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Java Jacks Coffee House

504 S Church Ln, Tappahannock, VA 22560
(804) 443-5225
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Ranked #7 of 30 restaurants in Tappahannock
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Most recent review
- Mar 1, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Tappahannock, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Our office orders from Arnest (Formerly Java Jacks) on a regular basis and lately the quality of the food has not been great. 3 of us ordered the club and received non toasted, stale, white bread with no bacon a few pieces of turkey and ham with mozzeralla shredded cheese and a tomato. Not what we have received in the... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

New owners/name, but the cooks/ staff is the same. Most of the menu is the same as it used to be, which was a gem of a find in Tapp. Been eating here for years... Go for Breakfast, get the Jacks- fried beniets topped with powered sugar. Maria never fails to impress any time of the day- always consistant, always... More

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Kilmarnock
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

They had great coffee, and the menu was interesting, but I have been there three times now, and I can't say there was anything really special going on. Once, I ordered the crab omelette, and the crab meat was not fresh; very fishy flavor and strong aroma typical of crab meat past its prime. The other two times the food... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Arnest Seafood is a very quaint little cafe. Don't be fooled by the name, this is more than just a seafood place. We stopped by two mornings in a row for breakfast, which was wonderful each time. Everybody was incredibly friendly, the coffee was frequently topped off, and the food was delicious. What more do you need? Well, I guess... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The atmosphere and vibe is much the same despite the ownership and name change. The menu appears identical to JJs, to include the Jacks. According to their menu, "a 'jack' is a fried light Italian bread known as a Zepolli." One to two of their breakfast items contain seafood, as they have a seafood spin on Eggs Benedict called Eggs... More

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Mclean VA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Hi, This cafe is in an old, smallish house which gives it some country atmosphere. The breakfast menu has many choices. My husband was happy with his vegetarian omelet. The yellow grits were good and the breakfast potatoes were wonderful. They were flavorful and not greasy at all. Good service. They seem to be running a successful cafe. I hope... More

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Richmond, Va
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Some time near the first of December 2012, the restaurant changed name to" Arnest Seafood. and Cafe" My wife and I stop by for a luncheon sandwich and was very pleased with the service and quality of the food. We had a Turkey Rueben with two side dishes of sweet potatoe fries and Onion rings ( we shared because the... More

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Warsaw, Virginia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

The food is great the one bad thing is not alot of room but nice little place to get a great breakfast.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Occasionally stop in for coffee - which is delicious. Meals have been very good. Nice, cute, cozy place to meet a friend, or stop for a coffee/tea and read a book or browse the web. Out of country friends enjoy going there for WiFi connection and the coffee.

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Newport News, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Located at 504 Church Lane in Tappahannock, VA, this establishment near the Rappahannock River is a must for travelers and locals alike. After a trip to visit his brother and his family in a even smaller town nearby, my guy Van and I enjoyed a Sunday breakfast in this adorable and homey restaurant. Located in the historic area of Tappahannock,... More

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