Saturday, April 19, 2008

J&M Cafe

I haven't been to J&M for quite some time and to be honest this wasn't our initial destination. We were actually heading to Bridges Cafe but if you are familiar with Bridges you are aware that we were obviously too far south. I saw the sign for J&M and decided I might as well add them to my blog so here it is.

J&M is a quaint little cafe on the corner of SE Ash St. and 6th Ave. We showed up this morning around 9:45AM and there was hardly a wait, which is unheard of on a Saturday morning but I have an idea the winter like weather in April, might have had something to do with it. We helped ourselves to an eclectic array of mugs hanging from steel sculptured roots attached to a post in the middle of the restaurant. The coffee is Stumptown, I honestly think they are taking over the Portland area, which is fine with me.

The prices here are actually quite reasonable, more so than I remember them being. I had the scrambled eggs with the homemade turkey sausage patty. Yummm... My husband enjoyed his burrito, which is great if you have a big morning appetite.

This is a great place to go if you're a solo breakfaster. There is a bar if you want to solo it with others, or there are quite a few small tables where you could enjoy your breakfast and maybe sneak in a few minutes in you favorite book or paper, that is if not too many people are waiting to be seated.

We will definitely be coming here again soon. Maybe I'll actually brave it and be a solo breakfaster one of these days. I always think about it and some things are much more romantic in thought than in actuality. But I guess I'll never know unless I try...


Anonymous said...

very fun. You have inspired me to try it on my own when I have the whim:)

Anonymous said...


I think you're ready. I know you can do it. You should definitely try breakfast solo. I do it all the time!

My take on the J&M is that it's nice enough that my parents would eat there, but cheap enough that I could treat.

Good to see you writing again.

coffeeGirl said...

Ok, maybe I will solo it. But it will have to be some place new of course. I'll keep you "posted."

Anonymous said...

It's really not difficult to eat breakfast in a resaturant by yourself. I find it kind of odd that you find it a romantic notion. I guess I've been single for so long that it doesn't seem very "romantic" to me. It's more like, if I want to go out to eat, I'd better be ready to do it alone.