Java City Serving Up Sweets, Drinks & More for Students

By Jayci McCrory

Java City, affectionately referred to by students as the Java Hut, is the University of Jamestown’s coffee shop.

Located at the heart of campus in the Lyngstad building, students swing by throughout the day (even multiple times per day) for a quick caffeine fix or a sweet treat. Music from the baristas’ radio flows through the Student Engagement Center as the smell of coffee and baked goods entice students to come in if they didn’t plan to in the first place.

Barista Keith starts off with a fun nickname on the coffee collar for his friends that come by. Photo: Jayci McCrory

What does Java City have to offer? There are a variety of coffees, teas, smoothies, Italian sodas, and more. There’s also an assortment of candies and baked goods to pick from. Anything from muffins and bagels to gum and chocolate are available for students to snag and snack on throughout the day.

When is Java City open? Hours of operation on this establishment vary depending on the day. During the week, Java City is up and running from 7:30 in the morning until 8 at night. As far as weekends go, they have shop closed up on most Saturdays, but open back up for Sunday evenings. These hours are also dependent on if the University is open or not.

How do you get these goods? At Java City you can pay with cash, card, or Jimmie Bucks. Jimmie Bucks are either included with your meal plan, or can be purchased from dining services for a good deal. How many meals you get each semester correlates with how many Jimmie Bucks you have to spend. The more meals you get, the fewer Jimmie Bucks you get to spend on sweet treats at Java City or the C-Store.

Java City prepares a multitude of tasty treats, including this lemon poppy seed muffin. Photo: Jayci McCrory

Java City has plenty of sweet deals throughout the week. At Java City you can get a punch card for each time you buy a beverage, and if you purchase 10 drinks you get one free, BUT if you purchase a drink on Wednesdays you get double the punches in your punch card! Java City also does deals on their baked goods from time to time, either surprise or advertised.

All in all, Java City is a great place to stop in quick for a pick me up, or stay and chat over a warm (or cold) beverage with a friend.

The morning line-up: people wait patiently for their opportunity to get a morning boost of caffeine. Photo: Jayci McCrory

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