CALLE 10 BETWEEN 5TH AND 10TH AVE
Playa del Carmen, ROO
Java Joe's isn't just a coffee shop and lunch emporium; it's a Playa del Carmen institution with an international reputation. Enthusiasts reviews in travel publications such as Fodor's, Travel and Leisure, Expedia and Lonely Planet have guided visitors from around the world to this hot spot, where local divers and divas gather for coffee, croissants and conversation daily from 6:30 am to 11 pm.
Joe's coffee is a custom Veracruz blend developed by owners Ronnie and Joel Gersh before they opened their doors for business in 1997. First-timers are drawn to Java Joe's its famous coffee, but they're soon captivated by some of the friendliest atmosphere and most interesting personalities in town. Visitors and locals mingle at the coffee "bar," which provides front row seats for checking out and commenting on the lively street scene.
Get your caffeine fix with a cup of Java Joe's house blend or slowly savor an espresso, cafe latte or frothy cappuccino. On hot days, ice-blended coffee drinks provide a refreshing pick-me-up.
Java Joe's also offers breakfast and lunch dishes to suit all tastes. Their specialties are new York style bagels and a variety of sandwiches. You can get everything to go -including made-to-order box lunches for day trips - or stick around and meet some of the locals who have favorite delicacies named after them: Abyss Dave, Diego and Pia nosh on their namesake bagels almost daily.
Best of all, Ronnie and Joel can usually be found at the center of all the action, dispensing insight and information along with some of the finest coffee in town. Don't miss an opportunity to join the gang at Java Joe's and experience Playa's morning institution yourself.