Coffee break! Walk to these local shops for your midterm caffeine fix

Midterm week is coming up fast, so we put together a list of Columbia-exclusive coffee spots that are walkable from campus.

Cool Beans

0.3-mile walk from the Horseshoe
Right across the street from campus, Cool Beans provides a large food and beverage menu accompanied by ample study space. Socially-distanced tables allow for a cozy space to get work done or play a board game with a friend. Don’t miss: The curry chicken salad

Immaculate Consumption

0.4-mile walk from the Horseshoe
Just slightly farther than Cool Beans, Immaculate Consumption serves a variety of coffee and tea beverages along with a breakfast and lunch menu. The basement houses their very own roaster for extremely fresh coffee, and the basement provides even more seating to get your study on. Don’t miss: The build-your-own breakfast sandwich


Five Points location: 0.8-mile walk from the Horseshoe; Main Street location: 0.9 miles away
Just past the north end of campus, Drip 5 Points provides a cozy atmosphere for getting some work done with a hot (or cold) beverage. While you’re there, order breakfast or lunch, and check out the record shop in the back. Another location of Drip is just slightly farther on Main Street. Don’t miss: The espresso milkshake

Indah on Main

0.8-mile walk from the Horseshoe
Nestled in Columbia’s Arcade Mall, Indah Coffee boasts their own roasts of coffee and creative, homemade syrups. While you’re there, don’t forget to get a pastry. Check out their other, larger location with the same great offerings on Sumter Street (1.4-mile walk from the Horseshoe). Don’t miss: The Thai iced coffee with coconut milk

The Local Buzz

0.9-mile walk from the Horseshoe
The Local Buzz in 5 Points has an extensive food and pastry menu in addition to their coffees and teas. Here you also can find gluten free and vegan pastries — all homemade — in a fun and artsy environment. To save a dollar, bring your own reusable coffee cup. Don’t miss: The “dirty hippie” chai

Oliver Gospel Mission Roastery

1.1-mile walk from the Horseshoe
Owned by local nonprofit Oliver Gospel Mission, the Roastery serves house-roasted coffee blends with a philanthropic goal. Their exposed-brick interior with large windows makes for a bright and open environment to get work done. Don’t miss: The cinnamon roll latte

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