Columbus is well-known for perfecting American staples like craft beer and burgers, but this capital city also brews some amazing coffee. Whether you’re looking for a trendy spot in German Village to sample new blends or to get a quick coffee fix Downtown, this city has a wealth of options. Grab a cup of something hot with a fresh pastry in our favorite coffee shops in Columbus.
Mission Coffee Co.
Mission Coffee is the trendiest spot in an even trendier area of Short North, a popular arts district in Columbus. This converted garage was opened in 2011 by coffee connoisseurs Jonathan Starr and Jared Williamson, who decided to keep the original concrete floors, exposed brick, and accordion pull-down door. This modern and cozy setting has table and couch seating in a welcoming atmosphere. Baristas offer the highest quality coffee made by five different methods, including the V26 manual pour-over that brings out the complex flavors in Mission’s signature espresso. Enjoy a fresh muffin and a tasty coffee one of the hottest coffee shops in Columbus.
Luck Bros Coffee House
Surrounded by historic architecture and a strand of humble shops and galleries is Luck Bros Coffee Shop in Grandview Heights. This is a simple neighborhood shop that brews superb coffee without any of the hipster coffee shop pretension. Small batch local coffee is served hot as a pour-over, Kyoto-style as a cold brew, and taste-tested every morning to ensure freshness. The friendly baristas will doctor your coffee in whatever way you choose while spinning classic vinyl. Nibbles like donuts from local bakery Destination Donuts are brought in every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning as well as the housemade ‘Breakfast Bake,’ made with eggs, potatoes, cheese and kielbasa.
One Line Coffee
A father and son team opened One Line Coffee in Short North in 2009, concentrating on fair trade roasts and local farming practices. One Line specializes in pour-over and cold brew methods, and are a unique shop in that they sell only single-origin, non-blended coffee. The roasts rotate and range from the local ‘Method’ espresso to imports like the Costa Rican ‘San Jose Black Honey.’ Local baked goods are available as well as three types of loose leaf tea. On weekends, One Line usually hosts public cupping sessions and brewing workshops.
Upper Cup Coffee
Upper Cup Coffee was founded by Micael Habte in 2001 and practices in-house roasting techniques. Habte grew up in Eritrea, a coffee capital of the world, where his mother roasted coffee over a fire and boiled it in a clay pot, a technique that is now used in Upper Cup. This cozy spot in Olde Towne East imports coffee from all over the world, and roasts it in-house for the freshest brew. The menu offers flavored lattes, iced coffee, and teas made by several different methods including drip and French press. Don’t miss the delicious sandwiches served all day.
The Roosevelt Coffeehouse
The Roosevelt Coffee Shop is great coffee for a great cause. This is a completely non-for-profit organization that channels their proceeds into an array of charities that fight for clean water initiatives, the abolition of sex trafficking, and alleviating poverty. On top of a noble cause, the Roosevelt also serves excellent coffee from creamy lattes to aromatic espresso shots alongside a selection of local pastries.
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