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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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome lattes in super large mugs. Great atmosphere and plenty of seating. Warm and friendly service and people. Good spot for studying.

Thank lylajens
Washington DC
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274 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good atmosphere. I've only had tea there but people seem to really like the coffee and buy their beans in bulk.

Thank ceceliainDC
Athens, Ohio
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best coffee house in Athens, Ohio. You will deal with very friendly workers and can relax and surf the web either inside (on the first or second floor) or outside.

Thank Showboat124
Wayne, New Jersey
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Needed a place to have a something to drink, talk, and kill some time. Good place to do so. Lots of rooms with students studying or people socializing. Nice staff, good cup of joe.

Thank Mitchell07470

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
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?