935 River Rd.
Granville Ohio 43023United States
Good quality coffee and baked goods are key to the popularity of this gathering place on the outskirts of town.
You'll know you're in a college town when you pop into the River Road Coffeehouse. An older building featuring a meandering maze of rooms (and free Wi-Fi), the cafe is a gathering spot for student study groups, professors grading papers, solitary readers and young mothers with tots in tow. You can enjoy your coffee or tea and a tasty pastry on the sun porch or in one of several rooms bearing thrift shop furniture and sturdy tables. Sunshine pours through the tall windows and onto the original, well-worn wood-plank floors. Known for their scones (we sampled the blueberry, and it was densely delicious and full of good, squishy berries), the coffeehouse also sells muffins, brownies, cookies and a variety of New York-style bagels with toppings that include herbed or roasted red pepper cream cheese, hummus or basic butter, and strawberry jam. Prices are modest with coffee starting at $1.50, scones priced at $1.75, brownies at $1.85, and a bagel and cream cheese for $1.75 ($2.25 for the hummus).