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211 1/2 E Washington Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 341-0012
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food. Great location.

We had lunch here and found the sandwiches to be fresh and delicious. My husband said the mushroom soup was only average. Service was fast. The option to sit outside a huge plus. We didn't wander to the other side offering pastries as we were too full. It was packed, though, so I'm sure the coffee... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Burlington, Iowa
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Burlington, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We had lunch here and found the sandwiches to be fresh and delicious. My husband said the mushroom soup was only average. Service was fast. The option to sit outside a huge plus. We didn't wander to the other side offering pastries as we were too full. It was packed, though, so I'm sure the coffee and pastries are as... More 

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My husband and I arrived confused by their array of options. No problem. Their barista asked us what we were looking for and listened to what we wanted. He prepared our coffee selections as we desired regardless of it being on the menu. And the tiramisu is calling my name for tomorrow. Thank you Java House for being so accommodating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

You know the coffee is good, when the place is packed. The baristas had no trouble keeping up with the orders. The lined flowed quickly. I ordered an Americano with room. It was excellent. Although at first entry it may seem crowded, there's actually plenty of seating. Walk past the counter to find an array of seating arrangements to your... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

we were early for an appointment and went in for coffe, the cappuccinos were so good we returned the next day

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

If you like a traditional coffee shop , you'll live The Java House downtown ! This is the place that really started it all in Iowa City. A nice variety of coffees all prepared by the cup when you order. Excellent espresso drinks, adequate pastries and other non coffee selections as well. Connected next door is Heirloom where you can... More 

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Nanuet, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

coffee was excellent.brew each cup individually. Nice breakfast menu. Omelette was very good,bacon was crisp and my wife said the granola pancakes were delicious.Went back later for another cup of coffee.,you order at counter and you food is brought to you. EVERYONE working was nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Salam from Dubai to Iowa best Coffee. Having Café latté with extra shot bring up the aroma and flavor of the quality of materials and preparations.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Love this place 'cause it sort of has the Starbuck-ish upgrade. It has all sorts of coffee bean blends from cold, hot, espresso, and even non-coffee blends which are just unique, but can't seem to get anywhere else in the city. Also have sitting up front of its' brewery so you can see out, or if you want a more... More 

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Gainesville, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

While visiting the University of Iowa I purchased a pound of some of the best roasted coffee beans ever at The Java House. Excellent!

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Local owner has done a wonderful job at 4-5 coffee houses in the area of creating a homey atmosphere where people can meet, get wi-fi, and enjoy a laid back ambience while enjoying a great selection of teas and coffees and pastries at a reasonable price.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 211 1/2 E Washington Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: (319) 341-0012

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe

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