Get to know us...
Welcome to Sidewinder Coffee - an independent neighborhood coffee shop in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Located in the urban community of Northside, we take pride in serving the finest in locally roasted fair trade & organic coffees. We offer a vast selection of espresso drinks, from true Italian espresso & cappuccino, to our more original, creative concoctions like our famous Mexican Latte. Our tea selection includes varieties of black, green, brown, white & herbals, served hot or iced. We also now feature an array of our own coffee & non-coffee cocktails. If you're hungry, try some of our tasty treats. We have an assortment of vegan & non-vegan baked goods, decadent cakes & cookies, bagels, croissants or our homemade tarragon chicken salad or dill tuna salad. Relax in our cozy back room or courtyard, say 'hello' to our rabbit Patrick, peruse our rotating art exhibits, take advantage of our free WI-FI, or take your drink to go while you patronize the many other shops in the wonderful & unique neighborhood of Northside.
Open Daily - Mon-Fri 6:30 am - 10 pm / Sat-Sun 8 am - 10 pm.
What are we up to..
Now on display through July 31st. Artist Reception Sunday, June 25, 3-7pm.
All the paintings in this show were created by dipping sponges in acrylic paint and applying it directly to the canvas, often with the use of stencils. This technique allows me to explore color and texture in new ways.
Creating a body of work in a small format (most are twelve by twelve inches), was an exciting challenge. It allowed me to develop themes and images in a way that would have been more difficult in larger formats. It was also an opportunity to work with iconic images are eye-catching despite their size.
The small works also seem very appropriate for the walls of the Sidewinder Café. I want to enhance the intimate atmosphere suitable for quiet talk or study over a latte and scone.
I love teaching painting and drawing. I offer private instruction and I am also an instructor in the Art Academy of Cincinnati’s Community Education Program I have written two art instruction books: Drawing: You Can Do It (1991) and The Simple Secret to Better Painting (2002), a guide to pictorial composition.
This show is dedicated to Sara Beaven, whose loving support made it possible.