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Donkey Coffee

17 West Washington, Athens, OH
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Ranked #8 of 107 Restaurants in Athens
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
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English first
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
78 reviews 78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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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
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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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
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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