We love this place. It’s has such a relaxing, welcoming vibe, and the food, cocktails, beer, and coffee selections are great. The outdoor and indoor spaces were carefully designed by owner and architect, Su, with input from his wife, Lynne. They have achieved in bringing to Houston, a Hawaiian island-type atmosphere, with the feel of Ohana (family).
The outdoor setting makes you feel as if you are in a tropical, beachy scene, with cool breezes provided by fans during the summer, and the warmth of cozy fire pits taking off the chill during the colder months. The outdoor tv makes this a favorite place to watch football and other sports. The indoors area is also comfortable, upbeat, pleasant, and good for meetings and events. We have attended several there.
Java Lava is also a great place to meet up with friends. Our sports team has adopted Java Lava as our venue for meetings, socializing, and reviewing technique/race strategy (we can hook up a laptop to the outdoor tv).
The owners and staff are genuinely warm and friendly, and definitely “give back” to the community, by hosting events to highlight the work of organizations such as the Galveston Bay Foundation. They also support budding engineers and local artists.
Now the food.... it is unique and unlike other places, is of high quality, and the portions are generous. After a hard workout, our fav is the Loco Moco plate, along with either a microbrew on tap or a passion fruit or pineapple soda. The Hanoi Coffee is perfect pre workout (it has protein, some fat, and carbs if you add sugar).
Everything, including the food and beverage selections, has been carefully thought out to bring island time and tastes of the world to the bustling Houston museum district. The coffee served is even from coffee beans, grown and hand-picked by the owners of Java Lava, Lynne and Su, who have a small coffee farm on Kona-Big Island of Hawaii. Like I said,
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