It seems like fall has so much to offer yet it lasts such a short amount of time. So much like everything else in life, let’s start fall out right – with coffee.
I am taking this fall as an opportunity to really experience Columbus coffee by trying out a new coffee shop every week or two. It’s a challenge that you too might want to take, and I’m here to make it easier by giving you a great place to start. I’ve accumulated a list of ten coffee shops that I have experienced already or have heard great things about. Take this list as a mere suggestion of where you could camp out with a cup of Joe this weekend.
[If you’re going to take up my advice on visiting all these places, you might as well pick up a Columbus Coffee Trail card from one of these participating shops and collect your stamps/punches. Other than Blank Slate and Impero listed below, all the other locations listed are participating. With four or more stamps, you get a free Columbus Coffee Trail t-shirt!]
- One Line Coffee | Short North
This brand of coffee was created in 2009 by a passionate father and son duo in hopes of creating a better cup of coffee.
745 N. High Street, Columbus OH 43215
- Mission Coffee Co. | Price Ave
Committed to quality and excellence, their coffee comes from quality roasters from around the country, sourced from all over the world, and served fresh right here in Ohio.
11 Price Ave Columbus, OH 43201
- The Roosevelt Coffeehouse | Long Street
This enticing cup of coffee comes with a heartwarming story. This is a good cup of coffee for good. The Roosevelt supports the efforts of those working to fight local and global injustices of unclean water, hunger, human trafficking, and more. Stopping at Roosevelt will be a deeper investment than just simply coffee, which honestly makes it taste that much better.
300 E Long Street Columbus, OH 43215
- Staufs Coffee Roasters | Grandview & German Village
Staufs opened in 1988 providing the highest quality of Arabica coffees. This coffee shop is loyal and iconic to Columbus coffee.
1277 Grandview Ave Columbus, OH 43212
627 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43206
- Fox in the Snow | Italian Village
No doubt that the Italian village is a unique area within Columbus. This particular coffee shop is extremely unique in the sense that it was created out of a renovated mason garage. This café has hand poured drinks and rustic style baked goods that can satisfy everyone’s taste.
1031 N 4th Street Columbus, OH 43201
- Upper Cup Coffee | Parsons Ave
The artisans of coffee. Their claim to fame is that whether you want a pound of coffee or a double shot of espresso, everything is hand crafted. We all know how great things are when they are made from scratch.
79 Parsons Ave Columbus, OH 43215
- Brioso Coffee | Long Street
This coffee shop has a mission geared toward serving its guest the best cup of coffee. Simply put, they find out how each specific coffee wants to be brewed. Then they let it speak for itself.
329 E Long Street Columbus, OH 43215
- Blank Slate Coffee | Gahanna
A unique coffee experience is provided here. This coffee shop is in a timeless airstream trailer. You read that correctly. It is based from a small old fashioned camper. They have a drive thru and a table or two so you can sit and enjoy. With a beautiful location in downtown Gahanna and a diverse menu, it’s a must-stop on your list.
169 Mill Street Gahanna, OH 43230
- Impero Coffee | High Street
With a slogan like, “From the farm to the cup” you know you’re getting a quality cup of coffee.
849 N High Street Columbus, OH 43215
- Red Velvet Café | 4th Street
I saved my personal favorite for last . This coffee shop is family owned and operated with a Philippine-American history. The have excellent unique coffee flavors and specialty cupcakes plus a wide variety of international coffees that are fun to try. Along with seasonal drinks such as apple pie flavored cider and a bacon maple latte. This cafe is a great place to take the family on Sunday after church.
246 S 4th Street Columbus, OH 43215