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Los Angeles Times: This hearty stew is sure to warm and fill you up on chilly days and cold nights.
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LA Weekly: A crowd has been gathering most mornings at one end of a nondescript, old-school strip mall in Woodland Hills. It doesn’t seem like a promising spot for destination dining – but that’s exactly what’s going on…

MSN: No one loves brunch as much as Californians do, and with places like Blu Jam, that’s no surprise. They have everything from the healthy to the decadent, and it’s all Instagram-worthy.

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Boulevard Magazine’s Award of Excellence: It is not only deserving of Boulevard Magazine’s “Award of Excellence” (a high standard, given the publication’s 30 years as the Valley and Pasadena’s go-to dining guide), but also a critic’s and public darling throughout the city.

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Los Angeles Daily News: Hearty breakfast, lunch dishes abound at Blu Jam Cafe in Sherman Oaks and Woodland Hills

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Los Angeles Eater: 10 Places to Find Breakfast Tacos in Los Angeles. This longtime Melrose breakfast staple serves hard-to-find migas. Eggs are scrambled with jalapenos, chipotle, ground beef chorizo…
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LuxLife: Blu Jam Café is sure to become a weekly tradition for you and your friends.
 
 
Boulevard Magazine: “Blu Jam Café reflects the ways the owner’s family instilled a strong work ethic and commitment to quality and service…”
 
Los Angeles Magazine: Best breakfast in L.A. I’m almost afraid to tell you about it because I don’t want it to get too crazy – Jeff Ross
 
Bon Appétit: I really like Blue Jam Café on Melrose for goulash – Andy Milonakis
 
 
Los Angeles Confidential: Inventive brunch isn’t just reserved for the weekend at this restaurant.

Williams-Sonoma: One of our favorite breakfast spots in the country.

 
Metromix: The brunch crowds of West Hollywood have another place to enjoy French toast: Blu Jam Cafe.

Los Angeles Alternative Magazine: As for the egg dishes, it’s tough to choose. My favorite was probably the Old World Scramble with its combination of Portobella and button mushrooms. Lunch is served anytime and soups are out of the world! Pea soup has never been a favorite, but Majer’s smooth, unobtrusive puree won me over.

CheapOAir’s Local Guide: Where to Eat in Los Angeles. Awarded the best breakfast in Los Angeles two years in a row, Blu Jam Café’s head Chef Kamil Majer’s recipes feature traditional European dishes with a healthy twist. Each dish is cooked to order…
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Airbnb: Blu Jam Cafe is an Airbnb Los Angeles Local Favorite!
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Voyage L.A: Six Great Breakfast Spots in L.A.
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Eater Los Angeles: LA’s 18 Essential Brunch Spots, Summer 2016. There might not be enough great places to have brunch in Los Angeles, but that’s why Eater has made the difficult decision to find just 18 essential spots around town. What does an essential brunch look like?
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Trip Advisor:


June 8th, 2016. Blu Jam Cafe has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.


La cuochina Sopraffina: 40 amazing places where to eat in Los Angeles. A restaurant that caters for every single need (gluten free, vegan, veggie, etc) and where breakfast is the best meal of the day. The pancakes and the “brunch carbonara” are not to be missed.

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SAUCEY: 10 Los Angeles Brunch Spots That Will Have You Screaming “West Coast Is The Best Coast!”.

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Josse and Dali: I was introduced to this heavenly place when I moved to LA by my dear friend and fellow foodie adventurer Nancy. This is not only a favorite but THE BREAKFAST SPOT.

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Boulevard Magazine: At Blu Jam Cafe, you’ll find a “breakfast of champions” crafted especially for you.

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ZAGAT: 10 Best Brunches in L.A. Brunch is an art form in Los Angeles. Whether it’s lingering over mimosas and omelets on one of the prettiest patios or lining up for addictive and messy egg sandwiches, there are so many great options around town.

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Calabasas Style Magazine: “Attention to detail when I create a recipe or rework a family recipe is essential” says Kamil.

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Tana California: A reason to cut your beauty sleep short for brunch

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Zagat Review for Blu Jam Cafe: “Popular with weekend brunches”, this Mid-City “gem” delivers “creative” American-European “comfort food” (the “crunchy French toast is a must-try”) with a local-ingredient focus throughout the day; the “super-nice” staff navigates the “cozy” digs as well, and though patrons point out the “crowds”, they generally agree it’s “worth the wait.” – Zagat

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Los Angeles Magazine: Chef Kamil Majer does this kind of encrusted French toast that sometimes he just sends over with vanilla sauce and, oh boy, it’s sinfully delicious – Jeff Goldblum

 
Flavorpill: serving possibly the best French Toast in LA (crunchy, and served with vanilla sauce) …they’ve also begun to serve exceptional dinner fare.

