Coffee shops can be a magical place. Providing the community with a place for conversation, cookies, and—of course—that all-important caffeine, our region has been blessed with a heaping handful of java joints that satisfy not just locals, but attract visiting tourists as well.
It’s for good reason—whether relaxing at a table, enjoying some sweet work scenery, or indulging in baked or toasted decadent delights, there’s simply nothing like time spent at a dreamy coffee shop.
And, just as every shop has its own unique atmosphere and personalized decor, each one also offers their own signature, irresistible caffeinated concoctions that allow it to stand out from the rest.
Ready for a taste of just how wonderful summer can be? When your active schedule kicks in, these local shops will have just what you need to power through (and enjoy) the day or night.
133 Broadway Street, Loveland
A small but totally unique (and essential!) shop, the drinks Mile 42 serves up to pleased customers speak for themselves, with names like Frogman, Caramel Swirl, and Honey Bee. Their Coconut Vanilla Fixie—a cold brew with coconut, vanilla and cream—tastes like sunshine in a cup. Need more? Don’t forget to pick up a pastry!
111 Railroad Ave, Loveland
Serving up good stuff right on the hometown (ahem) bike trail, this charming cafe is a Loveland staple dedicated to putting the “fresh” in “refreshment.” This summer’s menu at Hometown Cafe promises to be better than ever, with their signature (irresistible) Iced Lavender Haze Latte at the top of our list. With just the right touch of lavender, hazelnut and honey, it’s a savory supplement for every winding journey.
Branch Hill Coffee
371 Bridge Street, Loveland
A bit farther down the bike trail, Branch Hill Coffee makes going the distance worth it—they even offer a super-cool drive-through for expeditious service. Oh, and about their summer special … it’s a Violet Cream Latte with both white chocolate and violet flavors, great served either hot or cold, with oatmilk. Yum!
Forager Coffee + Tea
122 Main Street, Milford
If you’re looking for relaxing comfort in a gorgeous space, look no further than Forager Coffee + Tea. Bonus: many of the drinks are made from responsibly-farmed and foraged botanicals. This summer, check out the Lemondrop Latte, created with house-made lemon simple syrup, for the perfect balance of citrus and sweet.
Lot #1 Coffee
9 East Main Street, Lebanon
Serving up delicious drinks in Lebanon’s oldest building, Lot #1 offers an enchanting experience with charm like no other. Upstairs, relax with an organic chai latte or wildberry smoothie. In the mood for something different? Look for specials like this Iced Lavender White Mocha.
125 East Main Street, Mason | 10938 Reading Road, Sharonville
With two locations just slightly off the beaten path—the Mason original, and a new Sharonville spot (connected to the Book Bus Depot)—Addesso is a can’t-miss coffee spot that goes the extra mile. Take their Iced Black Walnut Maple Latte—black walnuts from Kentucky, roasted in-house, steeped in maple syrup from a local farm. The latte is made with that black walnut maple syrup, and gently steamed. Yowza!
Your (Unofficial) Passport
With no shortage of crafty caffeinated confections to dazzle our senses and leave us wanting more, we’re in for a summer like no other. Ready to see (and taste) for yourself? We’ll see you on the Coffee Trail!