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Rochester Coffeehouse Review: Java’s Cafe!

Rochester Coffeehouse Review: Java’s Cafe!

So now that midterms are behind us, and we’re all heading back to Nazareth from spring break, I thought I would write a little blog about my favorite place to get coffee (and just favorite place in general) in Rochester: Java’s!


Java’s is located in the city at 16 Gibbs Street, right next to the Eastman School of Music. This means it’s always bustling with Eastman students and college students in general, which makes it a really fun environment!


I love the eclectic art work and feel of Java’s, and it’s also an added bonus that everything they serve is fair trade! They also sell flour-free pastries for our gluten free friends, and have vegan options as well!

SO here are my top two recommendations:



If you’re looking for something cold, I definitely recommend the Kinky Reggae! It’s a drink with a pink lemonade base, with a little bit of raspberry pizazz! It is, in my opinion, one of the best drinks they have to offer!


If you’re looking for something hot on the other hand, this is my #1 go to! The Aztec Mocha is a latte made with chocolate milk and some added cinnamon spice, topped with a dried chile pepper! (Don’t worry…it’s just a garnish, it’s not spicy in the least!)

Java’s is open 6:30 am to midnight on weekdays, and 7 am to 1 am on weekends, so stop by and grab some of the best coffee Rochester has to offer!

Interested in all the great places to get coffee in Rochester? Read our reviews of The Village Bakery and Starry Nites Cafe.


Hello all! My name is Conner Burry, and I'm a senior Music Therapy major with minors in Spanish and Psychology! I'm originally from a really tiny town called North Rose, NY where I'm pretty sure there are more apples than people. It's about an hour east of Rochester! I am completely obsessed with travel--I had the opportunity to study abroad twice during my time at Nazareth, once in Portland, Jamaica, and once in Valencia, Spain! I drink coffee like it's water, and I know three languages!