What a good boyfriend. Matt is wearing the Cleveland
hat I bought him to stay warm!
As much as I have an unwritten policy of never telling coffee shop owners / managers that I am featuring their shop in a post, I made an exception for Mark because we bonded quite closely during my Coffee Trail reporting. (Also, you always share with a gentleman who offered us a free bacon and cheddar scone, according to Matt.) Quite fittingly, Mark was raised in Madison--the township, not village. I probably type the word Madison in my News-Herald stories more than any other noun.
|Lovely space, but it was too cold to drink coffee outside.|
Not that it is a competition, but the bacon cheddar scone
totally be the slice of banana nut bread in taste and
The plan is to eventually host bakery workshops where the
three girls are sitting.
Space and Atmosphere: A lot of the coffee shops I've visited in Columbus have had pretty remarkable spaces, but nothing has stood out more than the German Village Stauf's. It has a relatively large retail area near its barista counter, outdoor seating near the sidewalk, plenty of natural lighting, exposed brick, and plenty of indoor seating with a fireplace. Matt enjoyed the space because it was crisp, clean and offered a warm space to read a book with quiet and few distractions.
I am not certain what all this is, but it look wholesome,
artisan-like and cool.
If you're looking for a nice weekend getaway, try Columbus' German village. It coalesces (Matt's verb, not mine) urban and small town Americas very well. Take a bus or bike from the downtown and spend the day exploring Stauf's or The Book Loft, within walking distance.
Again, if you have suggestions of a coffee shop for a future entry, send it to me via email@example.com on Twitter at @SimonSaysNH.