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J & L Cafe

423 N 3rd St, Sterling, CO 80751-3301
+1 970-522-3625
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (6 reviews)
“fried chicken” (3 reviews)
“french toast” (2 reviews)
Open Now
05:15 - 20:00 Hours
American, Cafe, Diner
423 N 3rd St, Sterling, CO 80751-3301
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wonderful customer service. Great food. Food is delicious and is hot served. Your choice of coffee or iced tee.

Thank jmdm32
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were looking for someplace to eat breakfast after leaving Denver on our way back home. We found J&L Cafe on Trip Advisor. What a wonderful find. Its obviously a local favorite, for good reason. It was clean. In fact the ladies...More

Thank gaylejo1
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Everything is great! A true local diner with food that is homemade at a price that everyone can afford.

Thank Jimmy120
Reviewed 27 January 2018

Times I have eaten here the food is very good home cooked comfort food at a reasonable price with decent portions. Great service too !

Thank tschmer
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

The pot roast sandwich was absolutely amazing, with horseradish and au jus. The hamburger vegetable soup was hot, delicious and loaded with good stuff. Good portion sizes, reasonable prices. Warm cozy small town feeling, lots of folks who know each other. They had senior specials...More

Thank NurseMcGill
Reviewed 3 October 2017

J & L is a great place to eat if you are looking for a great breakfast, burger or any type of comfort food. You can't go wrong eating here.

Thank Jenifer G
Reviewed 20 September 2017

During a family reunion, my cousin took 4 of us to eat at J&L Café - what a pleasant surprise! Great "down home" cooking - generous portions - senior selections - price was right!! Would eat here every time I drive around Sterling again!! Keep...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 23 August 2017

My sister and I stopped in Sterling for an overnight stay and had breakfast both mornings. The food was amazing, the service was great and the prices very reasonable. Great place to eat!

1  Thank Trish L
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Great menu. They also serve breakfast all day. The corn on the cob was actually shucked just before it was cooked. Service was great. Not a fancy place. If you want just down home cooking. This is your place.

1  Thank Donna L
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Great breakfast at good price One of the best in town. Would recommend if you come here for a bit. I get the omelette with bacon and pancake instead of toast. Making me hungry now.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
05:15 - 15:00
05:15 - 20:00
05:15 - 20:00
05:15 - 20:00
05:15 - 20:00
05:15 - 20:30
05:15 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 423 N 3rd St, Sterling, CO 80751-3301
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Sterling
  • Phone Number: +1 970-522-3625
Great little locally owned restaurant.
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