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Donkey Coffee

17 West Washington, Athens, OH
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Ranked #10 of 107 Restaurants in Athens
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Athens, Ohio, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Donkey has some very interesting places to sit, sprawl out to study or play games. In addition to the usual coffee house fares and delicious baked goods you might expect from a local coffee house, you'll find interesting music and people adding to the atmosphere. Donkey lives up to their slogan - coffee with a conscience. They are very supportive... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

ive had french press coffee from many places, but the flavor of their dark roast made the top of my list. they also had quirky little lamps on the tables and a chalk board with communal drawings in the bathroom (which I thought was brilliant and entertaining) Wonderful experience on a dreary rainy day

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Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Donkey delivers on having great beverages, particularly the Americano and brewed coffee. I am regularly underwhelmed by the service-it can be apathetic at times. They also charge extra if you use a credit card which can be annoying. The bakery case is often under stocked at the times I would consider a snack.

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Newport, Kentucky
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33 reviews 33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Better than a chain but nothing special. Expresso just ok. Chai average. Cute decor. Reviews were so good - I expected better.

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Nelsonville, Ohio
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

One of my favorite coffee shops in Athens. Have been a customer since they opened in 2002. They seem to promote the philosophy of fair trade sustainably sourced coffee, some of which is roasted locally. They also promote local art/music. Great community partners!

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Athens, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

Donkey makes great coffee, period. It is another Athens business with a social conscious, but super friendly with a great atmosphere. Go there if you have a chance it is worth it.

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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Fantastic place to "work from home" over the holiday! My mobile office today has great coffee and snacks. And 2nd floor window seat has great lighting and low music volume 8-5 (good for conf calls).

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Waverly, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

A cool vibe and great coffee! College students and townies alike frequent this place. Right off the main street, near campus.

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Columbus, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

This is one of my must-visits whenever I'm in Athens. Good fair-trade coffee, good desserts and snacks, with an emphasis on local ingredients. Definite college town atmosphere, with people hanging out and talking about academia, politics, what they're studying, etc. Makes me miss my grad school days. Although I've never been in Athens at the time to take advantage of... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Just a really quirky cool place to sit and have coffee and conversation. Has some sidewalk tables as well.

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Additional Information about Donkey Coffee

Address: 17 West Washington, Athens, OH
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Athens
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
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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