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JiST cafe
Today 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
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116 Judge John Aiso St Los Angeles, CA 90012
116 Judge John Aiso StreetUSCaliforniaLos Angeles90012
Cafe, New American RestaurantToday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Monday ClosedTuesday 7:00 am – 3:00 pmWednesday 7:00 am – 3:00 pmThursday 7:00 am – 3:00 pmFriday 7:00 am – 3:00 pmSaturday 8:00 am – 3:00 pmSunday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
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Cheery indoor/outdoor cafe serves American eats, some with an Asian twist, for breakfast & lunch.- Google
"The Chashu Hash comes with 2 soft boiled eggs in a very flavorful sauce."
"Cute brunch place in Little Tokyo with plenty of outdoor seating."
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Melanie Huynh
3 months ago
Since a friend suggested it, I came here for brunch around 1pm on Sunday. The only parking available was on the street, which took a while to find. My friend and I decided to share two dishes so we could try more of their menu. We ordered the Chashu Hash and the Curry Breakfast Enchiladas. The Chashu Hash comes with 2 soft boiled eggs in a very flavorful sauce. I would suggest ordering rice with this dish to soak up all the rice and I think this dish is enough for 2 people to share. The Chashu Hash is very heavy. The Curry Breakfast Enchiladas comes with 3 enchiladas filled with cheese and chicken sausage covered in Japanese style curry and a small salad on the side. The Curry Breakfast Enchiladas is my favorite of the two because it was much lighter but still filling. I probably would come here again to try their other interesting sounding dishes.
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Quincy Mirage
6 months ago
This was my second time eating here. The first time I concluded that the food was sub-par and overly priced. Today I decided to give the establishment a second chance by trying something different off the menu. I ordered the 'Mean Lean Scramble Machine' and I was quite content with the food until I found myself chewing on a piece of plastic wrap which was accidentally cooked into the food. The business is located a block away from where I work. Looks like I will be traveling further for food from now on
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Lily Yip
7 months ago
A great place for brunch in the Little Tokyo area! I'm a big fan! Make sure you order at the register first before you get seated. They'll give you a number and bring your food to your table. SEATING: There are several tables inside and outside in the patio area. SERVICE: Great service! FOOD: *Chashu Hash Skillet $12 - MUST TRY IT!!!! -pork belly chashu with two 6-minute eggs and breakfast potatoes *Apple Cobbler Pancakes $9 - OK -hand mixed crème fraîche batter, with freshly whipped cream, spiced baked apples and crispy crumble --the pancakes were a little bit too dense for me.. almost cake-like *The Hangover Killer Omelet $12 - OK -with braised short rib, caramelized onion, Grafton white cheddar and demi-glace sauce) --very rich, not as good as the skillet DRINKS: *Stumptown Coffee $2.75/$3.50 (12/16 oz) - YUM! PARKING: If you're lucky, you may find a meter. Otherwise, you're probably better off paying to park in one of the lots nearby. I will be back! :)
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Diana Wei
11 months ago
Chasu skillet 6min soft boil eggs!! Hangover omelette is huge. Cute outdoor section within the Union Center for the Arts. Difficult to find parking (meters), but its in little Tokyo area. Its nice to stroll around after a heavy meal. Great for Sunday Brunch!
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Victor J Garza
7 months ago
Great place if you are crazy hungry, slightly hungover or simply want good food. The staff is nice and inviting and their menu has plenty to choose from. Be aware that the portions aren't for the faint of heart. Once entree can easily feed two people. Given how good the food tends to be, one might feel tempted to kill an entire entree by ones self, but do this at your own risk. The fresh squeezed orange juice is no joke. You'll spend half the time drinking it and the other half chewing. All in all, a great place.
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Kirstin Grace
6 months ago
Great little breakfast/ brunch spot in little Tokyo. Healthy californian fare dishes. The food here is tasty, cooked right, spiced right - but the best part is that there is always something for everyone and it isn't overcrowded like most popular brunch places in LA. They also have a nice large outdoor patio and I typically dont have problems finding street parking. The only gripe I have is with a burger that my sister ordered. It had a very tart and spicy sauce that she wasn't ready for and now that I look at their menu it may have been removed. Service is amazing! TIPS: Some dishes have the option of either toast or coffee cake - pick the coffee cake as the toast is really quite tiny. Also, just because it is counter-ordered, dont forget to tip properly! RECOMMENDATIONS: Chashu Hash Skillet, Angeleo/Veg Omelete, Extra Happy Blueberry pancakes, (hmm I actually recommend ALL their pancakes)
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Christine Tran
11 months ago
Jist Cafe is located in the heart of Little Tokyo. They serve brunch from 7AM-3PM. There's no actual servers here. You order at the counter, get a number and someone will bring your food. We wanted outdoor seating but all were filled on a Sunday around 1ish. Sitting inside was fine as it was a hot day and the AC kept us cool. Seems like lots of folks enjoy the Chashu Hash Skillet so i went with that. The Chashu Hash Skillet came with chopped pork belly in some sweet soy, 2 soft boiled eggs, and potatoes. I thought it was a tad too sweet and there were no texture in the pork belly and potatoes. The soft boiled eggs were my favorite of this dish. The chocolate & banana pancakes was also a let down including the blueberry pancake. It was not fluffy and seemed to be undercooked. We also had the Lucky Ducky which was the special for that day. It turned out to be the best dish we had. It came with a thin scallion pancake, duck confit, and 2 sunny side up eggs. This was outstanding. The pancake was thin and crispy and the duck was tender and flavorful. It also came with a side salad. Overall, it's a good spot if you are in the area. I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here especially having to deal with the parking situation in this part of town. We came in 2 cars and shelled out $14 on parking.
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Paul Lee
11 months ago
Cute brunch place in Little Tokyo with plenty of outdoor seating. The chashu hash was sweet, rich and flavorful, and the 6 minute egg was cooked perfectly runny--I would definitely order this time and again with a side of rice. Don't forget the pancakes though, they're made with creme fraiche and are so soft and fluffy that even if you wanted to stop eating just can't seem to put your fork down. Give JiST Cafe a try before it blows up, and you end up waiting an hour and a half for some good eats.
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