 
Ventura Blvd. Magazine: Blu Jam Café features a casual, relaxed atmosphere and eclectic food with an emphasis on local ingredients and healthy, fun dishes.

Best of Citysearch Winner 2011! We won Best of Citysearch 2011 for Breakfast!  Yay!

Tim Tebow: Nothing beats some good ol’ breakfast food! @BluJamCafe in LA is awesome!

 
Talk of the Town News 2012 Winner: We received a 5 star award from Talk of the Town News.

LA Dine-N-Club: An absolute must-have dish is the famous Crunchy French Toast, made with egg brioche dipped in batter, rolled in crunchy corn flakes and grilled just right, topped with fresh bananas and berries, served with vanilla bean sauce.

 
Grub Street Los Angeles: Blu Jam Cafe Embraces Breakfast for Dinner

 
AOL’s City Guide: The best breakfast in Los Angeles.

 
Los Angeles Magazine: Locals wake up early for Blu Jam Café’s cornflake-battered crunchy French toast. [Blu Jam now] doing a real supper service.

LA Grove Living: Kamil’s passion for flavor, tastes of his home country reinvented and the romance of wine married to each dish is infectious in it’s delight.

 
Huffington Post: Among the best pancakes in Los Angeles

 
B-Side Blog: Turns out Blu Jam does a pretty mean dinner too. Who knew?

 
Best of LA: The egg brioche dipped in batter, rolled in crunchy corn flakes was grilled to perfection.

 
The Raging Taste Buds: Everything I’ve tried at Blu Jam has blown me out of my chair!

 Beer Search Party: This is an event not to be missed by any beer enthusiasts.

 
Park La Brea News/Beverly Press: An International dining adventure.

 
LA Direct Magazine: The Soup Maestro… LA’s real-life soup expert is generous, attentive and always smiling.

 
944 Magazine: The menu is loaded with fresh organic ingredients… The Florentine Twist Benedict and a cup of organic coffee is a perfect power breakfast…
 
Love B Scott: It’s hard to complain when you eat like a king on a peasant’s pay.

LA.com: Another pleasant Melrose eatery. Add this low-key eatery to the list of worth-it pitstops.

SCV MagazineEverything about the soup at Blu Jam Café goes against the traditional convention. Most of the hot stuff is vegan. That means the soups like the rich carrot ginger and green pea are delectable because of their vegetable goodness, not because the chef added a ton of cream.

Videos

Fox College Football loves Blu Jam Cafe!

Sport commentators praise Blu Jam Cafe’s Signature French Toast and call the restaurant iconic.

Justin & Emily – The Proposal

Blu Jam video goes viral! Justin Baldoni from Jane the Virgin proposes to his fiancée at Blu Jam Cafe and inspires romantics around the world.

Chat Chow TV

Chat Chow TV interviews Blu Jam Cafe Owner and Executive Chef, Kamil Majer.

 

Client Reviews

Client Reviews

I met Kamil in 2006 when my (now) husband started going to Blu Jam Cafe on Melrose for a working breakfast almost every day. On the weekends we had brunch there and were thrilled to introduce our friends to Kamil, his incredible staff and his amazing menu.

When we decided to get married the following year, it made perfect sense to ask Kamil if he would cater our wedding. He had become part of our family and we knew he would make sure the food was perfect for our special day. Not only did Kamil help with creating a delicious and diverse menu, but he referred us to a fabulous band and a florist, he brought in top shelf beverages, a professional staff and he even helped with the party rentals. He was our one-stop wedding resource and we are so grateful.

We designed a menu that included several vegetarian choices. Shots of warm soup at a December wedding were perfect! The halibut melted in your mouth and he even brought dessert! The food was amazing, and having Kamil’s team at our wedding felt like an extension of our family. We owe a lot to Kamil for making it such a wonderful night.

When my husband threw a surprise birthday party for me, Kamil was the first person he called. Again, he created unbelievable food for our outdoor party. You can’t go wrong with any of the menu choices. We love his famous goulash and all the hors d’ oeuvres. I always love Kamil’s culinary creations and our friends feel the same way. Our guests are always impressed with Kamil’s catering.

I cannot recommend Kamil and his team highly enough. You will not be disappointed.

Kathy Serota
Pacific Palisades, CA

Celebrating my birthday at Blu Jam was so very easy since they took care of every detail including beautiful decorations I did not even specify! Kamil also personally took care of drinks, food and wait staff, so all I had to do was invite my friends and show up for a great time… Highly recommend for parties/special events of any type!

