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Donkey Coffee

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17 West Washington, Athens, OH
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Mocha in Ohio

Visited Athens for a day and had to find a local caffeine depot. Was nice not to see a Starbucks around. Donkey came highly recommend so it was our first stop. Amazing mochas and blueberry muffins!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kuch335
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Maineville, Ohio
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Maineville, Ohio
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Athens for a day and had to find a local caffeine depot. Was nice not to see a Starbucks around. Donkey came highly recommend so it was our first stop. Amazing mochas and blueberry muffins!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

In two trips to Athens, I've stopped at Donkey Coffee twice on my brother's recommendation - he's a student at Ohio University. Both times, I've been more than impressed with the coffee, ambiance, and staff at this local joint. It seems to be a great place to hang out as a student, with ample room for studying and weekly events... More 

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Thank Ryan L
Mesa, Arizona, United States
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

This is my stop when I'm headed back to Columbus from Pomeroy. My goal to beverage is a soy Spiced Power Chai. It's happiness and good karma in a cup! One of these trips, I'm gpimg.to make it a point.to spend some time inside their comfy location.

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Thank Maria F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Loved the atmosphere and the drinks I had the latte and my daughter had Chai tea and the next day we stopped back for a hazelnut latte. There was a lot of pride in the preparation of our drinks

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Thank ohiomom12
Muncie, Indiana
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

My husband owns a coffee shop, so we often check out other shops when traveling. Donkey Coffee (we haven't figured out the story behind the name) is the quintessential college coffee shop. The interior is dark, and has successive rooms that draw you in. The front area seems to be for chatting/socializing, the middle room for board games, music or... More 

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Thank SharonB919
Coral Springs, Florida
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

I am a coffee enthusiast so I love trying small coffee shops as opposed to corporate America. I ordered the monthly special... Vanilla iced latte. Good fresh coffee, no overly sweetened, and great service. Seems like a cool little hangout with outdoor seating and cool indoor vibes. I would definitely visit again if we are ever in town .

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Thank MrsHinton
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

My favorite place in all of Athens! <3 I'm not much of a coffee person, but when I need caffeine their spiced power chai is awesome. It has 2 shots of espresso in it...yummm :) most importantly, the atmosphere of Donkey cannot be beat. Come relax for an hour in a comfy chair with a book or bring your laptop... More 

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Thank Megan R
Athens, Ohio
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

This is a great coffe-watering hole uptown. A must visit place to enjoy the ambience & coffee (& eclectic servers)!!

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Thank S45701
Point Pleasant, West Virginia
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Love the iced tea in a tall glass and sitting up stairs on the patio. Their coffee can't be beat either! The atmosphere is great too.

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Thank BostonLovinGal
Columbus, Ohio
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

I stopped in at Donkey Coffee while in Athens on business based on the Trip Advisor reviews. They were right. The latte I had was the best one I have had in quite a awhile. I enjoyed it- my only regret was I got a small instead of large! If you like coffee give it a try when you are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 West Washington, Athens, OH
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Athens

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 1:00 am

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