Come see why we're not your typical coffee shop

Don't feel like you have to take your order to go. Stay to be entertained or showcase your talents on our open mic nights!

The difference is local. But, don't take our word for it. Try it for yourself!

Organic breads and homemade soups from Cosmic Charlie Baking and Bread, Specialty sauces from Taste Weaver, Fresh produce from Champaign County Farmer's Market, and irresistible Cookie recipes from The Boyd Family.

About Us

Experience the charm and individuality of an independently owned and operated coffee shop

The Depot Coffee House is committed to supplying the highest quality coffee, locally sourced fresh food and the finest in live entertainment. In order to do so, we proudly offer Crimson Cup coffee, a local handcrafted roasting sensation based in Columbus, Ohio.

As with wine, the quality of coffee begins with the region in which it was grown. Dedicated to sustainable, fair traded and organic brews, Crimson Cup travels the world (Africa, Central and South America, Indonesia and Hawaii) to discover and purchase directly from farmers. By buying directly from these farmers, the "middle man" is eliminated, the integrity of the trade is guaranteed and the savings are passed to their families and communities.

Stop by and grab a bite to eat.

In addition to our beverages, we are proud to offer some of the best in local cuisine. Stop by for a quick bite; whether it's a muffin with your coffee, a quiche for breakfast or a Panini for lunch.

We offer organic breads and homemade soups from Cosmic Charlies, cinnamon rolls from Millners, specialty sauces from Taste Weavers, cookies from the Boyd family and fresh produce from the Champaign County Farmer's Market.

Meet the Baristas

Lacie Gregg

Where are you from?
Urbana, OH

What is your favorite drink?
Iced soy chai. 1/2 sweet, 1/2 spiced.

What is a truth about you?
Two truths I don't mind sharing:

  • 1.) I had a pet rat named petunia in high school.
  • 2.) My favorite place in the world is the zoo!!! Particularly the Sun Bear exhibit. Before I was employed by the Depot Coffee I worked as a lion trainer using nothing but balloon animals to calm the beast.

Person I would like to meet?
Hayao Miyazaki

What was the last song you played?
The Shins

Alexander Austin Oelker

Where are you from?
West Liberty, OH

What is your favorite drink?
Coffee

What is a truth about you?

  • 1.) I am an expert tight rope walker.
  • 2.) I've conquered Mount Everest. Twice.
  • 3.) I invented the question mark.

Person I would like to meet?
Nikola Tesla

What was the last song you played?
The Deer Hunter

Lydia Hess

Where are you from?
Urbana, OH

What is your favorite drink?
Soy Latte

What is a truth about you?

  • 1.) Liam Neeson is my father, and yes, his movies are based on true events of his life.
  • 2.) I can clean, accidentally for days without sleep or food. I have done so many times before.
  • 3.) I'm very good at baking but not good at approximating how much a recipe will make. I once made 200 mini cupcakes pretty much accidentally.

Person I would like to meet?
Eleanor Roosevelt

What was the last song you played?
I'm listening to a LOT of John Legend. As Always.

Josh Berry

Where are you from?
Urbana, OH

What is your favorite drink?
Cafe Latte

What is a truth about you?

  • 1.) I was in Fiji during the 2006 military coup.
  • 2.) I solo'd Mt. Raupehu (aka, Mt Doom) one of the world's most active strata volcanoes.
  • 3.) I am going to plan the first city on Mars for Elon Musk

Person I would like to meet?
Spartacus

What was the last song you played?
Jaymes Young / CHURCHES / Bliss n Eso

Kyle Woolever

Where are you from?
Mechanicsburg, OH

What is your favorite drink?
Honey Latte

What is a truth about you?

  • 1.) I've flown an cryoplane.
  • 2.) I dunked in the NBA @ the Pacer's Arena.
  • 3.) I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy.

Person I would like to meet?
Meclin, Goku

What was the last song you played?
Little Green Cars / Monsters of Folk

Tyler William Lookabaugh

Where are you from?
Urbana, OH

What is your favorite drink?
Sensory Safari Tea

What is a truth about you?

  • 1.) I play music.
  • 2.) I hate monkeys.
  • 3.) I helped discover the source of the Nile River.

Person I would like to meet?
George Washington

What was the last song you played?
Damn the Torpedoes by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers