Photo: Sarah Franks
Photo: Sarah Franks

Weekly slushies might be downtown Dayton coffee shop’s best-kept secret

A slushy is probably not the first thing you’re going to order when trying out a new coffee spot. 

If you’re stopping at Reza’s, maybe you should.

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The just-opened Reza’s on Wayne Avenue in downtown Dayton will roll out a new, carefully crafted slushy each week. Reza’s kicked off its first week of business with an insanely fresh slushy that made me beg to know what next week’s will be. 

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Instead of the one or two artificial, sugary ingredients that many slushies contain, the rosy red slushy I tried was made with rosemary, local honey and local lemons and strawberry. It was everything a summer treat should be, and I truly felt like I was treating myself.

Reza’s owner Audri Maki let me know that next week the shop will be making a “Cherry Cream Cold Brew Slushy.” A slushy infused with Reza’s cold brew? We’ll take one every day of the week. 

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The 3,500-square-foot Reza’s Downtown seats 50 to 60 in multiple seating areas, including a parlor that can be rented for special events.

Reza’s is located at 438 Wayne Ave. in the Oregon District. 

Reza’s Downtown’s hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. It is closed Sunday.