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“Pizza and baked fare ot to be missed!”

JavaVine Cafe & Wine Bar
Ranked #3 of 28 Restaurants in West Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $20
Cuisines: Pizza, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Description: Serving some of the best coffee and the coldest beer on Roatan, Honduras. Pastries, sandwiches, pizza, and tapas in a relaxed, chill atmosphere with soothing tunes. Fully licensed, with a large selection of wine and spirits. Free WiFi for all customers. Only a 2 minute walk from beautiful West Bay Beach. JavaVine Internet Cafe, Wine Bar & Lounge is located in West Bay Mall, just a short walk from beautiful West Bay Beach, on the island of Roatan, Honduras. We specialize in great coffee, espresso, cappuccino, latte and frappuccino, fresh fruit smoothies, beer, spirits, and a selection of over 20 delectable wines. Our delicious Menu includes a selection of pastries and snacks such as bagels, breakfast sandwiches, cookies, banana bread, carrot cake and wraps or ciabatta sandwiches, as well as GOURMET PIZZA, light evening Tapas and other weekly special selections such as homemade chicken noodle soup, chili, lasagna, and burgers! Indulge in our offerings while surfing the 'net on our FREE wi-fi, or simply hang out with some friends, or chat with our friendly staff! Come sip some Wine at JavaVine!!! History JavaVine was purchased as a turn-key business on April 4th 2011, when it had previously been operating for 4 years as the Cool Beans Coffee House. The new owners, Wyonna & Quentin (with their now infamous schnauzer Jasper, who can be seen almost daily swimming in the ocean along West Bay Beach), finished a 3 1/2 week renovation in February 2012, and re-opened with a brand new look, an expanded menu, and extended hours to include a cool new Wine Bar & Lounge with light Tapas, in a chill, relaxed environment with soothing tunes. It was at that time the coffee shop became known as JavaVine Cafe & Wine Bar!
Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

Two visits so far on this vacation. More in the future for sure. Staff very friendly. Pizza is really good and a great lunch for two people. 15 dollars US just the right price. Croissants are also great. Good before a dive trip for sure. Definitely not to be missed.

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Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Just checked in the place and we love it!! Nice music and coffee.. Had some Irish cream! And some good reading!

Enjoy!!

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Reviewed August 21, 2013

We had the lattes and carrot cake and wi-fi access and loved it- the owners are very friendly and good place to hang out and chat

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Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

Our resort didn't have a breakfast plan, so we ended up here every day. The coffee drinks are great. The breakfast sandwiches are fresh and tasty. It's not cheap, but definitely worth it. If you're looking for a place to cool off, relax and get a great coffee, this is it.

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Reviewed August 19, 2013

We visited Java Vine three times during our visit. The first was for a late afternoon glass of wine with an appetizer. The interior is small and cozy. They have an impressive and unexpected array of tapas menu items. You will be underwhelmed by their wines by the glass. Especially the temperature of the whites. I know electricity is at a premium on Roaton, but keep your whites cold. The wines by the bottle are a bit better but the selection is sparse. Especially calling themselves a “wine bar.”

On our second visit we just got a bottle of wine and the temp was still off. We chatted with the owner and she was very pleasant. Just a nice ambiance and good vibe.

On our third visit, we had breakfast. Decent breakfast sandwiches. My croissant was fresh and flaky. Good choices and variety. It was quite busy.

During breakfast, we noticed something on the board that we did not see during out first two visits. The board notes that happy hour includes a 10% discount on beverages between 4-7pm. We were there for wine after 4pm both days. We never got a discount. Moreover, they charge US wine prices. $7-10 for a glass of wine and $25+ for a bottle? Unsettling when up the beach we had 5 beers earlier in the week for $8.

As for hours of operation. Spotty and not doable during low season for dinner. They close at 5pm though they claim they will stay open. Would be a great dinner option if they had more reasonable hours.

So, worth the visit, watch for price gouging and ask for cold wine.

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Thank allenr589
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JavaViners, Owner at JavaVine Cafe & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2013

Thank you for visiting JavaVine three times during your stay on Roatan. We are pleased you thought JavaVine was fine!

With island living there are island dynamics and it is always a challenge to maintain one of the better selections of wine on the island but we normally have a decent choice of at least 10 whites & 10 reds at any given time. That is unfortunate that you felt it was an insufficient selection on our tropical island.

We also keep our white wines chilled at a proper temperature in a proper wine fridge & when ordering a bottle of white it is served in an ice bucket to ensure that the proper temperature is maintained. It is unclear as to why your white wine temperature was “off” but it is impossible to rectify if we aren’t notified at the time that there is a problem with it. Power is expensive on the island but that does not impact keeping our white wines at a proper temperature.

To clarify, our Happy Hour discount is not 10% off – it is 10 lempira (or $0.50) off any glass & it would have been applied to your wine order.

We don’t charge US wine prices, we charge Roatan wine prices. It is a challenge to keep all of our prices competitive and less than the US as all products must be shipped to the island; but we do manage to do just that. Our glasses of house wine are $5.50 or $7.50 during Happy Hour & we do not have any other price for a glass of wine. It is the nature of the on-premise industry that a bottle of wine cost at least $25 – and that’s at the low end of the scale. That is not unsettling or price gouging, that is the nature of the business. And you can’t compare the price of a bottle of wine in our good vibe, air conditioned ambiance (that you rated as a 3/5) to a bucket of beers on the beach.

We are open 7 days a week & until at least 8pm on Fridays; however, our hours of operation are clearly marked on our entrance & the closing times do vary depending on the day & the season. But we will happily stay open later for customers who are enjoying themselves in our good vibe, air conditioned ambiance. Thank you for visiting! Cheers!

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