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July
27

7 Places to Sip a Cool Summer Treat in Northern Kentucky

Cool Summer Treats - Northern Kentucky - Cutler Real Estate

Summer means warmer temperatures, which are mostly a good thing. But when it gets too hot and you want to cool off, ordering a milkshake or iced coffee can help you chill out. Fortunately, Northern Kentucky has several great locations serving up these cold drinks near Boone County homes for sale. Many also serve food items, so you can enjoy a burger with your milkshake or a pastry with your coffee, and you'll even be able to order a boozy milkshake if you'd like to, although it's also available without the alcohol.

When you're ready to cool off and treat yourself, head to one of the following seven places to order a milkshake or iced coffee in Northern Kentucky.

Fillmore's Dairy Hut

7500 Burlington Pike, Florence, KY 41042

A nostalgic staple of Florence for years, Fillmore's Dairy Hut is the type of place that adults fondly remember going to as kids with their parents or heading to after school or a sporting event, and now they're returning with their own kids. Order a burger, footlong cheese coney topped with homemade Cincinnati-style chili, or other traditional favorite with your milkshake, and you'll be pleasantly surprised at the reasonable prices. Milkshakes come in flavors, including strawberry, blueberry, chocolate chip, butterscotch, and peanut butter.

Graeter's Ice Cream

301 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017

Graeter's Ice Cream traces its roots back to 1870 in Cincinnati when its founder began selling ice cream from two carts. At the time, it was hand-crafted in French pots. Ice cream is the all-important base of any great milkshake, and the fourth-generation family-owned company still makes it in a French pot freezer that leaves very little trapped air. The result is indulgent, delicious ice cream that translates into the same qualities in their milkshakes. Try a refreshing peach shake in the summer, or create your own from one of the shop's many flavors, including black raspberry chocolate chip and brown butter bourbon pecan. You'll have your choice of a 16-ounce small milkshake, a 20-ounce medium, or a 24-ounce large.

Mad Mike's Burgers & Fries

6420 Dixie Hwy., Florence, KY 41042

Mad Mike's Burgers & Fries serves up fresh, made-to-order burgers, and you can build your own or order a gourmet burger made with a half-pound of 100% black Angus beef. The Rockefeller burger—served with blue cheese crumbles, mango chutney, beer-battered onion strings, cilantro may, and lettuce—is a customer favorite. Have some hand-cut french fries along with your burger, and treat yourself to a milkshake with your meal. You can choose from flavors including cookies and cream, chocolate chip cookie, espresso vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate.

Nomad

225 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, KY 41073

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A bar may not be the first destination you think of when you're craving a milkshake, but Nomad serves an impressive list of boozy concoctions made with three ounces of alcohol. If you'd rather not have the alcohol, all shakes are also available in non-boozy versions. Try versions like Dough You Want Me Baby, consisting of ice cream, Ghirardelli caramel sauce, edible cookie dough, and vanilla vodka. The decadent shake is topped with whipped cream, a house-made cookie, chocolate chips, and a cherry. Or order the Oops! I Split It Again, Nomad's take on a banana split. It has ice cream blended with vanilla vodka, Frangelico, Ghirardelli chocolate, and banana split-inspired ingredients like bananas, walnuts, and cherries.

Jet Coffee

8203 U.S. 42, Florence, KY 41042

With its double drive-thru lanes, Jet Coffee quickly lets you cool off and fuel up with an iced coffee before or after work, school, or running errands. Coffee drinks are available hot or iced, including the butterscotch and rum Highlander Grogg brewed coffee. Specialty lattes, which can even be ordered frozen with whipped cream, include interesting flavors such as Flower Power with lavender and honey and Raspberry Truffle with raspberry and dark chocolate. Frappes are also frozen with whipped cream and include caramel and spiced or vanilla chai.

Enlightenment Coffee

11069 Clay Dr., Walton, KY 41094

Enlightenment Cafe is a welcoming community gathering spot that's the perfect place to meet some friends and catch up over coffee. Its coffee beans are equitably sourced and locally roasted by Carabello Coffee for quality and freshness. Cool off with an iced coffee, including a latte, mocha, chocolate Americano with almond and oat milk, bourbon caramel frappe, or white chocolate raspberry frappe. And while you're sipping your coffee, enjoy a house-made baked good, breakfast burrito, or bagel along with it.

Dreamy Whip

3020 Washington St., Burlington, KY 41005

At Dreamy Whip, you can have your choice of the best of both worlds: a milkshake or an iced coffee. If you're in the mood for a shake, try a chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, peanut butter, or banana variety. And if you'd rather cool off with an iced coffee, try an affogato, which combines ice cream and espresso, or order a frosted coffee. The shop also has food trucks that are dispatched across the area, so check their Facebook page linked above to see a schedule of their next locations.

Sip, Sip, Hooray!

Which is your favorite drink to cool off: a milkshake or an iced coffee? 

March
30

Spring Into 8 Free March LoLo Gifts Around Ohio

March 2022 LoLo Gifts - Cutler Real Estate

We may have lost an hour in March, but you're gaining even more with this month's fabulous free gifts from Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts!

Spring is the perfect time to discover the variety of wonderful small businesses in our region. March right down for a sandwich in Northeast Ohio, a Breakfast Roll in Columbus, and coffee and a bite in Cincinnati.

March Gifts:

Columbus: The Breakfast Roll

Wooster: A Bag of Coffee

Cleveland: A Sandwich

Kent/Stow: A Houseplant

Medina: A Mocha Latte

Akron: Arnold's Gift Tin

Canton: An Appetizer

Cincinnati: Coffee and a Bite

Columbus: The Breakfast Roll

Cravings Café

114 N. Front St., Columbus, OH 43206

Fuel up for your busy day ahead with a protein powerhouse. The classic Breakfast Roll at Cravings Café includes a cage-free fried egg, cheddar cheese, and your choice of sausage, bacon, or an extra egg on a freshly made brioche bun.

About Cravings Café

The original plan for Matt and Lindsey Terwanger was to open a small cookie shop. Before long, they recognized the need for a quality lunch and brunch spot, and Cooking Cravings Bakery morphed into Cravings Café. In 2015, they moved into a larger space in downtown Columbus that accommodates their ever-increasing number of regulars. 

Contact and Hours

614.670.4439

Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Wooster: A Bag of Coffee

Salt Creek Café

111 N. Mill St., Fredericksburg, OH 44627

As soon as you walk in the front door of Salt Creek Café, the delectable aroma of coffee is enough to wake you up. Savor the taste and scent at home with a free bag of their premium, fresh-roasted coffee.

About Salt Creek Café

Whether you're having a catch-up lunch with a friend or just need a place to relax, head to Salt Creek Café. The beverage menu includes lattes, frappes, cold brew, and other gourmet drinks made with their signature coffee brand. Pair your drink with a sandwich, salad, or pastry made in-house daily.

Contact and Hours

330.946.1012

Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Cleveland: A Sandwich

Ohio City BBQ

3829 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113

Japan has sushi, Mexico has tacos, and the United States has BBQ. Pick up your free sandwich from Ohio City BBQ and enjoy the flavors that define American cuisine.

About Ohio City BBQ

In the effort to perfect their craft, the folks at Ohio City BBQ decided to learn from the best. They entered into a collaboration with Blazin' Bronco BBQ, multiple award winners at Cleveland's Great American Rib Cookoff, to discover the secrets of authentic Memphis-style BBQ. Try one of their hearty platters that include a variety of meats and side dishes.

Contact and Hours

216.417.5987

Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 6 p.m.

Kent/Stow: A Houseplant

Acorn & Evergreen Floral Studio of Kent

1109 S. Water St., Kent, OH 44240

Did you know scientists have found that indoor plants can help relieve stress? Brighten your home and mood with a free houseplant from Acorn & Evergreen Floral Studio of Kent.

About Acorn & Evergreen Floral Studio of Kent

How fresh are the plants and flowers at Acorn & Evergreen Floral Studio of Kent? They use locally-grown products whenever possible, including from their on-site greenhouse. Decorate your own home or have their skilled florists create an exquisite arrangement for birthdays, weddings, funerals, and other occasions.

Contact and Hours

330.673.9844

Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Medina: A Mocha Latte

1904 Coffee Bar

320 S. Court St., Medina, OH 44256

Everything goes better with chocolate, including your morning cup of joe. Add a welcome touch of sweetness to your day with a free mocha latte from 1904 Coffee Bar.

About 1904 Coffee Bar

Soak in some local history when you visit 1904 Coffee Bar. This charming café is located in the Exchange Market, once the Old Grain Mill in Medina. Keller Meats spearheaded the conversion as a way to showcase their butcher shop and other local small businesses. 

Contact and Hours

330.952.2087

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Akron: Arnold's Gift Tin

Arnold's Candies

931 High Grove Blvd., Akron, OH 44312

You're not obligated to give your Arnold's gift tin to someone else. It makes a perfect stash for peanut brittle, turtles, cinnamon puffs, or any of your favorite treats from Arnold's Candies.

About Arnold's Candies

Since 1953, Arnold's Candies has been an iconic part of the Akron community. Current owner Greg Dauphin, who took the baton from Ted Arnold in 2011, uses the lessons he learned directly from Ted to maintain the same high quality and customer service that have always been identified with Arnold's Candies.

Contact and Hours

330.733.4022

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Canton: An Appetizer

Walther's Twin Tavern

430 Applegrove St., NW, North Canton, OH 44720

Good things come in small packages and on small plates. You can't go wrong with Buckeye bites, quesadillas, or the signature stuffed peppers on the appetizer menu at Walther's Twin Tavern.

About Walther's Twin Tavern

With Walther's Twin Tavern, fourth-generation owners Tana and Terra carry on a family tradition that dates back more than a century. Walther's Café was a Canton-area legend for 107 until it closed in 2021, but the tavern features the same homestyle cooking, friendly service, and warm ambiance for new generations.

Contact and Hours

234.714.9533

Monday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. 
Friday - Saturday: 8 a.m. - midnight
Sunday: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Cincinnati: Coffee and a Bite

Hyde Perk

3664-B Edwards Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45208

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Doesn't it seem like conversation goes better with coffee? Visit with old friends or make new ones over coffee and a bite at Hyde Perk.

About Hyde Perk

At Hyde Perk, community is more than just a word. It's their defining feature. Hyde Perk offers locally sourced artisan coffees, a chocolate and wine pairing menu, and tasty treats in an ambiance that encourages customers to make return visits. 

Contact and Hours

513.871.5111

Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

March Into Action!

LoLo Gifts for March 2022 - Cutler Real Estate

Freebies from Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts make every season special. Contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to learn how you can receive these offers in your inbox each month.

December
31

Cheer On Local Businesses with These 8 LoLo Gifts

LoLo Gifts - December 2021 - Cutler Real Estate

So have you been naughty or nice this year? The good news is that it doesn't matter! When it comes to our monthly gifts from Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts, everyone can get in on the fun.

Some great local businesses in Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati are out there waiting to be discovered by you. Enjoy some holiday cheer, courtesy of your friends at Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts.

December Gifts:

Canton: A Sandwich

Medina: An Appetizer

Wooster: A Whippt Coffee

Columbus: Sweet Treats

Kent/Stow: A Pizza

Cleveland: A Coffee

Cincinnati: A Breakfast Sandwich and a Coffee

Akron: A Pizza

Canton: A Sandwich

Salumeria di Torre

425 Tuscarawas St. E., Canton, OH 44702

Sandwiches are portable and come in various options, making them a perfect meal. Satisfy your hunger with one of the tasty sandwiches from Salumeria di Torre.

About Salumeria di Torre

Nothing beats a hearty deli sandwich, especially when it's made with the fresh Italian meats and artisan cheeses found at Salumeria di Torre. Pair your sandwich with a side of pasta salad, chickpea salad, or cup of soup. Hosting a special event? Salumeria di Torre offers convenient catering with pastas, entrées, sandwiches, and dessert trays.

