Bongo Java

★★★★☆
  • 2007 Belmont Blvd

    Nashville, TN 37212

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  • 615-385-5282

About Bongo Java

Hours
Monday To Friday From 07:00 AM To 11:00 PM Saturday To Sunday From 08:00 AM To 11:00 PM
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It is a good feeling to know that you can go to a place where everything seems to be fine, nothing can beat you down and everything that you smell and see can uplift you, this is the place to do all that.

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★★★☆☆

It is a good feeling to know that you can go to a place where everything seems to be fine, nothing can beat you down and everything that you smell and see can uplift you, this is the place to do all that.

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There are places that captures your personality and I have to tell you that this place right here captured, not only my personality, but captured my soul.

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★★★☆☆

There are places that captures your personality and I have to tell you that this place right here captured, not only my personality, but captured my soul.

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I've visited this location twice and each time I've experienced TERRIBLE, RUDE service and mediocre coffee. The last time I visited, the barrista wanted to argue with me about my order when I told her it was wrong; really? I will NEVER

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I've visited this location twice and each time I've experienced TERRIBLE, RUDE service and mediocre coffee. The last time I visited, the barrista wanted to argue with me about my order when I told her it was wrong; really? I will NEVER

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I go to Belmont University which is right across the street from Bongo. I stop in at least once a day and always enjoy my visit. It was difficult at first to get used to the laid back loose environment - sometimes the employees can seem rough around the edges but once you get to know them you can't help but like them. The food is great especially the Bongo Basic Breakfast! I highly recommend stopping in!

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★★★★★

I go to Belmont University which is right across the street from Bongo. I stop in at least once a day and always enjoy my visit. It was difficult at first to get used to the laid back loose environment - sometimes the employees can seem rough around the edges but once you get to know them you can't help but like them. The food is great especially the Bongo Basic Breakfast! I highly recommend stopping in!

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I started going here when they opened 15 years ago, and still stop by whenever I have a chance. Great, laid-back atmosphere, good menu, okay coffee. Great place to meet friends and relax over coffee and a bite to eat. Funky decor with changing art on the walls. Parking can be a challenge. Great neighborhood place, couldn't be more different than Starbucks, etc.

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★★★★★

I started going here when they opened 15 years ago, and still stop by whenever I have a chance. Great, laid-back atmosphere, good menu, okay coffee. Great place to meet friends and relax over coffee and a bite to eat. Funky decor with changing art on the walls. Parking can be a challenge. Great neighborhood place, couldn't be more different than Starbucks, etc.

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Had a nice time with a quality cup o joe;-)
Service was prompt, leaving no desire unfulfilled Being a people-watcher, I had my fill of creative types and professionals alike. Would recommend for the casual bean head

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★★★★☆

Had a nice time with a quality cup o joe;-)
Service was prompt, leaving no desire unfulfilled Being a people-watcher, I had my fill of creative types and professionals alike. Would recommend for the casual bean head

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Bongo Java is the place to go for coffee in Nashville TN. The atmosphere is comfortable, funky and original - with a big front porch outside and two floors of tables inside - this is what the coffee chains can't give you !

There is usually some interesting art on the walls, and frequently they have events at night.

From students hanging out to business people meeting - it's eclectic and fun.

PROS: Great coffee
CONS: Limited street parking

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★★★★☆

Bongo Java is the place to go for coffee in Nashville TN. The atmosphere is comfortable, funky and original - with a big front porch outside and two floors of tables inside - this is what the coffee chains can't give you !

There is usually some interesting art on the walls, and frequently they have events at night.

From students hanging out to business people meeting - it's eclectic and fun.

PROS: Great coffee
CONS: Limited street parking

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This coffee shop is wonderful. There are many differnt choices, and all great. They serve other things besides coffee as well. The are in a great location. It is a friendly place and is independently owned.

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★★★★☆

This coffee shop is wonderful. There are many differnt choices, and all great. They serve other things besides coffee as well. The are in a great location. It is a friendly place and is independently owned.

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This is probably the best coffee shop in all of Nashville. The coffee is great, service is efficient and friendly (and funny! Read all their little signs at the front counter and you'll find yourself giggling as you wait in line), and the atmosphere is comfortable and casual. We love to walk our dog along Belmont Blvd. and then stop at Bongo for some coffee, maybe a popsicle or snack, and read the SCENE. It's a great place to go to study or hang out.

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★★★★★

This is probably the best coffee shop in all of Nashville. The coffee is great, service is efficient and friendly (and funny! Read all their little signs at the front counter and you'll find yourself giggling as you wait in line), and the atmosphere is comfortable and casual. We love to walk our dog along Belmont Blvd. and then stop at Bongo for some coffee, maybe a popsicle or snack, and read the SCENE. It's a great place to go to study or hang out.

Pros: Perfect coffee and atmosphere!

Cons: Food not as good as Fido (Bongo's "sister" coffee shop)

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Surprisingly large menu for a coffee shop. Everything is very tasty. the staff is very fun and friendly. great location. great patio. great great great

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Surprisingly large menu for a coffee shop. Everything is very tasty. the staff is very fun and friendly. great location. great patio. great great great

Pros: great food! great location! great service! great drinks! great patio!

