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Cool Beans Coffee Co.

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1217 College St, Columbia, SC 29201-3945
+1 803-779-4277
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Jan 18, 2018
“Cool place to meet friends and study”
Jul 19, 2017
“Hot Place to Stay Cool!”
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1217 College St, Columbia, SC 29201-3945
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Reviewed August 5, 2015

This coffee house has the best grits in town. They are full of cream and great cheese. They don't have them at certain times of the day but they certainly satisfy a cheesy craving. Taste like they are right out of a Charleston pot!

Thank GThreeGirls
Reviewed July 10, 2015

Excellent coffeehouse atmosphere with funky art and varied chairs and tables. The coffeehouse is upstairs, the downstairs part is a different, but complementary business. The coffeehouse has a number of little rooms and alcoves, which gives it a homier feeling and allows people who want...More

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Reviewed May 26, 2015

Quaint little college coffee shop in a free standing building (used to be a two story house) behind the capitol building (the senate building really) and next to the old part of USC. My service was very good and the latte and bun were tasty.

Thank Tampa_Dude2
Reviewed April 12, 2015

Cool Beans is a typical coffee shop, just like you would find in any college town. There is free wifi, but not enough places to plugin your power cords. The coffee is priced at a decent price point, and the various sandwiches and salad plates...More

Thank andromedaeve
Reviewed April 1, 2015

Great coffee and homemade donuts. Plus a very casual atmosphere makes this a winner. College campus location makes this a popular place in the mornings. Great find.

Thank Howard R
Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

I wish I could give this place a 5 star rating. The atmosphere was nice, the espresso was very good, but the barista/cashier was rude. I love trying out coffee shops. One of the best things about a small coffee shop is the warm atmosphere,...More

Thank Amy M
Reviewed January 8, 2015

Tasty and nutritious meals are served in a homey hideaway enviroment reminiscent of the 70's. Great venue for the social artist, poet, musician, and/or academic. The kale Italian sausage soup is delicious!

Thank Errol A
Reviewed September 28, 2014

Super cute atmosphere. I would hang out here all the time if I were a student. Great place to get gift cards for USC students as they have great food and drinks (coffee, smoothies, home-made lemonade!).

Thank JourneyGirl1970
Reviewed August 8, 2014

After 14+ year of going to Cool Beans: Tonight, I was confronted by a very rude manager at Cool Beans name Shannon. There was a lighting storm so I moved away from the window. I worked a number of years in law enforcement and have...More

1  Thank Kenneth B
Reviewed May 15, 2014

Enjoyed the atmosphere, coffee and food. Was a little disappointed in the lack of information on the coffee but did not take away from the overall experience.

Thank Jack C
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
$5 - $10
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1217 College St, Columbia, SC 29201-3945
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-779-4277
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