579 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Cuisines: Coffee House, Cafeterias
Alcohol: Beer, Wine
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Below Average
The other day I went to JavaVino in the Poncey-Highlands and to be honest, I will not return there. When I walked in, I thought the coffee shop looked pretty nice and that there were plenty of places to sit and get work done. Another thing I noticed though was that everyone seemed to be 40+ in age- I was not feeling it. Lol I ordered an iced coffee and it was pretty standard in terms of taste. there was a creepy man that sat out front by the JavaVino sign and just blankly stared into space. Every few minutes, he would get up, walk to the parking lot, circle around, and then return to his bench and stare into space again. He was so weird and sometimes would come into the coffee shop and then would go right back out.
07/12/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Great patio for the community...
people watch, study for school, meet new friends or pet a friendly dog.
They bring me back every time with their coffee quality, friendly staff and great WIFI. The fact that the shop is always clean, welcoming and a fair price keeps me from going to any other coffee shops in the area.
08/16/2009Provided by Citysearch -
My office building recently lost a Starbucks and we NEED (no, I need) a coffee shop.
We headed to Java Vino on a Thursday and found it to be almost empty. We looked over the menus and had a hard time deciding on what we wanted because everything looked amazing.
We settled on a cheese plate, hummus and chicken salad sandwich with wine. I felt as if I was in HEAVEN. Fresh, fast and delicious. We polished off our evening with dessert, coffee and a sample of a dessert wine.
The wait staff was friendly and anticipated our needs. They even started a tab for us.
The parking was easy, the space neat and bright with appropriate music and WiFi connection.
I cannot think of a better combination!
Java Vino is a wonderful independently owned neighborhood coffee and wine bar. The owners import coffee from their family's coffee estate in Nicaragua and roast the beans on site. All the employees are incredibly friendly and helpful. Java Vino has daily wine specials and planned events throughout the month to take part in. The coffee is well brewed, tasty, and costs less than the chain coffee stores. Java Vino has a small, but tasty menu and is great for an afternoon snack or dessert after dinner.
In sum, Java Vino is always a pleasure and always recommended.
08/21/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I noticed all the reviews were from 2005 except the most recent was from 2006. I've been to JavaVino a number of times during the past couple of years and really liked it. It seems to be far less up-scale than in the past. The owners seem to be running the bar and house together. The kids were all over...a wine bar is not a place I wish to see kids around. Also it doesn't seem to be as well maintained. The bathroom sink was filthy. I had to tell a worker there was no papertowels twice - an hour apart. And no soap in the bathroom. I remember a far nicer place to go for a drink. I won't be hurrying back.
08/14/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I used JavaVino for a birthday bash party and it was a great experience. The owners worked with me directly and the wine diva Katie was great. She recommended a great selection of wine for my wine snobby friends and it was a great success. A great big ""30"" party and everyone had a great time. There is a private space for private parties with a front patio that's private in the upstairs area. I really enjoyed myself, and felt as comfortable as at home.
Their espresso drinks were a nice night cap as we wrapped up our party upstairs.
JavaVino handled all the food and drinks and let us bring in a few items to decorate with a personal touch.
I would highly recommend this place.
10/30/2005Provided by Citysearch -
There aren't words enough for how enthusiastic I am about this place. I've been frequenting JavaVino since it opened over a year ago, and it truly gets better with every visit. The coffee is amazing, the wine is cheap and plentiful, the food is amazing, and the service is spot-on. I'm especially loving all the new soups and sandwiches, and the sweet potato pie last week knocked my socks off. This is such a great place not just for chilling but also for a quick, cheap nosh served with a smile.
07/06/2005Provided by Citysearch -
We love this place! Take a sip . . their coffee is great! Ask them why, and you will learn why it is not only better tasting, but also better for the rainforests and better for the workers who grow and harvest it! As an added bonus, it is also more affordable than the big chains! The wine selection is wonderful, and they have great tastings all the time. To sum it up, there is nothing like a superior product served by people (the owners and great staff) who really love what they do.
06/23/2005Provided by Citysearch -
This is a true ""mom and pop"" shop, and offers what the coffee chain on every other corner does not. You meet and are served by the owners and a staff that is friendly and knowlegable. They are there whenever you come in and get to know you and make you feel at home. On top of that, the quality of the coffee is far superior to the big chains, and the price is less! The food is great, and I'd need a lot more room to talk about the wine (my favorite part). In short, they have great coffee, a great atmosphere, and great food and wine!
06/17/2005Provided by Citysearch -
Having lived in Atlanta for 8+ years now, I finally have a place I love to hang out in. The coffee is superb and the wine selection is great. Whether you want to relax with friends over coffee or stare adoringly into the eyes of your lover over a glass of wine, the atmosphere will suit you. The owners, Steve and Heddy (and now Conner), are a pleasure to spend time with. On any given night, you are guaranteed to meet any or all of them (although don't expect any deep philosophical conversation from Conner just yet). Come on out to JavaVino and I guarantee you an experience unlike any other in Atlanta.
06/10/2005Provided by Citysearch -
Atlanta does a good job with its smaller, ""mom and pop"", type restaurants, coffee shops, retail and other niche market businesses. When I went into JavaVino I found one of the best local and unique businesses I have ever found anywhere. In addition to some amazing coffee, the atmosphere is really cool. You'll often see the actual Mom and Pop there and the coffee is from their family, from what I heard some people talking about with the owners (at least I thought it was them). My wife and I plan on going and trying their wine side of the business. It looked like they had quite a large wine list and some I knew to be some of my favorites. I would highly recommend this place to someone looking for something new, or someone looking for a regular hang out.
I brew Java Vino coffee every morning. It is by far the best coffee. It is freshly roasted by the owner every week, you can't beat it! The atmosphere of the shop is great, everyone is friendly and eager to help. And the best part is if you are not in the mood for cofee, there is always a great selection of wines to choose from, including wine tastings just about every Sunday evening. Its a great place to visit!
This is a brilliant concept - i don't drink coffee but my husband loves it - now we have a place to go where i can drink fabulous wine and he can drink his favorite coffee. The wine/coffee bar pairing was a brilliant idea! Love the cheese plate too - hands down the best in the city - especially for low carb followers!
JavaVino offers cozy contemporary athmosphere of the interior, great service, nice furniture to sit and eat on, and of course the best coffee in town - a coffee that has a story attached to it, and is being roasted on premises. Great wine selection, and nice variety of food to go with it. How many places are actually offerring an European cheese platter ?
A great break from Starbucks and similar fellas. We need more of the folks like JavaVino to get back that homey feel.
05/26/2005Provided by Citysearch -
This place is what this town needs. The coffee is by far the best in town, roasted right in the shop by one of the owners (Steve), and what these folks do that no one else does, is they actually import the coffee themselves from the other owners (Heddy's) family!! Then take a look at their wine list, they have over 120 bottles they serve and the price you pay for a glass of wine at JavaVino is almost always $2-$3 cheaper than the same wine at any other restaurant in Atlanta. Keep up the great work.