15 Best Coffee Shops & Cafes In Columbus, Ohio
When you are visiting Columbus, taking in all the museums, art galleries and retail stores, then you’re going to need a little downtime. This is where finding a great coffee shop or cafe will really come in handy.
Because what makes a really good coffee shop? Usually, it’ll be a mix of things and it isn’t always the coffee.
You’ll want to think about the ambiance, the service, the footfall and what they have to offer you in terms of decor.
So where can you find the best coffee shops in Columbus? Which are the most popular and which are the most secret? What makes these coffee shops so highly rated?
Well, take a look at our 15 best coffee shops in Columbus to find the answer to all these questions.
Built in the busy arts district of Columbia, if you are looking for a distinctly modern yet artistic coffee shop experience, then you can’t really go wrong with One Line Coffee-Shot North. This is a great place to hang out with your friends.
This has a great community spirit here with plenty of people from the local area coming here to bond and meets over community initiatives.
It also has an excellent selection of pastries. We can definitely recommend the cinnamon roll!
Address: 745 North High Street Columbus, Ohio 43215
If you are taking a trip to the Columbus Museum of Art, then why not walk a few minutes away to visit the Roosevelt Coffee House?
This place offers a very broad selection of coffees either warm or cold. We would certainly suggest you try awesome matcha tea.
This place uses the money to plow back into community initiatives and charities. It also does some of the best drip filter coffee that we’ve tasted along with a wonderful selection of pastries that are picked to pair with these different coffees.
Address: 300 E Long St Columbus, OH 43215
If you are looking for some cover from the rain and want to take shelter in a cozy bare-bricked coffee shop, then you can’t really go wrong with Brioso Roastery and Coffee Bar.
You can order from a wide selection of pastries and coffee here, whether it be a hot chocolate or a cream cheese bagel.
But one of the most compelling things about this place is how friendly the staff are. You won’t receive a warmer welcome in the whole of Columbia!
Address: 329 E Long St, Columbus, OH 43215
If you want somewhere to go that is away from the throng of people, then we would suggest trying the Fox In The Snow coffee shop.
This place is much quieter than a lot of the coffee shops in the area, which is why a lot of people go there.
In fact, this coffee shop is so good it was awarded the best coffee shop in all of America in 2019.
You can choose from a wide selection of coffees and pastries, from a few different locations that you can choose from.
Address: 1031 N 4th St, Columbus, OH 43201
If you are a coffee aficionado, then you might want to try Stauf’s. This place brews coffee from over 20 different countries all over the world.
This comes with passionate service and a certain attention to detail when it comes to brewing your coffee.
There are a few different locations where this store is set up, which is what makes it a thriving coffee chain.
This also comes with a lot of healthy food options that you might not find in any other coffee shop (we would certainly recommend goat cheese and kale salad).
Address: 1277 Grandview Ave, Columbus, OH 43212
Next up, we have a coffee shop that blends the rustic with the modern, with plenty of outdoor piping and original unvarnished and untreated wood. This place is definitely a great place to work as well as socialize.
If you like to sit back and watch the world go by, then this is the coffee shop for you. With a great range of cold brew coffees and foods like scones and croissants, then you’ll have everything you need to stay camped out for hours on end.
Address: 11 Price Ave, Columbus, OH 43201
This is another coffee shop that blends modern decor with a slightly vintage aesthetic. If you like your lattes with syrups, then this place has a surprisingly diverse range of flavorsome lattes and cappuccinos.
This place offers you fresh pastries which are all baked in-house that morning. This is a place that you can visit on the way to the office, allowing you to take them away.
In fact, why not makes yourself the most popular person in the office by buying a batch for you and your colleagues?
Address: 79 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215
If you want a coffee shop that takes the consumption of caffeine to an almost academic level, then you can be sure that this coffee shop will not let you down.
This comes with a signature Mocha freeze drink that gives you that shot of cold sweetness.
If you like your coffee-flavored cakes and pastries, then we would certainly recommend Crimson cup as the place to go.
This place has increased in popularity in recent years, so you might need to get there early to get a table.
Address: 4541 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43214
9. Cafe De Nook
If you like the image of yourself as a writer in the early half of the century writing your magnum opus, then you can’t choose a better setting than Cafe De Nook. With a Parisian style and literature-themed bookcase, this is certainly one for the literate.
This food is served with the utmost in style fo flair, with a friendly staff that will really bend over backward to get what you want.
This is the opposite of corporate coffee that will really make you pine for the good old days.
Address: 2930 Bristol St Ste B105 Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Next up, we have a coffee shop that really prioritizes mood more than anything else. This comes with low mood lighting that will allow you to relax, which is sometimes exactly what you need after a busy day shopping.
If you enjoy a sweet breakfast, then we would certainly recommend that you try the pancake stack.
If you are brave when it comes to your consumption of food, then there is plenty here that you can choose from.
Address: 2141 Indanola Avenue, Columbus, OH, 43201
11. Third Way Coffee
When it comes to fair working practices and great ambiance, then you’ll find it hard to beat Third Way Coffee.
This place sells books, allowing you to buy two, one of which is then donated to a local prison.
This place has a wonderful red-bricked front, which will conjure up the coffee shops of old. But how does the coffee itself stand up? We can tell you now that this place does one of the nicest espressos that we’ve tried.
Address: 3058 W Broad St Columbus, OH 43204
12. Boston Stoker
If you are desperate to find a place where you will not feel obliged to be moved on every thirty minutes, then this is the coffee shop for you.
Boston Stoker is full of freindly staff that will leave you alone to work or read your favorite book.
This comes with Lavendar Orange iced latte, which is zesty and will certainly pick you up in the morning.
This comess with a wedge of orange along with some milk and a thsick helping of lavendar syrup.
Address: 771 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43215
Columbus is a place where nobody takes their coffee consumption lightly, and this coffee house is no different.
This comes with 5 different coffee shops, each one having a unique tale about Columbus’s history to tell.
This place comes with its own unique branding, which is great if you are looking for a place to pick up some merch on your way through Columbus. If you get stamps from each store, you can get this one for absolutely free.
Address: Front Street, Ste 210, Columbus, OH 43215
If you like traditional coffee like pour-over and drip filters, then this is the place to come. However, if you like more adventurous drinks, then Roaming Goat is the perfect establishment.
One of the best coffees that we tried here was the firewater bourbon barrel-aged roast. This was firey and spicey with that additional vanilla tinge of bourbon. You can also try the butterfly blend, which comes with hints of almond and chocolate.
Address: 849 N High St Columbus, OH 43215
Finally, we have a coffee shop that has earned a special place in the heart of most Ohio coffee drinkers (Also check out the Best Coffee Shops & Cafés In Cleveland, Ohio).
This place takes pride in crafting beverages that are locally sourced and come with a heady blend of organic and rich coffee.
We would recommend that you try the chocolate chip coffee cake with some of their dark roast filter coffee. This is a great place to come with your family to relax and unwind after a busy day of shopping.
Address: 492 N Cassady Ave, Bexley, OH
We hope that our list of some of the best coffee shops in Columbia has given you a better idea of what each one has to offer and which one you fancy visiting first… as we would recommend you visit them all!
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My name is Dana Dupree and I am an avid coffee lover. Since I began college and realized what a heavy load writing majors took on, I have been a fan of the bean juice.
My job has taken me all over the US on book tours and press conferences, and my favorite part about the trip is exploring the best places to grab my cup of Joe.