When the temperature drops, and you need your caffeine, Athens is a great place to be. Our county is full of cafes, bakeries and coffee shops to keep both your hands and bellies warm. Here are our picks for the best warm drinks in town to keep you warm and toasty.
Milkyway – Brenen’s Coffee Café and Deli
Treat yourself to a candy bar in liquid form with a Milkyway from Brenen’s Coffee Café and Deli. A mug filled with espresso and caramel syrup, then mixed with steamed chocolate milk and topped with whipped cream, will be just what you are craving on a snowy days.
Lavender Latte – Fluff Bakery
Fluff Bakery is a go-to stop on Court Street when searching for a cup of something warm! Give their Lavender Latte a try. The sweet, flowery aroma will deliver a hint of spring! Don’t leave without pairing your latte with the perfect homemade cookie.
Power Chai – Donkey Coffee and Espresso
Voted “Best Coffee Shop in Ohio,” Donkey Coffee and Espresso is an Athens staple. Although they have plenty of options to warm and power you up, the Power Chai will fuel you up to take on Old Man Winter. Made with cardamon, cinnamon, ginger, sugar and black tea, then mixed with steamed milk, the Power Chai also comes with a generous shot of espresso.
Court Street Mocha – Court Street Coffee
Located just steps from Ohio University’s famous College Gate, Court Street Coffee is one of the best-loved coffee shops in town, and their Court Street Mocha is just as famous! This signature drink is a favorite of students and Athenians alike. While you sip on your mocha, check out all the local art featured on the walls, and maybe even take a piece home with you!
Organic House Coffee – Fullbrooks Café
There’s no better way to spend a winter day than enjoying the company of friends over a mug of Organic House Coffee in Fullbrooks Café. Located in the historic Dew House in Nelsonville, this charming coffee shop has one of the best cup of joes in town.
Hot Chocolate – Village Bakery
When the weather outside is frightful, order a steaming cup of Hot Chocolate from the Village Bakery and Café. They are a supporter of the 30 Mile Meal and all of their hot drinks are fair trade and organic. This warm and creamy hot chocolate is the perfect way to unwind after a long, frigid day!