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Donkey Coffee

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17 W Washington St, Athens, OH 45701-2433
07:00 - 01:00
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Sun 08:00 - 00:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 01:00
Sat 08:00 - 01:00
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Perry, Ohio
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 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
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 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 24 October 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 17 October 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
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 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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236 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 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
Athens, Ohio
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 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 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 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

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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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
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?