New Shops on the Columbus Coffee Trail
April 6, 2018 by Nicholas Dekker
With the constant growth and change of the Columbus coffee scene – new shops, second or third locations, seasonal drink features – sometimes you need a guide to help you discover them all! Fortunately, the Columbus Coffee Trail has created the path for you!
The Coffee Trail features a passport you can pick up at any participating shop or at an Experience Columbus Visitor’s Center. Use the passport to collect stamps when you order drinks at each shop. We’re proud to introduce some new stops on the trail.
Kittie’s Cafe in Bexley is an extension of the German Village bakery and coffee shop. Cozy up with a breakfast sandwich and order a cappuccino or latte, and don’t miss their mini cupcakes, scones and cinnamon rolls. The cafe is wifi-free – if you need a book to read, sneak into Gramercy Bookstore next door.
Stop by the Bexley Coffee Shop for house-baked goods and sandwiches, plus coffee drinks crafted from local Thunderkiss Coffee roasts. Stay for their community events.
Close to the Greater Columbus Convention Center and the North Market, MMELO Boutique Confections features a stunning collection of chocolates, marshmallows, tea cakes and more. When you visit the shop, order up a latte or a hot chocolate, or one of their specialty coffee drinks like the charcoal honey lavender latte or the white chocolate raspberry mocha.
The new Third Way Cafe seeks to serve the Hilltop and Westgate communities while offering up a cup of java. They work on a membership model, where guests pay a two dollar cover charge in order to enjoy fresh coffee, or subscribe to a monthly or annual membership. The cafe also hosts open mics, group discussions and other community events.
Roaming Goat Coffee, in the Short North Arts District, took over the space formerly inhabited by Impero Coffee. Their beans are roasted locally, and the café serves up espresso and brewed coffee in the newly remodeled white tile and tin ceilinged shop.
While you explore the new Columbus Coffee Trail stops, be sure to collect stamps on your Coffee Trail passport and tag your adventures with #cbuscoffee. Once you earn four stamps you can redeem them for a Columbus Coffee Trail T-Shirt at any Experience Columbus Visitor’s Center! New this year – if you get a stamp at EVERY shop on the trail, you earn a free metal travel mug, courtesy of trail sponsor AT&T.