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Donkey Coffee

17 West Washington, Athens, OH
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Ranked #10 of 106 Restaurants in Athens
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Most recent review
- Jul 21, 2014
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English first
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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
70 reviews 70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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12 reviews 12 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 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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Willoughby, Ohio
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

This is an outstanding coffee shop. I wish my town had a coffee shop like Donkey Coffee. The service was outstanding, the staff knowledgable and friendly. I wasn't sure if I met the owner or not because everyone that worked there took such pride in the place. Besides being well run, it is a cool looking, funky place. If I... More

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