Those who know me, know it's uncommon for me to change my mind once it's made up...however, that's exactly what happened when it comes to Columbus, OH. We visited one time around 3 years ago, and I thought it felt like Grand Rapids (so I definitely liked it) but didn't really think it warranted a 5-6 hour road trip to experience something so similar to what was in my own backyard. Well, let me assure you, thanks to some high-quality recommendations, my perspective has changed. GO SEE COLUMBUS!
WHERE TO EAT/COFFEE
I can't say enough good things about this place. They had NOLA cold brew, which is made with chicory, (think cold cafe au last) and it was OUT OF THIS WORLD. They had an incredible amount of breakfast items, pastries, baked goods... it was overwhelming to the senses. A must when in the 'Bus.
Mission is in my favorite area of Columbus, Short North. Short North has shops, eateries, coffee shops and walkability. It also has some large parks that are nearby as well. Complete with public transit, you can easily bop around Short North and achieve everything you'd desire in Columbus. We spent most of our day in this area of town.
Yes, you read that correctly.. we went to 3 coffee shops... in one day. Hannah was really needing the buzz as we were in Columbus to purchase some furniture from the West Elm Outlet. Stauf's is in the German Village, which is laden with brick facades, and cobbled pathways.