Coffee House & Gifts
Founders Adel and Diane Shadi loved comfortable and friendly coffee shops and for years had wanted to open one of their own.
In September, 2007, Java Central opened its doors. Westerville and the surrounding area soon discovered us and loved what they saw, and Java Central became well established.
JANE and RALPH DENICK were Java Central regulars who loved the ambience, the wonderful service and, of course, the best coffee around. In addition, they were longtime Westerville residents who truly believed in Uptown and the arts, and somehow wanted to combine them.
In 2009 they jumped at the opportunity to become partners in Java Central, soon adding the Java Art Gallery and weekly Live Music to the cafe.
After three years, the Shadis decided to move on, and Jane and Ralph became sole owners in 2012.
Java Central Coffee House is a large and comfortable coffee house that features custom roasted coffee, warm customer service, unique gifts and jewelry, art by local artists and free live music.
What's not to like?