We see ourselves as a true community coffeehouse; a gathering place for people of all ages and walks of life; an active partner making an investment of time, energy, and money to improve the community that sustains us.

The Java Shack prides itself on being more than a place to get a good cup of coffee. We have the friendliest staff in town and are proud to serve you and get to know you. The Arlington Courier Newspaper dubbed The Java Shack "Cheers Coffeehouse" of Arlington in April 1997. We earned this honor because we take the time to get to know our customers' names, drinks and sometimes their lives.

When you stop in, be sure to introduce yourself and let us get to know you or if you prefer to maintain your privacy, we will be happy to provide you a place to come and be in peace and quiet. (Just ask Marlena!)

We are 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 Civic Association
•  Clarendon Alliance
•  Potomac Overlook Park 
•  Arlington Arts Center Workshops
•  Squadra Coppi Cycling Team