our menus

Our chefs use fresh, seasonal ingredients to make affordable, tasty, nourishing meals.
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We can deliver

Order healthy food on-demand or schedule delivery up to a week in advance.
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Our Coffee

Whatever your taste, we have it for you. Hand crafted with signature house blends.
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Have your next event or meeting catered by JCafé. Businesses, offices, and local organisations.
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Welcome to jcafé

Where fresh simple food tastes better.
In creating JCafé, owner and proprietor Jonathan Cross (‘J’) researched cafés and eateries throughout Portland to bring together the best of what he saw and experienced; a place to feel at home, enjoy the best coffee, and appreciate excellent food.

in 2004, JCafé works closely with Portland Roasting to offer a menu of seasonal specialty coffees. Batch and manual brewed filter coffees are all carefully selected, roasted, and brewed to highlight the specific unique flavor of different coffee bean characteristics.

Walking distance of Portland's convention center, the Lloyd Center and right off the MAX line, JCafé is the place to meet friends, take a break, read a book, or just escape. In the summer months you can even enjoy our outside seating area. JCafé combines the best of Portland's cafés. The hospitality at JCafé makes it the perfect host to Portland residents and guests alike. Come and Relax. We invite you to stop in.

Holiday Hours
Dec.18th to Dec.22nd-7am to 2pm / Dec.25th to Dec.27th-C L O S E D / Dec.28th to Dec.29th-7am to 2pm. Closed on Saturdays and evenings for Holiday/Winter hours. Open after January 2nd 7am to 3pm.
Thank you and hope you have a great Holiday season !!

Testimonials & Reviews

Our customer comments, and local press.


“J’s Café is a wonderful place with wonderful people. They’re friendly and hospitable, and every time I need lunch in the area I’m stoked to go get a ‘J Club’. Keep it up y’all”

North by Northeast

Neighborhood News
“A true surprise in the midst of the Lloyd District, the JCafé is an oasis in a desert of bland hotels, mallrats and Blazers.  A clean, small space (be wary of noontime crowds), it serves typical lunch fare with atypical fervor. Choose from J’s long roster of panini, grilled wonders both gooey and fresh. The Rose City is a standout: thinly sliced black forest ham on a bed of Tillamook Swiss, drizzled with Dijon mayonnaise adding a nice bite. Each panini comes with mixed greens ad a bag of Tim’s, probably handed off to you by ‘J’ himself (owner Jonathan Cross). ‘J’ goers are dressed for business, and probably talking it too. But the bright space and cozy, fast service (not to mention the tantalizing smell of pressed panini) makes it feel more than just an hour out of your workday."


“My dear friends at JCafé, thank you so much for your kind thoughts and the beautiful flowers and delicious chocolates. It was most thoughtful, and cheered me up considerably!”

Thank You!

We thank our long standing suppliers for their quality service: Portland Roasting, Willamette Egg Farms

Food for Thought

Planning an event? Important meeting? Family Party?

Catered for you

Let us help you with your next event!
Have your next event or meeting catered by JCafé. The JCafé team has catered many Portland area business, offices and local organizations, offering party trays, varied selection of pastries, sandwiches, and box lunches. The catering menu at JCafé is treated with the same passion for quality as the coffee, with everything freshly-made. Please call Jonathan (‘J’) at 503.740.9365 to plan your next catered event.
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Our Opening Hours

Winter months (December – March closed on weekends).
Monday to Friday
7am - 2pm