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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” (8 reviews)
“chai tea” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, American
$$ - $$$
211 1/2 E Washington Street, Iowa City, IA 52240-3927
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A local "chain" with great ambiance, good service and good food. Appears to be a typical college hangout as lots of students were here drinking coffee and working on their laptops

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this coffee house chain. Plenty of room to talk and study and look at the local art provides plenty of excuses to stay for a few cups of coffee. I get a couple pounds of whole-bean coffee whenever I drive through town!

Thank Susie H
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Excellent local coffeehouse with all the usual and pour over as the most popular. Comfortable inside and outdoor seating with good wifi. Good snacks as well and light food adjoining at Heirloom Salad.

Thank Normfl
Reviewed 14 June 2017 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 24 May 2017

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 15 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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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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