Karen Cha
Santa Monica, CA

I guess the fact that we have had Chef Kamil and BluJam Cafe cater events for us three times speaks for itself.

The first occasion was a 2 week long, on-site, work-lunch & dinner catering at a session at Henson Studios. My clients were super happy with the quality of food, the presentation and the service.

Lunch was served every day at the agreed hour, with plenty of healthy variety and good choices in accompanying drinks. The clients even started frequenting the restaurant after getting introduced to Kamil’s cooking…

We also asked Chef Kamil to take over the food and beverage aspect of our wedding. Something that can easily create a lot of stress for a “wedding-planning-couple”. It was easy to come up with a menu with suggestions from the chef and an interesting selection of drinks, alcoholic and not. On the date, the kitchen crew, servers and bartenders showed up on time and made our special day go by without a hitch.

When we asked the bartenders to stay longer than the planned time, they were easy to work with and very professional. Chef Kamil also provided the catering for our baby shower. Everything was prepared and delivered as planned and all the guests commented on the food; that made us very happy.

If you have a chance to hire Chef Kamil for your event, go for it. He will make it look easy!

Florian Ammon
Studio City, CA

I recently hired Kamil to cater a sit down dinner for 16 of our dearest friends. The event was held at Blu Jam Melrose and Kamil completely delivered! He specially designed a menu featuring my wife’s favorite dishes, decorated the table with flowers and balloons, and perfectly set the stage for a magical evening. All the partygoers raved about the food and the amazingly attentive staff. Kamil Majer is the King when it comes to catering. I cannot recommend anyone higher for catering a party that you wish to be memorable!

Steve Moore
Glendale

What can I say other than Blu Jam is out favorite place to eat and hang out with our friends. Kamil makes you feel like you’re eating a gourmet meal at your best friend’s house. He is such an innovative chef without being over the top for the sake of being different. His food is high end, yet feels like a good old fashioned home cooked meal at times, not to mention the welcoming atmosphere of both the restaurant and the people that work there. We’ve also done a couple of private dinner parties with Kamil, and every single person that came to out party walked away talking about the food and what an amazing tine they had.

Thank you Kamil for making every experience fantastic!

Ida and Josh Gad
Los Angeles, CA

Kamil,

On behalf of my Vanessa, our guests and me, thanks for one of the most memorable nights of my 50year existence! For Vanessa, being a visual merchandiser , it was most important the venue could deliver. Your cafe did just that and more.

Blu Jam Café really is the ideal venue. As you know the guest list was about 80, and the common feedback was how ordered and user friendly the space and staff were. Most had dined there already so needless to say they were very happy to hear of party at Blu Jam!

Your selection of finger foods was both spectacularly presented and plentiful. It goes without saying they were all delicious and so different. Same goes for your excellent suggestions regarding wine and beer- you made me look like a master sommelier with my guests!

On a serious note though, thank you Kamil. It was a most important night for my wife and your expertise and hospitality ensured it was a night we will never forget.

You’re a great host, see you soon.

John Freeman and Vanessa Vitasovich
Los Angeles, CA

The combination of Kamil’s service and Blu Jam’s food is a match made in event heaven. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience from start to finish. I organized the holiday party for my company, 30 people, last December and Kamil anticipated our every need. From providing extensive menu options for a variety of budgets and offering suggestions of food pairings, I felt like the whole event was taken care of. We opted for a 5 course meal and each course was outstanding. Each person, including those with allergies or food preferences were catered to without an issue. The waiters on the night were phenomenal with both Martin and Doug providing friendly service and ensuring that the night went without a hitch. I really felt prioritized from the first moment I sent an inquiry to Kamil. He was extremely flexible, friendly and professional and understands all elements of the industry. The food is top notch, superb quality and melts in your mouth. I would highly recommend Kamil and Blu Jam to anyone looking to host an event.

Natalie Britton
Los Angeles, CA

I’ve been eating breakfast at Blu Jam Cafe for over 5 years now, and when I found out they do high-end catering, I knew I had to hire them for my gallery opening. Chef Kamil prepared a variety of delicious tray-pass appetizers with just the right wine pairing for my event.

Not only was the food outstanding, but the service was amazing, as well. I think people were as impressed with the food as they were with my exhibit!

I had over 120 guests for my gallery show, and Chef Kamil and the staff helped to make it an incredibly high-end event with the menu and service at an affordable rate. I will definitely hire them for my next show, and am happy to recommend Blu Jam to anyone looking for a great catering service.

Jordan Ancel
Internationally Renowned Photographer