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205 E Ponce De Leon Ave Ste 5
Decatur, GA 30030
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Java Monkey - Decatur, GA
Java Monkey - Decatur, GA
Java Monkey - Decatur, GA
Java Monkey - Decatur, GA
Java Monkey - Decatur, GA
Java Monkey - Decatur, GA
Java Monkey - Decatur, GA
Java Monkey - Decatur, GA
Java Monkey - Decatur, GA
Java Monkey - Decatur, GA
Java Monkey - Decatur, GA

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Best

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, espec...

Worst

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 tu...

What's the fuss about? Are you kidding? 10/25/2009

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. Pros: Great staff, modern atmosphere, great drinks! Cons: a bit too small. more

espresso craft 8/3/2008

Java Monkey.\r \r I thought I'd hate it. Stupid name, I hear they have a wine bar, live entertainment, it's in Decatur etc.\r \r But I would wade through a thousand Decatur yuppies drunk on wine and chatting about their mortgages for just a sip of a Java Monkey latte.\r \r The staff seems to know their product. Not overly friendly (thank god, since I don't need a new friend just a cup of joe), they are quite efficient and talented. It seems a lot of the baristas have mastered simple latte art. The drink taste is heavenly. The perfect blend of good espresso and well crafted milk/foam served in a proper ceramic mug with accoutrement. \r \r If only I could enjoy it in a different environment.\r \r The store itself is very homey and lived in. A classic coffee shop vibe--secondhand furniture, dim lighting, folk art etc. then why does it attract so many damned yuppies? Lesbian yuppies with their newly minted families, straight yuppies from the condos around the corner, former hippie yuppies, hipset yuppies, fat yuppies, skinny yuppies. Yuppies as far as the eye can see....\r \r Maybe it's the wine tasting events? Maybe it's the inevitable SUV sized baby stroller just in side the front door? Maybe it's the ceramic cups? I don't know what it is but it's a strange mix.\r \r Reading other reviews makes me wonder who these people are? Other reviewers have said Java Monkey was dirty and shabby. Have you never left downton Decatur? The Greyhound bus station is dirty and shabby. The Java Monkey looks like the homes of most of my friends.\r \r If you want pretentious modern plastic furniture and brightly colored wall sconces go to Ikea.\r \r If you want a latte that will knock your socks off, go to the Java Monkey.\r \r (What is with that name? Really unfortunate) Pros: knowledgeable staff, great espresso Cons: avergae drip coffee and yuppies abound more

java what? 4/30/2008

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. Pros: price Cons: dirty place more

Not all that! 7/22/2007

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. Pros: near MARTA, good coffee Cons: hard to locate, dirty, run down, uncomfortable more

a place to put your feet up and relax, really 1/2/2007

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! Pros: location, coffee, tea, pretty much everything Cons: couches a little old and flat I guess more

Funky and full of surprises 10/27/2006

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. Pros: good music, great food and drink Cons: tight seating more

Best Coffeehouse in Atlanta! 10/16/2006

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!!\r Pros: Best coffee, great beer selection, wine tasting events and live music more

caffeinemonkey! 10/14/2002

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! more

It's got it all! 10/14/2002

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 Pros: comfy, excellent espresso, great sammy's more

Quirky like a coffeshop should be 6/16/2002

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. more
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  • The Scene
    A coffee shop that would rather be a lounge, Java Monkey is just cozy enough to escape being drearily hip. Textured paint, distressed mirrors and low-impact house music mix with...

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    Mon - Fri, 6:30am - midnight; Sat, Sun, 7:30am - midnight
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