Jittery Joe’S Coffee Roaster

Space for 2 Rigs
30 ft max
3 nights maximum

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  • Slideouts Allowed
  • Generators Allowed
  • Barbecues Allowed
  • Lawnchairs Allowed
  • Pets Welcome


  • Wifi
  • Pull-Through Parking
  • Tow Vehicle Parking


Athens, GA. 5-7 minutes from the University of Georgia. 10 minute walk to downtown Athens. Paved parking area . Trees you can sit under. Fenced property. We are a small coffee roaster so there is wifi and good coffee! Fair warning we are near an active railroad track and the engines love to blow the airhorn. Other than that it is a peaceful and quiet neighborhood!

House Rules

Just behave like an adult guest. Be courteous and polite to neighbors and staff.

Access Road Conditions

Paved, easy in and easy out.

Tow Vehicle Parking Details

Next to vehicle.


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Athens, GA, United States of America

Suggested Local Attractions

University of Georgia. Downtown Athens. Terrapin Brewery. Creature Comforts Brewery. Normaltown brewery, Athentic Brewery, Cine Independent movie house. Georgia Theatre. 40 Watt Club. Hendershots music venue cafe and restaurant.

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References for Jittery Joe’s Coffee Roaster


October 2021

Great stay

Great stay again. The smell of the coffee roasting is glorious as is having fresh brewed coffee steps away.


September 2021

Great stay at Jittery Joe's, Barber Street, Athens

Always cordial, great coffee, we love it there!


September 2021

Very Grateful!

Host and staff were very helpful, had a great night!


September 2021

All to Ourselves

We stayed for the three nights. Loved having the whole property to ourselves for our first two nights. Hung out on the picnic tables. The train didn't bother us. We walked to downtown and hung out. Actually visited two other Jittery Joe's as well; downtown & five points. Love their coffee and the staff in all three locations were friendly.


September 2021

Great stay.

This was my first boondockers welcome stay. Was terrific. Lots of room to maneuver. Gave me a gate code to come and go after hours. Was terrific rolling out of bed and grabbing coffee at your doorsteps. Grabbed some beans for the house too while I was there. Staff that worked there were all the nicest people possible. It is right next to the train tracks, it was pretty active the first night I was there (a weeknight) but it was not as active on the weekend.


August 2021

Great place to camp over night

Perfect place to have morning coffee
And short walk in to town for lunch or dinner
Jittery Joe's are great host and take few pounds coffee for your
Thanks Chris, Theresa, Cat and Franklin our great dane


July 2021

Jittery Joe's was great

Along with a flat area (large private parking lot) you got free WiFi (stay close to the building) and a cup of delicious coffee in the morning. They were so nice and I got a little lesson in coffee roasting. I would definitely stay here again.


July 2021

Super Location, Great Coffee, Nice Folks

Sizable and secure parking lot with access to picnic tables. Excellent coffee roasted and sold onsite. Easy walk to town with plentiful restaurants and bars. UGA is a pleasant walk. The staff at Jittery Joe’s are very kind and helpful. For the train — earplugs helped. Athens is a gem and there is much to do in the area. BTW a few miles away, the Water Reclamation Plant on Barnett Shoals Road is a free RV dumping station!


July 2021

Open area, fairly level

Enjoyed the brief visit, appreciate the large concrete area to park. Everyone we saw there was helpful. Trains noise was limited to 2 evening trains only. Hope to come back again.


June 2021

Wonderful host

Friendly, helpful and perfect location for visiting UGA. Great coffee!! Thanks!


June 2021

Great Stay!

The staff was very friendly and helpful. The location was very quiet and peaceful.


May 2021

Great spot!

Memorial Day weekend so no coffee roasting... everyone gets a holiday! Didn't get a chance to meet our host but the staff on site when we arrived on Friday afternoon was terrific, and Steven stopped by after the roasters went home to be sure we were all set. Wifi was awesome, trains not an issue at all. Thanks again for hosting!


