Community is at the heart of The Fort Collective, and coming together to enjoy good coffee, good food, and good company is an essential component of that wider experience. Rost Coffee Roastery & Cafe is a new and contemporary offering for Chillicothe—designed to be spacious, open, and relaxed.

This special area of The Fort is brought to life by the community, your conversations, and the pure joy of going somewhere to stay awhile with the people that matter most to you. Here’s what else you can expect:

What kinds of food options do no


Rost Cafe will offer breakfast and lunch with in-house baked goods and pastries also on offer. Of course, our beloved pop-tarts are here as well as clean, healthy smoothies with fresh fruit as well as cold-pressed juices. 

What the operating hours?

Rost Coffee Roastery & Cafe will be open 7 am – 7 pm Monday through Saturday. We will be closed on Sundays for now with the potential to expand to opening on Sundays down the road.

What is the seating like? 

Our seating is a mixture of comfortable couches and club chairs mixed with table seating for groups of 4-6 people as well as a 12-person community table. Whether you’re wanting to have breakfast and lunch with a coworker or family or sit down for an afternoon book reading session we can accommodate it all!

How big is the space & how many people does it cater for?

Rost Coffee Roastery & Cafe covers approximately 2500 sq feet and has its own fully equipped kitchen. Approximately 50-60 people can enjoy it at any one time.

Is it table service?

Yes—sort of! We use a hybrid service system. Once you arrive your order is taken at the front counter and from there we handle the rest. We service/deliver all the drinks and food to your table/seat. Make your order, get comfortable and we’ll take care of the rest. 

How does Rost Coffee Roastery & Cafe connect to the other spaces?

Rost Coffee Roastery & Cafe is really the main hub of The Fort Collective—the main seating area directly connects to the kids’ play area  (where your little ones can play while you relax), the outdoor patio, the co-working spaces, and retail areas.

Can I get my food to go?

Absolutely! Eventually, we will be offering coffee, pastries, breakfast and lunch catering options for your office and business meetings, all ordered through our easy-to-use app. 

Is there off-street parking?

We offer approximately 20-25 off-street parking spaces for community members enjoying The Fort as well as a couple of electric charging stations for Teslas and electric cars. 

Wait–what about the coffee?

We believe we offer the greatest cups of coffee around town.

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