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Java Jive

Virginia Highland
American, Cafe, Diner
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790 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306-4330
(404) 876-6161
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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New Port Richey, Florida
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122 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Java Jive serves a great cup of coffee! It's full bodied yet very smooth and I love it. I had a pecan waffle, eggs, and thick bacon. They offer typical and not so typical breakfast. If you go on a weekend, they serve gingerbread waffles which are good too. The pecan waffle is lighter. My husband had the bacon and... More 

Thank bgreenley
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

COFFEE WAS TERRIBLE, and to make it even worse they charge nearly $3 for their folgers-tasting coffee, advertising it as "bottomless". I had one 3 oz. cup of coffee with my meal and asked to take one to go, and they said they would have to charge me for a whole second order. I had already paid $30 for two... More 

Thank Chappell Elizab... W
West Palm Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Always great food, retro set-up is like dining in grandmas kitchen! Very good, consistent food and quality, usually parking is available, busy of course on weekends!

Thank calvin h
Atlanta, Georgia
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

We are always looking for new breakfast places. Located across from the Clermont Lounge, I guess I always overlooked Java Jive. Clermont is an Atlanta icon. Parking was great in the back. Service was awesome. Waitress came back with coffee multiple times during the meal. The food was a great value. My husband loves french toast. He is very picky... More 

Thank Deborahhanna
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

hidden gem! you blink, you miss it. great breakfast/brunch place. cash only. parking is a bit tight. it's next to honeybubble across the infamous clermont lounge. the service is quick, fast and good. the food is delicious. lots of tofu options. the ginger bread waffles are quite delicious. the oj is really fresh squeezed:)

Thank gingerc c
Rutledge, Tennessee
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

Stopped by here for a late breakfast. The place is decorated with old appliances and has a certain charm to it. Breakfast was tasty and service was great!

1 Thank PrayingMantis2013
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

This is my favorite breakfast place in Atlanta...I always feel welcome and the food is fantastic. I love everything I've ever had there, but I am particularly hooked on the scrambled eggs with basil and cream cheese, accompanied by potatoes and a very fluffy biscuit. And lots of delicious hot coffee.

Thank Scatkins2016
Madison, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This truly is a diamond in the rough. The place harks back to the 1930's through the 1950's with its decor and the coffee is great! I had the tofu scrabble and my gf had the waffles. Both were very good and service was spot on as well. Would go there again.

1 Thank Janay007
Macon, Georgia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This place is very nicely decorated, and feels home like when you walk in. The breakfast though is truly the reason that should bring you here. It tastes great, and is made crazy well. Very good spot to go!

1 Thank willyingeogia
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102 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Very eclectic place. Loved it. Friendly staff, hip and modern. Has an old school feel like a 50's diner, but in a chic way. Food was incredible, coffee was great, not burnt or overcooked, and priced well. I had a vanilla cinnamon latte. You wont be disappointed


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 790 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306-4330
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta>  > Virginia Highland
  • Neighborhood: Virginia Highland
  • Phone Number: (404) 876-6161

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