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Northstar Cafe

951 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43201-2406
+1 614-298-9999
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (57 reviews)
“veggie burger” (95 reviews)
“buddha bowl” (43 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
951 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43201-2406
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1 - 10 of 795 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The casual style and top quality food keep us coming back again and again. And the fresh housemade ginger ale!!

Thank Dave K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has amazingly good food and drinks! The cookies were to die for, and we loved the homemade ginger ale. The Buddha bowl was delicious too. Only downside is the price - VERY expensive. Worth it, but on a splurge-only occasion.

Thank AmandaVU
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

loved this place for a great lunch. i had the chopped salad and my wife had the root salad and we both felt they were excellent. highly recommend checking this place out.

Thank jdteeth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was hearing from people on a plant based diet that I should try the North Star Burger. Both my wife and I were very impressed that a non meat burger could be so good and satisfying. We will definitely do it again. You place...More

Thank cocoboolobruce
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I go here a lot with family and friends, we all love the food! Just choose your times that are not the busiest since they have lines with little extra seating at times.

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Northstar Cafe was recommended by numerous coworkers in Columbus. The restaurant is in a great part of town, the Short North. I chose the grilled fish sandwich with sweet potato fries. Incredible!!! The menu isn’t large but the quality was impressive. Highly recommend Northstar!!!

1  Thank AAllison08
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Eclectic seating ecosystems in trendy modern decor. Nice staff, quick service. Poached eggs and procuitto on toast was excellent as was oj. Bacon was tough and not tasty. Pancakes were good but overpriced.

Thank DrBeenThere
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

whenever I travel to OSU for business, I like to eat at North Star. I always have a good meal, and the staff is friendly and outgoing.

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Read my lips. Pancake heaven. If you go there please do us a favor order the ricotta pancakes and if you are slurring a side of locally sourced bacon. I’m an a self proclaimed super taster and nothing in Columbus Ohio beats the breakfast food...More

Thank Carolena O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great cafe with amazing food. Everything is freshly made to order. The breakfast menu is my favorite, but you can’t go wrong with the lunch/dinner choices either.

Thank Ram R
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Questions & Answers
18 July 2016|
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Response from MLARKIE | Reviewed this property |
The last time I was there the pancakes were not gluten free and the restaurant did not make them.
1 September 2015|
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Response from gtgraf | Reviewed this property |
They have a great selection of coffees along with a couple decaf ones as well. All with free refills and kept fresh. Great place.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 951 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43201-2406
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 614-298-9999
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