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Donkey Coffee

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17 W Washington St, Athens, OH 45701-2433
7:00 am - 1:00 am
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Rich flavors and an awesome environment makes for a perfect coffee break. The Donkey provides a cultural experience with art, music, local foods and coffee. The best place to meet up.

Thank Kimberly J
Cleveland, Ohio
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Athens, Ohio is known for its quirky allure and high-quality goods: both of which are found at Donkey Coffee, located uptown just a block or two away from the main campus green. The most "artsy" of all the coffee shops, Donkey has made its impact on this small college town in a big way. Coffee snobs can rejoice at the... More 

Thank JaymePollock
Perry, Ohio
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Awesome college town coffee shop. The interior is huge and people are spread out everywhere lounging, studying, talking, napping, chillin. The music selection while we were there was great, it was a Nirvana album, and it really set the tone for the chill vibe in there. There is a mix of people who all come together to enjoy good coffee... More 

Thank Jessjukerroberts
Athens, Ohio
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

We only get coffees and cookies there so we do not have a wide range of experience with the place but what we do get, we really like. However, many of our friends like what Donkey serves just as much as we do and we know quite a few folks that go out of their way to get something there.... More 

Thank WJRothman
Highland Park, Illinois
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49 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

The coffee was good, but nothing special. Maybe it's better than the competition in Athen? The coffee shop has many small rooms above the entrance and seating outside to drink your coffee and study/read.

Thank mark l
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

really flavorful coffee - I had a mocha latte and it's one of the better ones I had. Would be a fun place to read or work but I was on my way out of town so I got it to go and strolled down the street.

Thank Z K
Athens, Ohio
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Wonderful folks. Great coffee. Enriching events. Life is good. It really is a coffeehouse in the best sense of the word. A place to write, have a conversation, or take in something coffeehouse-art-ish. Really a great enrichment to the community. Stands up to any coffeehouse out there.

Thank Socialcatalyst
Brewster, Ohio
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62 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Got an Ice Coffee w/Hazelnut...was very good, not quite as strong as I like, so if you like strong get a shot of Espresso in it.

Thank Leslie C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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?