A local coffeehouse that may be considered off-the-beaten-path to most Dayton coffee drinkers was recognized as one of the best in the state.
Warehouse 4, located at 335 S. Dixie Drive in Vandalia, ranked third on Yelp’s list of 100 Best Coffee Shops in Ohio.
Yelp Ohio identified businesses in their coffee shops category, then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews, according to cleveland.com, which partnered with Yelp to release the news. The list took into consideration reviews from the entire state of Ohio.
“We don’t know if this is a hidden gem but it’s definitely a gem! Warehouse 4 is highly recommended!” a sample review of the coffeehouse from Yelp said.
Warehouse 4 first opened in July 2013, and it was the founder’s vision to provide a community space for all to learn about and enjoy quality coffee and deli sandwiches on South Dixie Drive. The team, now managed by Adam Lowe, has made plenty of advancements since then.
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The shop utilizes coffee beans from Counter Culture and local roaster Pettibone, which was actually started by a barista who used to work at Warehouse 4, according to Spencer Brokaw, the coffee shop's photographer and social media manager.
Their most popular drinks include an iced coffee cold brew and their lattes. Their price of coffee ranges from $1 to $4.25.
The menu includes sandwiches made with Rahn’s Artisan Breads and Boar’s Head meats and cheese, fresh garden salads and savory soups, in addition to coffee.
Their baker, Travis Tarter, makes decadent baked goods and pastries in house. Some of their most popular food offerings include homemade cinnamon rolls and scones as well as their breakfast sandwiches which made with homemade biscuits, Brokaw said.
While the coffeehouse has a welcoming feel, the interior is decorated in a modern way. Plus there is plenty of open space for visitors to work, read or gather with friends.