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CUISINES
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed October 19, 2021

We stopped in here several times on our two visits to Columbus. Excellent coffee, very nice folks. Convenient location.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed July 18, 2021 via mobile

Yum! They were so busy but our drinks and sandwiches were great. Helpful! Tasty! The BEST chai latte I’ve ever had. Can’t wait to visit them again when we are back in Columbus! Skip your hotel fair and try this spot.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed April 19, 2021

I stopped in this coffee shop on 4/17/21 and was denied service because I cannot wear a mask. I explained I had a medical exemption but they did not care and do not offer any accommodations for people who have medical exemptions. They did not...even offer me the option to step outside and receive curbside service. Their words were cruel, rude and discriminatory. I left feeling humiliated in front of my friends and the other patrons.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed December 17, 2020 via mobile

Wonderful!! Friendly! Homemade flavors like coconut. Mask and covid safety. Lovely lemon blueberry scone. Cool university vibe. Prefer over iron bar for coffee, price, uniqueness, and supporting local ordinances. Thank you!!

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed July 28, 2020 via mobile

Each time we travel, we make it a point to support local establishments so we found our way here. The flavored coffee varieties has us intrigued but it was just too much. Too sweet and too artificial. The food was dry and bland. Not at...all impressed. The staff wasn't near as friendly as other places we had visited.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed January 9, 2020 via mobile

My favorite spot here, interesting people at both side of the balcony. ( why do I have to write more, TripAdvisor? )

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed September 10, 2019

Prior to this I had only been to the Iron Bank. While Iron Bank is good, I don't find them to be quite as friendly and welcoming as Fountain City. They take their craft seriously at Fountain City. While taking the first sip of my...cortado the barista said that he noticed his shots seemed a little off and offered to make me another. I was impressed that he was that into his job to offer this without me even really noticing anything. They have a full breakfast menu and nice vibe for enjoying your cup of joe.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 8, 2019

Great shop with friendly staff. Were there early so not too busy but the lined did get long later in the day. We drank our coffee on the patio and chatted with some locals. Had espresso drinks and a muffin.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed April 3, 2019

Visit here often - love the coffee staff and the atmosphere! I have been going here for over 6 years.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 24, 2019

I've been here a few times now, but have only ever gotten coffee- which has been fine. If you don't want to wait in line at Iron Bank for coffee, I would recommend you go here. However--- do not go here for the food! I...went with a friend and we both ordered paninis. After waiting TWENTY-FIVE minutes when the shop had maybe one other customer waiting for food, they finally brought out the sandwiches. After that wait, we were expecting something amazing! Instead, we got the sandwiches thrown on to two plates with absolutely nothing else on it. It was the most tasteless sandwich I've ever had, and I ordered the Caprese panini, which is something I've had on countless occasions. It wasn't even Caprese- there were maybe two tomatoes, plain cheese clearly seasoned with store bought Italian seasoning, no pesto in sight, and no fresh mozzarella. Never again!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

Came here with friends to grab a drink. Got a caramel macchiato. Very good. The staff was very helpful and greeting. They have a long list of specialty drinks. They offer a military and student discount.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

The staff are friendly and helpful and there are over a dozen specialty lattes from which to choose. I tried the Banana’s Foster and it tasted like banana rum custard. My friend ordered the Snickers latte and it tasted just like a Snickers. The atmosphere...is relaxed and quiet and is a nice place to read, study or hang with friends.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed November 30, 2018

We had a very nice experience at this coffee shop. We were in town for family weekend. The service was excellent and gave a military discount.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

We are from the Pacific NW and we love our coffee. Fountain City Coffee did not disappoint. They roast their own beans, first of all. Their specialty drinks were fabulous and they also had some yummy scones and breakfast sandwiches. We visited five days in...a row, which was every day that we were in town.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018

This is my favorite coffee shop in town and I'm there regularly. I love all their coffees, scones, muffins, and specialty desserts.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Yes, Fountain City Coffee offers takeout services.

Fountain City Coffee is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5