Seeking the author-and-artist-infused sense of bohemian creativity of Paris’s Left Bank, but a trip to the Seine a bit outside the purview of your weekend plans? Try the one in Covington instead.
The Left Bank Coffeehouse, which opened in May 2013 on the left banks of the Ohio and Licking rivers, has a full coffee and espresso menu, a nice selection of tea, an even nicer selection of local baked goods, and a quirky-cozy interior in which to enjoy them. Ease into the winter weather with a Covington Tea—Earl Grey with steamed milk and vanilla syrup.
And don’t miss the shelf of used books for sale: $1 per book, people. On a recent trip, it boasted a nice mix of contemporary and classic fiction and non-fiction—a selection from which one does not part empty-handed. The Rive Gauche, it’s not. But a great stop, it most definitely is.
Seventh and Greenup Streets, Covington, (859) 431-4655, leftbankcoffeehouse.com