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Donkey Coffee

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17 W Washington St, Athens, OH 45701-2433
07:00 - 01:00
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Sat 08:00 - 01:00
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

really flavorful coffee - I had a mocha latte and it's one of the better ones I had. Would be a fun place to read or work but I was on my way out of town so I got it to go and strolled down the street.

Thank Z K
Athens, Ohio
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Wonderful folks. Great coffee. Enriching events. Life is good. It really is a coffeehouse in the best sense of the word. A place to write, have a conversation, or take in something coffeehouse-art-ish. Really a great enrichment to the community. Stands up to any coffeehouse out there.

Thank Socialcatalyst
Brewster, Ohio
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Got an Ice Coffee w/Hazelnut...was very good, not quite as strong as I like, so if you like strong get a shot of Espresso in it.

Thank Leslie C
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257 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

They do know how to make a great latte here and it has a great vibe! Students studying with their coffees all around and sharing the wifi. Entertainment in the evenings. Recycle friendly.

Thank TomGrandy
Ann Arbor
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

After a lovely hike in Hocking Hills State Park we made our way to Athens where we found a more desirable Ohio university where you would be a Bobcat...much nicer than a Buckeye I think. Found this great coffee shop. Want coffee? Get it here.

Thank Joaniestravelbuddy
Athens, Ohio
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Donkey is a nice place to hang out. Anybody who frequented a coffee shop when in college will instantly recognize that atmosphere -- a strange mix good and bad coffee (and teas) served by enthusiastic folks, plenty of low lighting and well-worn (but not grimy) seating. You can come to read, work on that assignment due tomorrow, or just watch... More 

Thank aniruhil
North Adams, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a quick trip here for coffee with family. We had two little ones with us and 4 adults. The staff was very accommodating, and the space is great for finding a quiet nook or playing one of their board games. Our party enjoyed all kinds of beverages - smoothies, steamers, iced coffee, and speciality drinks. Yum! If I lived... More 

Thank JessOnTheRoad
Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

I was visiting the Hocking Hills area and wanted to get some dinner in Athens. Came here for an after dinner coffee. I am so glad I did! It was a weekday night and not so busy. Great coffee and whatever they were baking for the next morning smelled magical too!

Thank dennedytr
Athens, Ohio
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Once of the very best places to hang out, relax and think in this intellectual-heavy university community. The Donkey is welcoming all the time to anyone; comfy couches invite you to relax; well positioned tables encourage conversation, or quiet contemplation. The owners opened this space for people; they practice what they believe by using locally-sourced foods, responsible ownership and stewardship... More 

Thank melody s
Boca Raton
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I love a good cup of joe and there are very few options for a good cup in Athens. Over the years of drinking coffee I have grown accustom to a good strong cup of coffee to wake up with and a good strong cup in the afternoon to keep me going till its time for bed. They have the... More 

Thank TravelingPatriot

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 W Washington St, Athens, OH 45701-2433
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: 740-594-7353

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?