Say hello to Haven Café, the newest and undoubtedly cutest coffee shop in Covington, Kentucky! Serving coffee, smoothies, light bites and local pastries, it’s a healthy café dedicated to quality and sustainability. I, for one, am a huge supporter of local, small businesses, so my sister and I made the drive across the Ohio River to check it out for ourselves.
The shop is currently requiring masks for service along with a one customer or group-inside-at-a-time protocol. We stood outside in line for about 10 minutes before the awaited moment to see the beautiful interior. Everything from the floors to the menus to the pure white counters to the coffee sleeves was perfect. The attention to detail is what makes this café so unique. The food options range from sweet to savory, but do not stray away from healthy. Haven Café has a collaboration with Brown Bear Bakery, a bakery in OTR, and Charnees Doughnuts, which specializes in gluten-free, dairy-free, and grain-free vegan treats. We had been staying up-to-date on the pastries in-stock via Instagram and chose to get a charcoal lavender cookie and strawberry-matcha donut.
And boy did these hit the spot! The cookie was absolutely life changing and I didn’t even feel an ounce of guilt about scarfing down the donut. Of course, we got coffee. I had a hot black coffee and my sister had a cold brew – these drinks also did not disappoint! Their brew, Counter Culture Coffee, is a pioneer of coffee quality and sustainability. Once again, the dedication to creating a space full of sustainability is unmatched.
There isn’t space to sit inside the coffee shop, but that is more than okay due to the opportunity to roam around the up-and-coming neighborhood.
Haven isn’t just an aesthetically pleasing café. The coolest part is their sister concept, Haven Spa. This spa will be all about natural nail services and holistic skincare. The opening date is still to be determined, but I am definitely getting a fresh manicure as soon as they open – and nibbling on a charcoal lavender cookie!
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Haven Café Hours:
Tuesday – Thurday: 8:30am–4:30pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
332 Scott Blvd., Covington, Kentucky 41011