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We have found the best coffee shops in Columbus Ga. You may have trouble deciding which one to visit first but you simply must visit them all.

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These are the best coffee shops in Columbus Ga., near Fort Benning. All are favorites with the locals. Some folks may enjoy one over another and some will take turns visiting them all.

I read one review from a local that said if the line is too long at one, just go to the other because they are all good.

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Columbus Georgia has a lot to offer including a good variety of coffee shops. If you are visiting for a weekend, I suggest you pick two of these to visit. The decision will be tough because they all have good reviews. Maybe go to breakfast at one and brunch or lunch the next day at another.

What is a coffee shop?

A coffee shop or coffee house is a small, informal cafe-type restaurant serving a variety of coffee beverages, both hot and cold, and a light food menu. Some serve more food than others and some have a vast option of beverages even to include alcohol.

The menu generally includes breakfast and lunch sandwiches as well as a variety of sweets and muffins which are a great combination with a cup of joe.

Let’s take a look at the 5 Best Coffee Shops in Columbus Ga.

They are listed in no particular order. Information includes a little about the place, what their menu includes and some of the most mentioned things in their reviews. All of these locations have at least 4.5-star reviews on a scale of 5 stars.

Fountain City Coffee

1007 Broadway, Columbus, GA 31901

Fountain City Coffee. Columbus, Ga.


Locally family-owned and operated since 2003. Their coffee beans are sourced from around the world and roasted locally in small batches which means you get the peak of flavor.

Located in uptown Columbus.

Fountain City Coffee. Scones and Club Sandwich

A full menu of coffee and tea to choose from including hot and cold brew coffee and tea. Serving breakfast, lunch, and baked goods. You will find the option to build your own sandwiches on the menu. Their homemade scones get great reviews.


You can purchase their coffee in bags in the store or shop online. Order Fountain City coffee online with many different flavor options and have it shipped directly to your home.


Reviews are good on Google and Facebook with a solid 4.5 out of 5. Folks love the coffee, friendly service, and fun decor.

Iron Bank Coffee Company

6 W 11th St, Columbus, Ga.

Iron Bank Coffee Co. Columbus Ga.


Locally owned and operated. Iron Bank is very popular with the locals. The line gets long many mornings. Their building is rich with history having actually been a bank from days of old. You can sit in the vault if you like.

The history of the building is where their name comes from. You guessed it, the building is made of iron and was originally a bank dating back to the early 1800s.

Located in the popular uptown of Columbus. Iron Bank hosts live music events on occasion.

Iron Bank Columbus Ga. cake, breakfast sandwich, iced coffee and homemade biscuits

Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner the menu is fairly large. Breakfast sandwiches, pastries, and sweets baked on the premises, lunch and dinner sandwiches, and even a build your own salad selection with homemade dressings.

Takeout is available and orders can be placed online to pick up in the store.

Their coffee is roasted by Stumptown Coffee.


Reviews for Iron Bank Coffee Co. are quite good, generally a 4.6 out of 5. Locals love this place and rave about the biscuits.

Midtown Coffee House

1342 13th St, Columbus, GA 31901

Midtown Coffee House Columbus Georgia


Family owned and operated since 2014. Their goal is to bring people together for fellowship and fun. That goal is achieved over coffee in a warm and inviting environment. Cozy interior. Quaint outdoor seating.

beans and sandwich. Coffee and cheesecake

Breakfast is served all day and reviews suggest the grilled sandwiches are the best for breakfast. The lunch menu includes Cowboy Caviar served in a jar which is always fun. There is a nice selection of desserts, muffins and scones.

Their coffee is Fair Trade.


Visit their online store for all sorts of merchandise including t-shirts for store pick-up or local delivery.


Their reviews are nearly a 5 out of 5 on all resources, Google, Facebook, Trip Advisor and Yelp. Go read them for yourself. Folks love this place. They love the food, especially breakfast, friendly service and the cozy atmosphere.

Harvest Coffee Company

2910 2nd Ave, Columbus, GA 31904


Harvest is a non-profit coffee shop which is an outreach of the Take The City Ministry. Profits go back into the community. This location opened in Columbus in early 2020. This is a Christian owned and focused coffee shop which includes the decor and atmosphere.

Room rentals available for business meetings, church meetings and even a space large enough for a small wedding ceremony.

Sandwich, ice cream and a muffin

They serve Georgia roasted grounds from Reclamation Roasters

You will find coffee and espresso drinks, both hot and cold as well as smoothies and Ice Cream. Breakfast and lunch sandwiches are available including a build your own option. Pastries and muffins are available also.

Their ice cream is from the Georgia based Rock House Ice Cream which is a small batch creamery that produces a wide variety of ice cream flavors. 


Visit their online store for Harvest Coffee and Take The City merchandise. Pick up in the store or have your items shipped.


The reviews are almost excellent across the board on all sites; Trip Advisor, Yelp, Facebook, and Google. Folks love the friendly customer service and great flavors of the coffee. A clean and friendly environment is mentioned often.

The Tower & My Boulánge

111 12th St Suite 101, Columbus, GA 31901


The Tower & My Boulange serves pizza and coffee with pastries baked in-house. A great place for a nice brunch. They are always closed on Monday and close at 3 pm the rest of the week. The decor is European with a very nice ambiance. A popular French-style coffee shop in uptown Columbus since 2016.


Their reviews are among the best. Coffee flavor options are on point with the Peach Cobbler latte getting lots of positive attention. Croissants are cooked to perfection and a favorite to order for breakfast sandwiches.

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Coffee Shops in Columubus Ga.

  • Fountain City Coffee
  • Iron Bank Coffee Company
  • Midtown Coffee House
  • Harvest Coffee Company
  • The Tower and Boulange

While these five coffee shops in Columbus are a great place to find a cup of coffee, don’t forget that many of the restaurants serve good coffee also. See my list of 13 Best Places To Eat in Columbus, Ga.

Columbus Georgia is located on the western side of the state. The Chattahoochee River divides Columbus from Phoenix City Alabama. Fort Benning is located in Columbus and is just about 100 miles southwest of Atlanta. It is the second-largest city in the Peach State.

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