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Destination Coffee: Kittie’s Bakery

I don’t even know how to describe the perfection of this experience, so I’m just going to run you through the whole scenario. We pulled into Bexley, the historic part where buildings are brick, the little strip looking weathered and quaint. We spot the café, located on the corner. Street parking is free… that’s right, free. We park by one of those buildings you look at and wonder how many people were turned down for loans inside before it was turned into the fancy af Starbucks that is now. When we enter Kittie’s, we realize there’s the option to walk into a local bookstore. I actually felt like a kid in a candy shop because this was like my favorite spot of Barnes & Noble but on a whole new level. This was authentic, with books you couldn’t find in chain stores, bakery items made fresh each morning, and coffee that could please just about anyone. Needless to say, this is hands down my new favorite place in Ohio (maybe even on this planet) and yes, I did purchase at least two books and yes, I am now part of the bookstore rewards program. Please, for the love of all that is holy, make a stop here. Now I’m going to bombard you with the million and one pictures I took while in my state of pure bliss. Pretty sure I blacked out, not kidding guys, you should see my camera roll… 

cinnamon rolls, cinnamon scone & nashville hoodie

Courtney’s Order: Nashville Hoodie & Cinnamon Roll.

  • coffee: A+ . The flavor of the nashville hoodie perfectly mimicked the flavor of the cinnamon roll. Could you ask for anything more???
  • food: A++ . I know, I’m breaking the rules right now, but they are 100% not kidding about this being the best cinnamon roll around. It was the definition of perfect, more firm on the outside, warm & gooey in the center. I can’t talk about it anymore, I already want ten more.
  • aesthetic (coffee): A+ . I loved the blue accent color they used throughout the cafe, even incorporating it into their cup color! Also, thought all foam art was the same until I saw this foam art…
  • aesthetic (interior): A +. I know I sound dramatic but a one of a kind bakery attached to a one of a kind book store!!!! The interior of both made me smile every time I took a minute to look around. Never wanted to leave.
the foam art. the blue cup. the tiny spoon. *cries*

Lucia’s Order: Salted Maple Latte & Cinnamon Roll.

  • coffee: B+ . The salted maple was impressive but making a mental note that I would like it a bit sweeter in the future!
  • food: A+ . Best cinnamon roll I’ve ever tasted, 12/10, would work there just to have access to them on the daily.
  • aesthetic (coffee): A . I was ready to steal my tiny blue mug and the foam art was so pretty!
  • aesthetic (interior): A . Very cute with the bookstore but it’s a bit small in and of itself. However, the outdoor seating definitely redeemed the smaller indoor seating! They even had little heat lamps and the blue stools made the area bright and comfortable.

Jake’s Order: Iced Nashville Hoodie & Cinnamon Scone.

  • coffee: B+ . Would’ve liked to have been able to taste the espresso a bit more, will be adding an extra shot next time!
  • food: A . Made a mistake and didn’t get the scone warmed up… regrets.
  • aesthetic (coffee): B+ . They sell the cold cups that they serve the iced drinks in, which is really cool!
  • aesthetic (interior): A . Without the bookstore it wouldn’t be the same but there’s nothing better than a good book & coffee combo.
a peek into the bookstore (they even have a book club!!)
this picture & the picture above are taken from the same spot
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Destination Coffee: Hemingway’s Coffee Nook

Of course on the day we decided to go on another coffee run, the universe decided it was the perfect time to drop the temperature from 60 degrees to 20 degrees. Thanks, Ohio, love ya! Although this cafe was a pleasant escape from the tundra we were in outside, it would be absolutely perfect in the summer. It sits inside an office building that opens up directly onto the Columbus Commons (a little park featuring a Jeni’s Ice Cream stand, the cutest little carousel and a stage for various performances!). The interior is a bit on the smaller side, but is the perfect space to go solo with a good book in hand!

ode to Paris & cherry danish

Courtney’s Order: Ode to Paris & Cherry Danish.

  • coffee: A- . The Ode to Paris was very tasty!! Would definitely recommend. Was a classic style drink, so if you don’t like to stray from the basics, this will be the drink for you.
  • food: B . The cherry danish was good but they don’t have enough space to bake in house. Would definitely still order a bakery item though! Can never go wrong with a pastry & coffee match up.
  • aesthetic (coffee): A- . I l o v e d the fact that they had an array of coffee mugs they used if the coffee order wasn’t to-go! Reminiscent of Friends and the Central Perk experience, so of course I adored it.
  • aesthetic (interior): B+ . You are literally submerged in everything and anything related to Hemingway. Very unique atmosphere, no where else like it in Columbus!
The Jack Frost & Double Chocolate Chip Muffin

Lucia’s Order: The Jack Frost & Double Chocolate Chip Muffin

  • coffee: A . The Jack Frost was peppermint flavor-based and they mastered the flavor perfectly! It was also topped with a frost blue peppermint whipped cream, which was the perfect addition.
  • food: B . The muffin was good and definitely went well with the drink. The main focus for them was definitely their coffee rather than food!
  • aesthetic (coffee): B+ . The blue whipped cream on top of the drink was so cute and unique. I’ve never seen that before! Can also tell they took a lot of time in thinking of the names of the drinks which I really appreciated.
  • aesthetic (interior): B+ . If you’re going to do a Paris theme, I say go all in with it. That’s exactly what they did!
Gingersnap Latte & Lemon Donut

Special Guest Jake’s Order (aka Lucia’s boyfriend): Gingersnap Latte & Lemon Donut.

  • coffee: B+ . The flavor was great! Cooled off pretty fast but probably just because of the size of the mug and the large amount of coffee ordered.
  • food: B+ . They did nail the lemon flavor, wasn’t too sweet and wasn’t too tart. Again, not their main focus though!
  • aesthetic (coffee): A . Really enjoyed the different mugs and how they used a specific mug for certain orders.
  • aesthetic (interior): B . A little cramped! Overall, really enjoyed the atmosphere though.

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