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16 Gibbs St, Rochester, NY 14604-2505
+1 585-232-4820
06:30 - 00:00
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Mon - Thu 06:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 01:00
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Kansas City, MO
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645 reviews
510 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here 15 years ago when I was in Rochester and delighted to see it is still thriving. Think of a great college coffee shop, with real atmosphere and character, and you will have an image of Java's. Coffee is excellent but they have a very good selection of fresh baked goods from cookies to scones to cupcakes, etc. You... More 

Thank KaneoheBoy
Rochester, New York
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Went here before the Amy Grant concert with the RPO and had an organic coffee latte. Really good! The menu looked good even though we already ate. The desserts ...oh my!

Thank Niahwa
Rochester, New York
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141 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We've spent time in Java's on nearly a weekly basis over the years while taking kids to music lessons and classes at Eastman. It's great spot to grab your favorite coffee drink (they have a great variety of drinks, coffees and teas) and hang out. There are always college students, parents, sometimes families with young kids between classes enjoying their... More 

Thank Leslie J
Rochester, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

the sandwiches are very good but know that after about 12:30 it starts to get into the slim pickings range. they make a limited number of everything and there is no more made. cookies are yummy. coffee is good. service is just ok

Thank Janine R
Piove di Sacco, Italy
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I've had breakfast here a couple of times. the coffee is awesome! and the muffins and cookies too!! I'd love to come back there!

Thank fedez665
Canandaigua, New York
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Java's coffeehouse on Gibbs Street in Rochester is truly a special place to relax, drink some delicious coffee and teas while people-watching, studying, doing a crossword puzzle, art, chatting with friends, etc.etc. Really good service, awesome artwork inside the spacious seating area, and the coffee is a very high quality. They also will make authentic Turkish coffee, but be ready,... More 

Thank Brian T
Rochester, New York
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

They serve the best coffee and tea in Rochester! They also have soup and sandwiches for lunch which are delicious. Large options for vegetarians and outdoor seating. Cool vibe with friendly service.

Thank roxannec173
Rochester, New York
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372 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Why try to beat the traffic after an Eastman performance when you can take a leisurely stroll next door for some coffee and dessert? That's what we always do -- service is always fast and friendly, and the dessert selection is amazing!

Thank BiffBiffman
Bruges, Belgium
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171 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Relaxing and funky place to grab a bite and some coffee before an Eastman performance! Got the Oreo mini cake and some orange juice for 7 dollars. Not bad!

Thank Cc B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

I go to Java's to relax, socialize, and absorb. The coffee is spot on, the food is delicious and the treats are amazing! I've sat there feeling awful about my day, and by the end of my stay over my cup of coffee I had the nicest people join me and we had a sensational conversation. I highly, highly, highly... More 

Thank Laura S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 01:00
06:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Gibbs St, Rochester, NY 14604-2505
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-232-4820

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?