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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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Richmond, Kentucky
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been going here for years and every time I'm back visiting my parents I always try to make it a point to come here. Good coffee, good music and some of the friendliest staff you will ever meet.

Thank Kelly K
Athens, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I live here and this is one of the best places in Athens to get great coffee, I always get an espresso when I am there

Thank danielboone24
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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An awesome local establishment, Donkey Coffee is a great place. The owners and staff are friendly and professional. The coffee is responsibly sourced and brewed to perfection. The atmosphere is cosy and laid back. Love their policy of acceptance of ALL.

Thank stamps
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I go to Donkey pretty regularly; sometimes for a quick grab-and-go cup of coffee and sometimes to work or enjoy the relaxing environment. It's everything you would imagine in a great coffee place to be: art on the walls, lots of tables and chairs, sofas tucked into corners, great music;it's just a warm, inviting place to be.

Thank Katherine H
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Rich flavors and an awesome environment makes for a perfect coffee break. The Donkey provides a cultural experience with art, music, local foods and coffee. The best place to meet up.

Thank Kimberly J
Cleveland, Ohio
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Athens, Ohio is known for its quirky allure and high-quality goods: both of which are found at Donkey Coffee, located uptown just a block or two away from the main campus green. The most "artsy" of all the coffee shops, Donkey has made its impact on this small college town in a big way. Coffee snobs can rejoice at the... More 

Thank JaymePollock
Perry, Ohio
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Awesome college town coffee shop. The interior is huge and people are spread out everywhere lounging, studying, talking, napping, chillin. The music selection while we were there was great, it was a Nirvana album, and it really set the tone for the chill vibe in there. There is a mix of people who all come together to enjoy good coffee... More 

Thank Jessjukerroberts
Athens, Ohio
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We only get coffees and cookies there so we do not have a wide range of experience with the place but what we do get, we really like. However, many of our friends like what Donkey serves just as much as we do and we know quite a few folks that go out of their way to get something there.... More 

Thank WJRothman
Highland Park, Illinois
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

The coffee was good, but nothing special. Maybe it's better than the competition in Athen? The coffee shop has many small rooms above the entrance and seating outside to drink your coffee and study/read.

Thank mark l
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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

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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
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, 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

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