Open for more than 10 years now, JAVA JIVE is especially popular on weekends, when theres always a wait. The Midtown diner has a retro 50s feel with Formica tables and vinyl seating. The staff, like the coffee, is bracing but excellent. Gingerbread waffles with lemon curd have long been the favorite here, although pancakes are good, too. And the biscuits have no peer. Are you getting the drift? Aim for the heavy carbs. The egg dishes are decent, but the kitchen is at its best carbing you up.