It is no surprise that Jacob and I LOVE a good coffee. We have been to tons of coffee shops throughout Georgia, from Augusta, to Atlanta, to Columbus. We also experiment with making different coffee at home. One that we are currently drinking is La Republica Coffee’s mushroom coffee (Check out my post about mushroom coffee). Keep reading to find out where the best coffee shops are.
I have compiled a list of the 3 best coffee shops that I have found in Columbus, Georgia. These are in no particular order.
Of course you can always go to Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts and other places like that, if you want. We try to support local businesses especially when it comes to food and I urge you to do the same!
Cafe Motif is a pretty new coffee shop in Columbus. It has a very modern and clean design. Owner, Jaime, is intent on providing quality coffee and quality breakfast items. You can find local articles about Cafe Motif and you’ll also find that they tout 5 stars on Yelp.
They offer “A CREATIVE SPACE DEDICATED TO SERVE AND PROMOTE EXCEPTIONAL COFFEE”.
We visited around 10/11 am on a Saturday and boy was it busy! There were several families and the workers were hustling to get everyone their orders. I decided I wasn’t going to try anything because I already had my limit of 2 cups of coffee and we just had breakfast at home; but Jacob cannot resist a cold brew and he loved it. Their prices are a little higher than other coffee shops but you can tell why. Cafe Motif are providing quality. Jacob said their cold brew was made well and he would definitely spend the extra money to buy from here.
I follow Cafe Motif on Instagram and they are always posting new menu items that look amazing.
Midtown Coffee House
Midtown Coffee House is one of those comforting places where you just feel like you’re at home. Their mission:
“Midtown Coffee House is a new concept with an old soul. We’re committed to providing premium food and drinks in a way that makes our community feel welcome and comfortable. From our ingredients to our attitudes, everything we do is fresh and inviting. Our passion…living our faith by serving others with our best.”
This coffee house has a wide range of amazing coffee and great food. Something else I like about this place is their subtle mention of God and Bible verses throughout. This adds a touch of comfort to me because I know that they are trying to do good.
Midtown Coffee House also has a coffee camper that you can book. You can book this camper for an event like a wedding on the weekend!
Some of their drinks include:
A Caramanilla, this a “caramel + caramel & vanilla latte”
Razzle dazzle, which is a raspberry mocha
And all of your classics, white mocha, mocha, latte, cappucino, and americano.
Some of their food items include:
Breakfast paninis with spinach, egg and feta OR bacon, egg and cheese
“Grown up” grilled cheese with Gruyere, white cheddar, and American cheeses with bacon on Italian bread
Lots of sweets, of course
Jacob and I have been to Midtown Coffee House a few times and we love it. One of the times that we’ve gone, was before Jacob left for Ranger School. (check out my blog post about Ranger School). We both got coffees, his was a decaf because he was trying to wean off of coffee before he left.
The next time I went by myself the day of Jacob’s pass from Ranger School. He said he wanted a coffee on his pass so I went straight to Midtown. I also got their breakfast paninis that I mentioned above and of course I had to get the classic bacon, egg and cheese. On top of the coffee and sandwich I got a cinnamon roll as well! I ate my panini while I drove to see Jacob (I know, that’s a bad habit), but it was so incredibly good.
Jacob devoured the food I got for him and I was happy I went to Midtown Coffee House.
Will I go back to Midtown Coffee House? You bet! I love everything that they are about. They are putting out amazing coffee and tasty food!
We found out about Origin Coffee from a coupon book in the mail. When we saw the coupons there was no way we weren’t going to go! The coupon we used was for a free coffee, so we rushed there.
Origin Coffee strives to make food and coffee from scratch, with fresh ingredients. Origin is committed to providing authentic organic Colombian coffee to their customers.
The decor is nice and simple with hints of Colombia all around. This is the perfect coffee shop to go for some peace and quiet, a good coffee and to study or do some work.
Origin Coffee has a variety of different drinks and food items.
Some of the drinks include:
Coffee, Americano, Macchiato, and cubano.
Lattes with different specialty latte flavors.
Some of their food items:
Avocado toast, club sub, Cuban sandwich and much more.
They also have a selection of desserts that I assume changes every once in a while.
When we went with our coupon in hand, we only got the free drink. We wanted to make sure they actually had good coffee before we spent some real money! The coffee was so, so good. You could taste the authenticity and also the worker was so helpful. Even though we didn’t get anything he told us his favorite lattes in order and his favorite sandwiches in order. I wish I would have written them down to share with you.
We went back just to try the food and I was excited and hungry. I ordered the “chipollo” and a kids grilled cheese with chicken added. I will be the first to tell you that I was no longer excited when I saw the sandwiches… let me show you and explain.
There was no description for the grilled cheese so I guess I shouldn’t have expected much. But this looked to me like an MRE cracker with cheese spread on it and all the cheese wasn’t even melted!
But anyway, on to my sandwich. The description of the “chipollo” is as follows:
sliced white meat chicken breast, roasted turkey, Brickman’s southwestern jack cheese, red onion, house-made chipotle ranch, avocado. Served hot on all-natural panini bread
Sounds good, right? Well it was and here it is.
It had the same MRE cracker vibe but it was actually really tasty. I didn’t really care for the Lay’s chips and to me it just took away from the “Fresh ingredients, made from scratch” vibe, but that’s okay.
Although the sandwich was extremely good, I left still hungry. (I didn’t want to spend more money on food when I could just eat something small at home)
Will I go back to Origin Coffee? Yes! They have quality coffee. I definitely recommend coming here and trying their specialty lattes.
There are tons of other coffee shops around Columbus and I am in no way diminishing their business. We love Iron Bank Coffee Company and Fountain City Coffee are awesome coffee shops located in Uptown Columbus. This list is just made up of coffee shops that I’ve been to and that I like.
If you have any coffee shops that you love in your hometown or where ever please share! I’d love to hear all about it.
Here are some coffee items that I’m loving lately:
Pet coffee mugs for only $13.99. Click HERE.
Cute coffee T-shirts for only $14.99, click HERE.
For the coffee lover in your life, this coffee set it perfect:
Coming up next to the blog is homemade dairy-free coffee creamer & milk, a distillery, and a review of Smile Brilliant! I cannot wait to share with you all everything that is coming! If you have any recommendations of what I should write about next please share, I want to write about what you want to read about.
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