Contact and Hours

330.488.5763

Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Medina: An Appetizer

Corkscrew Saloon

811 W. Liberty St., Medina, OH 44256

Appetizers have come a long way since cheese and crackers. Choose from creative starters such as duck bacon wontons, potato and cheese pierogies, and toasted mussels from Corkscrew Saloon.

About Corkscrew Saloon

The Corkscrew Saloon, located in a beautiful 1850s Victorian mansion, is "where the foodie comes to relax." Whether it's produce from local farms or seafood from the Pacific Ocean, Chef Ryan Marino takes pride in sourcing the freshest ingredients for their menu of new American cuisine. 

Contact and Hours

330.725.0220

Tuesday - Thursday 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 2 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Wooster: A Whippt Coffee

Whippt Dalgona Coffee

135 W. Liberty St., Wooster, OH 44691

Need a morning starter or afternoon pick-me-up? Stop at Whippt Dalgona Coffee for your free drink and find out why people call Whippt coffee, "Heaven in a Cup."

About Whippt Coffee Bar

While searching for a caffeinated drink to help her through her studies at the University of Akron, Nicole Norris discovered Dalgona coffee. Six months after earning her degree, Nicole opened Whippt Dalgona Coffee in downtown Wooster. The vegan frozen concentrate is used to make hot and cold coffee drinks, steamers, hot chocolate, and shakes. 

Contact and Hours

330.439.0084

Tuesday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Columbus: Sweet Treats

MMELO Boutique Confections

1500 Polaris Pkwy., Polaris Fashion Place, Ground Floor, Columbus, OH 43240

Candy may not fit your conventional definition of art. Chances are you'll change your mind after you try the visual and edible delights of the sweet treats at MMELO Boutique Confections.

About MMELO Boutique Confections

As the name implies, MMELO (pronounced "mellow") Boutique Confections has a mission to elevate candy above its junk food status. Their tea cakes, chocolate buttons, and other Instagram-ready treats are made with all-natural, quality ingredients. Following a special diet? MMELO offers a number of vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free options.

Contact and Hours

614.822.9530

Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 6 p.m.

Kent/Stow: A Pizza

Lucci's Place

405 E. Main St., Kent, OH 44240

Get a slice of the Big Apple right here in Kent. Lucci's Place is serving up a free New York-style pizza for your December gift.

About Lucci's Place

Guided by more than 30 years of experience, Lucci's Place has been firing up their stone deck ovens to turn out some first-rate traditional New York-style pizza. Homemade sauce and dough provide a fresh base for pepperoni, heirloom tomatoes, black or green olives, and any combination of more than two dozen toppings.

Contact and Hours

330.673.9833

Monday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Lucci's Place is currently open for pick-up and delivery only.

Cleveland: A Coffee

Ready Set Coffee

7306 Detroit Ave., Suite 101, Cleveland, OH 44102

In the new millennium, coffee is more than just a beverage; it's a lifestyle. One sip of your free drink from Ready Set Coffee, and you'll know why they've become such a valued member of the community.

About Ready Set Coffee

You've heard of garage bands? Ready Set Coffee may be the first roaster to originate as a garage coffee. Within a year, the coffee proved to be so popular that orders were coming in from as far away as Alaska. In spring of 2021, Ready Set Coffee moved into more spacious quarters in the fashionable Gordon Square Arts District. 

Contact and Hours

216.736.8601

Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Cincinnati: A Breakfast Sandwich and a Coffee

Press on Monmouth

421 Monmouth St., Newport, KY 41071

Mom always said breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Make her proud when you pick up a breakfast sandwich and coffee from Press on Monmouth.

About Press on Monmouth

Yes, panini sandwiches are the headliner at Press on Monmouth, but the creative menu goes above and beyond. Customers keep coming back for flavorful dishes such as quinoa and rice bowls, tater tot waffles, and their signature biscuits and gravy. Complete your meal with hot or cold spiked coffee, Bloody Mary, mimosa, or one of their other specialty beverages.

Contact and Hours

859.261.3397

Monday - Sunday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Akron: A Pizza

Lucci's Place

2457 State Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223

Pizza provides common ground between vegetarian and meat lovers. Whichever you prefer, you'll find it New York-style at Lucci's Place. 

About Lucci's Place

When it comes to pizza, Lucci's Place is proof that you don't have to sacrifice quality for convenience. Their red and white sauces are made from scratch, while their pizza dough is made fresh daily. Pies include a luscious blend of mozzarella and provolone cheese along with your choice of meat, veggie, and herb toppings.

Contact and Hours

234.571.0053

Wednesday - Sunday 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Lucci's Place is currently open for pick-up and delivery only.

Gifts That Keep on Giving

December 2021 LoLo Gifts - Cutler Real Estate

Want to heat up chilly winter days with more hot freebies? Just contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to receive our monthly list of great special gifts.

November
5

8 Places to Fill Your Cup With Cappuccino in Cincinnati

Coffee Shops for Cappuccino - Cincinnati, OH - Cutler Real Estate

There's nothing quite like enjoying a hot cup of hand-crafted cappuccino on a cold winter's day. When we heard that Cappuccino Day was coming up on November 8th, we decided to start celebrating early by visiting some of the best coffee shops in the Cincinnati area. Next time you're in the mood for a tasty brew, we recommend visiting one of these local hot spots.

Lola's Coffee + Bar

24 W. 3rd St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

A downtown location with a cool, relaxed vibe, Lola's Coffee + Bar is a go-to spot for huge cups of super-smooth cappuccino and a variety of coffees, smoothies, beer, wine, and cocktails. The staff here is super friendly and attentive and their menu is full of unique options you won't find anywhere else. If you live, work, or play in the Hyde Park area, you'll definitely want to frequent this incredible location. 

Sidewinder Coffee

4181 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223

You'll love this trendy coffee shop located in the heart of Northside, right near Hamilton and Chase. Sidewinder Coffee is an independent neighborhood shop that has been pleasing both locals and visitors for over 15 years. Sourced from small farms worldwide, the coffee at Sidewinder is proudly roasted in-house. 

The cappuccino at Sidewinders is top-notch and, if you're hungry, you can also enjoy a selection of food items. The menu features everything from baked goods and breakfast burritos to mac & cheese and black bean burgers. 

blaCk Coffee Lounge

824 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

For a perfectly made cappuccino and amazing pastries, you can't go wrong with a visit to blaCk Coffee Lounge. As soon as you walk in, you'll be amazed by the incredible scents and the selection of desserts that are so beautiful that you'll almost feel bad taking a bite. 

This specialty coffee shop was inspired by both HipHop and the community. It's known as Cincinnati's number one coffee shop for culture. One visit here, and you'll quickly see why. 

1215 Wine Bar & Coffee Lab

1215 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

A small but cute coffee shop located in the heart of the Over the Rhine neighborhood, 1215 Wine Bar & Coffee Lab is known around town for its upscale, trendy vibe and incredibly friendly baristas. You'll love their locally roasted coffees and delicious light bites. They also have a beautiful patio where patrons can relax and enjoy their coffee during the warmer months. 

Sleepy Bee Cafe

8 E. 4th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Founded in 2013, Sleepy Bee Cafe makes an excellent cup of cappuccino and also has a great menu with gluten-free and vegan options. We love the unique ambiance here and the fact that most everything is sourced from farmers and suppliers nearby.

More than just a cafe, this truly is a local gathering place. They also have three locations, so whether you're downtown, in Oakley, or in Blue Ash, you'll be able to pay them a visit. 

Sayler Park Coffee

6557 Gracely Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45233

You'll love the warm and inviting atmosphere at Sayler Park Coffee. This locally owned independent coffee shop serves Deeper Roots Coffee, which is roasted just down the street in the West End neighborhood.

Not only is the cappuccino here delicious, but you'll also feel great about supporting this business. A full 100% of their profits go towards supporting organizations and projects that make a difference in the Sayler Park neighborhood. How awesome is it to know that your daily coffee habit can actually help strengthen the community? 

Urbana Cafe

1130 Broadway St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

This bright, multi-level cafe has been a staple in Cincinnati since 2013. They make an amazing cappuccino as well as a variety of other Italian coffee drinks. If you arrive hungry, you'll want to check out their small menu of delicious pastries, breakfast, and lunch items. They even sell peanut butter dog treats! Even better, they also use a portion of their resources to help local animal shelters.

If you love their coffee and want to take some with you, you'll be glad to know they also sell bags of coffee to go, monthly coffee subscriptions, and a selection of cool merch. 

BLOC Coffee Company

801 Mt. Hope Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45204

This hip, art-filled coffee shop is a must-visit location! They make an excellent cup of cappuccino and have a delicious food menu that seems simple but tastes incredible. The upstairs area is also bright and beautiful, making it a great place to bring your laptop and get some work done. 

BLOC stands for Believing and Living One Christ — it's based on an inner-city ministry with the same name that wanted to create a safe and welcoming place for people to gather. Since they opened 12 years ago, they've been constantly looking for ways to serve the local community. Every time you visit, you'll help support their mission. 

Cappuccino You'll Love a Latte 

Which of these incredible coffee shops will you try first? 

October
27

Scaring Up 7 Great LoLo Gifts Offers for October

October 2021 LoLo Gifts - Cutler Real Estate

It's that time of year when ghosts and goblins may be hiding around every corner. But thanks to Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts, October is coming up with nothing but treats!

We love helping people discover the amazing array of small businesses around Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati. Scare up some good times with October's list of free offers from Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts.

October Gifts

Akron: A Meal

Canton: A Pizza or an Appetizer

Columbus: A Treat

Medina: Lunch or a Coffee and Pastry

Kent/Stow: A Meal

Wooster: Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip

Cincinnati: A Treat

Akron: A Meal

Ms. Julie's Kitchen

1809 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44301

Think vegan eating is boring? You may reconsider your whole dietary lifestyle after a delicious meat-free meal of Sloppy Mac or Mock Tunawich at Ms. Julie's Kitchen.

About Ms. Julie's Kitchen

"Sustainable" is more than just a trendy buzzword at Ms. Julie's Kitchen. Most of their ingredients come from 3 acres of city land they farm themselves. Owner Julie Costello earned the title of "Local Food Hero" for her influence in promoting healthy eating in the Akron community.

Contact and Hours

330.819.3834

Monday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tuesday - Saturday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Canton: A Pizza or an Appetizer

DP Jackson Steak, Chop and Seafood House

6823 Wales Ave. NW, North Canton, OH 44720

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DP Jackson Steak, Chop and Seafood House takes appetizers as seriously as the rest of their menu. Get your meal off to a great start with Korean beef crostini, crab-stuffed mushrooms, or artisan pizza with your choice of toppings.

About DP Jackson Steak, Chop and Seafood House

2021 may not have seemed like an ideal time to open a restaurant. Thanks to quality upscale food in a casual setting, DP Jackson Steak, Chop and Seafood House beat the odds to gain a devoted following in just a few short months. Star of the show is the King's Meal, which includes an 8-oz filet mignon, 12-oz strip, and 14-oz Delmonico ribeye.

Contact and Hours

330.495.1881

Monday - Thursday 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Note: Reservations are strongly recommended

Columbus: A Treat

The Original Goodie Shop

2116 Tremont Center, Upper Arlington, OH 43221

How did The Original Goodie Shop win awards at the recent Donut & Beer Festival in Columbus? Taste the answer for yourself with a free cookie, brownie, or other sweet treat.

About The Original Goodie Shop

For more than 65 years, the Krenek family has been delighting generations of other Columbus families with four-star baked goods from The Original Goodie Shop. Their giant donut gained fame as an on-air birthday treat for Flippo the Clown, star of a local TV show during the 50s, 60s, and 70s. The shop is also licensed to sell Brutus Buckeye cookies and other OSU-themed products.

