food that is anywhere near the price. In addition to preparing appealing food, Cafe J would do well to hire some real help. The 4 times I've eaten there, I've been served by 22-year-old servers who didn't know the menu and who clearly had no experience. Parking is abundant.

If you're looking for well-cooked, classy, creative food, see if you can find the enigmatically named and bizarrely located Manna Bread and Wine. Don't stop at Cafe J.

Also, Cafe J is not a French restaurant. A real French restaurant would never spell it "crépes".

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Reviewed September 20, 2009

food is ok. I've had a couple of great appetizers but the portion's are too small and way too expensive.

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Reviewed September 14, 2009

My fiance and I went to Cafe J, because we heard it was the most romantic place to go for a special dinner. We came about thirty minutes after the beginning of the dinner service. The waitress forgot we were there and let us sit for 20 minutes before allowing us to order. The first dish was made of jalapenos, which were mistakenly unseeded. Then I got the main dish... my spinach lasagna tasted dirty, like the ingredients weren't washed. It was filled with an overload of sage - didn't know sage was in lasagna! My fiance's mashed potatoes were obviously the "flake" kind, because we found a lump of crusty flakes in the pile. All this cost me $50. I am a lucky lady. STAY AWAY!!

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Reviewed August 12, 2009

Sunday brunch to die for.
Mimosas, Bloody Marys.
Creme Brulee French Toast.
Salmon Salad.
Eggs Benedict.
And the prices aren't bad for Sunday brunch. $14 to $17 per person.

Dinner gets a little pricey in the $18 to $28 range.
However, you can get a burger for $10 with polenta fries.

Cafe J is a place to go for special occasions.

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Reviewed May 16, 2016
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