16 April 2008

Choices Cafe

Over-the-Rhine Community Housing (OTRCH) has opened a small coffeehouse on Elm Street. I heard from my neighbors that it was good, and I tried to go, but they were not open last Saturday, I think because they had this night-time event schedueled with Jake Speed. The hours are posted as 8-5 M-Sat. I like low-key places like this. Just a few tables and coffee and sodas. Let me know if you've gone and what you think:

1500 Elm Street Building:
 


Front Door:
 


Hours:
 

7 comments:

VisuaLingual said...

I'm so glad you had a chance to check out Choices! Its location is a bit off the beaten path, and its signage is pretty much nonexistent. If its hours are erratic [beyond your one experience], then I think it'll have a hard time attracting and retaining customers. It's a cozy, unpretentious spot, though, so I hope it's here for a long haul.

CityKin said...

How was the coffee?

VisuaLingual said...

I had hot chocolate! A friend got the coffee and enjoyed it [and also enjoyed the free refills], but I can't vouch for someone else's taste. I'll find out next time.

dave said...

What does the OTR Community Housing organization do? Does it primarily serve city residents in need of better housing conditions or is it a community development sponsor? I'm trying to understand why it opened a coffee shop.

Kevin LeMaster said...

^ OTRCH's main functions are affordable housing development and community building. One aspect of that is community-based businesses.

dave said...

Thank you Kevin.

CityKin said...

I think the goal is a very casual alchohol-free environment that is welcoming to all residents, including those you might not typically see in a more upscale coffee shop. I'm going to try going again tomorrow.