Why Coffee Is Better Than...

From the Java City menu in Bangalore, India:

Why coffee is better than women:

  • You can make coffee as sweet as you want.
  • Coffee is cheaper.
  • You can take black coffee home to meet your parents.
  • If you put chocolate in your coffee, it doesn't put on weight.
  • Coffee doesn't care what kind of mood you're in.
  • Your coffee doesn't talk to you, and doesn't ask you to talk either.
  • Coffee is good when its cold too.
  • Coffee never runs out.
  • You can warm it up.

Why coffee is better than men:

  • A cup of coffee looks good in the morning.
  • Coffee is out of your system by the morning.
  • Coffee smells and tastes good.
  • You can always ditch a bad cup of coffee.
  • No matter how ugly you are, you can always get a cup of coffee.
  • A big cup or small cup? It doesn't matter.
  • Coffee is ready in 15 minutes or less.
  • Never says "I have a headache."

Thanks to RYG for dispatching this post from the field. Keep 'em coming!


This is not a paper cup.

Mugs w/ the coffeehouse and bookstore logos are now on sale for 14.00 USD plus tax. They come in matte black or glossy periwinkle (I prefer to call it wisteria.)

Your first beverage is free and every time that you bring in your mug afterwards you'll get 50 cents off of your drink purchase. Good for the environment and your wallet!



served with a pickle spear. sorry, no substitutions.
*cold sandwiches available only during lunch from 11:30AM to 3:00PM

Vegetable & White Bean Hummus Wrap* raw spinach, carrots, and housemade white bean salad rolled in a flour tortilla.

Tuna Salad* light tuna blended w/ celery, onion, and mayo on 7-grain bread with spinach leaves and pickle.

Turkey, Swiss & Cranberry* sliced turkey breast and swiss cheese w/ cranberry-beet dressing and greens on 7-grain bread.

Turkey, Apple & Brie sliced turkey breast, Granny Smith apple, brie, and honey mustard on baguette. served warm.

Prosciutto, Basil & Mozzarella Panino prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, basil leaves, and olive oil on mini-ciabatta loaf. served warm.

Kale, Sundried Tomato & Mozzarella Panino garlic sauteed kale, sundried tomato pesto, and fresh mozzarella on mini-ciabatta loaf. served warm.

Classic Grilled Cheese cheddar on thick-sliced white bread.

Grilled Feta, Spinach, & Red Onion feta cheese, spinach, and pickled red onion on 7-grain bread.

Hot Reuben pastrami, swiss cheese, and thousand island dressing on rye bread. served w/ a side of sauerkraut.

Cuban Sandwich thin sliced ham and pork, swiss cheese, pickle, mayo and mustard on pressed ciabatta. served warm.

soup and salads

Garden Salad spinach w/ cucumber, red pepper, carrot. balsamic mustard vinaigrette on the side. small or large available.

Tuna Salad garden salad topped w/ tuna salad. balsamic mustard vinaigrette on the side. small or large available.

Quinoa Salad quinoa w/ shaved carrots, sun-dried tomatoes, and roasted cashews, in light balsamic dressing.

Black Bean Salad black beans with corn, red pepper, onion, and cilantro in a lime cumin dressing.

seasonal offerings, available by the bowl or in a combo w/ a salad or sandwich. served with bread.

winter soups in rotation: tomato, pumpkin-corn, lentil, tomato-quinoa, carrot ginger, white bean-kale

breakfast and baked goods

we are proud to feature sweet pastries and savory focaccia baked on-site by our experienced baker. the rest of our baked goods come from local businesses including Pollystyle, Sweet Rose Bakery, Heller's Bakery, Georgetown Bagelry, and Lyon Bakery.


Bagel w/ butter, jam, cream cheese, peanut butter

Oatmeal plain or w/ raisins

Polly’s Granola w/ milk or yogurt

Toast w/ butter and/or jam

Breakfast Sandwich brioche roll w/ ham and swiss cheese

PASTRIES AND BAKED GOODS (subject to sell-out)
  • Donuts
  • Muffins
  • Baklava
  • House-made Plain Croissants, Pain Au Chocolat
  • House-made Focaccia
  • House-made Danish
  • Biscotti (Hazelnut-Chocolate, Almond-Anise, Pistachio-Cranberry)
  • Cookies (Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Cranberry, or Peanut Butter)
  • Pies (Seasonal fillings)
  • Cake (from Pollystyle)
  • Rugelach, graham crackers, shortbread, and crispy rice treats (from Pollystyle)

drink menu

our coffees are roasted by Premier Coffee Roasters using Righteous Bean coffees which are organic and fair trade certified.

our looseleaf teas are cupped to order, from SerendipiTea, and are organic and/or fair trade certified.

we offer whole, skim, and soy milk for beverages and carry white sugar, raw sugar, honey, and Splenda as sweeteners on the side. all drinks are served unsweetened except where noted.

Drip Coffee (French Roast, Medium Roast/Single Origin), Café Au Lait, Espresso, Americano, Cappuccino, Latte

Yerba Mate, Chamomile Lavender, Gunpowder Green w/ Mint, Ban Cha (Chinese Green Sencha), Jasmine Green, Rooibos, Mint, Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Spiced Chai

Iced Tea, Lemonade, Orange Juice, Apple Cider

Vanilla Steamer Steamed milk and vanilla syrup

Hot Chocolate Housemade dark chocolate base (contains dairy) with steamed milk

Macchiato Espresso "marked" with frothed milk, served in a demitasse

Classic Cappuccino Two shots of espresso with 4 oz. of milk

Cafe Mocha Housemade dark chocolate base (contains dairy), espresso, and steamed milk

Chai Latte Housemade spiced chai with fresh ginger, mixed with steamed milk

London Fog Earl Grey tea w/ steamed soy milk and honey.

Yerba Mate Latte Yerba Mate tea w/ steamed soy milk and honey.

Hot Apple Cider No sugar added.

Iced Mint-Green Tea Sweetened with honey.

Arnold Palmer 1/2 unsweetened iced tea + 1/2 lemonade

Cold Brewed Iced Coffee Single Origin Regular or Decaf.

Iced Latte or Iced Mocha Freshly pulled espresso and cold milk poured over ice. With or w/o housemade chocolate.

Iced Chai Latte Housemade spiced chai w/ fresh ginger, mixed with cold milk.

We also serve a variety of bottled drinks including sparkling fruit juices, cane sugar sodas, and water.