April 2021

Great spot, friendly staff & amazing coffee!

Great spot that is fenced in and secure. Very close to downtown. We were away most of the day and didn't get to meet bgooge but the staff was so friendly. We purchased some coffee beans to take home since there nothing like fresh roasted coffee. Thank you so much for the hospitality!!!


January 2021

First BW stay

I have to agree with the other comments here, this is a great location near downtown Athens. I was in town visiting family and it was a perfect location
Unfortunately, I was there over the New Years holiday, so the coffee shop was closed all but one day. I also didn’t get to meet Bgooge. Hopefully next time!
Highly recommend! The trains were great! Only heard one after bedtime.


October 2020

Friendly people Great location

Welcome from the beginning. Huge parking area. Plenty of room to maneuver. Downtown. Short walk to the attractions. Fenced in so security is not an issue. Great place for morning coffee. Definitely a gem. Thank you again for the stay.


October 2020


This was a surprise for us, We are used to staying in Rural areas, this was right in Athens with an industrial area close by and heavy residential. We were directed to a large parking area that made turning around very easy. You feel very safe here in a fenced in parking lot behind their building. 15 Amp electric was a surprise, Coffee is delicious to drink. The greatest part is the smell of the coffee roasting all day. Days later the smell is still in your memory. Vernon is one of their employees who delivers coffee to the down town areas by motor scooter. He visited with us before he went home and told a lot about the coffee, the business and the location. Thanks Vernon for making our stay more special. The train is alive and well, yes it will awaken you at night but that is part of the charm. We like trains and never feel alone when you can hear one. Thanks Jittery Joes Walter and Beth


August 2020

Good coffee and stay

Thanks for a good night and great coffee.


June 2020

Nice area

Nice spot, a short walk to a pretty park. Friendly hosts.


June 2020

Would definitely stay again

Good place to stay in Athens. Bought coffee and Jittery Joe's t- shirts for gifts. Fun. Quiet. Not bothered at all by the trains. Would definitely stay again.


March 2020

Warm welcome from staff

The staff, workers and roasters, greeted us warmly, when we arrived late afternoon. We always look forward to a good visit there, which we had, and we spent a cool, quiet evening in our site. No doubt the train engineer knew of our presence, since he tooted his horn several time to say hello; we slept through some of his hellos. Since we have stopped there for years and years, we felt, once again, at home. Thanks,Jittery Joe!


February 2020

Great Location and Amenities!

We stayed 2 nights - great location, walking distance to downtown and University in a quiet, safe neighborhood. The parking area is huge and we were the only ones there.The host offered to keep the restroom open and lock the gate to the area. As a bonus, there was a market in the parking lot on Saturday and we able to purchase ground coffee to take with us. (We were also served Jittery Joe's coffee at a local restaurant!) Communication was easy - we would definitely stay again!
Thank you!


December 2019

Good to the last drop!

C...an't say enough good about our stay at JJ's!
O...ur stay was highlighted with a friendly staff of JJ's to make us feel welcome!
F....or the first time in years, we heard no trains at night while we were sleeping.
F...orget the noisy leafblowers who did their work at 7 in the a.m.
E...very part of our stay was to our satisfaction!
E...xpect us to return in March on our way back to Canada!


September 2019

Thumbs up!

Had a great experience!


September 2019

Great Spot!

We loved waking up to delicious coffee. The employee of the coffee shop was super friendly and helpful. The train came by a few times, but didn’t bother us. We’d definitely boondock here again!


May 2019

Awesome stay in Athens!

Our first boondockers overnight stay. It was perfection. A quick walk downtown and tons of hip restaurants and brew pubs. I can’t forget to mention the coffee! Bought 2 bags to give as gifts but don’t think anyone will be getting them. Lol. Thank you Mr Jittery and crew for making us feel right at home. I sure hope we can come back someday.


May 2019

Wonderful 2-night stay; host was very accommodating.

