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“Great Service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of College Hill Coffee Co.

College Hill Coffee Co.
6128 Hamilton Avenue, North Bend Road, Cincinnati, OH 45224
513-542-2739
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Ranked #531 of 1,750 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Cuisines: American
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Kentucky
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“Great Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

I went here with friends to hear an acoustic performance (Shiny & the Spoon... folk music? my first time hearing this, but I liked it) It was a welcoming atmosphere. All the servers know the menu selections very well and can be very helpful in making a selection. They didn't have any of the desserts I would have wanted, but my friends were all happy with their selections. Prices are on par with most other coffee houses. The gift shop area reminded me of cracker barrell, but with a more eclectic variety of merchandise. there were some comfy chairs and couches where the performance took place. Also, they seem to treat their performers just as well as their guests. It was a free performance and the way they mentioned about leaving tips for the band was professional and showed appreciation to the group. this is a good place to hang out with friends.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Westerville, Ohio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Good food, friendly service, locally owned”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

I like the College Hill Coffee Co. I have business in the area and tend to eat there 6-8X a year. The food is good and desserts are excellent.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“friendly on the outside friendlier on the inside”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

this little gem of a coffee/tea house on a busy corner is so laid back and easy. great coffees, deserts and light lunches/dinner servings along with a cozy setting of tables/chairs, overstuffed couches and chairs, all sorts of cute items for giving or keeping for yourself.
staff is excellent , matched by the kitchen staff.
good prices, great food and excellent relaxation.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Grove City, Ohio
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“please take "coffee" out of your name”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

I have never given anyting 1 "star"... until now. I always give a place 2 or 3 tries (everyone can have a bad day), before making a judgement. This place is near my home and work, so I really wanted it to be good. Plus I love good coffee.
Here's the thing... Their coffee is terrible. They use "Seven Hills" coffee which is actually a pretty good brand. I don't know what their process is for brewing, but it's not good. I've tried several different roasts and flavors and they all have three things in common: 1) It's weak 2) It's bitter (old tasting) 3) It's lukewarm (at best). The last time I was there, I asked for a fresh cup. Instead, they microwaved what I had and serverd it to me - that's unacceptable! I was told by the waitress that it had been made earlier that morning and they "just haven't sold a lot". They don't throw it away! They just keep serving it until it's gone! Again... Unaccepable!
For a company with "Coffee" in the name, you think they could brew a decent cup.
I did try one of their fresh brewed cappucino - flavorless and barely warm.
The food is mediocre at best. Not a good value.

Visited November 2011
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Starbucks meets Cracker Barrel; It's like Central Perk in "Friends".”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011 via mobile

If you are in the area, it's worth a try. The food menu is a predictable coffee shop fare- salads, sandwiches and quiche. Mostly reheated.
Service is friendly and casual. Shop is artsy and crafty. Sometimes there is entertainment.

It's not pricey.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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