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What’s Around: Coffee Shops in Columbus

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)

uck Bros. Coffee House Coffee Beans

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.

Luck Bros. Coffee House distance from the Arena District

Luck Bros. Coffee House distance from Grandview Yard


2. Café Brioso (14 E. Gay St., Columbus)

Café Brioso Latte

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

       Café Brioso distance from the Arena District

Café Brioso distance from Grandview Yard


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.

Red Velvet Café distance from the Arena District

Red Velvet Café distance from Grandview Yard

4. Starbucks (339 N. Front St., Columbus)

If you’re looking for a great Columbus coffee shop to visit while exploring the Arena District, then the Starbucks located inside Nationwide Arena is perfect for you!

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.

Starbucks Nationwide Arena distance from the Arena District

Starbucks Nationwide Arena distance from Grandview Yard


5. The Roosevelt Coffeehouse (300 E. Long St., Columbus)

The Roose Coffee

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!

The Roosevelt Coffeehouse distance from the Arena District

The Roosevelt Coffeehouse distance from Grandview Yard

Looking for a quick fix? Panera Bread in Grandview Yard and Tim Horton’s in the Arena District offer tried and true, convenient options.

Did we miss one? Check out the Columbus Coffee Trail for a few more options of quality, local Columbus coffee shops.