Top 5 Coffee Shops in Columbus, Georgia

A Guide to Columbus Coffee Shops

Fountain City Coffee

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Near and dear to the heart of downtown, Fountain City is a beloved hallmark among Columbus coffee shops, given its timeless elegance and ease, art-adorned walls, ample seating arrangements, unmatched views of the hustle and bustle of Broadway, and tantalizing aroma of java that’s been diligently small-batch roasted in-house. The attention to detail that has gone into designing the space with a delightful balance of charm and utility makes it an easy go-to for daytime meetings with colleagues, long overdue coffee dates, or solo study sessions.

Iron Bank Coffee Co.

Breathing new life into a gorgeous historic building dating back to the mid-1800s, Iron Bank showcases an enchanting ambiance with beautiful architectural elements, chandeliers overhead, wooden tabletops, remnants from the property’s past such as bank vaults, and an outdoor patio near the bustling corner of 11th and Broadway. The staff maintains a tempting selection of specialty coffee drinks, toasted sandwiches, and craft beers on tap.

Midtown Coffee House

Down the road from the Columbus Museum, Midtown Coffee House offers guests a cozy atmosphere accentuated by warm earthy tones set against minimalistic white walls, eclectic old-world furnishings, earnestly stocked bookshelves, the occasional trivia night, accommodations for remote work, and even a private room available for booking. The cute rustic decor serves as an accomplice to thoughtfully crafted, rewardingly delicious coffee beverages, grilled breakfast sandwiches, and scrumptious pastries.

Harvest Coffee Co.

Nestled inside Take the City – a religious-based organization – Harvest serves gourmet coffee and espresso drinks, smoothies, and locally sourced ice cream amidst welcoming digs underscored by comfy armchairs, a well-curated bookstore with Christian resources, amenities for a productive study session, and a prayer room. Moreover, all proceeds go to support their non-profit ministry working to help improve the North Highland, Bibb city area, and beyond. One of the initiatives is called Project LifeHouse, which aims to help revitalize lower-income communities around the city.

The Bakeshop

A fixture of Banks Food Hall – the collective eatery known for its numerous food and drink options, bar, and live music – The Bakeshop provides patrons baked from-scratch goods, as well as delectable signature lattes and sandwiches. Settle into one of the building’s many gram-worthy corners and appreciate the company of loved ones over a steamy cup of joe, stop by the booth for a quick snack while exploring the area, groove to the tunes of a local musician, or grab a sweet treat for that special somebody on your way home.


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