Why College Hill Coffee Company is So Popular

When I dropped by the College Hill Coffee Company on Saturday morning it was already hopping, with many tables occupied and people in line for carry-out. I have a theory why the coffee house is so popular, and it’s a simple theory. Sure, the coffee is good and the service is nice and it’s a comfortable space with a neighborhood feel, but there’s one other thing the coffee house gets just right, and I can sum it up in three words:

Location, location, location.

At the corner of Hamilton and North Bend in College Hill, the coffee house is as centrally located as it can be. It’s smack dab in the middle of the city, and it’s close to everything—which is worth mentioning because there are apartments above the coffee house that are available for rental through Gaslight Property.

These are four-room apartments with hardwood floors and off-street parking, plus they’re on the bus line: here’s a link (w/photos) to one of the apartments:


One other plus: the apartments are right about a coffee house. When I visited on Saturday I asked a server the question that’s been haunting me ever since the weather got hot: what do you recommend for a really refreshing drink? Her answer was a frozen chocolate frappe with white chocolate, espresso and carmel. She said this personal favorite was “sort of on the menu,” which implies a certain amount of experimentation in the search for the perfect drink, so feel free when you visit to tweak your orders when you visit.

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