If something about Java's newest location in Hayden's Prairie Avenue Shopping Center seems familiar — foresty green paint is still visible along window frames — think Starbucks. Or maybe you remember the place as Caffe Capri. How will Java Hayden succeed where others haven't?
Longevity, for one. Dave and Lindsay Patterson opened Coeur d'Alene's original Java on Sherman more than 20 years ago, filling a niche the area didn't realize needed filling. Java became the go-to hub, essential to experiencing downtown. Last spring, they relocated and expanded their iconic coffeehouse a few blocks up Sherman Avenue, adding alcohol and a full lunch menu.
Now with its bigger kitchen capacity, Java on Sherman can supply the new Hayden location with a smattering of baked goods: Try the Lumpy Loaf-Fin bread of applesauce, apple chunks, walnuts, and raisins ($2.50), panini ($6.29) or breakfast sandwiches ($4.59-$6.29). The coffee? There's plenty of that, including our favorite go-to: a Bowl of Soul.
— CARRIE SCOZZARO