Located in the trendy urban neighborhood of Northside, Sidewinder is one of Cincinnati’s most unique independent coffee shops.
With an impressive menu of teas, coffees, espressos, smoothies, salads, soups, sandwiches, bagels, cookies, scones and other baked goods, Sidewinder has something for everyone.
And while you should stop by for the quality food and drinks, you should hang around for the environment. With both indoor and outdoor seating, along with a resident bunny named Violet that you can pet, this coffee shop is one that practically begs you to come in and stay for a while.
Whether you’re interested in picking up a beverage on your way to work or you’re interested in meeting up with a friend or small group, Sidewinder is the perfect place to do so.
The shop also offers free wi-fi, which makes it an excellent place to stop in and get some work done.
Why Sidewinder is a Northside Gem
One of the best qualities of Sidewinder Coffee is simply its location.
Located directly in the heart of Northside, it’s a popular place for locals to snag their morning drink and also a convenient place to stop by and grab a drink to go while you stroll through the unique shops in Northside.
Coffee, Food, and More
Sidewinder takes pride in the fact that they roast and source their coffee from small farmers, as described on their site:
We take pride in roasting and serving the finest in ethically sourced coffees from small farmers throughout the world. We offer a vast selection of espresso drinks, from true Italian espresso and cappuccino, to our original, creative collections like our famous Mexican latte & White Babbit Mocha.
In addition to their regular coffees and teas, they offer both martinis and spiked coffee selections.
Along with their wide variety of drinks, they also have an impressive menu of food selections. Some of the local favorites include:
- Breakfast burrito
- Turkey swiss croissant bagel
- Hummus sandwich
- Dill tuna salad
- Seasonal soups
A Welcoming Vibe
Sidewinder offers both indoor and outdoor seating along with free wi-fi, which means it’s an excellent place to get some work done on a laptop, meet up with a friend, or simply enjoy the weather outdoors in their courtyard.
If you do choose to sit outside, it should go without saying that you should show some love to the resident bunny named Violet.
Along with being an all-around excellent coffee shop, Sidewinder is also a supporter of local Northside businesses and artists. The shop frequently has rotating art exhibits that highlight some of the paintings, drawings, and other artwork of local artists.
In addition, they host events like Sip and Sketch where they invite people to come in and enjoy a drink along with an opportunity to create some art in a community setting.
Between hosting neighborhood events and supporting local art, Sidewinder is a true community-oriented coffee shop.
For all of the reasons listed here, you should check out Sidewinder Coffee in Northside when you get the chance. It’s truly one of Cincinnati’s most unique coffee shops.
Location: 4181 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223
Hours of Operation: 6:30AM – 10PM (Monday-Friday), 8AM-10PM (Saturday-Sunday)
Phone: (513) 542-8321
Site: Sidewinder Coffee