$15 for $30 Worth of Organic Brews and Bites at Java Dive Organic Cafe

Cardinal Hills Estates

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In a Nutshell

  • Cordon Bleu–trained pastry chef
  • GIG Certified Gluten Free Restaurant
  • In-shop organic coffee roaster

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Plunge headfirst into a sea of organic, fresh-roasted goodness. Today’s Groupon offers $30 worth of naturally delicious brews and bites at Java Dive Organic Café, a caffeination station committed to creating imaginative espresso and latte drinks, cooking good-for-you whole foods, and providing options for the gluten-intolerant (all menu items can be ordered gluten-free).

The unassuming casual eatery churns out organic and fair trade coffee, an assortment of baked goods (battered and baked by a Cordon Bleu–trained chef), and dressings, salsas, hummus, baba ghanoush, falafel, gyro, organic helicopter parts, and granolas, all made in-house. Check your email on the free WiFi while spooning a light breakfast, such as the low-fat vanilla yogurt swirled with juicy blueberries and organic granola clusters ($3.45), a sprouted grain bagel with cream cheese ($2.75), or an all-fruit smoothie (the 12-ouncer contains a half pound of fruit, $6.25). Stop by on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and try Java Dive’s brunch, which features healthy twists (nitrate-free pork or turkey bacon, organic sprouted grain muffins) or the standard morning-taste menu options.

Java Dive's lunch menu has an array of stomach-filling selections including quesadillas, wraps, paninis, and salads (from $7). There are also vegan-friendly dishes, such as the hummus wrap: a garden-happy collection of organic hummus, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, tomatoes, and cucumbers ($7.50). Heartier fare is served on varying days and times, so it’s best to consult the lunch specials menu before visiting. Java Dive Cafe is open Monday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Reviews

Austin360.com says Java Dive Organic Cafe has “hands down, the best americano in Central Texas.” Yelpers give it 4.5 stars, and 79% of Urbanspooners like it:

  • A great find! Using almost all organic ingredients, they have an awesome selection of sandwiches, beautiful pastry case, and breakfast food. The coffee was delicious. – Kristin, Urbanspoon
  • Its [sic] become one of our favorite morning hang-outs – Judge, Urbanspoon

Telltale Signs of a Dive Bar

Java Dive is a healthy, fair trade coffee shop, so it isn’t a “dive” in the conventional sense. According to Intimidating Tavern Monthly, the trade publication for dive bars, here’s what a bar needs to be considered a dive:

  • the jukebox is open to anyone, but it’s understood that only the guy in the denim jacket uses it
  • several dead or dying bats somewhere on the premises
  • the manliest guy ever crying at the bar
  • elaborate sandwich menu—just for show
  • beers on tap must include two brands that haven’t been brewed since the ’70s
  • a bartender has a thick Chicago accent

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    Cardinal Hills Estates

    1607 Ranch Road 620 N

    Lakeway, Texas 78734

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