Just a stone’s throw away from I-71 in Walnut Hills, Andrew and Anne Decker took a chance on a passion project when they transformed an abandoned veterinary clinic into Landlocked Social House, a hub where friends (and soon-to-be friends) could gather over brews and bites. Andrew curates the craft beer tap list, and Anne and the baristas serve up Dayton-roasted Wood Burl Coffee.
Their lattes pack a punch: Try the cortado, crafted in the traditional Spanish style (no foam and equal parts espresso and milk). The end result is smooth and silky. The menu is simple, with fresh pastries from Mainwood Pastry and Gadabout Donuts, and a couple of sandwiches. Served on Allez ciabatta bread with melty sharp cheddar, organic free-range eggs, and thick-cut bacon, the Breakfast Club would make John Hughes proud.
Stop by on a Monday night and you never know who you might find behind the counter at weekly pop-up dinners. With participating chefs from hot spots like Please, Sartre, and Pleasantry, these one-night, one-dish events are not to be missed. Hurry, Andrew says these pop-up dinners won’t be around forever.
Landlocked Social House, 648 E. McMillan St., Walnut Hills, (937) 626-4417, landlockedsocialhouse.com.
Breakfast and lunch seven days. Dinner and late night Mon–Sat.