Coffee & Treats in Mount Auburn


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Nicola’s Restaurant is a favorite among locals in Cincinnati. Located in the hip, historic district, Nicola’s fits in well as it offers contemporary Italian food, an extensive wine offering, and unique dining areas in their restaurant. In addition to the impressive menu, Nicola’s has a reputation of offering warm and friendly service with a staff that works hard to accommodate the needs of each guest. Customers can be seated indoors or outdoors under beautiful greenery. All of the pastas, desserts, and breads are made daily by hand. Reservations can be made for special events and private dining.
1420 Sycamore Street
Cincinnati,
OH
US
Kroeger and Sons, as its name might imply, has been family owned and operated since 1972, though it recently passed to a new family equally dedicated to the art of the sausage. The meat market offers some 40 different varieties of sausage every day. Load up on Kroeger and Sons' super lean hand-made chicken sausages ($5.99/lb), southern sagey breakfast links ($3.29/lb), or hand-packed German franks in natural casing ($4.99/lb). Break out of the sheath with a whole pork roast ($4.89/lb), piggy chops stuffed with cornbread ($4.49/lb), and thick- or thin-cut hickory-smoked bacon ($3.99/lb). If you're still beneath your daily pork quota and need one more pig tick to satisfy your bacon boss, then nosh into Kroeger's extra-thick baby back ribs ($5.89/lb).
1801 Race Street
Cincinnati,
OH
US
A Vespa Ape might be a common sight on the streets of Cinque Terre, but less so on the streets of Cincinnati. So when you spot the bright blue utility vehicle, it?s a safe guess you?ve discovered Lucia, the Vespa Ape-turned-mobile espresso bar also known as Urbana Cafe. Daniel Noguera, Urbana Cafe's owner, takes Lucia for a spin around the city and parks at Findlay Market most weekends, sharing his hand-roasted coffees with the Cincinnati masses. The Italian-style coffee is also available by the pound, and gelato?not to mention espresso and gelato combined in the Affogato drink?can also be experienced. One other thing that makes Lucia so special? The phrase ?coffee with a purpose? is written across the vehicle, hinting at Urbana Cafe?s commitment to sustainability, as well as its mission to aid the efforts of local dog-rescue organizations.
1801 Race St.
Cincinnati,
OH
US
Taste of Belgium follows an authentic family recipe to make its waffles out of thick dough and coarse Belgian beet sugar. A specialized cast-iron press then crushes the dough into its distinctive waffle shape and caramelizes the sugar in the process. This gives the waffle a rich vanilla flavor and a delightful sweetness that doesn't require syrup. As such, you can eat waffles on the go without plates, forks, or Catholic guilt.
1801 Race St
Cincinnati,
OH
US
As a British expat, tea is something Kathleen Kern takes very seriously. She's traveled the world in search of the finest tisanes and blends, bringing back from her journeys the knowledge?and products?that make Churchill's Fine Teas distinctive. It's Churchill's eclectic stock that led to it being honored for the Best Tea Selection by CityBeat's Best of Cincinnati's voters in 2014. With more than 250 teas to choose from, the possibilities are seemingly endless, and tea aficionados and newbies alike can both explore, learn, and, of course, drink tea. For those interested in learning more about the many nuances of brews, classes and tastings illuminate subjects ranging from creating custom tea blends to pairing tea with chocolate.
122 West Elder Street
Cincinnati,
OH
US
The panda mascot and cartoon-bright colors of Sippy Bears' petite storefront might suggest a candy shop from afar, but the sweet stuff inside is determinedly healthy. With the pulse of a juicer, fresh fruits and veggies are transformed into hyperpigmented blends such as the Blueberry Breeze and the Green Dream, which gets its hue from wheatgrass. (You can even ingest wheatgrass's blast of chlorophyll in popsicle or lemonade form.) They all contain no added sugar and no preservatives. Sippy Bears' juicing pros also arm customers for times when they can't make it into the shop. Juicing 101 classes impart all the basics of the art form, and the store also sells affordable Lexen hand-cranked juicers, wheatgrass seeds, and grow-your-own drinking-straw kits.
124 W Elder St.
Cincinnati,
OH
US
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