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Reviewed July 20, 2022 via mobile

Great little coffee/diner. Kids got omelettes that they said were a bit too cheesy. I got the jalapeño sandwich and it was delicious. Coffee is great.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed October 16, 2021 via mobile

Amazing. Super friendly staff. The western omelette was flavorful and the pancakes might have been the best I’ve ever had. Highly recommend this place.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed July 9, 2021

This is our goto coffee place when at Dreams Park for the week. Tried the lunch - but breakfast is best.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 28, 2020

The first morning Sunday it was closed but went there for coffee on Monday and Tuesday-- also on Tuesday my wife and I had a very good breakfast before we hit the road. The girl working was very friendly and efficient.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed February 10, 2020 via mobile

The Chicken Salad Melt and Spinach Salad were delicious! My latte and his cappuccino were made just right. Even though this cafe isn't hidden, it is a gem.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 23, 2020

Just a great place for a sandwich or cup of coffee - wonderful menu and staff make this place a worthwhile stop in Hartwick Seminary!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 16, 2020

There are a handful of places I go in which I hesitate to sing their praises. I've bought into the myth that if you praise a place, people will discover it, and the quality will go down hill. For years, the Jive Cafe has been...my go to place for a high quality sandwich, soup and a cup of good coffee. It makes no difference if it's the height of the tourist season or the dead of winter, Jimmy will crank out the best food for an unbelievably decent and fair price.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed August 26, 2019

The first day on our way to the Dreams Park, we stop at Jive Cafe for breakfast. We stop there everyday thereafter. I had a Bacon, Egg, and Cheese breakfast sandwich on a plain bagel. It was tremendous. The bagels were so fresh. The bacon...was crispy. Highly recommend Jive Cafe to anyone in the area!!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 8, 2019 via mobile

Very cute, small café. I ate here twice. Great coffee and the veggie breakfast sandwich is to die for. Pancakes were also a large serving and delicious. It can get very busy and seating can be limited but it’s a great quick stop!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

This place is great. Home made sandwiches and salads. We had the tuna melt, French dip and the club. The staff was super friendly. Delicious!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

Kind of pricey and the food isn’t great. My pancakes were mostly burnt and if you have never been there before the set up is confusing.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

Dropped by in search of a decent cappuccino. Got a "half-and-half" cap which tasted like a very watered down latte. Threw it away.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

Jive Cafe serves breakfast all day- which is good since we missed the hotel breakfast. Good omelettes and friendly hosts. Only complaint was the coffee- it was horrible (maybe I didn't get a fresh pot that day) but went back for breakfast the next and...asked for a capuccino- which had zero coffee and all milk.. other than that, good for a quick bite or late breakfast.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

This is a small cafe with an expansive menu. I wish I had a chance to try more selections on the menu. The egg sandwiches are excellent. You can eat in or take out. The cafe closes at 3.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed June 26, 2018

This restaurant is only open for breakfast and lunch and we found this jem for breakfast I had a bagle sandwich which was by far the best all fresh eggs cheese on a everything bagle excellent my husband had a ham and cheese omellete that...was actually loaded with ham and cheese Service was friendly and fast serviceMore

Date of visit: June 2018
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It was called "THE BEAN" before, I believe. It has changed hands a few times, but it is really wonderful!
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Yes, Jive Cafe offers takeout services.

Jive Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4