Best Dining in Clermont County- #7 May Cafe
With such a high ranking on Trip Advisor and the numerous positive comments, I wanted to experience May Café myself and see what the talk was all about.
Once I arrived, I immediately fell in love with this small but cozy café. Isn’t the saying “good things come in small packages?” This was certainly made true here. I quickly ordered myself a hot chocolate not knowing what to expect and found myself a warm table in the corner. As I was waiting, I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of customers that came into the café in such a small amount of time. What I noticed even more was the customer service. Each customer had a full conversation with the ladies at the counter. They personally knew each “regular” and made them feel at home.
My hot chocolate was quickly served to me and not only did it look perfect, but it tasted perfect, too. With a large cup, it contained hot chocolate of the perfect temperature, topped with whip cream and chocolate glaze. For all my hot chocolate and coffee lovers, please believe me when I say this stuff was really good! It wasn’t just an average cup, it was a spectacular cup and left me wanting more. Aside from your hot chocolate and coffee, May Café’s menu expands from flavored Latte’s, Carmel Macchiato, White Chocolate Mocha’s and much more. The café also serves breakfast from 9-11 AM, which I am sure is delicious.
You don’t believe me? Take Massimo F’s word for it and many other similar comments like this on May Café’s Trip Advisor page.
After enjoying the café for a while I connected with the owner: her name is Karolina. She was so sweet and eager to tell me her story. She explained that the café has been open for 5 years but has always been a dream of hers. She went to culinary school at Cincinnati State and has been in the restaurant business for many years. She preps the food fresh each day and arranges her special’s based upon the weather. More importantly, she wants every customer to know the café will always accommodate specific needs or desires while you enjoy your time at May Café. This is a tough job, Karoline explained, but hearing the customer’s satisfied comments makes all the hard work worth it.
I asked Karoline why Milford, OH? This is a perfect spot she explained. Downtown Milford has such a sweet community and the vibe of this area never gets old. With such a convenient location, she has a good database of regulars who visit her multiple times a week but still has a consistent number of first time visitors.
I ended up spending the majority of my morning hanging out at the café. Before I knew, it was lunch time and if lunch was anything like the hot chocolate was, I had to try it. The lunch menu included many types of sandwiches, soups, salads and variety of sides. I ordered a basic fresh ham sandwich with a side of tomato basil soup. Not only was my sandwich fresh but the bread was fantastic, too. When eating this sandwich you knew you were getting good quality food. And don’t get me started on the soup, it was delicious! It was a perfect serving and just enough to make me satisfied.
I truly enjoyed my visit at May Café and will definitely be back with friends and family. I encourage you to give this place a shot, I am confident you will have a great time! May Café is open Tuesday-Sunday 9 AM- 3 PM. You can find more information about the café on their website at maycafemilford.com.