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Java Jive

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Bakery, Coffee Shop, Ice Cream, Sandwiches
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211 N Main Street, Hannibal, MO 63401
+1 573-221-1017
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Description: There is always something happening down at Java Jive. In the morning, you...
There is always something happening down at Java Jive. In the morning, you can join in on a heated political debate with the Royal Academy of Gentlemen sitting outside, cozy up on a gently used sofa with one of the daily papers or recent magazine, and catch up on e-mail and business with our free wi-fi. Our coffee selection features coffees from all around the world in a variety of flavors and roasts, sure to suit any taste. We take pride in using a local roaster, Chauvin Coffee, a family owned business now in its fourth generation of roast masters. Java Jive also offers a wonderful selection of fresh baked goods and deli items each day. We pride ourselves in having bakers and chefs that work tirelessly to create new and interesting soups, salads and desserts.
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Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A great space in downtown Hannibal

The Java Jive caught us a bit by surprise. A totally hip, eclectic space in the heart of a mostly quaint downtown Hannibal. On a Monday (holiday) morning in February, the shop was pretty well filled with mostly younger, creative types. The brightly colored panels and art throughout the surprisingly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Dan T
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Java Jive caught us a bit by surprise. A totally hip, eclectic space in the heart of a mostly quaint downtown Hannibal. On a Monday (holiday) morning in February, the shop was pretty well filled with mostly younger, creative types. The brightly colored panels and art throughout the surprisingly large space complimented the clientele nicely. As two 20-something librarians... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Downtown Hannibal has a great vibe. If you need a place to relax or get your afternoon buzz, this is it. Just make sure you have about 15 minutes to wait on your coffee order though. This place always has a line! Great artwork too.

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Florissant, Missouri
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is a quaint little shop when you walk by it will draw you in. The aromas are amazing. It's a fun place to stop into with a good menu. Prices are average. Staff are fun.

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Chicago
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Pleasant space with high ceilings and lincrusta ceilings. Sandwiches and soup were good. Sandwich meat was typical sliced lunch meat. I'd prefer real turkey breast and ham but don't often get unprocessed meat at a place like this. Coffee was good and free wifi a plus. Very friendly service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I frequent Java Jive! The staff is always friendly. Great atmosphere and very unique! I recommend The Milky Way and a Muffin!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

A local recommended this place. We enjoyed the combination of Java, tea and quick eats. The sandwiches were okay. The atmosphere blends casual comfort and art. Wifi was problematic, rock prompted us to leave sooner than we would have liked. It was nice to see hints of environmental awareness through the use of recycled paper products.

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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

My friend and I chose this place to meet half-way between St.Louis and Iowa, and we spent the morning catching up after over a year of absence. We were left unhindered sitting a corner in their comfy couches sipping sweet pumpkin lattes and Downton Abby-inspired teas. We dipped into the light lunch menu and tried their spicy cheesy soup and... More 

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

We chose to eat here due to their soup menu (squash, as well as chicken wild rice soup). They have a wonderful chicken salad with cranberries, grapes and nuts. The pumpkin chai latte was a treat! The bakery items were well done (we chose a pumpkin bars and cookies). There were mismatched retro tables and chairs, as well as couches... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

Very good place to relax. They were very friendly and summed up the spirit of Hannibal. Also think about the sign in the first coffee shop west of the Mississippi

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Wichita, Kansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The store is a great place to relax with friends or family. There are tables to sit at, or want to be more cozy, there are sofas. I am not a coffee or hot tea drinker, but I enjoyed a iced peach and ginger tea in the morning and came back that evening for a hot apple cider. I didn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 211 N Main Street, Hannibal, MO 63401
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Hannibal
  • Phone Number: +1 573-221-1017

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 10
  • Cuisine: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Ice Cream, Sandwiches

Description

There is always something happening down at Java Jive. In the morning, you can join in on a heated political debate with the Royal Academy of Gentlemen sitting outside, cozy up on a gently used sofa with one of the daily papers or recent magazine, and catch up on e-mail and business with our free wi-fi. Our coffee selection features coffees from all around the world in a variety of flavors and roasts, sure to suit any taste. We take pride in using a local roaster, Chauvin Coffee, a family owned business now in its fourth generation of roast masters. Java Jive also offers a wonderful selection of fresh baked goods and deli items each day. We pride ourselves in having bakers and chefs that work tirelessly to create new and interesting soups, salads and desserts.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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