The original Java location was created as the ultimate hangout for its founder, a man whose look of thick square glasses, long hair, punk or indie band t-shirts, and a thin hipster scarf was so iconic that locals have often dressed as him for Halloween. A motorcycle, skateboard, and punk aficionado who passed away in 2020, he injected these elements throughout the coffee shop and café in the form of touches like framed black-and-white motorcycle art on the walls and laminated band photos as table markers for your food orders.
The drink menu has all the coffee classics, but you should order their famous Bowl of Soul, a specialty mocha that uses Mexican hot chocolate and comes topped with homemade whipped cream. Add on a high-protein turkey scramble or a heavy breakfast burrito, and check out the long display case of scones, muffins, and cookies for a snack for later.
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