Let’s just say you really don’t expect to find this caliber of coffee shop stuck in the desolation of Midwest America but with this useful site, you can locate some of the best coffee cafe in your town. And you especially don’t expect such an establishment to be secretly tucked away in a small suburb of Youngstown, Ohio. The small town of Hubbard, just north of Youngstown in northeast Ohio, is home to this unique combination of the coffee shop, deli restaurant, and wireless café.
The Downtown Coffee Café is an oasis for coffee lovers, a golden nugget for those who love good food and a haven for those who want either while accessing wireless internet.
You see, it’s not just enough that the coffee is hot and delicious, the food is scrumptious (there’s not an item on the menu I wouldn’t recommend without hesitation), the atmosphere is inviting and the service individualized and friendly.
Beyond all of this, there’s free wireless internet.
Now for those of you who live in the big cities, this may not be such a big thing. But for those of us who call the Midwest home . . . well, let’s just say this is something akin to finding the Holy Grail.
The Downtown Coffee Café opens every morning sharp at 7 a.m. You’ll find an assortment of cappuccinos and regular coffee to kick start your morning commute to work. Or if you have the time to linger, order one of the delicious breakfasts – the broccoli and cheese quiche is wonderful – kick back in an easy chair by the fireplace and listen to the morning news on the big-screen television set.
If you prefer to wait until the Downtown Coffee Café serves lunch at 11 a.m. you can enjoy any number of sandwiches – from a turbocharged version of the mundane Midwestern specialty – fried bologna to a Pittsburgh Po’ Boy – to a fine array of salads.
Be sure to order some soup, too, to go with your meal. My personal recommendation is the chicken dumpling! It’s the perfect texture with generous servings of dumplings and plenty of chicken. It’s thick enough to satisfy your hunger and tasty enough to treat your palate.
And don’t forget to indulge your senses in their many desserts. Home pies, homemade “strudel bites”, small, puffy bites of pastry jam-packed with fruit filling, decadent cheesecake, and freshly baked cookies. I recommend the Chocolate Tuxedo Cheesecake. Be prepared though to gain the fully sinful experience from this dessert. Savor it with a hot cup of coffee.
If you’re looking for something to do on Saturday evenings, by the way, stop by the Hubbard Downtown Coffee Café for some incredible music. Starting at 7:30 p.m. every Saturday very talented local vocalists perform live. But you need to get there early because the café fills up fast!
There’s not much reason for anyone to purposely visit Hubbard, Ohio unless you have relatives in the area. But Hubbard is located just off of Interstate 80. In fact, if you’re traveling west, coming in from Pennsylvania, it’s the first exit in Ohio.
If you’re traveling through and want to experience a bit of heaven along the way, well . . . I suggest that you take the few extra miles to stop at the Hubbard Downtown Coffee Café. As you come off Interstate 80 turn right. That road takes you straight into downtown Hubbard, Ohio. The Hubbard Downtown Coffee Café is on your left almost at the center of town. There’s off-street free parking just before the establishment itself. I’ll give you a hint: If you pass the Walgreen’s you’ve gone too far.
The Hubbard Downtown Coffee Café is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays the Downtown Coffee Café is open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sundays it opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 1 p.m.