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211 1/2 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3927
(319) 341-0012
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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

If you are hanging out with friends or lovers or by yourself go and sip a lovely coffee...setting is nice...music is good...excellent service and welcome...I tried their coffee the espresso and the American coffee and both are good...it's highly recommended when you visit Iowa city...

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Thank Issa M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here to have a business conversation and found a cozy table while we enjoyed our coffee and tea. It is a neat old building that has lots of seating options in case you want to talk or just read or work by yourself. It's obviously a trendy place in downtown Iowa City with lots of students and faculty.

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Thank Karen O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

I met a friend at the Java House in Iowa City and was amazed at the seating and coffee/tea options. A very fun place

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Thank Beverly M
Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

This is the coolest coffee bar I've ever seen. You order the kind of coffee you want and they put those fresh grounds in a cone in a row of cones. They put your cup underneath and tell you to just take out when you have enough. Then they pour hot water over the grounds and the coffee comes into... More 

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Thank John W
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Excellent St Louis Blues coffee and Republic Chai tea. All their pastries and breakfast bowls are delish.

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Thank Denise R
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

This is great choice for a good cup of coffee in a comfortable space and it is also a large space so plenty of tables.

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Thank dgflys
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

I love the Java House! Any time I am in In or passing through town I will go out of my way to stop. The espresso is deliciously nutty and smooth. The atmosphere is fun and relaxing, and the pastries are delicious! I did not see the Mormon Trek location on Trip advisor so j am posting the address here... More 

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Thank Scott H
Iowa City, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Helpful and joyful employees who are very willing to help make a selection if this is your first visit

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Thank dineanddash2015
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

I order the St. Louis Blues and it never disappoints. Be ready to wait 5-10 minutes and then experience the freshest and richest coffee ever!

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Thank Jenny1stAv
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

We pretty much always stop in here one or two times each visit to IC. D attends school there and is here every day. Great coffee and the night we were there they must have been planning some music because as we left they were warming up something in the back. Always a must for any Iowa City visit!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 1/2 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3927
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: (319) 341-0012

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?