Middle Ground Cafe
If Kenyon had an official phrase book, one of the most important entries would be "Meet me at Middle Ground."Located in the bustling heart of downtown Gambier (well, bustling on a village scale), Middle Ground is a coffeehouse, but it's much more. It's literally more, because in addition to a full array of coffee creations, teas, and cold drinks, as well as a selection of homemade bagels, muffins, and cookies, you can get inventive soups, sandwiches, salads, and wraps, mostly made with organic and locally grown foods. And it's figuratively more, because Middle Ground provides community as well as caffeine. It's a place where friends meet for a snack, professors have lunch with students, and classes sometimes gather to elucidate texts between sips. Day or night, the booths and sofas are occupied by people chatting, reading, writing, tapping at a laptop, browsing through a newspaper, or just taking a quiet break.