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Northstar Cafe

951 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43201-2406
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (50 reviews)
“veggie burger” (77 reviews)
“buddha bowl” (38 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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951 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43201-2406
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Reviewed 2 days ago

So most folks get it now--you come in and stand in line and order then get seated. But there's always someone nervous there won't be a seat when it's their turn and they go camp out. it's too bad because it's a nice show of...More

Thank ohiocoalminer
Reviewed 3 days ago

As a vegetarian, I've had a lot of veggie burgers and Northstar is one of THE BEST! When I ordered a salad, I asked for no meat and they offered tofu. It was so well seasoned...delicious! Save room for the giant cookies!!!! You order at...More

Thank JChaff12
Reviewed 3 days ago

There isn't a huge menu selection but what they have is very very good. The fish sandwich and bbq chicken pizza is awesome! It's a fun casual dining experience.

Thank 479lyndam
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our 1st stop upon arrival in Columbus was the Northstar Cafe for lunch. Pleasantly trendy, moderately upscale, patronized by local business people. We dined on the patio on a lovely mid-Spring afternoon. A menu to suit most everyone. Recommended.

Thank FadedFoodie
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the laid-back atmosphere of Northstar. The prices are great for the quality. I love the veggie burger!

Thank cbj0su
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our young nephew suggested this place and we did enjoy it, but it is more trendy and more for the young crowd perhaps, than for us senior citizen types. I did like the fish in my sandwich, however the bun was very soggy on the...More

Thank Lynda C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and the wife went to the Westerville Northstar Café. I ordered a cowboy breakfast which had two eggs over medium, home fries, maple sausage patties, and amazing biscuits with cherry marmalade...all absolutely delicious. My wife on the other hand had a burger for brunch...More

Thank CrispyFishy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant bothered me right away. After ordering our food the payment system was asking for how much tip I wanted to include. I have NEVER been asked to arrange a tip before being served anywhere in my experience. The food was alright, nothing special,...More

1  Thank Masanori M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are huge fans of Northstar. They have excellent food for the meat lovers and the vegetarians in our group. Everything is so tasty, you can't go wrong. The food seems a bit pricey but the tip is included in the food price. The bakery...More

Thank Amanda L
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Fantastic lunch spot in the Short North. The Thai peanut burrito is always a favorite and the buddha bowl was yummy as always. Nice beer selection as well. Friendly staff and it was nice to sit outside on a nice spring day,

1  Thank marasomerson
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have gluten free options? Can you make the cloud nine pancakes gluten free?
17 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.
Hi - do you serve coffee? Tea and cola are listed, but not coffee. The menu looks wonderful!
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 951 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43201-2406
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
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