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Obsidian Coffee is worth traveling to Danville for

a close up shot of a oak table with a black ceramic mug and saucer. the latte inside has foam hearts
Louise Knight-Gibson

On Tuesday, I went to Danville (the first time since High School volleyball games). The person I was meeting told me we could meet at Obsidian Coffee. I typed the name into my GPS but when I got to the address I only saw a toy store and no signage for coffee anywhere. After a few laps up and down the street and a panicked phone call, the person I was meeting came out of the toy store and told me to follow her inside. We walked through the toy store and a big open lounge area with an electric fireplace. We walked through a small hallway that opened up into a bright room with a very high ceiling and a small bar. The owner, procured a hand written menu in a notebook and gave me recommendations for his favorite drinks. The options ranged from cereal milk lattes (changing weekly), alcohol inspired coffees (with no actual alcohol), and traditional drinks. And I was also informed that they had just gotten their liquor license, so there were alcohol based drinks available as well. I settled on a dirty chai oat milk latte and it arrived frothed to perfection in a lovely mug with an actual saucer.

This speakeasy coffee shop, with inventive and delicious drinks, is an experience like no other I’ve come across in this area. I highly recommend you make a trip to visit it.

a notebook with small handwriting featuring menu items of various coffee drinks
Louise Knight-Gibson

Obsidian Coffee
137 N Vermilion St
T-Th 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
F 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sa 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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