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Java

33 Ferryquay Street, Derry BT48 6JB, Northern Ireland
02871362100
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Ranked #27 of 136 restaurants in Derry
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: This is a family run coffee shop and cafe. Situated right beside the famous Ferryquay Gate with glass frontage, its great for watching world go by. All homebaked scones,cakes and treats. Fresh and tasty hot lunches,soups, sandwiches, paninis etc. Organic,Fairtrade coffee. We serve the best cappuchino in town. Friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: This is a family run coffee shop and cafe. Situated right beside the famous Ferryquay Gate with glass frontage, its great for watching world go by. All homebaked scones,cakes and treats. Fresh and tasty hot lunches,soups, sandwiches, paninis etc. Organic,Fairtrade coffee. We serve the best cappuchino in town. Friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
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donegal
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Was in here two weeks ago, got soup and a sandwich with beautiful wheaten bread. Staff were helpful and energetic, and more than happy to have a conversation about the surrounding areas. Custom made sandwich with anything and everything available.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

There's always a warm welcome and very tasty food in this cafe which lies just inside the city walls. A great range of food and drink on offer with something for everyone. Indeed, I've never had the same dish twice. Seems popular with locals and tourists alike.

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Great sandwich love the customizable aspect just allows u to order just what u want! Coffee and hot chocolate where really spectacular and really the best we've tasted around so far. Banoffee pie is to die for!!! The service was fast for a busy crowd

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cathDerry, Owner at Java, responded to this review

I was delighted to read your review and thank you for taking the time to write it! The Banoffee is my favourite too!! Hopefully we will see you back in our beautiful city again at some time in the future!! Best wishes Catherine More

Derry, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Love the cappuccinos in here, theres always a nice range of sandwich fillings and delicious cakes and the staff are so pleasant :)

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cathDerry, Owner at Java, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review. I look forward to seeing you again . Take care Catherine More

Northern Ireland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

After the long journey from Belfast, a quick sprint up the hill to Java and the most welcoming sight of tables waiting for us laid with a selection of plain and fruit scones! They all looked delicious and mine certainly was! Tea and coffee were quickly poured and the staff couldn't have been more friendly and accommodating! You can also... More

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cathDerry, Owner at Java, responded to this review

We were delighted to have you!!! Thank you for taking the time to make us part of your stop in L'Derry. Best wishes Catherine More

Battle, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
191 reviews 191 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

I come to Derry once or twice a year and always head for the Java Restaurant for Irish Stew. Best I have ever had and served with two thick slices of wheaten bread, all for £3.80. Must be homemade stew; carrots, potatoes and lamb, and maybe other ingredients you can't see. They don't always have it in the summer, but... More

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cathDerry, Owner at Java, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. The Stew is certainly in demand and we 're delighted! Hope you' ll be back in Derry soon. Take care Catherine More

Pebble Beach, California
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

great fresh pastries and jams and sandwiches to eat in or take away for a later picnic, etc. convenient to the walls and a very clean and tidy place

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cathDerry, Owner at Java, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I hope you enjoyed your stay in Derry and will include it in your travels again at some later date. Catherine More

Derry
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I recently ate lunch at Java Coffee shop and was quite disappointed. Firstly there is far too many tables cramped together, secondly prices have been inflated - I don't know if this is because of City of Culture or because the coffee shop gets all the tourists as its sell Martin McCrossan City Tours. Me and my partner ordered sandwich... More

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cathDerry, Owner at Java, responded to this review

Hello, I was very disappointed to read your review and have since investigated what happened. We do offer a very good deal of any sandwich , soup and tea or Americano coffee for £4.95 and it is very popular. What you and your partner got on the day was a toastie and full side salad , soup and homemade wheaten... More

Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We got our first experience here with a free tea and coffee at the end of our walled tour which we thought was a really lovely treat to end a tour we were very grateful, it was nice to have somewhere nice to sit and relax after an hour walk, we were very impressed! It was a lovely presented coffee... More

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cathDerry, Owner at Java, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for visiting us after your tour and I'm sorry we had no carrots left to make you a fresh juice. There's no excuse for that. You mentioned you like a biscuit with your tea,we always have the packets of biscuits you described beside the till and on the other side of the till we have egg ,... More

york
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

On a recent trip to Northern Ireland to visit Friends we had a day in Derry. After a very interesting walking tour we called in Java for lunch . The food staff and price was fantastic. I hope Derry and Java Restaurant do well.

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cathDerry, Owner at Java, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind wishes. Over the past 4 years since our opening we have worked hard to make sure the 3 things you have pointed out (food , price and staff) are the best around! So I am delighted with your comments. Kind regards Catherine More

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