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Local Restaurants in Columbus

No matter the time of day, you can find restaurants, rooftop bars and coffee shops steeped in innovation and excellence within walking distance from the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Whether you’re exploring before your conference sessions begin or planning a dinner after a busy day of networking, there are countless options nearby. Read on to discover just a few, some of which have even been featured in publications like Food & Wine and Fodor’s Travel, or click to jump to the section you're most interested in: Nearby Food HallsLight FareBreakfastCoffeeUpscale, Rooftop Cocktails and Bars

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Tasi sign on building


Tasi locally sources its ingredients to create an expansive and delightful menu. Get breakfast all day long at this cozy café or try one of their lunch options.

Array of dishes from Freedom a la Cart

Freedom a la Cart

With fresh menu items made from scratch and a workplace that trains local human trafficking survivors, Freedom A La Cart is worth a stop not just for its food but for its social justice work.

Front counter in Cravings Cafe

Cravings Cafe

This popular local café offers everything from Brussels sprouts and burgers to apple slaw and potato salad.


If you have some spare time to head further into Columbus, check out the full Columbus Coffee Trail! Otherwise, enjoy the Trail options below that are within walking distance from the Greater Columbus Convention Center and nearby hotels