Greenville, Ohio is about as small-town-America as they come, and this border town between Dayton and Indianapolis is home to a lot of wonderful experiences you would only find in a place like that. Its homely charm extends to the local restaurant scene, where charming unique concepts abound. One of the main coffee shops in town, The Coffee Pot has it all—good coffee, nice drinks, baked goodies and soups and sandwiches that will keep you coming back for lunch, as well. This is the right kind of coffee shop to spend the afternoon relaxing with a good book or conversation.
More and more new restaurants are popping up in the area between Cincinnati and Dayton as the two cities grow ever closer together. Monroe and Liberty Township, an area that has seen great suburban growth and most recently major commercial development, brings more people off of Interstate 75 than ever. Coffee Drinkers will find Coffee Beans and Brew, a concept that has some baked goods and plenty of drinks, that seems to draw a crowd of locals from all walks of life. It’s a cozy spot and a very friendly atmosphere that I’d find fair to visit a few times to relax with a drink and a book.
More than a simple restaurant serving downtown Troy, Ohio, Bakehouse is the spot where the scent of fresh-baked pastries is always wafting about, threatening the nearby buildings with delicious, sweet aromas and always a crowd of people in for a cup of coffee and some baked goods. Take a step into the place and you’ll find that half of it is a retail destination with tables and displays, and the other half is a fully-functional family, baking bread, rolls, sweets, and even lunch favorites like sandwiches and breakfast foods and other goods. Bakehouse doubles both as a spot to get locally-baked bread and as a place to get a good light meal. The brainchild of local baker Margaret Begg, this spot is a great Troy destination.
Washington Court House sits a hub of transportation for central Ohio. Located in the center of the Cincinnati-Columbus-Dayton triangle, people ply through this city in all directions. With so many different kinds of people coming through the town, it’s got to have a something really unique to get people to want to stop. It’s a place like this that an unusual business like Purple Turtle Cafe & Bakery can really thrive. It’s got a very low-key atmosphere and a modern feel typical of a much larger city, and it brings out a younger crowd.