When I returned to Toledo after a nearby Scrabble tournament, my first stop was Bleak House Coffee. The super-sweet co-owner Dakota was there, and she was more than happy to clue me in to some other area coffeehouses, including Plate 21 down in Maumee.

The owner of Plate 21 also happens to be a Toledo city councilwoman, and she was eager to engage with me as soon as I walked in the door. Moreover, later that evening when I had to return to the shop to retrieve my camera, she chatted with me for a good while as the store was closing.

Plate 21 is a MadCap shop, and as I've posted before, that roaster puts out some great coffees!
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