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Cafe J

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2605 19th St, Lubbock, TX 79410-1502
+1 806-743-5400
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue 11:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Dallas, Texas
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

You can't beat Cafe J for a nice meal close to Tech. We've been many times over the years for both brunch and dinner, and we've never been disappointed.

Thank JWDal
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've gone here so many time for a brunch and always keep coming back for more. I love the food and the service is absolutely wonderful. I recommend making this a stop when you are in lubbock! Try it out!

Thank britt b
Houston, Texas
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not at all what I expected - a delicious treat on a rainy night. Wonderful atmosphere, hip, eclectic and "artsy", an international feel, with modern music in the background. Waiter was knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. They have a full wine list with a wide selection. My waiter recommended a cab that went very well with the house special for the... More 

Thank Travelor1651
Sugar Land, Texas
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Directly across from the Texas Tech campus, this is a nice restaurant where we stopped for Brunch en route to Santa Fe. The French toast was super light and airy, and the coconut pancakes were fantastic too. Coffee was delicious and plentiful. Service was attentive.

Thank skyeisthebest
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I came for Valentine's Day. The menu was slightly restricted, but a reasonable $90 for both, considering the quality. We each started with a crab-stuffed portobello mushroom appetizer, which was delicious. Then there was a Watermelon-Serrano Sorbet pallet cleanser that was surprising and delightful, with a spicy kick that hit your pallet perfectly just at the end.... More 

Thank Kristopher S
Littlefield, Texas
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182 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a great place to go to wine and dine some one. We love eating here. The food is good, the atmosphere is good and the service is off the charts! During the week you can get a table most nights but on the weekend you need to make reservations. If Tech is playing in town most assuredly make... More 

Thank janalee63
Lubbock, Texas
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372 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We had a business meeting at Cafe J and I was pretty satisfied with the salad I had. There was a teriyaki glazed salmon salad that a few of us got that was really good. The portion size was good enough to fill us up and it had good flavor. It wasn't busy at all around 11:45 so it wasn't... More 

Thank BarryBroughton
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Cafe j is the best restaurant in Lubbock, and is right across from Texas tech. Very good food and wine.

Thank Taylor P
Houston, Texas
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

My mom and I ate here for dinner. The restaurant had great ambiance. We had a cheese tray which was awesome. There was a raspberry chipotle preserve that was amazing. They even sold me a jar of it so I could take it home. Top notch service! Nice wine list also! The duck breast was awesome & the teriyaki salmon... More 

Thank Winejunkie_10
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300 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We were there on a Wednesday evening and ate out on the patio. The service was excellent and they have a nice wine list. The food was also very good. Prices are above average. We would go back.

Thank TxBrian

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2605 19th St, Lubbock, TX 79410-1502
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lubbock
  • Phone Number: +1 806-743-5400

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?