Guide to Central Ohio’s Best Coffee Shops for WFH Warriors

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Written by Step Out Columbus

Published on January 18, 2024
Photo courtesy of Bada Bean Bada Booze’s website

Welcome, fellow Work-From-Home Warriors, to the ultimate guide that will turn your remote grind into a delightfully caffeinated experience. I don’t know about you, but there’s just something about the smell of freshly brewed java that gives me the energy to send a long-overdue email to Kathleen from accounting about the expense report I submitted 3 weeks ago.

Whether you enjoy working in close proximity to tons of caffeine or just enjoy the communal environment of working in a coffee shop, our list has you covered with great places to check out! An added benefit is that you won’t have to use the fake-looking coffee shop virtual background on Zoom anymore.

Stauf’s Coffee Roasters

Multiple Locations

Could you imagine if we left Stauf’s off the list? Neither could we. Stauf’s has been serving up some of the best coffee in Columbus for years, and their selection of delicious breakfast and lunch foods only bolsters their spot as a favorite of us WFH Warriors. While there is plenty of seating, this spot is certainly popular so be sure to get there early enough to grab a seat.

Photo courtesy of Stauf’s Coffee Roasters’ Facebook page

Bada Bean Bada Booze

Multiple Locations

This cafe is perfect for the WFH Warrior who works hard and plays hard. Why? Bada Bean Bada Booze, as its name suggests, turns into a bar at 4 PM, so you can celebrate happy hour as soon as your routinely unproductive 3:30 meeting concludes! Nothing tastes quite as good as an ice cold beer after a few Americanos.

Photo courtesy of Bada Bean Bada Booze’s Facebook page

Global Gallery

3535 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214

If you’re all about the good vibes when looking for a WFH coffee shop, Global Gallery is going to check all the boxes. The coffee is fantastic, all while being surrounded by hundreds of different fair-trade art pieces available for purchase that were created by over 1,500 artists worldwide. Even if you don’t buy anything, the vibe from all of the creativity that surrounds you will surely rub off on you during your brainstorming meetings.

Photo courtesy of Global Gallery’s Facebook page

Grandview Grind

1423 Grandview Ave, Columbus, OH 43212

Given it’s cozy atmosphere, locally roasted java, and delicious baked goods, there’s a reason this spot has such loyal customers. If you haven’t stopped in here yet, it certainly will not disappoint. I’m a smoothie guy myself and I really dug their frozen beverage selection. Seating can be difficult to come by here, so arrive early!

Photo courtesy of Grandview Grind’s Facebook page

The Roosevelt Coffeehouse

Multiple Locations

“Yeah, I’ll take my coffee black with a side of justice, please!” That’s what I feel like saying whenever I grind my days out at The Roosevelt Coffeehouse. Profits from each purchase go towards fighting against unclean water, hunger, and human trafficking. I also recently had a latte that blew my socks clean off of my body at Roosevelt, so take that as you wish. Working from here is relaxing and enjoyable, always.

Photo courtesy of Roosevelt Coffeehouse’s Facebook page

One Line Coffee

Multiple Locations

With a commitment to serving coffee that is locally sourced and roasted, it’s impossible to have a bad cup of Joe here. They are committed to forging relationships with their farmers, workers, and customers to ensure maximum quality, flavor, and sustainability, which is pretty much everything I could ever want in a coffee shop. Oh, and extremely delicious coffee. Lucky for you, they have that, too.

Photo courtesy of One Line Coffee-Franklinton’s Facebook page

Qamaria Yemeni Coffee Co.

3221 Hilliard Rome Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026

If you’ve never had Yemeni coffee before, you are in for an absolute treat. Some people even say that Yemeni coffee increases the quality of work they do every time they work from a Yemeni coffee shop (It’s me, I’m some people). Qamaria truly has a unique vibe that you won’t find anywhere else in the city, along with Middle Eastern baked goods that will leave your mouth watering and your belly full.

Photo courtesy of Qamaria Yemeni Coffee’s Facebook page

Crimson Cup Coffee Shop

Multiple Locations

There are so many reasons to love Crimson Cup. Whether it’s the freaky fast Wi-Fi or the super unique single-origin craft coffees they brew by the cup, I always love my days spent at this coffee shop. As an iced/frozen beverages guy myself, the frozen coffee options they have here are top-tier. You can truly feel the love they put into each (Crimson) cup.

Photo courtesy of Crimson Cup’s Facebook page

Maudine’s

77 Belle St, Columbus, OH 43215

It almost feels like Maudine’s was built for us WFH Warriors. With fast Wi-Fi, tons of outlets, a chill vibe, and lots of space, there’s not a lot more you could ask for in a good WFH spot. What’s that? You want great coffee, pastries, and cool baristas too? Well today is your lucky day, because that’s Maudine’s claim to fame! They make their syrups in house too, so I would highly recommend something like an Iced Vanilla Latte before your 2 o’clock meeting.

Photo courtesy of Maudine’s Facebook page

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