Mon-Fri:   7am - 6pm

Saturday:  7am - 6pm

Sunday:    7am - 6pm







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The Donkey is symbolic of versatility, intelligence, hard work, determination, and a willingness to take onboard the responsibilities and burdens of others (beast of burden). The donkey is an indefatigable worker and personifies the qualities of determination and service. Additionally, just as a horse was often used to portray times of war, the donkey has long portrayed times of peace.


So...come on down and enjoy Roanoke's newest coffee shop and let us help you take a load off!



The ambiance of space completes an experience! Sweet Donkey Coffee invites each customer to step into our "home" and sit by the fire on a cool morning or out on the porch or patio while the sun is shining.  Our Roanoke house was built in 1922 and we've attempted to capture the time period in our design while incorporating the high-tech equipment needed to serve you only the best coffee and teas!



Our primary purpose in life is to bring the best coffee to Roanoke...period.  To deliver on our promise we've partnered with Counter Culture Coffee.


Counter Culture is dedicated to finding and bringing to market the most exciting and delicious coffees in the world. They foster a passion for coffee perfection, a dedication to real sustainability, and a commitment to cutting-edge education throughout the coffee chain.


Just as craft brewers of beer and dedicated vinters of wine work meticulously to bring out the natural flavors of each grain or type of grape, Sweet Donkey brews coffee to showcase the unique flavor of each bean of coffee rather than the intensity of the roast it recieves. We want you to experience the natural citrus, vanilla, chocolate, or even rasberry flavor that often steeps into each cup or espresso or french press coffee. The taste is truly amazing - smooth, light, and savory!



Next to product excellence is customer service.  We invite each customer to ask questions, try new drinks, and provide us with feedback at any time! Do you really know the difference between a cappucino and a latte? Have you ever ordered a shot of espresso alone? We are absolutely committed to open, pleasant customer service and hope you'll feel comfortable exploring the amazing drinks and baked goods we have to offer.

Come Sit On Our Porch . . .

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