(Orientation) Caffeinating around Kent

Alex Delaney-Gesing

College and coffee are one of those pairings that just make sense. To keep students alert and ready to tackle anything the semester throws at them, Kent offers a selection of java joints ranging from national chains to one-of-a-kind establishments.


Tree City Coffee and Pastry

Voted “Best Coffee Shop” in the Kent Stater’s Best of Kent awards.

Offers a mellow atmosphere to sip caffeine and study away the day, as well as a peanut butter sandwich-crazed menu and a drive-thru.

135 S. Erie St. Kent

(330) 673-5522

Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday


Bent Tree Coffee Roasters

Coffee selection is served at various locations around Kent and campus, in addition to the main coffee shop.

313 N. Water St., Kent

(330) 474-7255

Hours: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday


Scribbles Coffee Company

Eclectic and comfy atmosphere with books, couches and copious amounts of organic coffee and pastries.

237 N. Water St. Kent

(330) 346-0337

Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday


Dunkin’ Donuts

National chain situated across from campus, offers drive thru.

527 E. Main St. Kent

(330) 968-3245

Hours: 5 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday – Sunday



Another national chain near campus, good for a morning or afternoon pick-up in between classes

436 E. Main St. Kent

(330) 677-2168

Hours: 5:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. Saturday – Sunday