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The Java House - Downtown

211 1/2 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3927
+1 319-341-0012
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“great coffee” (8 reviews)
“read a book” (2 reviews)
“study” (5 reviews)
Opens in 30 min
Cafe, American
$$ - $$$
211 1/2 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3927
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

After going to a show at the Englert Theatre. My daughter and I went to get some coffee/tea. I got a mocha latte and my daughter got an iced chai tea. The service was friendly and fast. The coffee was delicious and my daughter really...More

Thank Pam S
Reviewed April 4, 2018

Visited when going to an event in downtown Iowa City. Comfy seating and good food. Loved the ambiance.

Thank TravelingDays
Reviewed December 13, 2017 via mobile

I go here quite often for a beverage & quick bite. Great place to meet people for a conversation or group work. Also a great place if you are alone & feel like chillin’ with a good book.

Thank jmw0313
Reviewed November 12, 2017

A local "chain" with great ambiance, good service and good food. Appears to be a typical college hangout as lots of students were here drinking coffee and working on their laptops

Thank Michael K
Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

I love this coffee house chain. Plenty of room to talk and study and look at the local art provides plenty of excuses to stay for a few cups of coffee. I get a couple pounds of whole-bean coffee whenever I drive through town!

Thank Susie H
Reviewed September 30, 2017

Excellent local coffeehouse with all the usual and pour over as the most popular. Comfortable inside and outdoor seating with good wifi. Good snacks as well and light food adjoining at Heirloom Salad.

Thank Normfl
Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

Great ambience, fast service and an ideal place to study or socialize. Spacious with plenty of seating though it wasn't very busy when I visited. I ordered a cup of creamy chicken and wild rice soup priced at $4.75. It was delicious and just the...More

Thank miniona l
Reviewed May 24, 2017

I've had lunch there several times - as a matter of fact, I am taking a friend there today. A nice varied menu with reasonable prices and a great variety of deserts to choose form.

Thank CedarRapidsGuy
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

Great coffee drinks, as expected. Good place to study, meet a colleague to discuss work, meet friends, or meet a new date. Also has a light & tasty sandwich & salad menu.

Thank jmw0313
Reviewed March 30, 2017

Great place to grab a cup of coffee, homey feel, quick service! Selection is good and plenty of seating while we were there.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 11:30 PM
6:00 AM - 11:30 PM
6:00 AM - 11:30 PM
6:00 AM - 11:30 PM
6:00 AM - 11:30 PM
6:00 AM - 11:30 PM
6:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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: +1 319-341-0012
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