Went here for lunch last week. Easy to miss the cafe as it's up a side street, refreshingly removed from the rather depressing main street below. The decor's simple but clean and the staff were really friendly and helpful.
I had the all day breakfast - though a mini-version - as the full one would have probably brought on a bit of post-prandial ! It was really tasty, not greasy at all, piping hot and accompanied by old fashioned slab white toast. The menu is a simple affair, but the chef prepares it all from scratch, even the sandwiches. The cakes and savouries looked lovely and inviting. Coffee was excellent.
I thoroughly recommend this place for a one-off or as a reglular lunchtime haunt.
Lovely little place Helen and Alun the owners are always friendly and have time for a chat,all the staff are really nice and helpful.Love the coffee and hot chocolate!!
Excellent soya latte for vegan travellers. Lovely cafe, friendly service. Not expensive. A little off the high street but the nicest little cafe in Newport.
We stopped for an afternoon tea and scone, Fresh, fruity, with a good pot of hot tea, generous portions, and wonderful friendly staff, refreshing stop, having walked around the town, - a homely café, that's able to deliver everything you would want from a tea and cake afternoon, good choices, and generous portions. would definitely recommend this as a welcome stop.
I was in Newport for a week and this was extremely local to where I was working and staying, the service I received was beyond anything I was expecting, polite friendly owners and staff, who always remembered my name and even my order. They have some delicious home cooked produce (their lamb stew was beyond anything I've tasted before!) and their Welsh cakes were amazing. Taking the time to ensure all their customers are well catered to and thoroughly fed. It is a pity I could not stay here any longer than a week as I would have found myself a new local lunch spot.
Their bacon and egg baguette was amazing! Stuffed to the brim with egg and a healthy dose of bacon cooked to perfection. They had no more bacon when I went to order it, but went out of their way to cook some for me.
Truly the best service I have received in a long time!
I have had some difficulty getting an order the way I want it. Let me explain.....I visited the café in August with my wife and daughter after visiting the gym and being a bit sensitive about calories and cholesterol, I ordered two jacket potatoes, one for me and one for my wife. My daughter chose a chicken and bacon baguette. Neither of us are great fans of butter and so when placing the order I specifically asked for the potatoes to be served without butter. We don't mind a little, but previous experience here told us that they like to put a lot of butter in their potatoes. My potato arrived first....I had chosen a Coronation Chicken Jacket Potato, which arrived with a good portion of Coronation Chicken, although it seemed a little light on mayonnaise, but wait, what is that yellow lump just underneath the chicken? - Butter!! Said butter extracted and deposited on the side of the plate, I proceeded to eat, while my wife and daughter awaited their orders to arrive. a couple of minutes later, the orders arrived. The baguette looked good and was nicely filled with chicken and bacon. Great! My wife had wanted a little mayonnaise with her potato (which is an option for the plain potato on the menu - Mayo or butter!) Her potato looked like half a standard jar of mayo had been placed on top of the potato and wait, what is that underneath the mayo? You got it, another slab of butter! So she not only had to waste probably a third of a jar of mayo, but another slab of butter also. Had our orders arrived at the same time, I might have taken some of the mayo to add to my Coronation Chicken, but sadly I was already have way through by the time the mayo spud turned up. However on the plus side - the potatoes were both cooked to perfection and were light and fluffy inside and the skin was not too crisp - Lovely without the excess butter and mayo!
It may seem to some like I am nit picking, and I accept that some people might like that amount of butter and Mayo with their jacket spud, and in many ways I am torn about leaving this review as I actually like the café generally - the coffee is always good and not too pricey, they do some nice cakes too if you're not watching your waistline, and the staff are mostly pleasant and welcoming. This incident will not stop me going to Java again; I may just be a bit more selective in my menu choice - maybe I'll stick to the cakes next time.
I visited Java and had one of the nicest coffees i have had.
I asked the owner about there supplier and he told me there coffee is roasted locally by James Gourmet Coffee.
This is a lovely independent locally owned shop in a city that is fast becoming full of chains and fully deserves a visit.
Alan and Helen, the owners, go that extra mile to ensure your visit is a memorable one.The home cooked food is excellent and the friendly welcome is guaranteed. We have visited the majority of coffee establishments in Newport and it is our opinion this is head and shoulders above the rest.
Nice home cooked food, good choice of menu, really good service that is always freindly and welcoming.
Beautiful coffee and wonderful home made pastries. Just had a perfect custard slice. Best I've tasted, And I've had many!!
I thought I would try this cafe as I am new in town and was fed up with the usual Costa, Nero etc. It was great on a cold, windy day, lovely and warm. Not too much in the cabinet but the food is made freshly in the kitchen. The staff were friendly and there seem to be quite a few regulars. I am going to make Java my regular cafe in town and will be back very soon.
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