(inset) - Amy and her trusty bassoon, leaning wearily against the Wailing Wall after completing her grueling hike from Akron OH to Jerusalem
Nervous Dog Coffee Bar & Roaster opened its doors in September of 2006. Since our inception, Nervous Dog was different. Not just the same old chain in a different package, but truly set apart from the others. More than just an atmosphere to work, unwind or check out music and live events. More than the wide array of drinks hand-crafted by any of our expert baristas, using the finest coffees from local roasters and small, organic growers, or the best locally baked and deli items.
Yes, it's much more than that. So much that you voted us Best in Akron every year since we were just a pup. It's truly a place where you can: Come, Sit, Stay.
We do not aspire to compete with the corporate giants - we are quite content to let them duke it out with the other high margin, fast food chains. We regard other independent shops as colleagues, not competitors - we all celebrate involvement in local schools, charities, businesses - our town, our community, our priority.
We custom roast our beans at least twice per week... these have not aged while shipping from the West Coast. Come into our shop and drink a cup of coffee that was roasted on site, or take home a pound of beans still hot off the roaster if you time it well. We use the highest quality ingredients - Ghirardelli chocolate, Torani syrups, and organically grown and processed beans from the highest quality small plantations all over the world. We buy our baked goods from local, family-owned bakeries. And we're environmentally conscious, supporting Lights Out Akron, Sierra Club, Humane Society, local schools, charities, and other independently-owned businesses - we live here, too.