Contact and Hours

614.488.8777

Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Medina: Lunch or a Coffee and Pastry

Grande Cafe and Roastery

4080 Creative Living Way, Medina, OH 44256

Need a break during your hectic day? Stop by Grande Cafe and Roastery for some R&R over a light lunch or coffee and pastry.

About Grande Cafe and Roastery

Yes, Grande Cafe and Roastery offers delicious scratch-made food and gourmet coffee roasted and brewed on site, but that's only part of their mission. The shop serves as a vocational training and work facility for individuals with disabilities, helping them develop skills to become more independent.

Contact and Hours

330.591.4434

Monday - Sunday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Kent/Stow: A Meal

Grazers

123 N. Water St., Kent, OH 44240

Do the rules of good nutrition seem just too complicated? Take the guesswork out of eating healthy. Building your free meal at Grazers is as easy as 1-2-3.

About Grazers

At Grazers, there's no such thing as "special instructions" because each meal is created to your individual preference. Start with a base such as salad, rice bowl, or baked potato. Add your choice of six different proteins 20 different toppings, then finish with sauce or hummus. Sides include steamed broccoli, cheese quesadilla, and falafel.

Contact and Hours

330.968.6612

Monday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Wooster: Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip

The City Square Steakhouse

148 S. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691

Maybe it's not exactly what Mom had in mind when she told you to eat your vegetables. But baked spinach artichoke dip at The City Square Steakhouse is hard to beat.

About The City Square Steakhouse

When The City Square Steakhouse opened in 2008, it immediately became part of Wooster's tradition. The restaurant is located in downtown's historic Germania Hall building, which dates back to 1878. A warm, inviting ambiance combines with a first-class menu to fulfill the aim of owners Mike and Emily Mariola to offer "Big City Dining, Small Town Charm." 

Contact and Hours

330.262.2489

Monday - Thursday 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 3 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Cincinnati: A Treat

Sweet Hunter

1028 Delta Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208

C'est magnifique! Bring some international flair to your day with a French macaron or Italian gelato from Sweet Hunter's European-inspired confectionary.

About Sweet Hunter

Don't be surprised if you find yourself making multiple trips to Sweet Hunter. With multiple flavors of delicate macarons, smooth gelato, and tangy sorbetto, you'll want to try every one. Make any event truly special with one of Sweet Hunter's custom-made gelato or macaron cakes.

Contact and Hours

513.386.9356

Monday - Friday 1 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday Noon - 10 p.m.

Never a Trick, Always a Treat!

Cutler Real Estate October 2021 LoLo Gifts

Want to keep the treats coming year-round? Cutler Real Estate offers a new selection of LoLo Gifts each month. Just contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to sign up for this great program.

October
20

Pumpkin Spice Everything: Visit These 8 Places Around Columbus

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Pumpkin spice is definitely one of the most iconic and popular flavors of fall, and it can be used in everything from beer to doughnuts to pancakes. If you're one of the many Columbus pumpkin-lovers who is looking forward to trying this flavor in a variety of ways as the temperatures cool down, you're in luck.
  
We've compiled a list of nine places around Columbus where you can get your pumpkin fix. Visit some of the following go-to spots to try yummy pumpkin drinks and other goodies.

Hadley's Bar + Kitchen

260 S. 4th St., Columbus, OH 43215

Head downtown to Hadley's Bar + Kitchen, where you can sample beer, cocktails, and brunch, lunch, or dinner in a hip, industrial-chic space. In addition to its Ohio drafts, Hadley's serves up signature cocktails and its popular boozy milkshakes. Several boozy shake flavors are available year-round, such as the Strawberry Shortcake, which is made with Smirnoff Strawberry, fresh strawberries, cookie crumbs, vanilla ice cream, and whipped cream. For a seasonal treat, try the pumpkin variety, which is packed with flavor and comes with pumpkin pie at its base and whipped cream all over.

Short North Piece of Cake Bakery & Cafe

772 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

Located in Italian Village, a popular foodie destination near the Short North Arts District, Piece of Cake has gained a loyal following since its opening in 1998. Its well known for its wedding cakes but also has a variety of delicious goodies available for immediate purchase. They're all made in-house and include tempting treats such as tarts, mini-cakes, and cupcakes. To get yourself in the spirit of the fall season, try a pumpkin cupcake and order several extras to take home with you.

Sunny Street Cafe

6607 East Broad St., Columbus, OH 43213

You won't have to travel far to find a Sunny Street Cafe, since the restaurant has two additional locations in Columbus: one at 8461 Sancus Blvd. and another at 4733 Reed Rd. The family-run restaurants are definitely all-in on the pumpkin flavors and are famous for their Legendary Pumpkin pancakes that are big and fluffy and topped with cinnamon butter and a tres leches drizzle. If you have a bigger appetite, try the Pumpkin Breakfast Combo, which has two pumpkin pancakes along with two eggs, your choice of bacon, ham, or sausage, and your choice of side. Finally, treat yourself to made-from-scratch Pumpkin White Chip Muffins, which are loaded with white chocolate chip muffins.

Schmidt's German Village Restaurant

240 E. Kossuth St., Columbus, OH 43206

German Village's Schmidt's Restaurant is a family business that's currently operated by its fourth and fifth generations. You can also enjoy their food at the Ohio State Fair, where they've been serving up German food and beverages since 1914. A half-pound jumbo cream puff with a special whipped filling in a lightly baked pastry shell is a perennial customer favorite, and you can try it in flavors like vanilla and peanut butter fudge. A flavor of the month is also featured, and you'll want to try Schmidt's pumpkin version of their cream puff this time of year. It even comes topped off with a cute little candy corn pumpkin!

The Roosevelt Coffeehouse

Long Street Studio, 300 E. Long St., Columbus, OH  43215

When you stop in at The Roosevelt Coffeehouse, you'll not only be getting a great cup of coffee but also supporting the local and global fight against unclean water, hunger, and human trafficking. Try an iced or drip coffee or espresso, and pair it with a doughnut, bagel, or gluten-free pastry. And in the fall, check out menu additions like the Hot Chaider (chai plus apple cider) and the Pumpkin Spice Latte.

Pattycake Bakery

3870 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214

The taste alone is enough to make you want to try Pattycake Bakery's made-from-scratch goodies, but if you're also looking for primarily organic, all-vegan ingredients, you're headed to the right place. In addition to cakes and cupcakes, you'll find muffins, whole-grain granola, and whoopie pies on the menu. To satisfy your pumpkin craving, try a whole-grain pumpkin whoopie pie that's paired with a spiced filling.

Lineage Brewing

2971 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43202

Lineage Brewing has a comfortable, casual atmosphere where you can meet with friends and relax inside or outside on the patio. In addition to food, you'll normally find 10-12 styles of beer on tap. If you'd like something other than beer, the brewpub also offers wine, mixed drinks, and locally made soda. Every fall, you can also order a pumpkin ale that's made with roasted pumpkin from a local farm. Its perfect pale orange flavor immediately evokes the thought of pumpkin, and it's deliciously spiced with cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg.

Buckeye Doughnuts

1998 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43210

No matter when you get a pumpkin craving, you can score a pumpkin spice doughnut at Buckeye Doughnuts, where, as their saying goes, they're "Open Always, Closed Never." The shop is located across from The Ohio State University's campus, so you'll have an extra-large crowd after football games. If you're in a hurry, you can order your doughnut online so it will be ready for you to pick up when you arrive. The doughnuts are fresh and the coffee's hot, but if you're in the mood for something substantial, the shop serves all-day breakfast and entrees such as gyros and Greek salads.  

Sip and Savor the Season

What pumpkin spice menu item do you look forward to ordering each year, and which new treats do you want to try? 

September
29

You'll Fall for These 7 September LoLo Gifts

LoLo Gifts for September - Cutler Real Estate

It's that time of year when leaves are falling, and so are the free gifts! Once again, Cutler Real Estate is teaming up with LoLo Gifts to bring you September's selection of freebies from merchants around Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati.

We love the variety of goods and services offered by local small businesses, and we hope these exciting offers lead you to discover a new favorite.

September Gifts:

Akron: A Coffee and a Pastry

Canton: Two Hotdog Combo

Columbus: A Tea

Medina: $10 Certificate

Kent/Stow: $10 Certificate

Wooster: A Coffee and a Pastry

Cincinnati: A Bottle of Olive Oil or Vinegar

Akron: A Coffee and a Pastry

Artisan Coffee

662 Canton Rd., Akron, OH 44312

In the 21st century, coffee is more than just a beverage, it's a work of art. Pick one of Artisan Coffee's creations, such as Maple Bourbon Cream Cold Brew, with a delicious pastry to go with it.

About Artisan Coffee

Artisan Coffee elevates a morning cup of joe to a high-quality experience. Fair-trade, organic coffee beans are roasted on-site, while syrups and caramel drizzle are also crafted in-house. Pastries and other food items are made from scratch using fresh, seasonal ingredients. Order online for easy curbside pickup.

Contact and Hours

234-334.6105

Monday - Friday 6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Canton: Two Hotdog Combo

Major League Dawgs

6817 Wales Ave. NW, North Canton, OH 44720

Batter up! Hotdogs are as all-American as baseball. Hit a home run with the two hotdog combo from Major League Dawgs, where all dogs and French fries are made in-house.

About Major League Dawgs

Who knew hotdogs were so versatile? In addition to traditional beef hotdogs, Major League Dawgs serves varieties made from exotic meats such as bison, elk, wild boar, and ostrich. With three dozen hot and cold toppings available, ranging from bacon to peanut butter, the possibilities are endless.

Contact and Hours

330.495.1881

Monday - Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Columbus: A Tea

ZenCha Tea Salon

982 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201

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Afternoon tea has been a cherished custom in England for more than two centuries. Start your own tradition with a soothing cup of tea from ZenCha Tea Salon.

About ZenCha Tea Salon

ZenCha Tea Salon has a mission to promote the entire culture that revolves around their favorite beverage. Staff members are referred to as "ambassadors" and the salon is designed to provide a sense of tranquility that enhances the benefits of drinking tea. The salon also serves a menu of soups, sandwiches, and Asian dishes.

Contact and Hours 

614.421.2140

Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Medina: $10 Certificate

Heart and Soul Gift Boutique

139 N. Court St., Medina, OH 44256

Looking for a special gift, or just in the mood to treat yourself? Use your $10 certificate toward one of the many unique items at Heart and Soul Gift Boutique.

About Heart and Soul Gift Boutique

No matter what the occasion, from baby showers to graduations, you'll find the perfect item at Heart and Soul Gift Boutique. You won't be able to resist picking up something for yourself from their incredible collection of home decor, handbags, jewelry, and beauty products.

Contact and Hours

330.952.2552

Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Kent/Stow: $10 Certificate

Off the Wagon

152 E. Main St., Kent, OH 44240

If laughter is the best medicine, shopping at Off the Wagon will cure whatever ails you. Brighten your day and use your $10 certificate toward an item that puts a smile on your face.

About Off the Wagon

Family-owned Off the Wagon prides itself on bringing the "weird and funny" to Northeast Ohio. Their shelves are full of classic gag gifts like rubber chickens, exploding golf balls, and whoopee cushions as well as games and toys. Even candy comes in unusual varieties such as sushi gummies and Tabasco jelly beans.

Contact and Hours

330.474.1330

Monday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Wooster: A Coffee and a Pastry

Tulipán Hungarian Pastry and Coffee Shop

122 S. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691

Coffee and a pastry makes a great start to a morning or a relaxing mid-day break. Enjoy either one with your September offer from Tulipán Hungarian Pastry and Coffee Shop.

