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There are plenty of reasons to go to Little Tokyo, but one that doesn’t always stick out is Jist Cafe. The tiny cafe might not stand out amongst the throngs of tourists waiting in line for ramen and uni udon, but make no doubt about it - this place is one of our favorite brunches downtown. Jist has been around since the 1940’s, but its new space is bright, relaxed, and the perfect spot to cure whatever ails you. The chashu hash skillet is a must-order.
Jist Cafe is one of those places you walk into and wonder why it took you so long to get here. It might be hard to tell from its current modern digs, but this bright little cafe has been actually been around for over 70 years. Only open for breakfast and lunch, their chashu hash skillet is worth driving across the city for. But if you happen to be in the area, it’s also just a nice to stop in, grab a cup of Stumptown, and enjoy that excellent side patio in peace.