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Your pledges will help us expand our community-focused restaurant featuring gourmet coffee, baked goods & delicious, affordable food.
Your pledges will help us expand our community-focused restaurant featuring gourmet coffee, baked goods & delicious, affordable food.
74 backers pledged $18,225 to help bring this project to life.

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Who We Are

Hi! We’re Scott & Joanna Johnson, owners of OCB Cakes/Java Junction.

Since 2011, we--with the help and support of our two boys--have served gourmet coffee, tasty breakfast dishes, and delicious baked goods to locals and visitors in historic Strasburg, located in the heart of Lancaster County, PA. Over the years, OCB Cakes/Java Junction has transformed into a community gathering place. We know you—our customers—and, just as importantly, you know us.

We’re like Cheers, except with coffee and bacon instead of beer.

Our New Location  

We’ve outgrown our space, so we’re moving to a larger location, just a block away from our current shop in downtown Strasburg.

The new Java Junction restaurant will allow us to provide an expanded breakfast menu—more bacon! We’ll add a lunch menu, themed dinners, like Southern Comfort Night, and live entertainment. We're also excited to offer:

Starving Artist Menu: In addition to our regular menu, Java Junction will feature a Starving Artist Menu with affordably-priced, café-quality food for anyone and everyone, whether you’re an actual “starving artist” working Lancaster’s vibrant arts and theater scene or a mom on a tight budget.

Pay What You Want Wednesdays: Sometimes a little thing like being able to take your family out to dinner means a lot—and sometimes even more. Our family has struggled in the past, and we know what it’s like to eat a lot of PB & J because there’s not much in the bank account. The new Java Junction restaurant allows our family the opportunity to give back to you, the community that has supported our business. 

We’ll invite you to join us for dinner on Wednesdays.

Bring family. Bring friends.

Pay what you want.

It’s that simple. Really.

We can’t wait for Wednesdays!

It’s Time to Make It Happen.

We’re already working hard to make our new restaurant location a success. We’ve obtained appropriate permits, received zoning approval, submitted paperwork to the Historical Board, and received approval for new signs.

Your Pledges Will Help Defray Specific Start-Up Costs.

  • Electrical Updates: Java Junction’s new building is charming…and vintage. Currently it features knob-and-tube wiring—a method common in the early 1900s! We’re investing $5,300 to update the electrical system to safely support the needs of a busy kitchen.
  • Heating & Air System: Guests deserve to enjoy meals in comfort, so we’re budgeting $5,800 for much-needed heating and air system improvements to the historic building.
  • New Kitchen: This Strasburg, PA building has never housed a restaurant. We’ll install a new kitchen, from plumbing and hoods to refrigeration and storage. The kitchen, which costs $7,200, will provide the equipment and capacity to efficiently serve you—and ensure that no one goes away hungry on Pay What You Want Wednesdays.

Wait, there’s more!

Money raised beyond our original Kickstarter goal will help us:

  • Fund additional Java Junction give-back-to-the-community events, like our planned 2015 Pay What You Want Thanksgiving Feast.
  • Build an indoor stage to better accommodate live entertainment.

Thank you for being the best ingredient in our kitchen! 

Great ingredients make great recipes. With your support through Kickstarter, we’ll have the ingredients to make the new Java Junction location a place where Strasburg’s residents and visitors will gather to enjoy delicious, affordable meals with family and friends. 

Scott & Joanna

A work in progress! Here's a sneak peek at what we are working on.

This is our wall of wood. Names will be burned into it, check out rewards #12 & 14
This is our wall of wood. Names will be burned into it, check out rewards #12 & 14
Great rewards, and our awesome kids too!
Great rewards, and our awesome kids too!

Risks and challenges

As experienced business owners in the food services industry, we understand there will be challenges. Those of you who know us—our family, friends, & customers—know we’re not afraid of hard work or long hours. We’re confident we have the work ethic, knowledge, and support to find solutions to whatever arises.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    *Postcard Pic of our new home, plus
    *A high-five or hand shake when you come in & a social media shout-out thanking you for your support!

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    Lunch Combo
    Your donation of $15 will get you one of our tasty lunch combos, includes sandwich, 1 side, a drink and dessert. Dine in or carry out

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    *Breakfast Combo with 24-ounce Latté upgrade, plus *Reward #1

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    No gift needed, just a contribution because you want Java Junction too!

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    Pick your Java:
    Select any 12 oz. bag of Java Junction Now I Can Function coffee flavor & we'll ship it right to your door! Plus reward #1

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    Limited edition T-shirt:
    Java Junction Now I Can Function tee--a cool design that will let others know you supported us!

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    Pledge $40 or more About $40

    *Limited edition Java Junction Now I Can Function Coffee:
    (1) 7 oz. bag of whole bean or ground (please let us know which you prefer) shipped directly to your door. This blend will be our Merci Beaucoup Roast, our way of saying Thank You. Plus,
    *Reward #1

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    No gift requested. Just a donation of $50 because you want to help us reach our goal!
    Thank you!!

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    Pledge $65 or more About $65

    *(1) dozen of our homemade biscotti, plus
    *(1) 2.5 oz bag of Java Junction Signature Blend coffee shipped to directly to you

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    (1) ticket to The Backers Ball:
    A preview night before the restaurant opens, includes appetizers, desserts, music & a sneak peek at what's to come!

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    2 Tickets to the Backers Ball! A preview night before the restaurant opens, includes appetizers, desserts, music and a sneak peek at what's to come!

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    Your Name Branded on Java Junction's Wall of Wow:
    We will proudly display your family name on our wood wall to show that you help support local business & our Kickstarter campaign! Thank You!

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    Pledge $350 or more About $350

    The Hot Seat- Your Very Own Personalized Seat at Java Junction:
    We'll wood-burn your name on the back of one of our chairs in the dining area. If at any time you come in & someone's in your seat simply tell them they are in your Hot Seat! They'll have to vacate the chair (or you can let them sit on your lap if you'd like). This will be a fun game for tourists and locals alike. We'll also post a sign in our shop explaining the rules!

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    Company Name Branded on Our Wall of Wow:
    Businesses, We want to show that we're grateful for your support. Your company name and phone number or web address will be branded onto our wood wall & displayed for at least one year or longer! Java Junction's new location is on Main Street in busy, historic downtown Strasburg, PA, making this pledge reward a fantastic advertising opportunity.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    *Backers Bundle:
    By far one of the best rewards we are offering!!
    (2) V.I.P. Tickets to The Backers Ball
    A preview night before the restaurant opens, includes appetizers, dessert, music, & a sneak peek at what's to come! Plus,
    *Rewards #1, #7 & #12

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    Pledge $800 or more About $800

    *Private Dinner for 10
    Java Junction dinner for you & 9 of your V.I.P.'s will include appetizer, soup, salad, main entrée & dessert. Date will be agreed on after the project is funded. Drinks and gratuity not included. Plus,
    *Rewards #1, #7& #12

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    Pledge $2,000 or more About $2,000

    *Party @ Java
    You have the entire place to yourself! Great reward for your company party or family holiday party. Bring along up to 50 people & we'll cater appetizers, salad, one main entrée, a side, & dessert. Drinks and gratuity not included. (Party is for a 3-hour reservation, date to be agreed on after project is funded) Plus,
    *Rewards #1, #7 & #12

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Funding period

- (35 days)