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Java Jive

#509 of 3,293 Restaurants in Atlanta}
$$ - $$$American, Cafe,
790 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306-4330
+1 404-876-6161
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“tofu” (4 reviews)
“java rice” (9 reviews)
“biscuits” (11 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner
$$ - $$$
790 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306-4330
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing breakfast, unique flavors. We found it by pure luck and we came back by choice on our vacation time in Atlanta. Our server Max was awesome, polite, quick as a matter of fact the flow of the people working here is fantastic. Yesterday was...More

Thank Gaby G
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

I wanted three things for breakfast: eggs, grits, and a biscuit. Java Jive was THE place to go. Although I didn't get coffee this time, I can vouch for how good their lattes are. The biscuits are HUGE and delicious. The eggs and grits were...More

Thank Cruzin404
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Run by a husband and wife this place is always great. Fantastic and unique omelettes and excellent waffles and pancakes. Very bohemian crowd that makes me feel like I am in San francisco

1  Thank L2858MAmartinn
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

I wouldn't classify Java Jive as expensive but I do think their prices are higher than average for what you get. Our breakfast bill was $30 + tip for two adults and a child. Food is OK, average. (Not up there with Ria's Bluebird Cafe)...More

Thank TravelingManAtlanta
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

This place wasn't the worst place for breakfast but it's not award winning either. It's very old and retro inside. The food was ok but they so not serve you enough food for your money. Also the AC seemed like it was broken so that...More

Thank Kimberly B
Reviewed 17 April 2017

First visit here and we loved it. Cool, retro look and feel. We were seated and served immediately. Food came out hot and fast and was excellent. The goat cheese egg scramble special was excellent. Their coffee is good and strong and they keep it...More

Thank IslandBoy1
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

The best biscuits. Happily sub tofu for eggs. Killer coffee. Human size portions. Great 40's vibe. Come here. Cash only.

1  Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Eclectic.....quaint.....great food on a quiet sunday morning. The gingerbread waffles are absolutely divine!

Thank caa66
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Leaving Atlanta, my daughter and I enjoyed a scrumptious breakfast. I had sweet, she had savory. Both were amazing. Small town feel in a large city. Will return on my next visit

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Java Jive is a small diner style restaurant on Ponce de Leon close to Ponce City Market. Limited hours, limited parking. Best dish on the menu is a gingerbread waffle with lemon curd. Only served on Saturday and Sunday. This waffle is fabulous-slightly crunchy, slightly...More

Thank Sharon S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 790 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306-4330
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta>  > Virginia Highland
  • Neighbourhood: Virginia Highland
  • Phone Number: +1 404-876-6161
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