Maybe you have never heard of the saying “Coffee makes the world go around,” but in Downtown CoMo, you are prone to find some of the most exquisite places to drink coffee and more. This article describes three out of the best/most visited coffee shops in Downtown Columbia MO, based on location, menu varieties and quality of service that is offered.
1- Lakota Coffee
Lakota Coffee stands as the number one coffee shop for numerous reasons. First, they offer two locations , including one in the heart of Downtown, offering visitors, locals and college students the perfect place to relax, have a meeting, complete school work and more. All this while being comfortable right in the heart of Downtown. Another great thing about Lakota’s coffee is that they provide customers with an international variety of coffee beans from countries like Costa Rica, Papua New Guinea and Kenya. As a result, customers get the authentic coffee experience from around the world through Lakota’s coffee in Columbia, Mo. Lastly, Lakota’s coffee is not like any other coffee shops you may have visited. Their coffee is roasted by hand to provide customers with the best taste possible. To hear more about Lakota’s coffee please visit their website: https://www.lakotacoffee.com/
DOWNTOWN LOCATION 24 S 9th St,
Columbia, MO 65201 (573) 874-2852 Mon-Sat: 6am-12am
Closing at 11pm in the summer, on holidays, and during school breaks.
3111 Green Meadows Way
Columbia, MO 65203 (573) 499-9901 Mon-Sun: 6am-12am
Closing at 11pm during school breaks.
HOSPITAL LOCATION Coffee Kiosk
University of Missouri Hospital 1 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO 65201 (573) 884-4766 Mon-Fri: 6:30am-9pm
2- Cafe Berlin
Cafe Berlin comes second on this list because it offers the perfect ambience for friends and family, and is also in the heart of Downtown CoMo. A perfect blend of coffee and real food.. The shop is known for serving the best brunch in town, especially on Sundays. They also partner with local restaurants and other coffee shops to support local small businesses. A very unique thing about this place is that all their coffee production and their food sources are local, i.e grains, coffee, flours are organic and local as well. If you are in the area, don’t forget to stop by. Not only will you enjoy the coffee, but you will be supporting local businesses beyond Cafe Berlin. For more details, visit https://www.cafeberlincomo.com/restaurant-1
200 N. 10th Street Columbia, MO
3- Fretboard coffee
Fretboard coffee is not your ordinary coffee shop. The shop has an amazing playlist as you walk in, no matter the time of the day, and the vibes inside are always very inviting. All their coffee is purely organic, without any chemicals involved. Located in Downtown CoMo, Fretboard Coffee are amongst very few coffee shops that serve coffee at the local farmers market, which is every Saturday, 8AM-12PM (Mid March- Mid November). As if this wasn’t enough community involvement, Fretboard coffee also offers open mics for free every third Friday of the month. For more details, please check out
monday – friday: 7.30 am – 6 pm saturday: 8 am – 6 pm
sunday: 8 am – 5 pm
saturdays: 8 am – 12 pm mid-march through mid-november http://www.columbiafarmersmarket.org