While you’re out shopping, exploring the city, or just gathering with friends and family this season, keep yourself warm and caffeinated by visiting one of Columbus’ many great coffee shops. You can even pick up a Columbus Coffee Trail book and collect your first stamps. Start with these five spots!
1. Stauf’s German Village
Stauf’s German Village location makes for an ideal hideaway for a quick cup of coffee and a fresh blueberry muffin, whether you’re there to study for a spell or take a break from strolling the neighborhood. Watch them roast coffee there in the shop, and don’t leave without a bag or two of fresh beans.
2. One Line Coffee
See the coffee magic happening at One Line in Short North. Sip a cappuccino and people-watch at the front windows, study at one of the back tables, or grab a honey latte to go while you explore the district. If you want to expand your coffee palate, sign up for a Sunday cupping at the store!
3. Crimson Cup Upper Arlington
With its tall fireplace, brick walls, and stone floors, Crimson Cup’s Upper Arlington location is a cozy spot for a refresh. Sip on a specialty latte, try a pour over of their roasts, or order a cup of their cold brew coffee on nitro tap.
4. Brioso Roastery & Coffee Bar
Brioso’s newer location on Long Street houses their roasting operations, so while you munch on a scone and a perfectly pulled shot of espresso, you can watch the pros at work. The long, wood-floored space is quiet and comforting, an ideal spot for a meeting or to catch up with friends.
5. Fox in the Snow Cafe
Fox in the Snow has proved that we love to – and need to – gather with friends over coffee and snacks. The Italian Village hotspot has no phone and no wifi, and they encourage you to interact with your companions. The cappuccinos, egg sandwiches, and house baked goods – from the cinnamon rolls to the custard-filled donuts – will give you plenty to talk about.
And that’s just a start! Learn more about Columbus coffee here.