What’s Around is a series from Columbus Downtown Apartments that gives Columbus residents a look at the various shopping, culture and entertainment options available in their own backyard.
Whether you’re looking to warm up with a hot cup of fresh pour-over coffee, or stay refreshed with an ice-cold brew, here are – in no particular order – some of the best coffee shops in downtown Columbus.
1. Luck Bros. Coffee House (1101 W. 1st Ave., Grandview Heights)
The Luck Bros. Coffee House in Grandview Heights is a Columbus coffee shop serving everything from small-batch coffees brewed in-house, to Kyoto-style cold brews, to loose leaf teas to locally made donuts and more. The shop also spins a vast collection of vinyl records while you sip – creating a hip, social atmosphere that’s great for dates and relaxation.
2. Café Brioso (14 E. Gay St., Columbus)
Café Brioso in downtown Columbus is a roaster and coffee bar located in the discovery district. Featuring an open and modern floor plan, the shop naturally encourages an atmosphere of guest interaction and education.
Brioso Coffee includes a complete coffee bar – with beans from all over the world – a full lunch menu, and light breakfast and bakery options
3. Red Velvet Café (246 S. 4th St., Columbus)
The Red Velvet Café is a family owned and operated coffeehouse and bakery in downtown Columbus. The shop features a cozy atmosphere complete with exposed-brick walls, and serves a delicious array of handcrafted coffees and teas, specialty cupcakes, Filipino-inspired sandwiches and more.
4. Starbucks (339 N. Front St., Columbus)
The coffeehouse chain is known for its signature roasts, light bites and free Wi-Fi, and is an ideal place for studying, casual business meetings or friend hangouts.
5. The Roosevelt Coffeehouse (300 E. Long St., Columbus)
The Roosevelt Coffeehouse is a nonprofit coffee shop in Columbus with a charitable mission – fighting local and global injustices of
unclean water, hunger and human trafficking. It’s that tinge of justice that makes their artisan-roasted coffees so great.
What’s more, the shop features a beautiful, modern atmosphere, and can even be rented for special events!
Did we miss one? Check out the Columbus Coffee Trail for a few more options of quality, local Columbus coffee shops.