About Tulipán Pastry and Coffee Shop

For years, Czech immigrant Elizabeth Lakatos delighted family and friends with strudel, linzer cookies, and other treats made from recipes handed down for generations. Elizabeth decided to share these goodies with the Wooster community by opening Tulipán Hungarian Pastry and Coffee Shop. Today, new owners Emily and Mark Schrull continue Elizabeth's legacy.

Contact and Hours

330.264.8092

Tuesday - Thursday 7 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Cincinnati: A Bottle of Olive Oil or Vinegar

Mt. Kofinas Olive Oil

Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Stall 119 Inside Main Market, Cincinnati, OH 45202

What's the secret to cooking like a gourmet chef? Add some zest to your dishes with a bottle of olive oil or vinegar from Mt. Kofinas Olive Oil.

About Mt. Kofinas Olive Oil

You might say olive oil is in the DNA of the Semertzides family, founders of Mt. Kofinas Olive Oil. They take great pride in bringing the finest quality olive oil from their homeland of Greece to the Cincinnati area. This is the same product that has been used for generations in their small village at the base of Mt. Kofinas.

Contact and Hours

513.381.0204

Tuesday - Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Fall Into Savings

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August
18

Columbus: Cool Down With Iced Coffee From These 8 Places

Iced Coffee - Columbus, OH - Cutler Real Estate

Are you the type of person who needs your morning java – no matter what the weather? If so, you're in luck! There are tons of great local coffee shops in the Columbus area where you can kick back, relax, and enjoy a delicious cup of fresh-brewed iced coffee.

Whether you need to get your day going or you're looking for an afternoon pick-me-up, you can't go wrong with a quick stop at one of these cafes. 

The Roosevelt Coffeehouse

300 E. Long St., Columbus, OH 43215

If you want to enjoy a refreshing iced coffee while supporting an important cause, you'll love paying a visit to Roosevelt Coffeehouse. This specialty coffee shop focuses on impacting people in need by donating its profits to organizations the fight injustices like human trafficking, unclean water, hunger, and more. 

Their menu features a variety of iced coffee options including almond or oat milk and flavors like honey, maple, mocha, caramel, and more. While you're enjoying your drink, you'll also want to check out their selection of pastry items. We love their bagels and donuts. They also offer plenty of gluten-free items. 

Roaming Goat Coffee Company 

849 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

Roaming Goat Coffee Company is Central Ohio's premium full-service coffee roaster. They source the highest quality Arabica beans from around the world and expertly roast them to perfection. Stop by their coffee house and enjoy one of the best iced coffees you've ever had. 

Want to try your hand at making your own? You can also find their fresh-roasted coffee beans at places like Lucky's Market, Fresh Market, The Hills Market, Weiland's Market, and select Meijer's locations. 

Crimson Cup Coffee Shop

4541 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214

The Crimson Cup has been a staple in Columbus since 2007. They're located just a few minutes north of The Ohio State University campus. If you're in a hurry, you can grab your iced coffee from their convenient drive-thru. However, we recommend coming inside so you can enjoy their unique coffeehouse experience. 

Crimson Cup has a one-of-a-kind brew bar and offers nitro cold brew on tap, as well as a wide selection of iced and frozen coffee drinks. If you love their coffee (and we know you will!) you can also order bags for home delivery. 

Fox in the Snow Cafe

1031 N. 4th St., Columbus, OH 43201

With three locations in the Columbus area, Fox in the Snow Cafe is always a great idea! This bakery and coffee shop makes excellent iced coffee and also services up rustic-style baked goods.

Next time you're faced with a mid-morning coffee craving, visit them in the Italian Village, German Village, or New Albany. You'll be glad you did!

Brioso Coffee

53 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

If you're looking for a fun coffee experience, check out Brioso Coffee. Their slogan is "Mean Coffee, Nice People," and this is exactly what you can expect. The folks here take their coffee brewing seriously – so you can simply relax and enjoy a delicious cup of joe. 

Whether you visit their High Street or Long Street location, you won't be disappointed. They're happy to make you a cold brew or a nitro cold brew. However, if you're feeling adventurous, we recommend sampling one of their seasonal summer drinks. Some of the current specials include "Petal to the Metal," an iced rose vanilla latte, or the "Life's a Brioso Beach," an espresso tonic served over ice with a lime. Both promise to take your coffee experience up a notch (or two!).

Bottom's Up Coffee

1069 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43222

For a relaxed, laid-back atmosphere and unforgettable cup of java, you can't go wrong with Bottom's Up Coffee. Not only do they make a variety of delicious coffee drinks, but they also support the community. They use a portion of their profits to provide diapers to parents in need and also host various community events to help support their neighbors. 

The owners of this shop are dedicated to providing healthy and nutritious food options. All of their drinks and the majority of their food items are also vegan-friendly.

Third Way Cafe

3058 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43204

At Third Way Cafe, they see their purpose as much more than making great coffee. This locally-owned coffee shop was built by the community, for the community, with a single purpose: doing good deeds. They've been a local favorite since they opened in 2017, and they pride themselves on being a place where people can come together and enjoy a home away from home.

When you visit, you're welcome to relax, read a book, and take your time enjoying your beverage of choice. We recommend trying an iced latte, a decadent iced mocha, or an iced espresso. 

Global Gallery Coffee Shop

3535 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43214

Established in the Short North Arts District of Columbus, Global Gallery Cafe has been a local favorite since 1991. This non-profit, fair-trade coffee shop also carries a selection of products like wine, chocolate, jewelry, hand-crafted goods, and more. It's the perfect place to shop for that hard-to-buy-for friend or family member (or yourself!).

While you're there, plan to spend some time sitting down, relaxing, and enjoying their signature Thunderkiss cold brew or a nitro cold brew made with Ramble Coffee. We recommend ordering some locally-made scones or vegan treats, as they're the perfect complement to a tasty cup of coffee. 

Cool Down with Cold Brew 

Where are you going to fuel up first? 

July
30

Celebrate Summer With These 7 LoLo Gifts

July 2021 LoLo Gifts - Cutler Real Estate

Need a pick-me-up to get you through the dog days of summer? The time is right for July's selection of fun freebies, brought to you courtesy of Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts.

Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati are home to some incredible local businesses. Our agents at Cutler Real Estate have partnered with LoLo Gifts to help you discover these shops and restaurants with a monthly series of enticing special offers.

July Gifts:

Akron: $10 Certificate

Canton: Popcorn

Columbus: $10 Certificate

Medina: $10 Certificate

Kent/Stow: Latte & Cookie

Wooster: A Coffee

Cincinnati: Pint of Ice Cream

Akron: $10 Certificate

Michael's A.M.

1562 Akron Peninsula Rd., #120, Akron, OH 44313

You're never too old to follow Mom's advice about eating a healthy breakfast. Jumpstart your day with $10 toward an omelet, crepe, or pancakes at Michael's A.M.

About Michael's A.M.

For more than 35 years, busy Akronites have been heading to Michael's A.M. for breakfast, brunch, or lunch. Their scratch-made food with locally sourced ingredients has a number of readers' and viewers' choice awards from local media. With a wide range of hearty meals and a la carte offerings, Michael's A.M. accommodates any appetite and taste.

Contact and Hours

330.929.3447

Monday - Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Canton: Popcorn

Nom Nom Popcorn Company

4866 Everhard Rd. NW, Canton, OH 44718

Whether you're a traditional purist or adventurous foodie, popcorn is the snack that puts a smile on everyone's face. Head to Nom Nom Popcorn Company to satisfy that crunchy craving.

About Nom Nom Popcorn Company

Founded in 2015, Nom Nom Popcorn Company is named for the distinctive chewing sound made by enthusiastic customers. All popcorn, whether plain or flavored, is made with fresh butter, real cheese, and other top-quality ingredients. Go classic with kettle or movie butter, or find a new favorite from unique flavors such as beer cheese soup, birthday cake, or peanut butter s'mores. 

Contact and Hours

330.705.2560

Monday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 6 p.m.

Columbus: $10 Certificate

The Red Stable

223 E. Kossuth St., Columbus, OH 43206

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Looking for a one-of-a-kind gift or a new accessory to brighten up your home? You'll have a hard time settling on just one choice with your $10 certificate toward the delightful products at The Red Stable.

About The Red Stable

Located in historic German Village, The Red Stable was indeed a horse livery when it was built in 1872. Nearly 150 years later, the vividly colored building now serves as a gift shop featuring original products from more than 100 local artisans. Be sure to check out the second-floor art gallery, where prints of German Village, Columbus, and Oho are on display.

Contact and Hours

614.867.5300

Monday - Saturday Noon - 8 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 7 p.m.

Medina: $10 Certificate

Lemonberry Frozen Yogurt

201 S. Court St., Medina, OH 44256

Nothing like a creamy, refreshing treat to cool down on a hot summer day in Ohio. You can't go wrong using your $10 certificate toward any of the luscious flavors found at Lemonberry Frozen Yogurt.

About Lemonberry Frozen Yogurt

"Have it your way" isn't just for burgers. Lemonberry Frozen Yogurt lets you choose your own flavors and toppings, so you can make your order as decadent or as healthy as you like. Following a specific diet? Don't feel left out. Lemonberry offers non- and low-fat, dairy-free, sugar-free, vegan, and gluten-free options. 

Contact and Hours

330.721.0793

Monday - Saturday Noon - 10 p.m.

Kent/Stow: Latte & Cookie

Tree City Coffee & Pastry

135 E. Erie St., Kent, OH 44240

If it's a quick breakfast or comforting midday snack you're after, a latte and a cookie fits the bill. Stop by Tree City Coffee & Pastry for their "stay-put atmosphere and drive-thru convenience."

About Tree City Coffee & Pastry

As denoted by the use of Kent's popular nickname, Tree City Coffee & Pastry focuses on serving as a gathering spot for local residents and university students. The cafe regularly gives back through charitable donations to schools and service members. Tree City's high-quality coffee is organic and ethically sourced, while all desserts and pastries are baked in-house every morning.

Contact and Hours

Monday - Thursday 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Wooster: A Coffee

Boo Bear's Brew

140 S. Walnut St., Wooster, OH 44691

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The name may be a tongue-twister, but Boo Bear's Brew serves "plain good coffee." Get your java fix to go or savor it with a cup of oatmeal, slice of cinnamon bread, or blueberry muffin.

About Boo Bear's Brew

While the coffee and baked goods are incredible, customers also return to Boo Bear's Brew for the warm, helpful service. The baristas are frequently profiled on the shop's Facebook page, which creates a welcoming atmosphere of family. Be sure to greet Otis, the adorable gray cat who is Boo Bear's official mascot.

Contact and Hours

330.804.0051

Monday - Saturday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Cincinnati: Pint of Ice Cream

Aglamesis Bro's 

3046 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45209

In summer, ice cream takes on the status of a basic food group. Fulfill your basic daily requirement with a pint of one of the delicious flavors from Aglamesis Bro's, a Cincinnati tradition.

About Aglamesis Bro's

The original Aglamesis Bro's, Thomas and Nicholas, made their way to Cincinnati from Greece during the late 19th century. As sole support of their large family after the death of their father, the brothers learned the ice cream trade and opened their own ice cream parlor in 1908. Today, the third and fourth generations of the family carry on the tradition of first-class products and service.

Contact and Hours

513.531.5196

Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 10 p.m.

Free Gifts Galore!

LoLo Gifts for July 2021 - Cutler Real Estate

This is not a one-off special. Each month brings a new selection of exciting offers curated by Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts. Best of all, these gifts are completely free to you, just for participating.

Joining this exclusive group couldn't be any easier. Simply contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to get started.

April
30

It's Raining Free LoLo Gifts for April

April 2021 LoLo Gifts - Cutler Real Estate

April showers bring May flowers, but why wait that long? Free gifts are in bloom around Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati!

Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts have teamed up to bring you these enticing offers from local merchants. Follow the rainbow and discover the exciting variety of small businesses that make this region such a great place to live.

April Gifts:

Canton: Ice Cream

Akron: Cupcakes

Columbus: A Beer

Cincinnati: Breakfast Bagel

Wooster: Coffee and Pastry

Medina: Pizza and a Drink

Kent/Stow: $10 Certificate

Canton: Ice Cream

Taggart's Ice Cream Parlor

1401 Fulton Rd. NW, Canton, OH 44703

When you need a break from your hectic day, relax among the soothing retro charms of Taggart's Ice Cream Parlor. Sit in one of the high-backed maple booths as you savor the classic flavor of your free homemade ice cream.

About Taggart's Ice Cream Parlor

Founded in 1926, Taggart's Ice Cream Parlor has been serving tasty treats to generations of delighted fans around Canton. Parents and grandparents have introduced kids to the iconic Bittner, a 3/4-pound helping of vanilla ice cream swirled with homemade chocolate sauce and topped with crunchy pecans. It's been described as "a milkshake you have to eat with a spoon." 

Contact and Hours

330.452.7939

Monday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Akron: Cupcakes

Cupcake Castle

117 Merz Blvd., Fairlawn, OH 44333

Good things come in small packages, and you'll find the best proof at Cupcake Castle. With mouthwatering flavors like Creamsicle, Peanut Butter Cup, and Strawberry Cheesecake, these frosted delicacies will put a smile on anyone's face.

About Cupcake Castle

Whatever your sweet dreams are, Cupcake Castle aims to make them come true. Can't find what you're looking for on their list of 100+ flavors? Create your own with your choice of filling, icing, and topping. Change things up and have your favorite flavor blended into a "cupshake." Delivery and curbside pickup are available.

Contact and Hours

330.322.4558

Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Columbus: A Beer

Barley's Brewing Company

467 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215 

Think you know what real beer tastes like? Head to Barley's Brewing Company, where they're serving up beer made the traditional way. Their cask-conditioned ale is unfiltered and unpasteurized, with no external carbon dioxide, resulting in a smoother drink with greater depth of flavor.

About Barley's Brewing Company

What do Stephen King, Eddie George, and Cheap Trick have in common? They've all stopped off for a cold one at Barley's Brewing Company, the oldest brewpub in the area. Pair a Blood Thirst Wheat or Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale with Barley's signature sauerkraut balls or a hearty plate of pierogies and sausage. 

Contact and Hours

614.228.2537

Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 10 p.m.

Cincinnati: Breakfast Bagel

The Bagelry

1401 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

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In pursuit of the perfect bagel? You just might find it at The Bagelry in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. Crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, bagels are baked fresh daily at this OTR staple.

About 

What started out as a venture at local farmers markets and popup shops grew into a permanent brick-and-mortar location offering a full menu with bagels as the star of the show. Choose your bagel and then top with the spread of your choice, or go all in and build your own breakfast sandwich.

Contact and Hours

513.975.0631

Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Wooster: Coffee and Pastry

Undergrounds Cafe & Coffee House

146 E. Liberty St., Wooster, OH 44691

Whether you want to jump-start your day or get an afternoon pick-me-up, you'll find the solution at Undergrounds Cafe & Coffee House. Their award-winning coffee is locally roasted and freshly brewed for maximum flavor, no matter when you order.

About Undergrounds Cafe & Coffee House

As an active member of the Wooster community, Undergrounds Cafe & Coffee House believes in paying it forward. They help support other local businesses by featuring their food and products. Underground Cafe's menu of salads, sandwiches, and baked goods includes a number of vegan-friendly options. 

Contact and Hours

330.804.8400

Monday - Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Medina: Pizza and a Drink

Courthouse Pizzeria

2 Public Square, Medina, OH 44256

The verdict is in: Courthouse Pizzeria was voted "Best Pizza in Medina County" in 2018 and 2019. You be the judge after trying a generous double slice of their authentic New York-style pizza.

About Courthouse Pizza

Get a slice of local history with your meal at Courthouse Pizza. The restaurant is located in the oldest building in Medina, built in 1841, which once served as an actual courthouse. All doughs and sauces are made in-house each morning, and pies are baked on a pizza stone in the 50-year-old oven. 

Contact and Hours

330.952.1743

Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 7 p.m.

Kent/Stow: $10 Certificate

Little City Grill

802 N. Mantua St., Kent, OH 44240

Want a home-cooked meal where you don't have to do the cooking? Head to Little City Grill, where fresh, locally sourced ingredients are used to lovingly prepare a selection of comfort food favorites, including corned beef hash, grilled cheese sandwich, and Brunswick stew.

About Little City Grill

Bert Bellinson was owner of BGS Chemical when he decided to follow his true passion: food. Little City Grill is the offshoot of Bert's successful catering business of the same name. In 2018, the Kent Chamber of Commerce recognized Bert Bellinson's contributions to the community and named him Small Business Person of the Year.

Contact and Hours

330.677.3444

Monday - Saturday 6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday 6:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (breakfast only)

It's Raining Gifts!

LoLo Gifts for April 2021 - Cutler Real Estate

These special offers aren't a one-and-done deal. Each month, Cutler Real Estate brings you a new assortment of treats from LoLo Gifts. All you have to do is contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to get started.

March
31

Say Hello to Spring and These 7 LoLo Gifts

March LoLo Gifts - Cutler Real Estate

Need a little pick-me-up to get you through the last gasp of winter and into spring? How about a free gift from a local shop or restaurant in Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati?

Cutler Real Estate loves supporting small businesses in our area. We've partnered with LoLo Gifts to bring you exciting freebies so you can discover these great shops and restaurants for yourself.

March Gifts:

Canton: A Certificate

Akron: Artisan Soap

Columbus: Milk Tea or Bubble Tea

Cincinnati: Fudge

Wooster: A Pint

Medina: Donuts

Kent/Stow: Beer, Wine, or T-shirt

Canton: A Certificate

Sweet T's Cafe and Confections

3214 Lincoln Way E., Massillon, OH 44646

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No excuse is needed to treat yourself to one of the scratch-made cookies, cupcakes, and other baked goods from Sweet T's Cafe and Confections. If savory is more your thing, Sweet T's also serves lunch and dinner.

About Sweet T's Cafe and Confections

Sweet T's Cafe and Confections is a true labor of love for owners Kristy and Tim Baumgardner. Kristy runs the kitchen and bakery, while Tim grills the steaks and made the dining tables using recycled 1890s barn siding. In addition to baked goods, the cafe's specialty is soup, with 28 different varieties in rotation. Reservations are required for indoor dining, and Sweet T's also offers curbside pickup.

Contact and Hours

330.418.2675

Tuesday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Wednesday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Akron: Artisan Soap

Hope Soap Ohio

125 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

Don't you deserve some pampering? Wash off the cares of the day with a bar of sweet-smelling artisan soap from Hope Soap Ohio.

About Hope Soap Ohio

Nathan Walden, founder of Hope Soap Ohio, was inspired to create his line of natural skincare products after years of struggle with dermatitis. Each purchase benefits the community, as Nathan pays it forward by donating a bar of soap to someone in need for each item sold. 

Contact and Hours

330.203.1316

Friday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Columbus: Milk Tea or Bubble Tea

The Brewed Leaf

2060 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201

It's not your grandmother's tea that they're serving at The Brewed Leaf. Stop in for a refreshing milk tea or bubble tea in your choice of flavors.

About The Brewed Leaf

Get your caffeine fix with a bit of "pop." Bubble teas from The Brewed Leaf include tapioca pearls for some added texture and a touch of whimsy. Choose milk tea if you like your drinks with a bit of creaminess.

Contact and Hours

614.369.8095

Monday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Cincinnati: Fudge

Tickled Sweet Artisan Chocolates and Candies

317 Main St., Milford, OH 45150

Fudge ... it's not just for the holidays. Tickled Sweet Artisan Chocolates and Candies features a whopping 33 flavors, so there's something for everyone. Each square comes with a small spoon so you can savor every last bite.

About Tickled Sweet Artisan Chocolates and Candies

Bambi Merz is an entrepreneur, but chocolates were never on her radar until she attended a candy and snack expo. After working as an "apprentice" at Auel's Fine Chocolates, Bambi eventually bought the shop, and Tickled Sweet Artisan Chocolates and Candies was born. 

Contact and Hours 

513.880.4169

Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 5 p.m.

Wooster: A Pint

JAFB Wooster Brewery

120 Beall Ave., Wooster, OH 44691

At JAFB, half the fun will be selecting the brew for your free pint. With choices like Wayne County Cream Ale, Apricot Actually, and Rain Delay IPA, you can't go wrong whichever way you go.

About JAFB Wooster Brewery

JAFB Wooster Brewery has wholeheartedly embraced the eclectic nature of the craft beer movement. Their brews are inspired by a wide range of international styles, including American, Belgian, and German. JAFB's focus is on the beverage side, so you're free to bring your own food from a nearby restaurant or one of the food trucks frequently parked outside.

Contact and Hours

330.601.1827

Monday - Thursday 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday - Saturday Noon - midnight
Sunday 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Medina: Donuts

Circles on the Square

28 Public Square, Medina, OH 44256

Find out why Circles on the Square is a two-time winner of the Cleveland Donut Fest. Their menu of classic, glazed, sprinkled, and gourmet donuts is the stuff of Homer Simpson's dreams.

About Circles on the Square

Is there anything worse than biting into a stale donut? At Circles on the Square, they're making donuts fresh throughout the day instead of letting them sit in a display case for hours. When you order, your donut is handcrafted right before your eyes. Check out the tempting pictures on their Instagram page.

Contact and Hours

330.952.2728

Tuesday - Friday 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Kent/Stow: Beer, Wine, or T-shirt

North Water Brewing Co.

101 Crain Ave., Kent, OH 44240

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The neighborhood gathering place is alive and well at North Water Brewing Co. Kick back with a beer or wine or pick up a new t-shirt for your collection.

About North Water Brewing Co.

What makes the beer from North Water Brewing Co. so special? According to co-owner Don Schjeldahl, there's a clue in the name. Thanks to the glaciers that once covered the area, Kent's water supply is even more pristine than water from reservoirs. 

Contact and Hours

330.778.4677

Tuesday - Thursday 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 1 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.

The Best Things in Life Are Free

LoLo Gifts for March - Cutler Real Estate

Each month, Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts bring you a selection of free gifts just like this. Wondering how you qualify? It couldn't be easier. Just contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to learn more.

February
26

February LoLo Gifts From Small Businesses You'll Love

February 2021 LoLo Gifts - Cutler Real Estate

February is the shortest month of the year, but as we eagerly await the start of spring, it can feel like an eternity. Why not use this time to discover the amazing small businesses around Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati?

Cutler Real Estate wants to spread the word about the fascinating assortment of restaurants and shops in these areas. We've partnered with LoLo Gifts to extend these great free offers from some of our favorite vendors.

February Gifts:

Akron: Breakfast for Two or a Sandwich

Canton: Sandwich and Side

Cincinnati: Burger or BBQ Sandwich

Columbus: Certificate

Wooster: Certificate

Medina: Certificate

Kent/Stow: Latte and Pastry

Akron: Breakfast for Two or a Sandwich

Tiffany's Bakery

620 Ridgewood Crossing, Akron, OH 44333

Don't be fooled by the name. Yes, Tiffany's Bakery has first-rate cakes and baked goods, but you'll be equally delighted by their variety of sandwiches, served deli-style or panini-grilled on bread that's baked fresh daily.

