We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Donkey Coffee

17 W Washington St, Athens, OH 45701-2433
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“chai” (5 reviews)
“beans” (4 reviews)
“great coffee” (11 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Cafe, American
17 W Washington St, Athens, OH 45701-2433
Write a Review
Reviews (75)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 75 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great coffee and tea. Friendly service. They also sell whole bean and ground coffee to make at home. I stop in every time I'm in athens!

Thank bwompbwomp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They tend to have fun drink choices, and it's an interesting atmosphere, quite fitting for a college town. The seating is great and super eclectic. The bathroom location is less than subpar and the fact that it's just one doesn't help. But alas, all in...More

Thank Triny S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can feel this is a very liberal coffee place. Great place for coffee, chatting, studying, relaxing.

Thank Zherui G
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We drop into Donkey for morning coffee and pastries on a random basis; always a solid place for great coffee and pastries; with two floors of smallish rooms and an eclectic mix of furniture, a very inviting place to sit and chat and warm up...More

Thank ralphwilhelm1
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Been going here for years and every time I'm back visiting my parents I always try to make it a point to come here. Good coffee, good music and some of the friendliest staff you will ever meet.

Thank Kelly K
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I live here and this is one of the best places in Athens to get great coffee, I always get an espresso when I am there

Thank danielboone24
Reviewed 3 March 2017

An awesome local establishment, Donkey Coffee is a great place. The owners and staff are friendly and professional. The coffee is responsibly sourced and brewed to perfection. The atmosphere is cosy and laid back. Love their policy of acceptance of ALL.

Thank stamps
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I go to Donkey pretty regularly; sometimes for a quick grab-and-go cup of coffee and sometimes to work or enjoy the relaxing environment. It's everything you would imagine in a great coffee place to be: art on the walls, lots of tables and chairs, sofas...More

Thank Katherine H
Reviewed 15 February 2017 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
Reviewed 14 February 2017 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...More

Thank JaymePollock
Nearby Restaurants
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
169 reviews
.15 km away
Restaurant Salaam
164 reviews
.02 km away
Bagel Street Deli
22 reviews
.11 km away
Nearby Attractions
Escape Room Athens
80 reviews
4.13 km away
Pleasant Hill Vineyards
23 reviews
6.66 km away
Athens Farmers Market
20 reviews
3.94 km away
Strouds Run State Park
27 reviews
6.34 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Donkey Coffee staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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
  • Phone Number: 740-594-7353
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing