Downtown’s brunch game is getting elevated thanks to AM heavy hitter Blu Jam Cafe, which is set to open inside the Spring Arcade on Tuesday, June 6. The local chain already boasts half a dozen outlets from Melrose to Woodland Hills to Tarzana to Tokyo, Japan.
Reached by phone, owner Kamil Majer says he’s rather excited about this latest location, and believes it’s possible to shake off some of the woes that have traditionally come with opening inside the Spring Arcade. While cornerstone spaces like Guisados and Kai Japanese Roots do well, Blu Jam is taking over where BierBeisl left off after having flipped between opening and closing for a good chunk of 2016.
If anyone can do it, it’s Majer and his team. The original Blu Jam on Melrose is among the most popular weekend brunch options anywhere in Los Angeles, and their multiple Valley locations do rather well on their own. By opening in Downtown, Majer says, he’s hoping to tap into some unspent brunch potential with all the condo and apartment dwellers that hug the Historic Core, while drawing in weekday breakfast newcomers too.
It’s looking like Blu Jam’s hours will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, with an extension to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Official opening date is June 6 though the space might start to come to life just before then, and soon Majer says he may even begin some bi-monthly low-key dinners in the space, either with chef friends or on his own.
Blu Jam Downtown
541 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA