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The Java House

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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 cappuccino!

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
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New York
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87 reviews 87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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146 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
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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16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

The stuff is super friendly, other than that there is nothing excellent. It is just average. The cakes are industrial taste. Coffee is coffee, The space looks like a college cafeteria, Wouldn't go there again...

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North Liberty, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

lots of seating, but the line backs up by the door due to the location of the counter. decent wi-fi and the coffee's fine.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Java House is a locally-owned Iowa City institution and brews the best cup of coffee in town, maybe in the entire state. Each cup is brewed individually to order, the baked goods are fresh and made locally each day and the atmosphere is warm and cozy. There are several locations around town. My favorite is the Mormon Trek store... More 

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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: Coffee Shop

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