Is it too cliché to say that Downtown Columbus runs on coffee? Whether you need a place to get your jolt and bolt, a cozy spot to sip and work, or a place to convene a morning meeting, there’s a Downtown Columbus coffee shop for every location.
149 S High Street
There's coffee, and then there's coffee. With one-of-a-kind drinks and a stunning interior, this gratuity-free coffee shop has already put itself on the map thanks to their distinct drinks and community-oriented approach.
Try: Sweet latte
Cup O Joe
366 E Broad St
An industrial vibe with delicious coffee to boot: located right by CCAD and the Columbus Museum of Art, Cup O Joe's got the brews and baked goods that will fuel any student or employee's busy day.
Try: Buckeye Freeze
Two great locations, same mean coffee. Brioso’s been fueling the city since 2001. Enjoy the bright, open design of their flagship location on High Street or chill out on the outdoor patio, and enjoy the sights and smells of their roastery and coffee bar at their Long Street location.
Try: Honey Vanilla Latte. A twist on the traditional latte, locally sourced Ohio honey gives this drink a touch of sweet that’s hard to beat.
A quaint, Parisian-style coffee shop tucked away inside 175 On the Park, their menu creatively features familiar names – like Hadley’s High-Rise and Joyce’s Java – disguised as delicious drinks. Sit inside on their plush furniture, or take your drink to go to sip in Columbus Commons.
Try: The Gertrude Stein Steamer, white chocolate and raspberry.
Offering batch brews of their specialty origin coffee each morning with pour-over options throughout the day, One Line’s coffee bar inside the Huntington Center is perfect for a quick cup of strongly brewed coffee without sacrificing quality. Even better, One Line’s emphasis on responsible sourcing and sustainability will have you feeling good about your morning beverage.
Try: One of their signature espresso beverages with single-origin chocolate
We’ve got your new Morning Ritual, courtesy of The Goat. Head straight to their walk-up window and get your cup of Joe to go, without ever having to step inside. If you prefer to peruse their selection of pastries and baked goods or even sit down for a full-on breakfast, they’ve got you covered there too.
Try: A classic Cappuccino
Caffeinate for a cause at the Roosevelt Coffeehouse. You can feel good about throwing back their amazing brews -- each purchase supports their mission to provide clean water, fight hunger and help end human trafficking. The extra-large interior is perfect for coffee meetings or off-site work sessions.
Try: The black tonic if you enjoy a bit of bubbly or their amazing Matcha Tea if coffee isn’t your thing
A classic Columbus coffee shop with a robust presence in Downtown Columbus, Stauf's is known for strong, quality cups of coffee. Stop by their North Market location and get a bite from a neighboring vendor (Bretzel's at the top of our must-try list). If you're looking for a spot to do some heads-down work, visit their location at the View on Grant to enjoy the industrial vibe.
Try: The cold brew
Galaxy's rainbow truck adds some color and caffeine to the Downtown neighborhood. Visit their website and follow them on Instagram to find out when they're here and where they're parked: then run, don't walk. This summer, find them at Columbus Commons every Wednesday morning.
Try: Lavender Latte