Tucked into a small strip near Springboro’s main stretch, The Donut Haus Bakery & Custom Cakes is a home-grown doughnut shop bringing early risers some much needed pastry pleasure. The tiny little shop has a modest selection of glazed and sprinkled goods, from doughnuts and cinnamon rolls to cream cones, and is highly appreciated by locals as a treasured gem of the town. There are a lot of old-types who have been patronizing the place for years as the only place they’ll go to get their morning started. I’m not sure I’m ready to jump on the bandwagon.
With five locations in the Athens-Marietta-Parkersburg triangle, McHappy’s embodies the small, friendly businesses model seen throughout Appalachia. Innocuous from the outside, it’s easy to pass a place as mild as this one every day and not realize it’s actually a bakery. Inside though, you’ll find a friendly little counter overflowing with sweet pastries, from doughnuts to muffins, cinnamon rolls, brownies and cakes. This place is out to satisfy a sweet tooth in as many creamy, gooey ways as possible. It’s a family friendly place where parents reward their kids and families get snacks together in the morning.
The Court Street Diner fits the mold of a classic 50′s classic American rail car diner on the outside. However, the flavors the local charm offer are anything but outdated. Court Street Diner offers classic food at all times of the day, and it’s just so good. There are more than a few reasons to come back to the restaurant, from its outstanding daily specials to the very comfortable, classic environment.