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Java Jive

$$ - $$$American, Cafe,
790 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306-4330
+1 404-876-6161
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“biscuits” (11 reviews)
“pancakes” (3 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Diner
$$ - $$$
790 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306-4330
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Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

A very cool, retro, hole in the wall diner for breakfast/brunch. The biscuits are huge, light, fluffy and delicious!!! The atmosphere is fun and full of old retro memorabilia. The food is wonderful, like seriously good!! The coffee is quite good as well. Best find!

Thank kmcqsponge
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

While visiting Atlanta we stopped into Java Jive and were very pleased. From the vintage building to the vintage tables and chairs to the vintage signs and appliances they nailed the atmosphere. As for the food, everything is made fresh and was very tasty. The...More

Thank Jeff C
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Java Jive has been around for years now. I visited there for breakfast a month ago after not visiting for years. The wait time was shorter. There was still a good steady crowd and the food was very good.

Thank lkelly9988
Reviewed August 3, 2018

really enjoyed the omelette and granola, set me up for a long walk along the Beltline on the Sunday Morning, only downside is its not open on Mondays :-)

Thank Richard D
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

When you walk in, you’ll be thrown back to the 50s/60s with the charm of this down home, no frills breakfast spot. It’s cash only, but they do have an ATM. The food is excellent and what you might find in an old school 50s...More

Thank ah64fish
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

Amazing breakfast, unique flavors. We found it by pure luck and we came back by choice on our vacation time in Atlanta. Our server Max was awesome, polite, quick as a matter of fact the flow of the people working here is fantastic. Yesterday was...More

Thank Gaby G
Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

I wanted three things for breakfast: eggs, grits, and a biscuit. Java Jive was THE place to go. Although I didn't get coffee this time, I can vouch for how good their lattes are. The biscuits are HUGE and delicious. The eggs and grits were...More

Thank Cruzin404
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Run by a husband and wife this place is always great. Fantastic and unique omelettes and excellent waffles and pancakes. Very bohemian crowd that makes me feel like I am in San francisco

1  Thank L2858MAmartinn
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

I wouldn't classify Java Jive as expensive but I do think their prices are higher than average for what you get. Our breakfast bill was $30 + tip for two adults and a child. Food is OK, average. (Not up there with Ria's Bluebird Cafe)...More

Thank TravelingManAtlanta
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

This place wasn't the worst place for breakfast but it's not award winning either. It's very old and retro inside. The food was ok but they so not serve you enough food for your money. Also the AC seemed like it was broken so that...More

Thank misspretty610
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
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: +1 404-876-6161
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