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Java Monkey

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(11 Reviews)

205 E Ponce De Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

(404) 378-5002

Today: 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Phone: (404) 378-1852

Primary Phone: (404) 378-1852

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Price Range
Downtown Decatur
Coffee & Tea, Coffee Shops, Coffee & Espresso Restaurants, Grocery Stores, Restaurants
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Outdoor Seating: Yes


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Shana L.



Great place to grab a coffee. They make an awesome honey latte! I really love their tea selection as well. It can get a little loud in there so I like to sit outside.



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What's the fuss about? Are you kidding?

The first time i went there was Slam night. This is the second sunday of every month. This is when people do spoken word for competative purposes. this was fun to listen to, especially while sipping on some delicious hot chocolate. The crowd this place attracts is social and friendly. I can honestly say i haven't been to a place like this in a while. Definitly something you should make time for.



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java what?

Java monkey is snuggled inside the heart of Decatur. It's an old, kind of run down coffeehouse. The coffee is ok, a bit too sweet in my opinion. I didn't understand the big vibe about Java Monkey so when I thought I'd give it a try, I got a little disappointed. The atmosphere seems cozy, but a gross and dirty at the same time.



Great Place

I love to go to Java Monkey! The food is outstanding, the entertainment is outstanding, and it's a GREAT place to meet a friend and have excellent coffee and breakfast in the mornings. Also, in nice weather, the outside patio is a wonderful place to sit and watch the folks in Decatur go by.



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Not all that!

I'm not sure what the fuss about this place is all about. To me it was very run-down and just a little gross. If I hadn't had to be there to fulfil a commitment, I would have turned around and walked out. On the plus side, they were able to duplicate very well the coffee drink that I order at one of their competitors. The cinnamon roll that I ordered to go with my caramel latte was simply average. On the negative side, the upholstered furniture wouldn't be out of place in a landfill (I mean really -- large, unrepaired tears??), and the non-upholstered chairs were incredibly uncomfortable. In addition, the tables are bolted to the floor, so it can be hard to move around if the place is full. The place also seemed kind of dirty, like they only do surface cleaning and no periodic deep cleaning. I can't imagine myself ever going back there. One final thing, although the address is on E. Ponce, the entrance is down Church St. and is not well marked.



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a place to put your feet up and relax, really

This place serves excellent tea of all sorts, I highly recommend the Soy Chai- absolutely delicious. They have poetry readings on Mondays, regular musical performances, a patio for smokers or just for some fresh air, and a cozy inside lounging area where the employees don't tell you to take your feet off the table. I'm not much of a coffee drinker, but I had a hazelnut cafe latte once, and it was creamy, thick, and tasted great (for coffee), the guy that always seems to be working there also makes a leaf-decoration with the foam. I definitely recommend this place to any tea/coffee lovers. Also located right [diagonally] across from the Decatur MARTA station!



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Funky and full of surprises

A great place to spend a few minutes or a few hours - friendly service was a real pleasure and the icing on the cake after the unexpected thrill of finding a convenient place to get Soy Chai and Vegan cake! Both were delicious. Vegetarians should definitely give the Monkey a go - you won't be disappointed.



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Best Coffeehouse in Atlanta!

Javamonkey is #1. They have amazing coffee, great beer and interesting wine tasting events. I love the atmosphere. People studying, working, hanging out with friends and people like me just reading a great book for hours. Don't worry, when your not in the mood for reading, there are always friendly new people to meet at the wine bar. They offer a variety of sandwiches, pastries and delightful desserts. I have been to almost every coffeehouse in Atlanta and believe me, Javamonkey makes one of the smoothest, creamiest Latttes in town!! Javamonkey's varied event schedule is a plus too. Poetry readings, blues, jazz and more. It has a warm and inviting neighborhood feel. I don't know the name of the barista, but they did have a guy who would always make a leaf pattern in the foam of your latte or capucccino. And don't forget they open early and they close late!! We've been going there for more than 5 years!!



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Comfortable hangout - chocolate cake to die for - friendly staff - organic shade-grown coffee - good food selection - has a great ""arty neighborhood"" feel without being pretentious. Good live music!



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It's got it all!

Best espresso drinks in town....
Place is cool and the sandwiches are awesome.
I like to park across the street at the Rue
de Leon bldg in the morning and start my day off
with a cappuccino and the New York times.
This is the way coffee houses are supposed to be



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Quirky like a coffeshop should be

Java Monkey alone makes me want to spend more time in Decatur. Not only does JM serve tasty fresh coffee, it also toasts up some very good sandwiches. The veggie, stuffed with cheese, peppers and eggplant, completely filled me up. The friendly, quirky, fun atmosphere draws the kinds of people you'd like to see in your coffee shop (friendly, quirky and fun). Inside seating is ample, but so are places to plop down on the outside, either on the covered or the open patio.

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