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Zada Jane's Corner Cafe

1601 Central Ave., Charlotte, NC, 28205
(704) 332-3663

Created by dmcgruder

Restaurant Details
$$ ($15 - $30)
Price
Kid Friendly, Fun
Atmosphere
Not Required
Reservations
Non-smoking
Features
Casual
Attire
Hours
Opens at 8 a.m. Monday-Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday closes at 3 p.m. weekdays 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and reopens for dinner 6-10 Wednesday-Thursday to 11 Friday-Saturday. Breakfast/lunch about $2-$9.50
dinner about $10-$23.
Location & Nearby Info
Reviews & Comments
CRITICS REVIEWS
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12/10/2008 - The Charlotte Observer - Robin Hall Domeier

Whether it's a.m. or p.m., when it comes to dining out inexpensively, breakfast is the way to go. Zada Jane's, at Central Avenue and Thomas Street, offers breakfast options all day. If I judged by the pancakes, egg creations and soup alone, I'd say Zada Jane's is the type of place you pop in if you're in the neighborhood. But if you're looking for a place to relax while eating a bite, it's worth driving a mile or so out of the way.

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04/25/2008 - Helen Schwab, Food Critic (Helen rates on a 4-star scale)

It takes guts to be idiosyncratic in the restaurant business, and Zada Jane's, from its name to its offerings to its Web site, has guts galore.

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USER REVIEWS
Apr 25, 2008 - ilambrou
Zada Jane's

I went there for breakfast a few Sunday's ago. There was a line -- which moved fairly quickly. The food was GREAT (although a little slow coming out of the kitchen), and by the time we left, the line was out the door. That area really needed a GOOD place to get breakfast -- especially on the weekends. All in all -- it was really worth waiting for.

Apr 25, 2008 - swampfoxer
Great food - great people

Great sandwiches, great breakfast, and the apple butter, yummmmmmmmm...
I go at least once a week to ZJ's and rarely wait over 15 minutes but never think twice about it. Great place to mingle, people watch, or admire all the art work on the walls from locals. Try the Druther's Clucker sandwich. AWESOME!!!

Apr 25, 2008 - NC_Native
Nice addition to Plaza-Midwood

I'm a PM resident and Zada Jane's is a welcome addition to the neighborhood! Why are diners like this (that aren't smoky old greasy spoons) that serve good breakfast SO incredibly rare in a city the size of Charlotte?? That makes ZJ's even more appreciated in my opinion.

The food is good, I love the atmosphere and the staff is always cheery and helpful. And thank you, thank you, thank you for being all non-smoking!! I wish more restaurants in Charlotte would catch on to that. It's 2008! Kitchen could learn to speed things up a bit and they need a DEDICATED host/hostess to man the door when it's crowded. Sometimes they can't keep track of who's next in line.

Apr 25, 2008 - kwootton

Apr 25, 2008 - wec38
Great Environment - line too long...

I live in Plaza Midwood and enjoy eating at Zada Jane's. I've been several times and had to leave because the line is too long. The food is good - the environment and the charm of the P.M. neighborhood makes it worth the wait.

To the benefit of the staff - they do normally offer coffee and small appetizers or biscuits to those waiting in line for a table and you can sit outside and play shuffleboard while you wait, also.

I'll keep eating there :)

Apr 25, 2008 - rwsharkey
favorite breakfast joint

The juevos rancheros are eggselent.

Apr 25, 2008 - kgrobbins
Slow, slow, slow...

Food is not particularly stunning. Fairly average actually. Have only been for breakfast, but the kitchen certainly needs some help.
Atmosphere is eclectic, but would rather not wait 40 minutes for a couple eggs and grits.

Apr 25, 2008 - mbj625
Decent food, but SLOW

Every time I have tried to go, there has been an incredible line for breakfast. Once I did make it in, service was very slow, food was slow, check was slow. Spent about 2 hours here just to get brunch. There are some growing pains to work out.

Apr 25, 2008 - abaxter
Great breakfast, but don't be in a rush.

I thought the food came out of the kitchen a bit slow, but when it comes out hot, delicious, and shows attention to detail, I'm willing to forgive a little.

Relax, enjoy the coffee, and know that you'll have a good breakfast coming...when it's good and ready.

Apr 25, 2008 - tozmervo
Delicious!

Creative food that you won't find anywhere else. Friendly atmosphere, great location. Definitely a favorite!

(no rating) Apr 25, 2008 - lisaryan34

Apr 25, 2008 - stretch73
Good food but get comfortable

The food's good but man the service is slow. I've been twice with a group of four and we were there for almost two hours to just have lunch.

(no rating) Apr 25, 2008 - phubicki
Zada Janes

Great Food, Local Slow Food served where possible Don't miss Greatful Grower's Pork

Noisy as sound has no dampers.

Servers friendly and attentive

Salads are great also

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