14 of the Best Cafes, Coffee Shops, and Bakeries in Columbus

best cafes, coffee shops, and bakeries in ColumbusIf you’re looking for the perfect cup of morning or afternoon coffee, Columbus has a wide variety of cafes, coffee shops, and bakeries that will fulfill all your cravings. From coffees and teas to pastries, breakfast sandwiches, and more, you’ll find the perfect place in this list.

1. Stauf’s Coffee Roasters

Known as the first micro roaster in Columbus, Stauf’s Coffee Roasters offers fresh and high-quality coffee that is roasted by hand on a daily basis. They offer a wide variety of coffees and teas, and they even offer subscriptions so that you never run out of your favorite coffee!

2. One Line Coffee

With three batch-brew options, One Line Coffee located in Short North is an amazing spot to kickstart your morning! In addition to their coffee bar, they also offer a variety of pastries and baked goods. Not located in the Short North area? Not to worry because they also have locations in Franklinton and Capitol Square.

3. Fox in The Snow Cafe

If you’re looking for a beautiful and rustic environment to enjoy a latte and a cinnamon roll, Fox in The Snow Cafe is the place for you. With locations in Italian Village, German Village, and New Albany, Fox in The Snow Cafe is always there to provide customers with food and drink offerings that will blow you away!

4. The Roosevelt Coffeehouse

The Roosevelt Coffeehouse is located in the Discovery District of Downtown Columbus and offers a variety of beverages including coffee, espresso, hot chocolate, teas, matcha, and more! Not only are they known for their delicious menu, but they are also known for their contributions to social causes including clean water, fighting hunger, and fighting human trafficking.

5. Upper Cup Coffee

Established in 2010, Upper Cup Coffee offers an authentic and organic coffee experience filled with history and taste. With what started as a wholesale operation, Upper Cup Coffee has come a long way with two physical locations in Olde Towne East and Gahanna in addition to their wholesale business. This is the perfect place for a breakfast or lunch pick-me-up featuring a wide variety of food and coffee beverages.

6. Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea

Known for their award-winning coffee, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea has been innovating the coffee game since 1991. With three locations in the Columbus area, customers can enjoy a dine-in experience or a convenient drive-thru to get your morning or afternoon fix of caffeine. From espresso drinks to loose-leaf teas, you’ll be able to find the perfect drink for you!

7. Florin Coffee

Founded by a husband-and-wife duo, they wanted to provide coffee lovers with products that taste as good as they smell. In favor of that, not only did they create a beautiful cafe called Florin Coffee located on Oakland Park Avenue, but they had the brilliant idea to provide a subscription-based service so that customers can get their favorite coffee delivered straight to their door!

8. Third Way Cafe

Known for its motto ‘third way of doing things,’ Third Way Cafe is a beautiful spot located on W. Broad Street and provides endless caffeinated and non-caffeinated beverages. Not sure which coffee roast is right for you? Check out their online coffee quick to find your perfect match! If you find yourself in their cafe frequently, you can sign-up for their local coffee subscription.

9. Mission Coffee Co.

Mission Coffee Co. is a high-quality cafe and wholesale business with a wide variety of offerings. They are dedicated to providing innovative products with the finest ingredients and are working to educate their customer base to think about every cup of coffee in a different way. Not only do they have a physical location on S. High Street, but customers can shop their online store for their favorite coffee products.

10. Freedom A La Carte

Freedom A La Carte is a charming cafe and bakery filled with baked pastries, scratch-made meals, and locally roasted coffee. Their space provides customers with a fresh and calming dining experience along with patio seating, takeout, and delivery. Not only do they serve great food and beverages, but everything purchased contributes to providing workforce training and services for local sex trafficking survivors.

11. Belle’s Bread

If you’re looking for a family-run French-inspired Japanese bakery, Belle’s Bread is the perfect place for you! They have a team of 20 bakers who make all their menu items from scratch daily. Some of their menu items include, but are not limited to cakes, fresh bread, sandwiches, crepes, and more! Their cafe also features a wide variety of unique coffee and tea beverages.

12. Chocolate Café

Since 2007, the Chocolate Cafe has been serving the Grandview Heights and Upper Arlington communities to bring specialty food and drinks made with the finest ingredients. Their menu caters to everyone from gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, low sugar, and more. Check out their online shop where you can purchase various tasty treats for yourself or as a gift!

13. Bake Me Happy

Bake Me Happy is an innovative bakery that started with a family who found intolerance to gluten and wanted to create delicious products for other gluten-free individuals. Their team has done extensive research to perfect their mixtures to deliver great consistency and taste in their offerings. From cookies, cakes, muffins, brownies, and more, they have something for everyone.

14. Parable Coffee

Featuring a rustic and cozy cafe experience, Parable Coffee is located on S. High Street in downtown Columbus and is the perfect place to grab a cup of coffee on your way to and from work. Their cafe features an espresso bar, as well as a coffee and tea bar with a wide variety of unique drinks to get you through the day. Additionally, they provide coffee education and courses through their Precision Brewing Kit and Home Brewing course.

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