Java Mama

java mama

The Divas ate lunch at Java Mama, located at 5916 Covington Road, Fort Wayne. What a wonderful idea for moms and children to spend quality time together.

How different these young moms compared to us at that time in our lives (1960s). The only Mama we heard about was Mama Cass from the group The Mamas and Papas. Our maternity wardrobes consisted of moo moos and flower power.

Fast forward to present day and we have gone from Mama Cass to Java Mama. We thought the cafe and everything else it offered was great. There is a workout room, a place for children to play and a boutique called Essentials & Frosting, which was lovely, and of course the actual cafe.

The menu offers lattes, house coffee, hot chocolate and chai tea. There is also a breakfast menu consisting of sandwiches served on bagels or croissants. How does a Java Papa sound? This is an egg, cheese, turkey or turkey sausage on your choice of bread. Or maybe a Belgian waffle served with whipped cream. Yummy! There is also a large variety of baked goods… everything from biscotti to cupcakes to scones.

Now about the monster paninis, soup and salad. I had the turkey mozzarella on sun dried tomato bread and the most delicious, creamy clam chowder with a side of fabulous fresh coleslaw. Sandy had the gourmet grilled cheese on homemade wheat bread and thought it was wonderful.

Did I mention they also have a kid’s menu with everything from hot dogs to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches? Across the hall from the cafe is a lovely boutique, Essentials & Frosting, with beautiful clothes that all the mothers-to-be are looking forward to slipping into after their babies arrive (a definite upgrade from Mama Cass). This coffee house is great!

If You Want To Go

Hours: Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: Closed except for private parties

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About The Divas

About the divas: Divas Linda and Sandy have known each other for years. They graduated from North Side High School 1964 and 1965. Though their paths took many different twists and turns, they both are still in Fort Wayne, and share many of the same interests such as writing poetry and short stories. The duo also love to support small, local businesses and make it point to eat at the many nice restaurants that abound in the community. To contact the Divas, email

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