Whether one is in the mood for a breakfast burger or an after-work omelet, Blu Jam Café aims to be an all-day neighborhood mainstay catering to its clienteles culinary whims.
Opened in 2006 by Owner/Chef/Sommelier Kamil Majer and business partner David Fris, Blu Jam Cafe has garnered an impressive following, becoming one of the best brunch spots in Los Angeles with waits that have been known to border on the two hour mark.
Dining at Blu Jam Café is a high-flying affair, with a dizzying array of both global and home-style favorites. The Crunchy French Toast, served with fresh fruit and a vanilla-bean dipping sauce, tops the list of iconic Blu Jam dishes as a notorious crowd-pleaser, while the classic Mazatlan Shrimp Scramble, made with eggs scrambled with fresh sautéed shrimp, onions, roasted red bell peppers, fresh jalapenos, cilantro, and mozzarella, topped with sour cream and fresh chives, never fails to hit the spot. Blu Jam Café also serves up a great variety of vegan and vegetarian options.
For those feeling particularly nostalgic, no visit is complete without the homemade Fresh Blueberry Pancakes. Blu Jam Café also offers a larger variety of options for those looking beyond breakfast. Interesting dishes include the Chicken Schnitzel, a breast of chicken pan-fried and served with potatoes, green beans, and lemon; organic salads such as the Beets and Greens with organic wild arugula, fresh beets, chèvre goat cheese, black currants, candied walnuts and citrus herb vinaigrette, and of course the always delectable Burrata & Strawberries.
To complement the globally inspired service, Blu Jam Café also offers up a wide variety of California crafted beers and wines. A certified Sommelier, Kamil Majer extends his philosophy of food to that of drink, ensuring approachable-yet-interesting varietals.
Blu Jam Café supports the California economy by sourcing the majority of its food and beverages from local producers, farmers, and distributors.
About the Owner
A man with an amazing story, Kamil Majer is the owner, chef, and sommelier of the beloved Blu Jam Café. Famous for its star-studded, out-of-this-world breakfast, Blu Jam Café is the result of a lifetime of travel, intrigue, and hospitality experience.
Merging flavors from around the world, Kamil Majer’s cuisine is modern food for the global nomad – indicative of the adventurous spirit and great passions that have characterized his life. With a young family and exciting plans for new hospitality experiences in the works, Kamil Majer is a staple of the Los Angeles dining scene that will be sure to please for many years to come.
Majer grew up in the town of Carlsbad, Czechoslovakia, and developed his strong passion for all things culinary at a young age. Helping his mother in the kitchen, he remembers with distinction hand-picking fresh, local ingredients such as wild mushrooms, seasonal fruits, and just-laid eggs. Later on he attended culinary school in Czechoslovakia, an education that was interrupted by the Communist occupation of the region in the 1980s.
Along with his father, Majer escaped impending incarceration and eventually made it safely to the United States. As an immigrant with little experience and unable to speak the native language, he worked his way into a dishwashing position at the acclaimed Colonnade Hotel in Boston.
By the end of his tenure at the Colonnade Hotel, Majer had mastered English, and moved his way up the ranks of the hotel to the highest level of service – at one point even trusted with attending to the visiting President of the United States. Finding a need to migrate West, Majer moved out to Southern California to again rise quickly through the management of top hotels, bars, and restaurants across the region.
In 2006 along with partner David Fris, the two looked back to their similar European heritage to create a venture that felt like home – and thus Blu Jam Café was born. Acclaimed for its decadent and unparalleled breakfast, the restaurant was built on the cornerstone of impeccable service with a personal touch. Involved in all the day-to-day operations, Majer can be found regularly interacting with guests, managing the kitchen, or sitting down for a quick glass of wine with a regular customer-become-friend.
While he continues to expand the Blu Jam brand, Majer currently resides in Los Angeles with his lovely wife Ilona and adorable daughters