Fort Myers’ downtown district is cozy — just a few blocks full of shops, bars and eateries. So stumbling upon a coffee shop previously unknown to exist is a delightful surprise.
Java House is just a few steps away from downtown’s “main drag,” but this cute, comfy cafe is well worth the (very short) trip out of the way. Located at 1617 Hendry St., it’s a neighbor to the Cowboy Up Saloon and the Open Door Shoppes in the historic Robb & Stucky building.
The atmosphere is calm and quiet, and the inside of the cafe is small but airy with its high ceilings, making it a perfect place to stop and relax while downtown or settle in with a good book.
And attention iced coffee lovers: owners Mike and Sara Peters serve up a delicious cold brew on nitro, with many delicious flavors to choose from. The Peters’ coffee options are diverse for every taste bud with locally-roasted beans. The drink menu includes cafe cubano, cubano con leche, espresso, breve and many others. Tea fans aren’t left underserved; chai lattes and matcha lattes are on tap, too.
Besides coffee, the cafe serves up breakfast dishes, lunch sandwiches and wraps, and delectable pastries. Many of the options are gluten-free and homemade.
Java House is open from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.