Downtown Perk and Dessert Oasis in Ashland, Ohio

Local Flavor from Friendly Faces


Downtown Perk and Dessert Oasis is more than a coffee shop. We're an experience. We're a place where friends gather and ideas cultivate. Downtown Perk is a proud, local restaurant of Ashland, Ohio where you can get homemade meals, seasonal treats, and the best coffee in Downtown Ashland. 

We invite you to indulge in our culture. You are not just a customer to us, you are one of us. We know you, we remember you. This is your place, this is Downtown Perk. 

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Add a Dash of Comfort

Our recipes are fresh. Our company standards are high. The tastes are to die for! In our kitchen we're always creating new dishes with locally grown ingredients. We always evolve our menu based on demand and season! 

Because everyone has a different "favorite" at Downtown Perk, we have daily specials, including soups and desserts. The calories are worth every scrumptious bite! Order something you want to make at home? Just ask for the recipe!

Our staff will always greet you and help you decide if you're unsure what you're craving. In a hurry? Call ahead and we'll have your food or beverage ready when you arrive!

There's No Place Like Home

Downtown Perk believes in the power of community. We love making connections, and we love seeing them happen right in our restaurant! There are a variety of options available for group parties, including a separate room for privacy. Have a large party for lunch? Call ahead and we'll set up seating for you!

We also have a "no wifi" policy. We think conversation is better without a screen in front of you. Grab our house favorite, the Raspberry Truffle Mocha and spark a conversation with someone!

Is Perk Your Place? Get Rewarded!

We offer free customer loyalty cards! For every ten cups of coffee you purchase, we'll cover the next one! Ask one of our staff members on your next visit

Our Story

As natives of Ashland, we know the power of small businesses in this area. This city is more than a place of residence, it's our home. With Downtown Perk and Dessert Oasis we get to give back to the place we know and love. We know you don't want to eat at a chain, that's why we've been hard at work since 2008 to deliver not only the quality of local food, but trustworthy local service.

Come Join Us!

What better way to see what Downtown Perk is all about than to stop by! Be greeted with a smile and inviting atmosphere while you explore our menu of seasonal goodies. Order a pastry, sandwich, or coffee to go if your on the run. 

Download our menu (PDF) 

Call Ahead!

In a rush? No problem. Call ahead and we'll have your order ready when you walk in the door.