The 10 Coolest Coffee Shops in Ohio!

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There's nothing better than a hot cup of Joe in the morning... or in the afternoon... or evening. Let's face it, we love our coffee. And if there's anything better than coffee itself, it's the relaxing, yet vibrant atmosphere that only a coffee shop can offer. If you're in Ohio and looking for not only coffee, but a perfect escape from the bustle of the world, here are the 10 coolest coffee shops in to start (or end) your day with.

1. Press Coffee Bar, Dayton, OH

Press Coffee Bar is a quaint, small shop located in the Oregon district of Dayton, Ohio. They use only organic Wood Burl Coffee beans and they feature a full espresso bar, manual brewed coffee, tea, and a wide assortment of pastries.

2. Ghostlight Coffee, Dayton, OH

Ghostlight Coffee is in the historic South Park area of Dayton, Ohio. The walls are lined with paintings and sculptures from local artists, and they frequently feature local musicians from around the area. They offer a 24-hour cold brew coffee, a wide selection of baked goods, and delicious, organic bean-to-bar chocolates.

3. Generations Coffee House, Columbiana, OH

Generations Coffee House has made it their mission to always offer quality coffee without cutting corners or using sub-par ingredients. They have a seasonally-rotating selection of single-origin coffees from dynamic rosters around the country.

4. Pour Cleveland, Cleveland, OH

Pour Cleveland is a stylish coffee bar sourcing beans from boutique roasters for pour-overs and espressos. They feature coffee from around the country, but is located in the heart of Cleveland.

5. Schlegel's Coffee, Chillicothe, OH

Schlegel's Coffee was originally constructed in the 1860s as “The Dreamland,” one of the city's silent movie theaters. When “talkies” came into popularity, it was converted into a jewelry shop. In the 1990s it underwent a full restoration to become Schlegel's Coffee. They feature original interior decorations from the movie theater and offer a wide selection of delicious coffees. 

6. Coffee @ The Lofts, Portsmouth, OH

Coffee @ The Lofts purchases coffee only from local small scale farmer co-ops, which they believe are the building blocks of emerging democracies. They feature a full menu of hot and cold coffees as well as a full wine bar, fruit smoothies, tea, frappes, organic sodas, and baked goods.

7. Mr. Smith's Coffee House, Sandusky, OH

Mr. Smith's Coffee House is in historic downtown Sandusky. They feature award-winning coffees and breakfast items. They serve breakfast and lunch, and offer their coffee beans by the pound for you to enjoy at home.

8. Mission Coffee Co., Columbus, OH

Mission Coffee Co. is dedicated to sharing and growing with their community. They offer coffees from quality roasters from around the country, sourced from all over the world and served fresh in Columbus, Ohio.

9. PLATE 21, Toledo, OH

Plate 21 offers up specialty coffees, espressos, organic loose leaf teas, matcha, 100 percent fruit smoothies, and healthy fast casual dining. Colorful and cozy with a selection of exotic and local coffees.

10. Donkey Coffee and Espresso, Athens, OH

Donkey Coffee and Espresso is an urban two-floor coffee shop providing carefully sourced brews and snacks, plus live music from local artists and free Wi-Fi. They have a large selection of hot and cold coffee brews, handmade pastries, and organic teas. They're open weekdays 7am to 12:30am, weekends 8am to 12am.

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