Getting caffeinated on the North Coast

If you’re a coffee enthusiast or simply looking for the perfect place to unwind and sip a cup of Joe, the North Coast has got your caffeinated needs covered.

Each of these establishments has its own distinct brew to offer, making them destinations within themselves. So grab your favorite mug and take a trip with us around the Greater Sandusky region to find your next favorite coffee paradise.

(in alphabetical order)
Brewed Awakening, 5485 Liberty Ave. Vermilion
Brewed Awakening
Enjoy “great coffee on a Great Lake” at Brewed Awakening. The gourmet coffee and bagel shop offers fun coffee flavors including B.A.V. Brew, a blend of caramel, hazelnut, and chocolate. The shop’s signature – and most popular – drink is the Brewed Awakening, a caramel brulee latte.

The Coffee Station, 29 Church St., Milan
The Coffee Station in Milan
Located in the old canal room of the Milan Inn-tiques building, The Coffee Station serves specialty coffee, smoothies, pastries, and more. Enjoy your beverage while taking in the picturesque views of the historic Milan Town Square.
Gathering Grounds Coffee House, 404 Main St., Huron
Gathering Grounds
Gathering Grounds highlights creative and tasty monthly specials, including this month’s spiced orange chai tea and pomegranate strawberry bubble tea, as well as a cozy place to enjoy a cup and a conversation with friends.
LynMarie’s Coffee on Main, 2 S. Main St., Monroeville
LynMarie's Coffee on Main
“Filling hearts and mugs with sunshine since 2008,” the sisters behind the shop–Stephanie Lyn and Jessica Marie–pour their love of the perfectly foamed cappuccino, anything patterned or floral, and their family into every “fufu” drink served at their Main Street shop.
Mr. Smith’s Coffee House, 140 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
Mr. Smith's Coffee House
A mainstay of downtown Sandusky for more than 15 years, Mr. Smith’s is a go-to spot for more than just coffee. Grab a wrap or salad to accompany your javalanche–a cold, slushy drink of espresso, milk, and ice blended together–or a breakfast bagel to go with your fruit sparkler–a sweet fruit puree stirred into bubbly soda water.

Sandusky Book Bar, 2101 W. Perkins Ave., Sandusky
Sandusky Book Bar
The newest establishment on our list – it opened Nov. 1 – is a combination of a bookstore, coffeeshop, and a bar (that part is coming soon) in the former YMCA building on Sandusky’s south side. Relax with a book–yours or one of the shop’s–while you sip a lavender vanilla latte.
Saucy Coffee, 215 E. Water St., Sandusky
Saucy Coffee
Saucy Coffee hit the downtown Sandusky coffee scene in July 2020. The shop offers small-batch, artisan coffee in fun flavor combinations like the What’s His Nuts? Latte (espresso, caramel syrup, peanut butter syrup, whole milk) and I Can Teach Blue Latte (espresso, blueberry syrup, vanilla syrup, honey, whole milk).
Sheri’s Coffee House, 27 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk
Sheri's Coffee House
Serving beverages from local roaster Crimson Cup, Sheri’s has been a fixture in the Norwalk community since 2004. In 2018, Sheri’s introduced sustainable packaging and expanded its offering of organic and direct trade products. Enjoy a frozen blended Buckeye (milk chocolate, Reese’s peanut butter, toasted marshmallow, skim milk, and cold brew) or Maple City Latte (cafe latte with a blend of french vanilla, maple, and praline syrups).
Wild Brew , 100 South Main Street, Clyde, and 114 W. Water St., Oak Harbor
Wild Brew has two locations in Clyde and Oak Harbor.
The staff at Wild Brew enjoys creating new flavor combinations, including the maple pancake and caramel latte and the ooey gooey caramel apple butter. Enjoy a waffle stick while shopping for other items available at the shops, like the locally hand-poured latte scented candles.
Woodstock Cafe, 665 Main St., Vermilion
Woodstock Cafe
Get groovy at Woodstock Cafe, where you can enjoy the nostalgic decor right along with your cup of locally roasted joe or a warm chai tea latte. The cafe also boasts a menu with themed items like yellow submarines and the strawberry field salad.