Java Junction - A quick stop on 3009 for coffee in Schertz, Texas.

Real Estate Agent with Kimberly Howell Properties (210) 646-HOME

Java Junction - 17361 Bell North Dr #115, Schertz TX 78154

photo courtesy of me and the iPhone

Coffee is the fuel of any good Realtor®.

As a real estate agent, I spend a lot of time drinking coffee on my way to appointments and am always looking for a new java fix.  I have driven by Java Junction on 3009 in Schertz at least once a day for the past month and finally decided to swing by there and see what it was like.  Located in a very unassuming little strip mall on 3009 between I 35 and FM 2252 (map), Java Junction is just a short hop away from my office and with it's location is a prime spot to add to my list of favorite local businesses.

So how did they perform?

Coffee for me is a strange beast.  I can drink cheap homemade coffee, fancy espresso drinks, and even the occasional instant coffee.  I just like the flavor in general.  My drink of choice when getting it to go is either gas station brews (Valero being my local favorite) or lattes.  As I entered Java Junction, I noticed one thing rather quickly - it was a little dark in there (it's semi cloudy today).  That may seem like an odd observation, but what I noticed was that there were no lights on.  This obviously could be for several reasons, but I was hoping it was to conserve a little bit of electricity.  It wasn't so dark that it was annoying - just something I noticed.

I ordered up a latte and the two girls behind the counter were fast and friendly.  One thing I've noticed in some independent style coffee houses is that the staff sometimes can be a bit too "this is my summer job and I don't really care about it."  This wasn't the case with the girls at Java Junction.  My order was placed and in my hands in no time at all (I was the only customer when I went in).

I'm sitting in my office right now drinking my latte and it tastes great.  Not the best coffee I've ever had (in all fairness I've had some of the world's best coffee in my travels - two of my favorites are at myhotel Bloomsbury in London and Hotel Atlantic Kempinski in Hamburg, Germany), but delicious none the less.  If you're looking for something outside of Starbucks for your latte, Java Junction is a great option when heading down 3009 in Schertz.  Their menu board also had a wide array of smoothies, sandwiches (including paninis, my all time favorite form of the sandwich), and pastries.

If you're in the Schertz area or find yourself traveling down 3009, check out Java Junction.

Java Junction

17361 Bell North Drive, #115

Schertz, TX 78154

(210) 653-4555

Comments (8)

Brian Burke
Kenna Real Estate - Lone Tree, CO
Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate

Matt - I don't drink coffee, but I may need to start at some point... ~Rita

Aug 10, 2009 07:49 AM
Kristin Moran
Owner - RE/MAX Access - - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397

Hi Matt - I love that little spot - wish he had a few more people in the empty spots next to him....perhaps soon.   Just checking in & saying hello from the beach! I now feel guilty that I have 2 business posts left to do...not sure if those will happen. 

Aug 10, 2009 10:59 AM
Matt Stigliano
Kimberly Howell Properties (210) 646-HOME - San Antonio, TX

Rita - I can't live without it, I may need to stop at some point.

Kristin - Yeah the strip mall does need a few more shops.  Would be nice to get a few more commercial shops on our end of 3009, I hate driving down to 35.  Hope you're having a blast at the beach.  Thanks for my birthday cake and party on Friday!  Nice to have an office like this one!  Write a business post on something out there - it's local, just not local to you, but our residents still go there, so it would still be relevant!

Aug 10, 2009 03:23 PM
The Somers Team
The Somers Team at KW Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA
Delivering Real Estate Happiness

There is nothing better than a great cup of coffee.  Am about to have a strong cup this morning !

Aug 11, 2009 10:35 PM
Sheila Moran
RE/MAX Access (Garden Ridge, San Antonio, New Braunfels) - New Braunfels, TX, RE/MAX Access, 210-32

and if I was gonna be a coffee drinker, this is the place that I would go :)

Aug 16, 2009 05:06 AM
Matt Stigliano
Kimberly Howell Properties (210) 646-HOME - San Antonio, TX

Chris and Stephanie - I can't do much without a cup of coffee in my hand.  I swear it even makes me a better driver.

Sheila - It's probably not good that I tried it out.  Now I know that there's coffee not to far from the office.

Aug 16, 2009 05:40 AM
Robin Rogers
Robin Rogers, Silverbridge Realty, San Antonio, Texas - San Antonio, TX
CRS, TRC, MRP - Real Estate Investment Adviser

Hi, Matt:

I haven't tried Java Junction yet. I'll have to check it out if I'm ever stuck without my morning espresso.



Sep 15, 2009 12:50 AM
Matt Stigliano
Kimberly Howell Properties (210) 646-HOME - San Antonio, TX

Robin - It's a nice little place.  Because there's not much going on right there (the strip center is a little empty), I hope they're doing enough business to continue.  They definitely are friendly and you get great service.  Let me know if you're ever over there - if I'm at the office, I'll swing by and say hello!

Sep 17, 2009 02:13 AM