I stayed here for 2 nights and wouldn't hesitate to request coming back. The parking area is a huge paved lot behind the main buildings, so you're tucked out of the way of the business & customers. But there are picnic tables you can use, and they will even leave the restrooms unlocked for you if you want them to do so. The aroma of the roasted coffee is just wonderful! They are right next to the train tracks, and they are freight trains that go through... quite often, in fact. But that, for me, just added to the "fun" of this stay.


May 2019

Fantastic Location, Great Coffee

Really enjoyed our stay in Athens. Plan on returning. The location is very convention to downtown. Also the security of the fenced lot and locked gate was nice. There is plenty of space and is a big concrete unmarked parking lot that would fit any rig.


April 2019

Great experience again

Thanks for the stay!


April 2019

Jittery Joe's

Thanks for letting me stay in your safe and secure spot. Arrived after they closed, and left before they opened.


April 2019

Great spot with very friendly host!

We met a member of his team. He is a very friendly man and helpful. He gave us great recommendations for pubs, restaurants downtown. The coffee is delicious! There was a farmers market on Wednesday afternoon by the brewery. We recommend this place for staying over for visiting Athens.


March 2019

good coffee day

Our 1 lb Indian Samatra coffee was as good as our stay at JJ's! We'll be back for more!


March 2019

Convenient safe location

The wife and I stopped in for a night and enjoyed the convenient location and security of a gated lot. It was also nice to wake up to a fresh cup of Joe!


February 2019

Great stay

This was our first time using Boondockers and couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Great location, walkable to everything, gracious hosts. Loved it!


January 2019

Fantastic hosts and great location

This was our first visit to Athens. The team at Jittery Joe's roasting co couldn't have been more friendly, accommodating and helpful. They gave us great recommendations for pubs, restaurants and local flavor. The coffee is delicious! There was a winter farmers market that started at 11am on Saturday morning. We had a lovely connection with the woman who hosts the market. Purused the wares and met more great people. This was our first boondocking experience, And it was terrific! Would definitely come back. The proximity to town was an easy walk.


January 2019

Wonderful stay!

This was our first stay as boondockers and hopefully won’t be our last at Jittery Joe’s. The location was nice with a large fenced paved lot. Our hosts were friendly and accomodating.
We heard two trains before falling asleep and then blissful quiet the rest of the night. We didn’t find the train noise intrusive at all. Waking up to great coffee is a major plus. Yes, we felt a bit spoiled. We liked the coffee so much we bought some to bring home!
Our only regret is having to cut our trip short due to some issues with our house batteries. We look forward to boondocking at Jittery Joe’s in the future!


January 2019


With all the traveling and all the strife,
Jittery Joe's brought a light into our life!
From Canada we came to escape the cold,
It's warm in Athens as we've been told.
And then the choo-choo lights start blinking
and the railroad trains whistle gets you thinking
About the trains you heard when you were a kid
To be cranky about them, God forbid!
So no more do they keep us awake
Cause we're used to it now; our stay is great!


October 2018

Great stay!

Large cement site to park, gate closes at 6pm and then the dogs got to run. Friendly staff great coffee. We and the dogs walked to town, very eclectic college town. Dog where welcome in all outside seating. The trains are loud but would recommend this host!


October 2018

Quick overnight. Great hospitality.

A staff member, working late on a Saturday evening, opened the gate for us, escorted us to our parking spot, offered us refreshments and use of an outdoor patio table, and even found us a power cord. Very gracious.... Location is mixed residential and industrial, so using a generator is no problem..... Convenient to the University of Georgia, as well. Be sure to go on line and buy some coffee as a way of saying 'thanks'


September 2018

Wonderful stay in a great location!

We stayed two nights at Jittery Joe’s. Location was perfect - a quick walk to downtown bars, restaurants, and UGA. Plenty of space in the lot with some shade in the afternoon and the fact that it was a pull-through spot was a plus. As other reviewers have mentioned, the train is very close and comes by a few times a day but it’s not a big deal. Best part is there’s no need to make your own coffee in the morning - just walk out your door and into the coffee shop! Thanks Bgooge! We will definitely be back!


