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Donkey Coffee

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17 West Washington, Athens, OH
Today
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

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  • 17
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 1
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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
Soothing and Chill place for Coffee

When I first entered, I was immediately struck by how much I liked the place. It was warm, (both temperature-wise and decorum) and had some chill music playing. I wandered the shop as my coffee was being made. It was cool because it would flow room to room. It felt like being in your own house it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Amy J
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Athens, Ohio
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Athens, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

When I first entered, I was immediately struck by how much I liked the place. It was warm, (both temperature-wise and decorum) and had some chill music playing. I wandered the shop as my coffee was being made. It was cool because it would flow room to room. It felt like being in your own house it was so comfortable.... More 

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S. Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What a great selection of beverages and staff as well. I stop in almost daily; first due to the great chai but also because the vibe and staff are just really good.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Donkey Coffee is truly representative of the culture in Athens. Old, overstuffed chairs, sofas, and kitsch dominate the decor. The coffee drinks are excellent. If you want to experience Athens as I did in the sixties, this is the place to visit. They specialize in fair trade coffee, local pastries, and regional arts and crafts.

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Athens, Ohio, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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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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21 helpful votes 21 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
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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