Food reviews Part 1: JSB Cafe

Zac Estrada, Zac Estrada, and Zac Estrada

The JSB Cafe; located across from the Bookstore is a bit of a hidden treasure at City College, offering both friendly service and great food.

JSB offers a decent range of sandwiches and entrees for lunch, either for a sit-down meal or to go. There is the opportunity to select the “make your own sandwich” choice, with a handful of meats to choose from. Noteworthy are the California Melt and even the grilled cheese, both of which never seem to disappoint if ordered over and over. And it’s worth it to eat every last one of the seasoned fries that come with most of the meals.

The specials of the day are written on a chalkboard to the left of the door. They range from garden burgers to the Beastwich sandwich, which would delight most carnivores.

There’s also a salad bar and a soup of the day that is usually in need of salt and pepper to satisfy some people’s tastes.

But any meal at the JSB Cafe; comes with more than enough food for a lunch.

What makes the whole experience complete is the service. The wait for your food (other than soup or salad) can be up to 20 minutes, so plan ahead for to-go orders for lunch in between classes. But aside from that, the greeter and servers are overwhelmingly polite, attentive and rarely miss a beat.

There are about 15 indoor tables with more seating on the outdoor patio that’s secluded from the rest of the campus with plenty of room for big parties.

Pricing is also extremely reasonable ranging from $5 to $7.

This cafe; is definitely worth the money, especially because the serving size is almost equivalent to two meals.

The JSB Cafe; is worth repetitive lunch visits for those seeking a good meal at a great price.

The JSB Cafe; is open 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Fridays.