Jacks N Joe offers delectable breakfast options
Trojansâ weekend brunch plans need no longer consist of Dennyâs âmoons over my hammyâ or Everybodyâs Kitchenâs exotic breakfast array. Â Finally, USC can claim a delectable, all-day breakfast cafĂ©. Â Behold the rising era ofÂ JacksÂ NÂ Joe. Â QuaintÂ andÂ whimsical, this cafĂ©-diner haven beckons from a backdrop of neighboring PopeyesÂ andÂ fast food foolishness.
JacksÂ NÂ JoeÂ is all about USCÂ andÂ for USC. Â Opened by a 1992 USC architecture alumnus Mark Vednorz, the space is inspiring. Â Over-sized utensils, prints of the ColiseumÂ andÂ of dogs adorn the walls, fostering the spaceâs creative cool.
Get ready to belabor your meal selection. Â FlapJACK highlights include the peanut butterÂ andÂ banana covered âPudgie Elvisâ, âTotally LAâ thin crepe-like cakes with berriesÂ andÂ sweet lemon butter,Â andÂ the âWTF?!â featuring an assortment of crazy pancake shapes topped with sweet cream cheese. Â Yes, theyâre down with college lexicon. With these quirky selections, itâs surprising that JNJ is not capitalizing on the late-night âdrunchiesâ crowd. (JNJ hours are 7am-9pm Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm on weekends.) Â Pessimists, this is not one of those places that sacrifices taste for the sake of inventive food. Â Everything is as delicious as it is fun. Â Also, look into the understated, delicious breakfast sandwich, âBoulder, not Denverâ omeletÂ andÂ exotic French toasts.
EveryÂ JacksÂ NÂ JoeÂ creation is beyond exciting, inducing giddinessÂ andÂ Trojan spirit, which Iâll willingly admit, I live for. Â Plus, itâs cheap! Â Bask in proud Trojan culture over a Fight On! breakfast. Â JacksÂ NÂ JoeÂ is the new happening spot.