We know that Columbus loves coffee, right? And it seems as though we all have our favorite local roasters or coffee shops to which we gravitate toward again and again for any number of reasons – maybe it’s close to home/work/school/the gym/wherever…perhaps it’s the coffee selection…maybe the view…or possibly an untold number of others. So, with this post, I thought I’d share with you one of my all-time favorite places in Columbus to sit and sip an espresso or a pour over. It’s a place that offers a relaxing atmosphere where the staff is ultra-friendly and knowledgeable, and a place that serves one of the most famous breakfast casseroles in Cbus – Yup, I’m talking about Luck Bros Coffee House.
Luck Bros sits in a colorful row of shops along W. 1st Ave in Grandview, where it’s sandwiched between Marshall’s and an Old Bag of Nails pub. The street is pretty quiet, which makes it all the nicer for sitting outside when the weather cooperates. I’m pretty surprised actually that I haven’t reviewed Luck Bros up to this point, but it’s been a while since I’ve visited. Again, though…for me, this is one of those places that draws me in. The comfy atmosphere inside makes it all the easier to just grab my laptop or a good book, and settle in with a warm cup of something.
The shop’s owner, Andy Luck, ensures that everyone who is involved in your coffee experience is highly knowledgeable and passionate about bringing you coffee of the highest quality. Luck Bros offers many of the usual coffee shop/roaster selections, from your standard cup of coffee to espresso, cappuccino, lattes, and some cold brew as well. They’ll also be happy to serve you a fresh pour over, a cup of French press, or even some herbal teas if that’s your thing.
On the morning I visited, I ordered a medium Caramel Bullseye Espresso ($4.25) as my drink of choice, and a freshly prepared helping of their famous Breakfast Bake ($4.25) to fill my belly.
My coffee was amazingly smooth and rich. Luck Bro’s uses Snowville Creamery’s 2%, which adds an incredible creaminess to the drink. I didn’t have any troubles putting this one away.
Luck Bros roasts their coffee on site, which, as you can imagine, permeates the air with an alluring aroma that is simply impossible not to love. It’s fun to get here early and watch the roasters at work, roasting beans to perfection. It really does bring a new appreciation to coffee consumption.
Luck Bro’s Breakfast Bake is one of their most popular food items. They also serve a variety of scones, pastries, cookies, bagels, and donuts from various local bakers, but this would kind of be what you would call their signature item. It’s an easy-to-like casserole which is simply made up of layered hash browns, cheese, eggs and kielbasa sausage. Andy claims it’s an old family recipe that has been handed down, and one that he decided to try in the shop. I, for one, am glad he did. I would highly recommend it to any first-timer.
Luck Bros also offers home brewing supplies, freshly roasted beans or fresh grounds, and other things like branded mugs for purchase in their shop. I just thought the quirkiness of these character drawings on their newest mugs was fun, and the logo mugs are really cool, too. Andy and his staff are more that willing to help answer any questions you have about home brewing or the products they sell.
Luck Bros is totally just an all-around great place to sit and hang out with a friend and catch up over some java, to write a paper, or to simply enjoy a free morning of relaxation. It’s definitely one of my favorite shops in town. I’d highly recommend stopping in for your favorite hot or cold cuppa joe the next time you’re thinking of trying a new spot, and be sure to grab a big slice of the Bake. It’ll get you started off on the right foot, and put a smile on your face. Really. Come see if I’m lyin’….
Luck Bros Coffee House is located at 1101 W. 1st Ave, Columbus, OH 43212 (Map). They’re open Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm, and Saturday – Sunday, 8:00 am – 7:00 pm. Feel free to check them out on Facebook, Twitter, IG, or visit their website for up to date info.