The Java Break

  • 17 E. Seventh St. Lawrence, KS 66044
  • 785-749-5282
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Lawrence's only 24-hour sandwich shop is primarily a coffee joint (hence the name). Panini-style sandwiches (chicken pesto, veggie, etc), croissants with fillings like tuna salad, breakfast sandwiches and more are all served 24-7.

It also offers a cyber-cafe with high-speed Internet access day and night-free with drink purchase. Spacious patio and seating garden available.


Past events


Depot Redux 9 years, 11 months ago on The Java Break

Depot Redux loves the Java Break because they welcome passengers arriving at or leaving from the Lawrence Amtrak station. Java Break is open when the depot is closed. The JB staff are friendly, JB is convenient (only 2 blocks from the depot) and visitors get a nice feel about Lawrence while they wait for their ride or their train. Visit Depot Redux at We are here to help save the depot!

nobe 13 years, 8 months ago on The Java Break

I really like the drinks and the 24 hours, but if I could not have to listen to the same Nirvana song 4 times every time I go there that'd be fantastic. Seriously, the music's not that great. It seems like the flowchart criteria for picking music is something like:

1) Did I like it when I was in high school? 2) Are the lyrics "funny"? 3) Is it from a movie?

Seriously, it's a cut below 96.5 the Buzz. Maybe it'd be better if they played re-broadcasts of Loveline with Dr. Drew and STRYKERRRR!!!!

Cody 16 years, 3 months ago on The Java Break

I am gay and I think the owner is hot. I really like red heads and I think the coffee house being downstairs is neat.

kidmystic 16 years, 10 months ago on The Java Break

So many great things about the Break, but service kills them all. the night manager seems to hate working there and hates everyone that comes in. The super-cool, Lawrence-Emo-kid thing is good for a show at the Replay, but NOT cutomer service.

lolly 17 years, 9 months ago on The Java Break

The coffee sucks, but they charge full price for refills. The vibe is all its own, although if you are older than nineteen and do not like Bjork or Neko Case, you'll just sit there in one of those abysmally uncomfortable chairs and feel like you've expired.

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