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Donkey Coffee

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17 W Washington St, Athens, OH 45701-2433
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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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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188 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They do know how to make a great latte here and it has a great vibe! Students studying with their coffees all around and sharing the wifi. Entertainment in the evenings. Recycle friendly.

Thank TomGrandy
Ann Arbor
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a lovely hike in Hocking Hills State Park we made our way to Athens where we found a more desirable Ohio university where you would be a Bobcat...much nicer than a Buckeye I think. Found this great coffee shop. Want coffee? Get it here.

Thank Joaniestravelbuddy
Athens, Ohio
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Donkey is a nice place to hang out. Anybody who frequented a coffee shop when in college will instantly recognize that atmosphere -- a strange mix good and bad coffee (and teas) served by enthusiastic folks, plenty of low lighting and well-worn (but not grimy) seating. You can come to read, work on that assignment due tomorrow, or just watch... More 

Thank aniruhil
North Adams, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a quick trip here for coffee with family. We had two little ones with us and 4 adults. The staff was very accommodating, and the space is great for finding a quiet nook or playing one of their board games. Our party enjoyed all kinds of beverages - smoothies, steamers, iced coffee, and speciality drinks. Yum! If I lived... More 

Thank JessOnTheRoad
Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

I was visiting the Hocking Hills area and wanted to get some dinner in Athens. Came here for an after dinner coffee. I am so glad I did! It was a weekday night and not so busy. Great coffee and whatever they were baking for the next morning smelled magical too!

Thank dennedytr
Athens, Ohio
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Once of the very best places to hang out, relax and think in this intellectual-heavy university community. The Donkey is welcoming all the time to anyone; comfy couches invite you to relax; well positioned tables encourage conversation, or quiet contemplation. The owners opened this space for people; they practice what they believe by using locally-sourced foods, responsible ownership and stewardship... More 

Thank melody s
Boca Raton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

I love a good cup of joe and there are very few options for a good cup in Athens. Over the years of drinking coffee I have grown accustom to a good strong cup of coffee to wake up with and a good strong cup in the afternoon to keep me going till its time for bed. They have the... More 

Thank TravelingPatriot
Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

We stopped in here during out trip to Athens to recharge and get a shot of caffeine. It has a hip and groovy feel to it. The service could have been better, the fella behind the counter was more interested in the young women who came in than us but I loved the decor, amazing local art work and murals.... More 

Thank Jennifer W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Donkey Coffee is such an amazing place. When you're there it feels like you are hanging out at a friends house. Iced Shot in the Dark is always a must for me. It will give you a kick if you're drained from a long day, or even if you just want a kick. Highly recommend.

Thank Sidney D
Athens, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

With friendly baristas greeting you when you arrive, you quickly feel relaxed and like you've just gone home. The atmosphere is great with comfy couches, outdoor seating and multiple hidden spots to study or do your work. I love the power chai in particular. My husband loves the coffee. We both eat the muffins. Free Wi-Fi, too.

Thank 457diva99

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 W Washington St, Athens, OH 45701-2433
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Athens

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?