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11900 Metric Blvd # K
Austin TX 78758

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About Cafe Java

Home cooked American fare.

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Great breakfast

Reviewer: Chris

Original Review Date: 08/25/2005

Rating: +3/+3(Great)

Parking is a bitch--small lot of mostly "Compact Car Only" spaces. I had to circle a few times until I got a spot. It was worth the trouble, as it turns out. The cafe was crowded, but I was seated promptly. There are several booths and tables, as well as some counter seating.

I had gone in thinking I'd have some soup, but then saw some breakfast platters going by that looked mighty tempting--they serve breakfast all day I discovered. So I succumbed to the "Java Special"--two eggs, hash browns, bacon, toast and coffee (or tea), for only $4.99.
It came out really fast--I was surprised. And it was a perfect breakfast. My over easy eggs were cooked perfectly (runny yolk with fully-cooked whites), and they use my preferred style of hash brown--the shredded potato (as opposed to "home fries" and other less worthy variations). Bacon was crisp. All in all, a perfectly executed eggs-and-bacon breakfast. And the place has a friendly feel to it. Service was very good.

I'm sure their salads and sandwiches are also worth trying. Will have to return for more.

Update: Went back 9/19/2005 and had the Turkey BLT with potato salad. Was good. Was much better than the equivalent offering at Bear Rock Cafe.

Your Reviews (add a review)

Tasty breakfast!

Reviewer: Emma Anderson

Review Date: 03/08/2012 02:32PM

Rating: +2/+3(Goooood)

Delicious food, great prices. Sometimes there can be a wait, but that just means the food is worth being patient for, right? This is the perfect place if you crave breakfast all day, like I do. Try it out!

Reviewer: anonymous

Review Date: 02/29/2012 04:42PM

Rating: +3/+3(Great)

I love this place. Good local diner feel, great food (migas are a favorite of mine). Friendly staff. What's not to like.

Great Food!

Reviewer: Jason Ramsey

Review Date: 03/16/2010 04:34PM

Rating: +2/+3(Goooood)

Good food, reasonable prices and good service. Lunch specials are served quickly and always tasty! Service is always good.

Reviewer: anonymous

Review Date: 05/25/2009 04:58PM

Rating: +3/+3(Great)

This is my favorite place to go with my boyfriend, we try to go at least once a weekend when we are in town. They have grrrrreat breakfast, and good lunch, the service is great, sometimes there is a wait as it is getting to be a more popular breakfast spot on weekends and thr prices arent bad. The older lady at the front can be a little crabby but she means well and parking is fine, I have never had any problems with anything here. They have the most delicious coffee and their pancakes are soooo good but I always eat the oatmeal and fruit.....

Great Pancakes

Reviewer: Ric Flair

Review Date: 01/04/2008 05:50PM

Rating: +3/+3(Great)

Always had a great breakfast at the Metric location. Best pancakes in town.

Great food! and Great drinks!

Reviewer: Candice

Review Date: 09/02/2007 10:15AM

Rating: +3/+3(Great)

I love this little cafe I have gone there a couple of times after school, and the have great food and I love their italian sodas!

good service & food

Reviewer: JJ

Review Date: 03/26/2007 02:32PM

Rating: +3/+3(Great)

I don't know about the other reviews on crapy service, but our family visits this place all the time in Round Rock. We have never had bad service. It is a pleasant place to go and the food is pretty good. We will go back again and again.


Reviewer: EVA

Review Date: 03/26/2007 02:16AM

Rating: +2/+3(Goooood)

RR location----The food was good, but we were starving by the time it made it to the table and my soup was cod, sent it bcak, tortilla soup, a bit blnd, nothing a little salt couldn't help!
THE worst part was some regulars came in and sat right by us and literlly got ther food within minutes, WHAT IS UP WITH THAT????? We had a child and they were ole an retierde-hmmmmmmm??????

best philly cheese in town

Reviewer: robin

Review Date: 01/12/2007 07:06PM

Rating: +3/+3(Great)

My favorites are the philly, the chicken caesar, and the steak -n- eggs, but the specials and most everything on the menu tend to be excellent. Really, the food here is unusually good for an Austin restaurant, and the prices are quite reasonable. Service varies. Those of us who tip regularly and well seem to always get excellent service. Rude people are often completely ignored by the young waitstaff who don't exactly seem to live in fear of their management.


Reviewer: Tim

Review Date: 10/09/2006 11:39PM

Rating: +3/+3(Great)

Great folks with awesome food. Very inexpensive, I am actually always surprised at the value-I would pay more for the food.

I used to work near the one on Metric, and ate there once a week at least. I live in RR, so very happy they have on close now.

Pretty good

Reviewer: Jason

Review Date: 09/26/2006 03:57PM

Rating: +2/+3(Goooood)

The food is good; typical breakfast fare. It's served quickly, and the prices are better than other places. I have no complaints with Cafe Java.

Wonderful atmosphere, tea/coffee and service

Reviewer: Clickster

Review Date: 05/10/2006 05:18AM

Rating: +3/+3(Great)

I've been to Cafe Java probably 20 times and have always had a fair priced meal with hearty serving portions. The staff is friendly even when busy, which they usually are. I've met several clients and friends and would highly recommend it for small meetings. It's so convenient from just about any where Northwest. It's like your own small cafe you could call home for a break and for business.

Good food, crappy service

Reviewer: jwylies

Review Date: 02/28/2006 03:37AM

Rating: +1/+3(Not bad)

I've been in the RR location multiple times now. I keep giving the place chances because the food is good and convenient to our home. But the service sucks. Just tonight the server took off with my tea glass to fill it and never returned. She was then off "huddling" with her work mates. That seems to be the deal - a bunch of teens and early twenty somethings having a party time at work. All of the time. Every time I go in there. These folks are going to be out of business soon from the lack of service and paying folks for doing very little.

cafe java is now open in round rock also

Reviewer: lorac

Review Date: 02/04/2006 01:52AM

Rating: +3/+3(Great)

cafe java has great food and great coffee. Now in round rock on Gattis School Road in the Randall's shopping center

Reviewer: frequent eater

Review Date: 10/25/2005 05:17PM

Rating: +3/+3(Great)

This is simply one of the best eateries in town. Great food, cheap prices, good atmosphere.

The only downfalls include no alcohol served, and hours limited on weekends.

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