About Tiffany's Bakery

Family-owned Tiffany's Bakery has been a fixture in Akron for more than 40 years. Their exquisite specialty cakes for all occasions have earned them regular awards from local media as voted on by satisfied customers. 

Contact and Hours

330.668.2253

Monday - Saturday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Canton: Sandwich and Side

Sister's Soul Food

920 Tuscarawas St. W, Canton, OH 44702

Want a quick lunch, but you're tired of fast food? Head to Sister's Soul Food for a sandwich and side featuring old-school favorites such as fried catfish, breaded pork chops, and macaroni and cheese. 

About Sister's Soul Food

At Sister's Soul Food, you're greeted with a sign that reads, "Cooking with love provides food for the soul." Owner Tracy Foster's cooking, featuring recipes she learned from her mother, draws fans from Cleveland, Akron, and all around Ohio.

Contact and Hours

330.458.1281

Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Cincinnati: Burger or BBQ Sandwich

Station Family + BBQ

400 Wyoming Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45215

Station Family + BBQ calls itself a "neighborhood block party." You'll definitely feel like celebrating after one bite of their tasty burger or BBQ sandwich.

About Station Family + BBQ

Traditional BBQ favorites such as brisket, pulled pork, and baked beans get an updated twist at Station Family BBQ. Everything is made from scratch, including their signature spoonbread and five different sauces.

Contact and Hours

513.679.6797

Thursday 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 4 p.m. - 8 p.m
Sunday 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Currently open for carryout, curbside pickup, and designated outdoor seating.

Columbus: Certificate

J Avenue

1160 Kenny Centre Mall, Columbus, OH 43220

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Add some accessories that spark joy in your home decor. Use your certificate toward the beautifully stylish items found at J Avenue.

About J Avenue

The clean, minimalist features of Japanese design make it a fit in any home. J Avenue carries a wide range of traditional and contemporary Japanese products, from health and beauty items to trendy Hello Kitty and Pokemon accessories.

Contact and Hours

614.451.7008

Monday - Sunday Noon - 6 p.m.

Wooster: Certificate

JK Gift Shop

114 E. Liberty St., Wooster, OH 44691

Treat a loved one (or yourself!) to one of the irresistible items from JK Gift Shop. Whether you want whimsical, practical, or a bit of both, you'll find something for everyone.

About JK Gift Shop

Sisters Julie McNabb and Katie Heinz were already successful owners of The Interior Design Studio, which their mother founded in 1999. They decided to use their sense of style and knowledge of customers' tastes to open JK Gift Shop within their existing business.

Contact and Hours

330.725.7623

Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Medina: Certificate

JK Gift Shop

207 S. Court St., Medina, OH 44256

You don't need a special occasion to visit JK Gift Shop. There's always something new to find among the extensive selection of apparel, home decor, jewelry, bath and body products, and baby items. 

About JK Gift Shop

Julie McNabb and Katie Heinz are more than just the "J" and "K" in the shop's name. Their know-how, instincts, and eye for style are behind every one of the delightful products you'll see inside.

Contact and Hours

330.725.7623

Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 5 p.m.

Kent/Stow: Latte and Pastry

Bent Tree Coffee

313 N. Water St., Kent, OH 44240

Coffee: it's not just for breakfast. Start your day or get an afternoon pick-me-up with a delicious latte and pastry from Bent Tree Coffee.

About Bent Tree Coffee

Every beverage from Bent Tree Coffee is prepared with the same love of coffee that inspired the owners to open the shop in 2011. High-quality Arabica green coffee beans are roasted in-house in small batches for superior taste from first sip to last.

Contact and Hours

Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Carryout and curbside pickup are available.

It's a Free-for-All!

LoLo Gifts for February 2021 from Cutler Real Estate

So there must be a catch to claim these great offers, right? The best part of our program with LoLo Gifts is that there's absolutely no obligation on your part. All you have to do to receive exciting new freebies every month is contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to get started.

February
24

11 Places to Thank a Barista Around Columbus March 1

Barista Day Around Columbus, OH - Cutler Real Estate

Baristas are some of our greatest unsung heroes. Seriously, can you imagine having gotten through this last year without coffee? They're some of our most essential workers, and they hardly ever get thanked. 

Well, now's your chance. Barista day is coming up on March 1st, and it's a great opportunity to support some of our great local coffee shops in the Columbus area. Be sure to thank your barista while you're there, and maybe leave a little something extra in that tip jar!

Mission Coffee Co.

1051 N. 4th St., Columbus, OH 43201

A cozy brick-walled coffee shop and roastery in a reclaimed industrial space, Mission Coffee Co. offers some of the finest coffee in Columbus. Every bean is roasted and brewed to perfection. Their coffees are sourced from all around the world before being roasted in Mission Coffee's local Columbus facility, and their friendly and knowledgeable staff will happily help you choose the right brew for your palate. 

Crimson Cup Coffee Shop

4541 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214

A small local chain with a handful of locations in and around Columbus, Crimson Cup Coffee Shop is a great place to grab a quick cup of coffee when you're on the go. The Clintonville location, just a few minutes from the Ohio State University Campus, even has a drive-through window to save time. Crimson Cup also offers a cool brew bar inside, where various single-origin coffees are brewed by the cup to order.

Upper Cup Coffee Co.

79 Parsons Ave., Columbus, OH 43215

The folks at Upper Cup Coffee Co. do a seemingly simple thing—find the best coffee beans from all around the world—and they do it incredibly well. Upper Cup started out in 2010 as a wholesale coffee business but opened a retail shop the following year as their coffee quickly gained an ardent local following. This is the perfect place to sit and savor a finely crafted pour-over or a delicately foamy cappuccino. They serve tasty teas and iced beverages too and have a short-and-simple menu of breakfast and lunch staples to go with your drink. 

Roaming Goat Coffee Company

849 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

This cozy coffee shop in the Short North Arts District is more than just a place to get coffee. It's a real neighborhood focal point, displaying works by local artists and serving pastries from local bakeries. They also serve rich house-roasted coffee and some of the tastiest, frothiest espresso drinks you're ever likely to taste. 

Kafe Kerouac

2250 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201

This High Street Hangout is many things to many people. It's a thriving arts space that often hosts live music and entertainment. It's a quiet place to study. It's a late-night watering hole serving craft beer and cocktails. Above all, it's a great coffee shop. And whether you need a jolt of espresso to get you going in the morning or a strong Irish coffee to help you wind down, Kafe Kerouac is a great, friendly space in which to enjoy it. 

Stauf's Coffee Roasters

627 S. 3rd St. #1060, Columbus, OH 43206

Stauf's was one of Columbus' first micro-roasters when it first opened its doors, and this German Village mainstay has stuck around to become one of the city's most beloved coffee shops. They offer great gourmet espresso drinks and brewed coffee, plus and beans to-go, with welcoming indoor and outdoor seating areas. Be sure to check out their baked goods too, including brownies, muffins, scones, and even house-made dog treats. 

Global Gallery Coffee Shop

3535 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214

With a focus on bringing quality, ethically sourced coffee to Ohio, Global Gallery Coffee Shop is truly a global-minded space. All their coffees are Fair Trade certified, and the coffee shop is involved with a wide range of projects and initiatives, including the Women Crafting Change project. Global Gallery's indoor space is a popular place for students to sip coffee while studying, and the outdoor patio is a great spot to enjoy an iced latte during the warmer months.

Brioso Roastery & Coffee Bar

329 E. Long St., Columbus, OH 43215

Brioso Roastery & Coffee Bar is one of the best places in Columbus to sample truly unique, flavorful single-origin coffees from all corners of the globe. Their beans are sourced from farmers in some of the world's greatest coffee-producing regions, and then roasted to perfection in-house. You may want to take a bag home with you after you've finished your coffee. Brioso Roastery also offers outstanding espresso drinks and a light lunch menu. 

One Line Coffee

745 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

Nestled in Columbus' Short North neighborhood, One Line Coffee offers small-batch coffees, roasted to order. It's a great place to grab a bag of beans to brew at home, but the shop's warm, welcoming brick-lined interior is the kind of place that encourages you to stay a while. Besides, their hand-poured coffees and finely tuned espresso drinks are worth savoring slowly. One Line Coffee also has a second location in Franklinton.

Fox in the Snow Cafe

1031 N. 4th St., Columbus, OH 43201

Offering superb coffee and next-level baked goods, Fox in the Snow Cafe is a beloved fixture of the local coffee scene, with three locations around Columbus. It all started at their flagship location in Italian Village in 2014, and the business took off so quickly that additional shops quickly popped up in German Village and New Albany. Food & Wine Magazine ranked Fox in the Snow among the best coffee shops in America in 2019, and folks keep coming back for the amazing coffee and friendly, rustic-chic ambiance.

Pistacia Vera

541 S. 3rd St., Columbus, OH 43215

Located in historic German Village, Pistacia Vera is a from-scratch bakery that also serves up a delicious cup of coffee. Combinations like a Raspberry Vanilla Latte and Raspberry Macarons are sure to please and keep you coming back for more delectable French pastries and coffee creations. Don't forget to add a chocolate truffle or two to your order. Pistacia Vera is open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. seven days a week.

This Is How We Brew It

We're lucky to live in a city with some of the greatest coffee shops and most talented baristas around. Did we forget to mention your favorite Columbus coffee shop? Let us know in the comments section!

January
29

New Year, New LoLo Gifts From These 6 Small Businesses

January 2021 LoLo Gifts - Cutler Real Estate

Why not make 2021 the year you get to know the wonderful local businesses around Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati? Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts want to get you started with January's selection of free offers.

January Gifts:

Canton: $10 Certificate

Akron: $10 Certificate

Cincinnati: Coffee and Pastry

Columbus: Coffee and Pastry

Wooster: Cookies or Cupcakes

Medina: Coffee and Pastry

Canton: $10 Certificate

Kozmo's Grille

37 - 1st St. SW, Massillon, OH 44647

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Don't feel like cooking? Kozmo's Grille has a tempting assortment of upscale bar food favorites such as house-made potato chips, hearthstone pizza, and gourmet mac and cheese. Dine in or order ahead for carryout.

About Kozmo's Grille

From its setting in a modestly updated historic building to its menu of elevated comfort food, Kozmo's Grille has a goal to be "just different enough." Customers keep coming back for their award-winning pizza, prepared with homemade dough and baked in a hearthstone oven.

Contact and Hours

330.832.8807

Monday - Friday 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Akron: $10 Certificate

Niko's Sandwich Board

1947 W. Market St. #104, Akron, OH 44313

Who doesn't love a good sandwich? The healthy, made-to-order deli sandwiches at Niko's Sandwich Board include vegan and vegetarian options, so there's something to satisfy everyone's tastes.

About Niko's Sandwich Board

With its emphasis on fruits and vegetables, olive oil, herbs, and whole grains, the Mediterranean diet has gained acclaim as a heart-healthy way of eating. Niko's Sandwich Board features traditional favorites from the owner's home island of Ikaria, including falafel, curried lentil, garbanzo salad, and pita bread. 

Contact and Hours

330.794.5444

Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Cincinnati: Coffee and Pastry

Red Tree Gallery and Coffee

3210 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45209

Whether you're starting your day or need a quick pick-me-up, coffee and a pastry does the trick. Stop by Red Tree Gallery and Coffee for a freshly brewed cup of joe and locally-sourced pastry to go with it.

About Red Tree Gallery and Coffee

Red Tree Gallery and Coffee loves to showcase products and talent from the Cincinnati community. In addition to serving coffee and pastry from local vendors, Red Tree maintains a gallery where customers can view and purchase jewelry, paintings, and other works from regional artisans.

Contact and Hours

513.321.8733

Monday - Saturday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Columbus: Coffee and Pastry

One Line Coffee - Short North

745 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43125

One Line Coffee combines the finest globally- and locally-sourced ingredients for a menu of creative beverages for purists and adventurous souls alike. Pair your drink with a scratch-made cookie, muffin, or scone from OLC's own kitchen.

