There are lots of reasons to be a regular at College Hill Coffee Co. and Casual Gourmet, but there are some special things that seem to bring people back over and over again. A must-try is our homemade Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake, which was named the best coffee cake in town by editors of Cincinnati Magazine in 2014. It’s great served room temperature, or warm and a la mode.
The perfect accompaniment to our mouth-watering panini sandwiches is our vegetarian five bean chili – not too hot, just right – and all homemade. We bill our guacamole as “the best on the planet,” and no one has ever disagreed. (And yes, it’s homemade.) Our hummus plate starter gets rave reviews, and is just the right homemade start to a great meal. People have fun trying (but never succeeding) to figure out all the ingredients in our exclusive secret-recipe quiche muffin – savory, not sweet, and only Tina knows the recipe.
Our pitas and bagels are made by Skally’s Old World Bakery, and our sandwich bread is made by Sixteen Bricks Bakery – both beloved local Cincinnati businesses. The rest of our baked goods are made right here in house, and you’ve never had a better brownie than here and never had a tastier, fresher piece of pie. All of our homemade quiches – of which a variety are available every day – come with a mini lemon poppy seed muffin, as well as one of our many sides.
We offer a complete coffee bar, but the espresso shake has a fan club all its own. And the all-time favorite – our big, beautiful, fresh Hollywood salad with homemade chicken salad or tuna salad – is worth the trip, and we are used to providing to-go boxes for what you can’t finish in one sitting!