The young hip staff at Java Hyde Park not only provide consistent professional service, but also, along with an eclectic Hyde Park crowd, imbue an atmosphere that feels warm and authentic. Despite being deep in the weeds at times, the staff is efficient, courteous, and friendly. They are largely a reflection of their manager, who is a pro's pro... graceful, humble, and very hard working...always looking to do something to help the flow of service. She leads by example! the food and coffee are good too! PS
The Bowl of Soul ranks as one of my all-time favorite coffee drinks (and I think the whipped cream counts as a dairy serving). I enjoy going to Hyde Park particularly when the weather is nice and I can sit outside (which is a treat all in itself). However when I sit inside and the place is full, sometimes carrying on a conversation is next to impossible and I can't even hear myself think. Otherwise, a terrific place to go!
This is such a great coffee shop! It is sweet- with a personal touch. There are big chain coffee places on the same street that I don't care to frequent if possible- my coffee is burnt nearly each time I visit there. Try the caramel latte. It's good!