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The 3 best coffee shops you must try in Dayton for National Coffee Day

Published: Friday, September 29, 2017 @ 6:58 AM
By: Staff

Rise and grind! Don’t wake up with just any java today, for National Coffee Day.

Treat yourself to some of the best local brew Dayton has to offer.

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You voted in our Best of Dayton 2016 and told us these are the top 3 places for a cup of coffee in the area.

1. Ghostlight Coffee

Ghostlight Coffee, located at 1201 Wayne Ave. in Dayton’s South Park neighborhood, opened on Nov. 14, 2011.

Shane Anderson says the community has wholeheartedly embraced what he and his staff are working to do in bringing new flavor profiles and options to coffee cups across the Dayton community, in a previous interview

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There’s always something brewing at Ghostlight it seems, figuratively AND literally. The coffee shop added expanded breakfast offerings last year and now hopes to launch a food truck this fall. 

Want to go?

Where: 1201 Wayne Ave., Dayton

Hours: 7 a.m-5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sundays.

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2. 3rd Perk Coffeehouse

3rd Perk has been open for two years at the corner of West Fifth and South Ludlow streets, in space that previously housed The Ohio Coffee Co. and Seattle East coffee shops. It serves coffee, tea and wines, along with a food menu of sandwiches, soups and salads.

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The downtown coffeehouse is also a wine bar and now, with a freshly minted liquor license they will be unveiling a cocktail menu. So basically, if you’re not careful, you may find yourself spending all day there. 

Want to go?

Where: 46 W. Fifth St., Dayton 

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Closed Sunday 

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3. Boston Stoker

Boston Stoker just celebrated its 44th anniversary as one of Ohio’s leading and longest running independent coffee roasters since 1973. 

“As a second generation family-run business, every anniversary is a milestone,” said Henry Dean, President of Boston Stoker. 

The local coffee chain offers a number of single origin coffees.

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“It’s a great chance to try something new,” Dean said. “We’ve discovered many of these farmers by traveling the world, touring farms, and tasting their products in search of the best bean we can bring back. There are regions, climates and even microclimates within the same farm that can all produce a wide range of flavors.”

They’re offering a special deal on their ground coffee today for National Coffee Day.

Want to go?

Where: 34 W Second St, Dayton; they also have locations in Centervile, Englewood, Troy and at the Dayton International Airport. Hours vary by location so find the shop closest to you here.  

Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Saturday and closed Sunday

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