Even after working downtown Columbus on a regular basis for two years, I still marvel at how many eateries are tucked in and around and under the office buildings there. They cater to the busy working crowd, but if you find yourself downtown for whatever reason on a weekday, check out one of these hidden downtown breakfasts.
1. Jack’s Sandwich Shop – Jack’s is an old favorite, and they could always use more love, especially given the endless construction clogging up Lynn Alley. Stop in to this old school diner for pancakes, breakfast burritos, burgers, meatloaf – all the comfort foods. (Address: 52 E. Lynn St.)
2. Graze on Capitol Square – Located in the basement of the Ohio Statehouse, Graze emphasizes farm-fresh cooking and produces colorful and creative breakfasts and lunches. Stop in even for coffee and a pastry. In the warmer months they have a patio outside, although getting to explore the Statehouse is a bonus! (Address: 1 Capitol Square, lower level of the Statehouse.)
3. Sandman Express – Sandman Gourmet Express has a few locations around town – the Arena District, Polaris, Crosswoods – and one in the Borden Building on Broad Street. The crew there is fun and engaging, and the breakfast menu is easy to love: sandwiches, bagels, burritos, hash. (Address: 180 E. Broad St.)
And that’s just a start! Anyone who works downtown will tell you more about their favorite breakfast finds: Danny’s Deli, Cafe Illyria, Lexi’s…
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