Underdog Cafe

233 Xenia Ave.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
websiteUnderdog Cafe (Yellow Springs, OH)4 starsYellow Springs, Ohio has the benefit of a few really nice coffee shops in town. The notoriously eccentric little village supports them, too; each brings a little bit of a different experience to the table, with the Underdog Cafe and Emporium Wines being host not only to a wine and bottle shop on one end, but also being host to a series of pleasant local artists on a regular basis. Bring a book and grab a mug, because this is the shop you’re really going to want to linger in for awhile.

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The main attraction at this coffee shop is its big menu of coffee drinks of different kinds, but it’s also got a menu of sandwiches and quick, easy-to-grab items that can be indulged for lunch or a snack if you’re really hungry. The sandwiches are cold but come with a few different good options for vegetarians and appetites of all sizes.

  • Coffee: This is a pretty laid back coffee shop, so you just buy a cup by the size and pick out what kinds of coffee you like to drink plain. There are a few options, with the house blend featuring well-roasted beans with a slightly overdone taste. I recommend the Brazillian mix if it is avaliable, that one has a bit of a natural sweetness to it.
  • Latte: The latte here is simple but delightful, featuring a lot of nice cream and not too much suger inside to keep it a relatively light drink. Very pleasant.
  • Hummus sandwich: I tried this sandwich, stuffed with plenty of sturdy hummus, and made for a lunch by itself. Very tasty.

One time is as good as another to visit this shop; whether you’re there for a weekday lunch or on the weekend, you’ll find the shop is about at the same speed; often with live music and plenty of people around looking to read a book, grab a cup of coffee, and talk. It’s a very relaxed atmosphere, made all the more interesting by the wine and liquor store attached to it.

This shop adds a lot of adventure to Yellow Springs, and it’s well worth a trip. Definitely recommend trying it out! Come on a week when you’re thinking about staying around the shop for awhile, you’ll like what you find.


  • Like local music? There is a list of artists who are playing here on the website.
  • The menu has a lot of good cold sandwiches but there are hot foods and breakfasts too. Just have to ask.
  • Grab a blend of house coffee to start off, you get the choice of a few different blends to try.

Emporium Wines & the Underdog Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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