Cons: parking

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Bohemian coffee house, with the best outdoor deck in Nashville. I fell in love my first visit. great coffee, mochas, and menu (I recoment the Poultry Bomb)

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★★★★★

Bohemian coffee house, with the best outdoor deck in Nashville. I fell in love my first visit. great coffee, mochas, and menu (I recoment the Poultry Bomb)

Pros: free reading material, indoor and outdoor seating, a conversation piece unto itself

Cons: ocasionally difficult to find parking during the school season untill you learn the neighborhood

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I have been to Bongo Java quite a few times and every time it has been a great experience. I love the relaxed atmosphere of this place. The coffee is always good and the egg dishes are decent. You should definitely give it a try.

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★★★★★

I have been to Bongo Java quite a few times and every time it has been a great experience. I love the relaxed atmosphere of this place. The coffee is always good and the egg dishes are decent. You should definitely give it a try.

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The assortment of coffee is wonderful, cool atmosphere and a great place to get something different for breakfast. If you like it hot try the Juanita burrito!

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★★★★★

The assortment of coffee is wonderful, cool atmosphere and a great place to get something different for breakfast. If you like it hot try the Juanita burrito!

Pros: atmosphere, value, food

Cons: a little hard to find

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I'm new to Nashville. I was looking for a neighborhood cafe. I stumbled on Bongo Java. Wow! I've found it. Great atmosphere. Great coffee. Lots of outdoor seating. And surprising: really, really good food.

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★★★★★

I'm new to Nashville. I was looking for a neighborhood cafe. I stumbled on Bongo Java. Wow! I've found it. Great atmosphere. Great coffee. Lots of outdoor seating. And surprising: really, really good food.

Pros: atmosphere, coffee, sight seeing

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I live very near Bongo Java, and I love to sit there and watch the people. Who doesn't? Joker is my personal favorite...the man in pink who always smiles? You'll see him. Anyway, the lack of any buy-some-get-one-free card program is very upsetting. It shows a lack of customer appreciation, and conveys an ambivalent attitude toward repeat customers. Portland Brew has better coffee, and they have a frequent buyers card. I like the Bongo location and building much better, but I will gladly walk to Portland for a better cup and customer service.

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★★★☆☆

I live very near Bongo Java, and I love to sit there and watch the people. Who doesn't? Joker is my personal favorite...the man in pink who always smiles? You'll see him. Anyway, the lack of any buy-some-get-one-free card program is very upsetting. It shows a lack of customer appreciation, and conveys an ambivalent attitude toward repeat customers. Portland Brew has better coffee, and they have a frequent buyers card. I like the Bongo location and building much better, but I will gladly walk to Portland for a better cup and customer service.

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I was so disappointed in the service the last time I was there. My girlfriend and I were standing up at the counter preparing to order, when the barista starting talking to a patron just entering the place whom she obviously knew. She proceeded to take his order oblivious to our dropped jaws and hurt feelings. Bongo "West" definitely needs to spruce up its service. It can't live off the nun bun forever.

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★★★☆☆

I was so disappointed in the service the last time I was there. My girlfriend and I were standing up at the counter preparing to order, when the barista starting talking to a patron just entering the place whom she obviously knew. She proceeded to take his order oblivious to our dropped jaws and hurt feelings. Bongo "West" definitely needs to spruce up its service. It can't live off the nun bun forever.

Pros: Coffee, Traditional house, Food

Cons: Service, Exclusively young, Parking

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Bongo is the first, the essence, and the conscience of coffee culture in Nashville, TN.

HOW IN THE WORLD CAN YOU PEOPLE THINK STARBUCKS IS BETTER????????????

Come sit in my lap and lap a Bongo double-mocha latte.

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★★★★★

Bongo is the first, the essence, and the conscience of coffee culture in Nashville, TN.

HOW IN THE WORLD CAN YOU PEOPLE THINK STARBUCKS IS BETTER????????????

Come sit in my lap and lap a Bongo double-mocha latte.

Pros: Delicious, Quirky, Quintessentially Hip

Cons: Don't Own It, Must pay with $

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The drinks are usually good even though there are a couple of employees who are lousy at the drinks. The food is usually really good but kinda pricey. The crowd is young and is mostly artsy types, musicians, and college students. I like it mostly because its a really cool place to hang out. There's a lot of cool art hanging around on the walls and the tables are works of art in themselves. People are pretty friendly there and its even a decent place to meet other singles. I alos like to hang out on the front deck when the weather is warm. Its a cool place to hang with friends or to read a book, write some stuff, or whatever!!

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★★★★☆

The drinks are usually good even though there are a couple of employees who are lousy at the drinks. The food is usually really good but kinda pricey. The crowd is young and is mostly artsy types, musicians, and college students. I like it mostly because its a really cool place to hang out. There's a lot of cool art hanging around on the walls and the tables are works of art in themselves. People are pretty friendly there and its even a decent place to meet other singles. I alos like to hang out on the front deck when the weather is warm. Its a cool place to hang with friends or to read a book, write some stuff, or whatever!!

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Those lucky beans are obviously roasted with love. Each drop of freshly roasted and brewed coffee brings a smile to my face! Bravo Bongo!

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★★★★★

Those lucky beans are obviously roasted with love. Each drop of freshly roasted and brewed coffee brings a smile to my face! Bravo Bongo!

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Perfect for sipping coffee and reading on a cool autumn afternoon, or chilling out on the deck on a balmy summer night. I spent many an hour here during my Vandy years and never got sick of it. A great place to study, play a game of chess or just people-watch.

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★★★★☆

Perfect for sipping coffee and reading on a cool autumn afternoon, or chilling out on the deck on a balmy summer night. I spent many an hour here during my Vandy years and never got sick of it. A great place to study, play a game of chess or just people-watch.

Pros: Relaxed, Good coffee

Cons: Sometimes crowded

 

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