A customer trip to the 2018 Startup Grind Global Conference in Redwood City, California, a Bay Area town on Highway 101 with as many working class footprints as tech company offices, wraps with a sunny afternoon in the City. Thanks to a colleague’s San Francisco-based friend, our casual lunch at the Ferry Building transforms into a guided tour of POPOS (privately owned, public spaces) located at office buildings and retail stores as well as his Yelp list of the City’s best coffee spots. Stops at Blue Bottle in the Ferry Building lead to a pop up java bar at Maiden Lane along with multiple, caffeine-powered visits in-between.
Granted, one expects a Yelp designer to build his coffee bar list on the Yelp platform. Still, the list delivers inspiration as well as choice coffee tastings. Back in Cincy, I’m building my list of Cincy’s select coffee bars and, yes, I’m building it via Yelp in recognition of my San Francisco tour.
Landlocked Social House, located in the Walnut Hills neighborhood, is the first stop on my tour of Cincy’s Best Coffee. In addition to Wood Burl coffee, Landlocked delivers cocktails, craft beer, wine and a select food menu including bakery items and sandwiches.
Yes; Landlocked may occupy my list’s leading slot but look for more standout entries as I steadily complete my Cincy Coffee Tour. I promise my list to be as expansive as my thirst for good coffee. Luckily, Cincinnati has some choice spots worthy of recognition. Stay tuned!