It’s worth the quick road trip to visit this charming little café

6:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Restaurants
Amelia Robinson
Cozy's Cafe and Pub has a balogna sandwich on its brunch menu that is well-worth the trek from Dayton to Liberty Township.

A few miles cannot keep a girl away from a delicious sandwich. 

Such a sandwich is on the menu at Cozy’s Cafe and Pub, the relatively new eatery next to Cozy’s Cottage. 

The Butler County business was named the most charming restaurant in Ohio and a place to get “a memorable meal in a historic venue.” 

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That’s according to LoveFood.com, which doled out the honors to Cozy’s Café & Pub. The restaurant opened at 6440 Cincinnati-Dayton Road in Liberty Twp. in 2016, two years after owner Jan Collins opened Cozy’s Cottage.

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The simply-not-simple grilled bologna is well worth the 30-minute-or-so drive from Dayton to the restaurant, which is located at 6440 Cincinnati Dayton Road in Butler County’s Liberty Township. 

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The sandwich is featured on the restaurant’s pub menu for $11 on the weekend brunch menu. 

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Jimi Gadd, the executive chef of Cozy’s Cafe and Pub, said the sandwich starts with a great brioche bun from Sixteen Bricks Artisan Bakehouse bakery in Cincinnati. 

“A sandwich always starts with the bread,” Gadd said. “You want something that  is not going to get soggy on you.”

The bun is seared with butter on the restaurant’s flattop for mouthwatering results. 

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Cozy’s Cafe and Pub uses thin slices of a German bologna on the sandwich and elevated it with a thick slice of aged white cheddar and a whole grain mustard aioli-style sauce.

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Amelia Robinson
Cozy's Cafe and Pub has a balogna sandwich on its brunch menu that is well-worth the trek from Dayton to Liberty Township.

Crispy onion straws gives the sandwich much needed texture. It comes complete with fruit, salad or chips. 

Cozy’s complex is impressive. Cozy’s Cottage opened in 2013 in a remodeled ranch house. 

The chic and rustic pub and cafe opened in October of 2016 and has a patio. 

The businesses are owned by Jan Collins, the owner of Putters Sports Grill restaurants. 

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Amelia Robinson
Cozy's Cafe and Pub has a balogna sandwich on its brunch menu that is well-worth the trek from Dayton to Liberty Township.

Gadd said he and his team strive to offer the best brunch around. 

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They are well on their way, with a menu that also includes a killer brunch charcuterie board ($21), fresh-cut breakfast potatoes, a Bloody Mary bar, country short rib biscuits ($13) and a chorizo focaccia sandwich that includes over-easy eggs, a charred avocado salsa and farmers cheese. 

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The restaurant is upscale, but not pretentious.  

Close to closing during our visit, staff members sung along to music playing over the speakers ranging from Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” to the  The Commodores’ "Oh No" as they cleared tables and delivered final meals.

So -- have we convinced you yet? 

Want to go?

WHAT: Cozy’s Cafe & Pub

WHEN: 4-9:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 4-10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Brunch is served from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturdays and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sundays.

WHERE: 6440 Cincinnati Dayton Road, Liberty Twp., Ohio

INFO: cozyscafeandpub.com | Facebook | Instagram

Amelia Robinson
Cozy's Cafe and Pub has a balogna sandwich on its brunch menu that is well-worth the trek from Dayton to Liberty Township.