About One Line Coffee

Quality ingredients call for quality equipment. One Line Coffee uses the La Marzocco Strada LP, one of the rarest machines in the world, to pull espresso for their extensive offering of coffee drinks. Their signature honey and maple lattes are sweetened with products from nearby Honey Run Farm and Milligan's. Order online and your carryout order will be ready when you are.

Contact and Hours

614.564.9852

Monday - Thursday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Wooster: Cookies or Cupcakes

The Faithful Little Cupcake

116 N. Main St., Orrville, OH 44667

If you have a sweet tooth, cupcakes are one of the four main food groups. You'll be hooked on these mini delicacies from The Faithful Little Cupcake, which are matched only by the excellence of their delightful cookies.

About The Faithful Little Cupcake

At The Faithful Little Cupcake, variety is the spice of life. Each day features a rotating selection from their 100+ flavors along with a core menu of the six most popular flavors. Not surprisingly, one of them is Buckeye Blitz, a chocolate cupcake topped with peanut butter buttercream, ganache, and a buckeye. Have a special occasion coming up? Ask about their custom-designed cupcakes and cookies. 

Contact and Hours

330.683.2253

Tuesday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Medina: Coffee and Pastry

Cool Beans Cafe

103 Liberty St., Medina, OH 44256

When it comes to coffee, are you old school or do you go trendy with lattes and cappuccinos? Whichever you prefer, you'll come away happy after a visit to Cool Beans Cafe. Add one of their luscious pastries for a great light breakfast or midday snack.

About Cool Beans Cafe

Voted "Best Coffee in Medina County" the last seven out of nine years, Cool Beans Cafe literally has a winning formula. The espresso bar offers five different blends of brewed coffee, including Flavor of the Day, along with a full range of specialty drinks such as lattes, chai tea, Italian sodas, and smoothies. Customers have been impressed with the knowledgeable baristas and their ability to make special request drinks not on the menu.

Contact and Hours

330.723.7174

Monday - Saturday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Freebies Galore!

LoLo Gifts for January - Cutler Real Estate

Who doesn't love free stuff? Every month, Cutler Real Estate teams up with LoLo Gifts to provide a new selection of offers designed to showcase local small businesses. 

It doesn't even cost anything to join! Just contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to get started.

December
30

Ring in the New Year with These LoLo Gifts

LoLo Gifts for December 2020 - Cutler Real Estate

Now that you've fulfilled everyone else's holiday wishes, reward yourself with a present from Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts.

Greet the new year by exploring the wonderful shops and services around Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati. Our agents at Cutler Real Estate have partnered with LoLo Gifts in order to offer these special treats.

December Gifts:

Canton: Pizza

Akron: Coffee

Cincinnati: Torta or Tacos

Columbus: Pizza Boat

Wooster: Coffee and Cretzel

Medina: $10 Certificate

Canton: Pizza

Camellone Italian American Cuisine

4630 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44709

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Dining with family or friends? Pizza is something that will make everyone happy. Share the tasty goodness of free pizza from Camellone Italian American Cuisine.

About Camellone Italian American Cuisine

At Camellone Italian American Cuisine, their motto is, "Eat well, laugh often, love much." They take care of the first part by making pizza from scratch, including the dough and sauce. Choose from New York-style, Detroit-style, sheet-style, and even low-carb versions. Check the website for listings of lunch and monthly specials.

Contact and Hours

330.754.6995

Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. 
Sunday 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Akron: Coffee

Muggswigz Coffee & Tea

3452 Manchester Rd., Akron, OH 44319

Whether you need a quick pick-me-up before work or you want to relax with a good book, coffee fits the bill. Whatever your day holds, stop at Muggswigz Coffee & Tea for a cup of your favorite hot beverage.

About Muggswigz Coffee & Tea

Locally owned-and-operated Muggswigz Coffee & Tea has been recognized by USA Today as one of the 10 Best Coffeehouses in America. All coffee, including their signature espresso blend, is brewed in-house for superior quality and freshness. Place your order online ahead of time for quick and easy pickup. 

Contact and Hours

234.900.8101

Monday - Saturday 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Sunday - 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Cincinnati: Torta or Tacos

Mama Lo Hizo

1801 Race St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Not ready to stop the holiday celebrations? Every day's a fiesta at Mama Lo Hizo. Spice up your day with a free torta or tacos. Don't forget the salsa and guacamole!

About Mama Lo Hizo

Tucked into the west wing of the popular Findlay Market is Mama Lo Hizo, a delightful food stand serving Mexican favorites such as burritos, tacos, and flan. The name translates to "Mama made it," and serves as a tribute to owner Mark Whitworth's beloved mother. Mama Lo Hizo's family specials make a perfect dinner for those don't-want-to-cook days.

Contact and Hours

513.257.7959

Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Columbus: Pizza Boat

GoreMade Pizza

936 N. 4th St., Columbus, OH 43201

In the mood for pizza but there's no one around to share? Any pie at GoreMade Pizza can be ordered as a convenient half-sized pizza boat. 

About GoreMade Pizza

GoreMade Pizza is truly a labor of love. It started with a group of friends gathering for pizza Sunday, then expanded to a mobile wood-fired catering company. Now you can enjoy their farm-to-table, Neapolitan-style pizza on the patio of their brick-and-mortar location, even during cold weather months.

Contact and Hours

614.725.2115

Tuesday - Sunday Noon - 9 p.m.

Wooster: Coffee and Cretzel

Sure House Coffee Roasting Co.

151 S. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691

Tantalize your taste buds and expand your vocabulary with free coffee and a cretzel from Sure House Coffee Roasting. The sweet and savory croissant-pretzel mashup is bound to become your new go-to snack.

About Sure House Coffee Roasting Co.

Sure House Coffee Roasting believes that a sense of community can extend around the globe. In addition to purchasing locally-produced products, they source their single-origin beans from fair-trade organic suppliers. Cretzels come in chocolate, cinnamon-sugar, and everything flavors, or choose gluten-free scones and chocolate chip cookies.

Contact and Hours

330.601.0645

Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Medina: $10 Certificate

Honey Bee Bakery

23 Public Square, Medina, OH 44256

Medina is buzzing about the luscious cookies, brownies, and macarons at the Honey Bee Bakery. Indulge your sweet tooth with $10 worth of freshly-made baked goods.

About Honey Bee Bakery

Remember how comforting it was to eat Grandma's homemade cookies? The bakers at Honey Bee Bakery do, and they've mastered all the traditional recipes to give you that same nostalgic feeling. With more than 500 cookie cutters on hand, they can make their signature hand-decorated sugar cookies to coordinate with any event or occasion. If that's not enough, their espresso bar features dozens of flavors to create specialty drinks such as Almond Joy and Honey Lavender.

Contact and Hours

330.725.0912

Thursday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Welcome 2021!

December 2020 LoLo Gifts - Cutler Real Estate

2020 may finally be coming to a close, but thanks to Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts, the freebies will keep coming. Simply contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to get in on the fun.

November
20

8 Columbus Coffee Shops to Fuel Your Morning With Espresso

Coffee Shops for Espresso - Columbus, OH - Cutler Real Estate

Espresso Day is celebrated on November 23, so get up and get ready to wake up your senses with one of these delicious coffees. As you find ones that you particularly like, you'll notice that many shops also sell whole-roasted beans so you can enjoy an espresso at home. And you may also be helping local and global non-profit organizations, since several coffee shops make regular donations to them.
  
Start your day with an espresso at one of these excellent coffee shops in and around Columbus.

One Line Coffee 

745 North High St., Columbus, OH 43215 

It's all about the coffee at One Line Coffee, so they take care to do it right. If you order espresso, it will be pulled from the La Marzocco Strada EP, one of the rarest machines in the world. To up the enjoyment, order single origin chocolate from Askinosie to sweeten up your drink. You'll also be able to indulge in signature espresso beverages, such as the popular honey latte. One Line Coffee is open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday.

The Roosevelt Coffeehouse 

300 E. Long St., Columbus, OH 43215 

The Roosevelt Coffeehouse is an interesting yet comfortable location to enjoy your morning espresso. It has an industrial feel as well as tall ceilings, large windows, plenty of plants, and even a record player. You can have your choice of espresso beverages, including americano, macchiato, cortado, and cappuccino with your choice of flavors and milk. And while you're treating yourself to an espresso, you're also contributing to amazing causes, since profits from the roaster fight hunger, unclean water, and human trafficking. Hours are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.

Highline Coffee Co. 

693 High St., Worthington, OH 43085 

As you sip your espresso or favorite espresso beverage at Highline Coffee Co., you can relax in a cozy space with a variety of comfortable seating ranging from stools to armchairs. Sit inside or outside as you look out onto the Village Green and make time to visit the Highline Coffee Art Space. This intimate gallery features works in a variety of media and styles from artists of differing experience levels who live in central Ohio. Hours are 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

Kafe Kerouac 

2250 N. High St., Columbus OH 43201

With its mismatched chairs, full bookshelves, and considerable charm, Kafe Kerouac feels like the kind of place where you could comfortably spend more time than you'd originally planned to. Start the day out with an espresso drink in a 12, 16, or 20-ounce size, and come back later to enjoy an alcoholic beverage in the evenings. You can even take a board game off the shelf and play it with some of your friends as you drink your coffee. Kafe Kerouac is open from 8 a.m.-1 a.m. Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturdays, and from noon-midnight on Sundays.

Bottoms Up Coffee 

1069 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43222

Pair your morning espresso with a homemade pop tart at Bottoms Up Coffee to start your day off right. And as you enjoy your shot of caffeine and sweet treat, you'll also be helping local parents and children. The shop provides diapers to parents in need throughout the year and aims to achieve positive social change by serving up great coffee and engaging with the community. You can stop by Bottoms Up Coffee from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sundays.

Stauf's Coffee 

Victorian Village/Dennison Place, 1334 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43201 

As you sip your espresso at Stauf's Coffee, you'll marvel at the renovated church setting, complete with ornate windows and old pews. You can also have bags of whole beans delivered to your home once you find the ones you like, but you'll still probably want to visit the coffee shop for the beautiful setting and the convenience of having it prepared for you, just right. Hours are 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday.

Florin Coffee

874 Oakland Park Ave., Columbus, OH 43224 

As Florin Coffee's slogan says, "We solve the problem of boring coffee." The shop sources and roasts exceptional, fresh coffees and has over 10 years of roasting experience. You'll find the café tucked in the front of the roasting facility, and when you find the espressos you love, you can order bags of whole bean coffee to take home. Hours are 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday.

Coffee Connections

4004 Main St., Hilliard, OH 43026

Espresso shots and other espresso drinks like lattes are available to enjoy at Coffee Connections, which not only emphasizes coffee but also people. In addition to the friendly connections you'll make at the shop, you'll also be helping local and global initiatives since 100% of tips are donated to different non-profits. Hours are 7 a.m. - noon Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Closed Tuesday and Sunday. 

Your Morning Jolt 

What's your favorite place to get that much-needed shot of concentrated coffee in the morning? You know – the café where you come in wiping the sleep out of your eyes and leave with enough energy to face your morning. 

September
30

September LoLo Gifts: Fall for These Free Treats

September LoLo Free Gifts - Cutler Real Estate

What could possibly improve on the joys of fall in Ohio? How about the September lineup of freebies from Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts? 

Each month, we partner with LoLo to provide an enticing assortment of location-specific offers from the best small businesses around Northeast Ohio, Columbus and Cincinnati. Brighten an already beautiful autumn day with one of these free treats.

September Gifts:

Canton: Any Drink

Akron: Small Pizza or Sub

Cincinnati: Latte and Pastry

Columbus: Pair of Pastries

 

Canton: Any Drink

Muggswigz Coffee & Tea Co.

