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The Java House

211 1/2 E Washington Street, Iowa City, IA 52240-3927
+1 319-341-0012
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“great coffee” (7 reviews)
“chai tea” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
211 1/2 E Washington Street, Iowa City, IA 52240-3927
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 27 April 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 31 March 2017

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

Reviewed 14 March 2017

Really got turned off by the posted sign saying that they can ask you to leave if new guests arrive. The whole idea of a coffee house is being able to sit and relax or as their website promotes "linger". If the coffee was outstanding...More

Thank Dogan D
Reviewed 18 October 2016

stopped in and got a cup to go but had to wait because its all a pour over place and waited for the understaffed place to pour enough water through to get a cup. Good coffee but not a place if you just want to...More

Thank Ryan M
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Java House is the place to go in Iowa City for coffee and interaction. I call the reviewt David and Goliath because for many years the Java House so successfully dominated the Iowa City coffee scene that Starbucks couldn't break in until the early...More

Thank Jim C
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Java House is my preferred coffee shop whenever possible. They have good quality coffee. They offer many choices including fair trade coffees. It's a great place to study, chat, read, or just grab a cup and go. They sell their day old baked goods at...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 October 2016

This is one classy place to sit down and get some good coffee, I actually scheduled a meet up there with some other photographers! the atmosphere is amazing, I was shocked at how much space they had with more than enough tables for everyone. A...More

Thank baps6194
Reviewed 29 September 2016

There are tons of tables to spread out and do homework or catch up on email in downtown Iowa City. Good coffee, treats, and tea keep you hydrated and awake for those long homework assignments.

Thank Rhett L
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 1/2 E Washington Street, Iowa City, IA 52240-3927
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-341-0012
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