August 2018


Tis is our 2nd visit wit Jittery Joe's and we loved it even more. All staff are so welcoming and friendly. Had a great nights sleep and some delicious coffee in the morning. Highly recommended as a stopover or for great coffee! Thanks again guys!


May 2018

Good location

Enjoyed our 1 night stay. It was conveniently located to things we wanted to do and the locked gated lot made us feel secure.


May 2018

Great Spot!

We were lucky enough to spend the weekend at Jittery Joe's, and had a great experience. The parking area is walking distance to an adorable downtown area, with parks, art, music, etc. Plus, it's a coffee shop! All the staff we met were friendly and very helpful in finding things to do and places to eat around town. The trains do like to blast their horn at all hours, but we were able to relax and sleep just fine. I do hope we can come back in the future and spend more time with these wonderful people in Athens.


April 2018

Unbelievable hosts and location.

We booked to stay 2 nights at Jittery Joes Coffee Roaster and could not believe our luck when we turned up!

Not only is this location less than 10 minutes walk to Downtown Athens, but the staff (and owner) were amazing and helpful with everything including local recommendations.

The smell from the roaster is incredible and the site itself is spacious and secure.

We bought lots of (excellent) coffee from Stephen (?) who was so informative and passionate about the coffee they sold.

Another highlight was meeting a local artist Vernon Thornsberry.

We would love another chance to stay there again! Thank you guys!


November 2017

Great place to stay

This was our first Boondockers Welcome experience, and it was great! Bgooge was so friendly and accommodating. We parked in the private, secure (gated) lot outside his coffee roasting business. Yes, the train goes by and makes a bit of a racket, but we only heard it twice -- just before we went to sleep (around midnight) and in the morning. No big deal. The location's fantastic -- just a quick walk to a handful of restaurants (we ate at Grit, which we'd recommend), and a bit further on to all of downtown Athens, the university, etc.

Thank you, Bgooge, for a wonderful stay!

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July 2017

Long day and a great place to land

Heat index was in the 100s... grateful for the shade and being able to run my generator. I think it will cool off enough to sleep with everything open. Staff here is wonderful and accommodating. The aroma of this place is intoxicating. Looking forward to my morning brew before I hit the road. Thanx so much!


November 2015

Coffee, rain and #[email protected] Generator!

Raining when we got there, but the coffee shop was still open. Our host was very friendly, came out in the rain to show us where we could park. Lots of choices. Our generator acted up in the morning so we took off in search of an Onan dealer... We’d definitely return and hopefully in better weather. These hosts are SO invited to visit us in Canada.


February 2015

Great Stop Over

Great space, staff and coffee. Has a few trains for entertainment, but kind of fun. Coffee Roaster and staff were nice to talk with. We will stop again and again.


December 2014

Great spot in Athens!

This was our first Boondocker experience and it was a positive one. The location is a coffee roasting facility--no need to worry about brewing your own cup in the mornings. The staff was very welcoming and friendly! There is a fence around the parameters that made us feel safe. It is near an active train that can be very loud (and long!) at times. Lots of space to park your camper and is close to the downtown area. The owner/fellow Boondocker introduced himself on the last night we were there and was very friendly. We would definitely stay here again.


August 2014

Made me feel completely welcome and at ease.

This was my first time contacting someone through 'boondockerswelcome.' My host was super responsive, super friendly and gave me a great place to park my rig for a couple of days. The location is a business and very walkable to downtown Athens and great places for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

It's close to train tracks which is a plus as far as my wife and I are concerned. My friend commented... "Enjoy the trains! That's the old Seaboard Airline's mainline from Richmond to Birmingham, now CSX. Those tracks first came through Athens in the 1880's."

I would most certainly stay here again as long as the welcome mat is still out.

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