5854 Fulton Dr. NW, Canton, OH 44718

 
 
 
 
 
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There's nothing cozier than hunkering down on a crisp fall afternoon with a hot drink. Choose your favorite or try a new flavor from the extensive selection at Muggswigz Coffee & Tea Co.

About Muggswigz Coffee & Tea Co.

In this fast-moving world, Muggswigz Coffee & Tea knows the best things in life take time. All coffee, including their signature espresso blend, is roasted in-house using fresh-roasted, specialty-grade Arabica beans. They also forgo conventional bagged tea in favor of whole leaf, or pekoe, which is the highest grade of the four types of tea. Muggswigz supports local artists by displaying their works inside the shop and hosting an open mic night each Monday.

Contact and Hours

330.754.1017

Monday - Friday 6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Akron: Small Pizza or Sub

Papa-Roni's Pizza & Ice Cream

68 W. State St., Barberton, OH 44203

 
 
 
 
 
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There's something extra satisfying about food you can eat with your hands. Make your day with a tasty small pizza or oven-baked sub from Papa-Roni's Pizza & Ice Cream.

About Papa-Roni's Pizza & Ice Cream

In 2010, co-founders Bob Wilson and Dan Urbancic had a goal to combine the efficient business model of a chain restaurant with the down-home appeal of a community pizza joint. The result is nearly two dozen specialty pizzas and a dozen subs, prepared with consistent quality and served with a smile. Leave room for a scoop of Peanut Butter Swirl or Butter Pecan at Katie's Korner, their adjacent ice cream patio.

Contact and Hours

330.745.9999

Sunday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. 

Cincinnati: Latte and Pastry

Mad Llama

5001 Kenwood Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45227

 
 
 
 
 
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Coffee ... it's not just for mornings. Jump-start your day or take a relaxing break with a latte from Mad Llama. Pair your drink with a delicious pastry such as their signature Llama bread, a rich swirl of chocolate and vanilla pound cake.

About Mad Llama

Who would think to name a coffee shop after an angry mammal? The creative, hard-working, and community-minded people at Mad Llama, who make nearly all of the food and beverages in-house. Their mouthwatering breakfast and lunch sandwiches, pastries, and coffee drinks are served all day. In a hurry? Order online and pick up your items using the convenient drive-thru window. 

Contact and Hours

513.417.8963

Monday - Friday 6:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Columbus: Pair of Pastries

Short North Piece of Cake Bakery & Café

772 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

 
 
 
 
 
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Sharing some luscious baked goods with a loved one makes them even sweeter. Head to Short North Piece of Cake and enjoy a couple of cookies, cupcakes, or tarts with a friend or family member.

About Short North Piece of Cake Bakery & Café

At Short North Piece of Cake, the name may refer to how easy their baked goods go down when you eat them, but there's nothing simple about their incredible creations. Cupcakes, or "smiles with frosting," come in a variety of traditional and deluxe flavors, while cookies can be found in whimsical shapes such as flowers, flags, and yes, cupcakes. If you want a special cake for a wedding, birthday, or other occasion, the talented bakers will turn your most imaginative design into reality.

Contact and Hours

614.421.0399

Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

"Fall" for Free Gifts Each Month

Free Gifts from LoLo and Cutler Real Estate Agents

The fun doesn't stop here. With each new month, members of our LoLo Gifts program look forward to seeing what fabulous freebies are coming their way.

Joining in is a "piece of cake." Just contact your Cutler Real Estate agent and get ready for the treats to start rolling in!

March
14

An Inside Look Into Eat, Purr, Love: Central Ohio's First Cat Cafe

Cat cafés are sweeping the nation, giving cat and coffee lovers a chance to combine their passions in one convenient location. It's no surprise to us that Columbus is now home to our very own eclectic cat hang-out. Eat, Purr, Love, Central Ohio's first ever cat café, opened on Indianola Avenue in 2016 to a warm reception. In less than two years, the café adopted out over 300 adult and senior cats to Columbus locals. Eat, Purr, Love Cat Cafe Columbus

Photo courtesy of Eat, Purr, Love Cat Café

In July 2018, after Eat, Purr, Love founder Chrissy Kuras moved out of state, Columbus Humane took ownership of the café. Since then, they've continued adopting out cats at an extremely high rate — 92 in just the months of August-December 2018. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution even named them as one of the 14 best cat cafés in the United States. While some things have changed after the acquisition (they now offer pour-over coffee!), many things remain the same, such as their mission to "Fight animal cruelty, help animals in need and advocate for their well-being." And, according to the café manager Emma Walsh, they "will still act as a space that brings together our love of adoptable cats, coffee and the community." Eat, Purr, Love Cat Cafe Columbus

Photo courtesy of Travis Stewart Photography via Eat, Purr, Love Cat Café

The café is a fantastic place to relax with a good book, play a board game or just sit and watch cats roam. They offer freshly-brewed, locally-roasted coffee, as well as other drink options like tea and hot cocoa. You can purchase prepackaged, 100% vegan bakery items provided by Pattycake Bakery or you're welcome to bring your own snacks with you.   They even hold fun cat-themed events at the café throughout the month, including Yogatos, which is a unique yoga session with cats; Kids & Kitties, a fun cat-themed storytime for children and their parents; and Purrs and Palettes, where you paint a fun picture with a cat by your side. Eat, Purr, Love Cat Cafe Columbus

Photo courtesy of Eat, Purr, Love Cat Café

If you'd like to pay a visit to Eat, Purr, Love, they recommend that you make a reservation. While walk-ins are always welcome when space allows, making a reservation will ensure that you get some good quality kitty-time. You should also remember to get to the café at least 10 minutes early to review the "house rules", sign a waiver and order any refreshments that you'd like. You'll also be asked to pay a $10/hour cover charge and a $5/hour cover charge for children five and under. This charge goes to help the café provide a cozy environment and unique experience for cat lovers while also sustaining a comfortable home for homeless cats until they are adopted. Eat, Purr, Love Cat Cafe Columbus

Photo courtesy of Kathy Watson via Eat, Purr, Love Cat Café

Only 12 visitors are allowed in the cat lounge at a time, but you can make a private reservation for up to 15 people by emailing info@eatpurrlovecatcafe.com. They are open Wednesday-Sunday, giving the felines their much-needed catnaps on Monday and Tuesday. You can find their complete hours here. Wondering how you can help? Follow Eat, Purr, Love on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and if you'd like to volunteer with Columbus Humane, you can learn more here. "Every time you make a reservation, book a party, attend an event, or purchase coffee or some awesome retail item, you are supporting all of the animals in our community," said Walsh.  

Do you think this is paw-some?

Let us know in the comments! And, if you decide to pay Eat, Purr, Love a visit, make sure to snap a picture and tag us on Instagram using #CutlerExplores!
February
10

The 12 Best Local Coffee Shops in Columbus

There is a buzzing coffee culture in Columbus — and because of our deep entrepreneurial spirit, it's no surprise we're home to a plethora of incredible, independent coffee shops and roasters. We've rounded up some of our favorite places to get caffeinated in our capital city. Skip the Starbucks this morning and stop by one of these locally owned coffee shops!

One Line Coffee

745 North High Street | 41 South High Street Columbus Coffee Shops

Photo courtesy of One Line Coffee

At One Line, you can enjoy espresso pulled from one of the rarest machines in the world, the La Marzocco Strada EP, and watch their knowledgeable baristas use it to create beautiful latte art. They also offer cold drip coffee made from Kyoto Drip Towers that you can watch, mesmerized from the behind the coffee bar. No matter what you get at One Line, you can rest assured knowing it was made from the best coffee available in the best way possible.

Crimson Cup Coffee

4541 North High Street | 2468 Northwest Boulevard Since their founding in 1991, Crimson Cup Coffee has been a leading coffee roaster in Columbus. They offer handcrafted coffee drinks, espresso, tea and frozen beverages made fresh with their award-winning coffee that they sell all over the country. Stop in for a cup of joe and enjoy the free WIFI. And if you're looking for a more hands-on coffee experience, you can check out a course at their coffee innovation lab!

Eat, Purr, Love

3041 Indianola Avenue Columbus Coffee Shops

Photo courtesy of Kathy Watson via Eat, Purr, Love

If you're a coffee and cat lover, you may never want to leave Eat, Purr, Love. When you visit this eclectic "cat cafe", not only can you enjoy fantastic local coffee, baked goods and board games, but you can also play with adorable cats that are all available for adoption.

Luck Bros' Coffee

1101 West 1st Avenue Luck Bros' Coffee has been proudly serving Columbus since 2006 and offers a whole range of coffee drinks, tea and baked goods. They roast their coffee in-house and there are plenty of ways for you to enjoy it! Our favorite way to experience Luck Bros' coffee is with their espresso flight, which allows you to taste test their espresso with several different variations.

The Roosevelt Coffeehouse

300 East Long Street Columbus Coffee Shops

Photo courtesy of The Roosevelt Coffeehouse

Located downtown, The Roosevelt Coffeehouse is serving great coffee and helping to save lives. When you visit this coffee shop, you are supporting not only a local business but also organizations that are dedicated to providing clean water, fighting hunger and ending human trafficking.

Brioso Coffee

329 East Long Street | 14 East Gay Street A downtown Columbus staple since 2001, Brioso Coffee has created a culture and community around their coffee. They use carefully selected coffee roasted by experienced roasters to provide their customers with coffee that's more than just a way to wake you up in the morning — but a special coffee experience.

Fox in the Snow

1031 North 4th Street | 210 Thurman Avenue Columbus Coffee Shops

Photo courtesy of Fox in the Snow

This coffee shop and bakery offers rustic-styled baked goods along with carefully crafted hand-poured drinks. Their stunningly decorated shops provide the perfect environment for studying, catching up with friends or just relaxing with a great cup of coffee.

Stauf's Coffee Roasters

Several Locations Columbus' first micro-roaster, Stauf's Coffee believes that "The Proof is in the Cup", which is why they only sell the finest quality specialty coffee they can. They do this by acquiring the best Arabica beans available and roasting exclusively on gas-fired drum roasters. You can enjoy a cup of this freshly roasted coffee at one of their locations all around Columbus.

Upper Cup Coffee

79 Parsons Avenue Columbus Coffee Shops Owner Micael Habte grew up in Eritrea, Africa. Throughout his life there, he watched his mother roast coffee beans as part of a traditional coffee ceremony. He decided to bring his love of coffee to Columbus as a wholesale operation in 2010 and then opened an adorable retail location in 2011. Today, you can visit their shop and experience Habte's passion for coffee first hand in the historic Olde Town East neighborhood.

Mission Coffee

11 Price Avenue For over ten years, Mission Coffee has worked to provide the Columbus area with great coffee. They only use coffee roasted by the finest coffee roasters in the country and have committed themselves to creating an environment that isn't for the pretentious, but rather the curious.

Bottoms Up Coffee 

1069 West Broad Street Columbus Coffee Shops

Photo courtesy of Bottoms Up Coffee

Bottoms Up was created with the purpose to achieve positive social change through great coffee and community engagement. To accomplish this goal, they provide diapers to parents in need to try to lower the infant mortality rate in the community. You can visit their stunning location in Franklinton and enjoy some of their fantastic coffee and baked goods all while supporting a great cause.

Global Gallery

3535 North High Street Global Gallery is a Fair Trade coffee shop, gift shop and art gallery with a mission. They sell handcrafted products from around the world along with fresh coffee and delicious bakery items. At Global Gallery, you can relax, study for a final, or spend time with family in friends in an Instagram-worthy environment.  

What local shops do you love?

Let us know which Columbus coffee shop is your favorite in the comments or on Instagram at #CutlerExplores!  

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