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“Disappointing”
Review of Java

Java
Ranked #59 of 213 Restaurants in Whitby
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Derby, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 21 September 2013

I was hoping for a lot more from this coffee shop.

The coffee itself was okay but nothing special. Although I didn't have any, the food on display looked like typical Starbucks fare and didn't entice me.

On a damp Wednesday afternoon the place was empty. Modern music was playing and there was a TV on mute. There was precious little ambience.

Maybe these modern-style places are a youngster's scene but I'm afraid I can't recommend it and wish I'd gone to Sherlock's just up the road.

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great breakfast”
Reviewed 17 September 2013 via mobile

We had a great breakfast here, it opens at 8, good coffee, papers and quality sausage sandwich. Downstairs nicer than upstairs

  • Visited September 2013
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York, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Best Breakfast in North Yorkshire”
Reviewed 26 August 2013 via mobile

A very consistent treat over the years with a wide choice, lots of seating, quality food and attentive service. Quite Stateside in its menu - we had pancakes, syrup, fried eggs and a piece of bacon with a ground coffee. We're rushing back!

Visited August 2013
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Thank Tony I
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Yorks, UK
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4 reviews
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“Gorgeous coffee, fluffy fries, smooth smoothies ..”
Reviewed 16 August 2013

If you're in Whitby don't eat and drink anywhere else.
Just splendid all around.
Friendly staff, fresh & tasty food and drink all adds upto a lovely experience. Recommended.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Lightys_Family
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Whitby, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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“I will be a regular till I die (or I find an even better Whitby cafe)”
Reviewed 4 August 2013

I have been a regular here for about a year now for three main reasons -
1. A GREAT atmosphere, it's barely ever empty and is filled with a variety of people from chatty locals to whitby newbies. Plus they play amazing music from Arctic Monkeys to The Strokes to Oasis. Also they usually have the news or the biggest sports games to feast your eyes on and a selection of magazines and newspapers. PLUS THERE IS WI-FI HALLELUJAH PRAISE THE LORD.
2. The sheer variety of amazing tasting food + drink. They have one of the largest menus I have encountered in the Whitby area - definitely with drinks. You can get a standard coffee to the weird and wacky monthly choices (like a peanut butter pie latte strawberry frappe or easter egg hot chocolate) to an alcoholic beverage. Plus you can get salads, wraps, sandwhiches, paninis, toasties, cakes, cookies, chips, breakfast whatever your stomach yearns for at reasonable prices and which taste absolutely BEAUTIFUL.
3. Finally you get there's window seats downstairs and upstairs which means you can watch the world go by along with the numerous Whitby 'characters'.

The only downsides are that it is quite cramped and difficult to get a table in busy times, plus the quality of food/drink depends on who is in, If the owner is in you're in for a treat but less so if not. One or two staff are also pretty rude. The hippest place to eat in town with the best coffee around!

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Dakota S
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