Over the past two decades, Java Shack has become Arlington's community coffee house. We are a cozy nook for neighbors to meet for outstanding, locally-roasted coffee "where everybody knows your name." "I think there is a surge of people wanting to go back and feel at home with coffee," long-time Java Shack "Godfather" Dale Roberts told a reporter from The Washington Post in July 2008.
We pride ourselves on our friendly staff and neighborhood tradition as the "Cheers Coffee House" of Arlington, as we were dubbed by a local newspaper back in 1997. Our baristas take the time to get to know customers' names and their drinks of choice, and have made "the Shack" into a beacon for friends, residents, and even out-of-towners. Whether folks want peace and quiet, or warm conversation, Java Shack is an oasis in an increasingly busy metropolis.
Because we are so committed to our roots as a community coffee house, we frequently aid local causes and assist Arlingtonians in need any we can. We are especially proud to support the following organizations:
• Animal Welfare League of Arlington (AWLA)
• Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment (ACE)
• Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS)
• Key School
• Lyon Village Citizens’ Association
• Clarendon Alliance
• Potomac Overlook Regional Park
• Arlington Arts Center (AAC)
• Squaddra Coppi Cycling Team