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20+ local coffee shops and roasters in Columbus

From big cups of iced coffee to shots of espresso, there’s more than one way to get your caffeine kick in Columbus, Ohio.

Latte at The Roosevelt | Photo via @unofoodiegirl

Latte at The Roosevelt | Photo via @unofoodiegirl

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What’s brewing, CBUS? If you’re anything like us, you can’t start your day without a cup (or three) of coffee. Here are 20+ coffee shops and roasters around the city.

Roasts to boasts

Brioso Coffee, 329 E. Long St.
Order your coffee in-bulk online, or stop the the Long Street location to try a roast in a latte, coffee, or espresso.

Stauf’s Coffee Roasters, Multiple locations
The menu stays fresh with limited batch coffees, like the silky and mild Jamaica Blue Mountain roast which is available in-store or in-bulk.

Upper Cup, Multiple locations
This coffee shop features whole beans from all across the world including Ethiopia and Argentina which are available to take home by the half pound.

CBUStoday Mission Coffee cold brew

Do you prefer your cold brew with cream and sugar, or just black? | Photo via @missioncoffeeco

Where to write your novel

Cup O Joe, Multiple locations
The owner of Stauf’s also owns this local shop, offering much of the same menu in Clintonville + downtown.

Mission Coffee, 2060 S. High St.
Stop in to this coffee shop with fast wifi + pair your coffee with a vegan baked good from PattyCake Bakery. Parking is free and easy.

The Roosevelt Coffeehouse, Multiple locations
With locations downtown (300 E. Long St. on the corner of 6th Street) and in Franklinton (462 W. Broad St. inside Gravity), Roosevelt offers ample seating, free wifi, and nearby parking spots.

Specialty drinks

Bottoms Up Coffee, 1069 W. Broad St.
The Rainy Day might be the most creative drink in CBUS, as it features a cloud of cotton candy delicately floating above the local roaster’s house blend.

Café De Nook, 175 S. 3rd St.
Pick up Persian-style coffee blends, including espresso and cold brew, or specialty offerings like a tiramisu latte.

Colin’s Coffee, 2812 Fishinger Rd.
Sip back a selection of specialty lattes, such as the Bee’s Knees made with lavender and honey, or the Golden Bear with honey and vanilla.

Espresso Air, 25 N. State St.
Grab a classic, but upscale cappuccino, or indulge yourself with a choco-cold brew, a cold brew topped with chocolate cold foam.

Fox in the Snow Café, Multiple locations
The menu features fan favorites like the New Orleans iced coffee (similar to a cold brew) which pairs perfectly with food items like massive cinnamon rolls, egg sandwiches, or blueberry galette.

Parable, 149 S. High St.
This coffee shop puts care into each cup, with options like a sesame miso caramel latte or an espresso with tonic.

A cold brew with almond milk from One Line Coffee. | Photo by CBUStoday

A cold brew with almond milk from One Line Coffee. | Photo by CBUStoday

On-the-go joe

Boston Stoker, Multiple locations
Support a local roaster by picking up your morning coffee here with brewing options ranging from V-60 to French press.

Global Gallery, 3535 N. High St.
This is a favorite coffee shop of many in Clintonville, especially during the spring, summer, and fall for the Clintonville Farmers Market.

Corner Stone Deli & Cafe, 3296 N. High St.
Grab a Crimson Cup coffee to-go at this no frills deli in Clintonville + add an egg and cheese bagel to make a breakfast that costs less than $7.

Connecting Grounds, 160 W. Woodruff Ave.
Whether you’re a student, professor, or parent, this campus-based coffee shop can quickly fill your cup during your visit or stay.

Crimson Cup, Multiple locations
This local shop provides the fuel for many students on The Ohio State University’s campus, and the Columbus community at-large.

One Line Coffee, Multiple locations
Looking for rare blends of coffee? One Line has a roast from all across the southern hemisphere including countries like Colombia, Costa Rica, Kenya, and Peru.

The Roaming Goat Coffee Company, 849 N. High St.
This Short North coffee shop features options like an iced honey latte, seasonal drinks, and coffee by the pound.

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Crimson Cup also offers an app for online ordering. | Photo via Crimson Cup

Events and pop-ups

Community Grounds, 1134 Parsons Ave.
Host your next work meeting here, or celebrate your big accomplishment at this cafe offering drip, pour over, and specialty coffee.

Kafe Kerouac, 2250 N. High St.
Watch slam poetry, open mic comedy, live music, and much more while sipping a coffee or latte spiked with different liquors.

Third Way Cafe, 3058 W. Broad St.
Rent a cozy cafe for your next event, or stop by for events like poetry open mic night.

Two Dollar Radio Headquarters, 1124 Parsons Ave.
Is this a coffee shop, an independent book store, or a vegan cafe? The answer is all three + the Merion Village shop hosts book signings, live DJs, and Q+A sessions.

Be the barista

Shop our favorite coffee essentials to turn your house into our city’s next great coffee destination.

Ready to go all in? The Breville Barista Espresso Machine is a best-selling espresso machine that makes coffee shop-worthy lattes, cappuccinos, and espresso at home.

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