We were in the area and wanted something good to each for breakfast and had heard about Java Jive. So we looked them up and the experience was great. This quaint little spot on Ponce is a wonderful treat to the taste buds. After reading some of the reviews from this sight I had mixed emotions about go there but no more. This little diner that blends retro décor and charm with the new age St. Charles, Green woood and Highlands area without missing a beat. The service was terrific walked in on a Sunday at 11am, and sat right down. The hostess was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. My wife has the French toast, bacon, and biscuit. She loved it all and thinks that the food here is better than the Flying Biscuit. I am still in the air about that one. I had the buttermilk pancakes with a surprising cinnamon butter dollop atop, turkey sausage, grits, and coffee. The pancakes melt in your mouth with every bite, turkey sausage was a little salty but still very flavorful, grits were ok but I prefer Flying Biscuit. Coffee was the very best, you can taste the quality, and it was bold yet light with a velvety finish. Overall I would recommend this restaurant and return again. Sorry that so many people had a bad experience.
Pros: Food, customer service, and coffee
Cons: Parking, and cash only