Joyce’s Coffee Shop provides cheap breakfast food for those on a tight budget

Ashley Soley-Cerro

Eating on a budget is important to most college students, and Joyce’s Coffee Shop makes it easy.

While the busy city bustles around CSUN, Joyce’s provides Northridge with a small neighborhood feel, so people of all ages can get away from the hectic city vibe and enjoy a quality cup of coffee served by a kind and friendly waitress.

Walking into Joyce’s, patrons will notice its quaint, old school décor. With wood paneling, calming yellow walls, and floral wallpaper; it is easy to forget you are only down the street from CSUN and the Northridge mall.

The large selection of fairly priced food at Joyce’s is what keeps customers coming back. If lunch is your preference, a large selection awaits you, including a warm cup of soup and sandwich that is simple yet tasty just like your mother may have cooked for you.

Rudy’s special is advertised on Joyce’s walls. It is $5.85 for two bacon, two sausage, two eggs, two pancakes and a choice of hash browns or fried rice. The bacon is crispy, the pancakes are fluffy and the fried rice is especially delicious with some additional soy sauce.

Don’t get stuck with a bill and no way to pay it. Joyce’s is one of the few shops that is cash only. Some may think it is a hassle to actually take money out of the ATM, but it could actually serve as a motivator to spend less, adding to Joyce’s appeal to college students on a budget.

4 out of 5 stars

8826 Reseda Blvd. Northridge

Cross street: Rayen Street.


Mon-Sat 6:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Sun: 7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.