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Northstar Cafe

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951 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43214
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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96 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I only intended to get coffee when I came here but the food being brought out looked and smelled so good I had to order some. I chose the tofu Buddha bowl with a sweet/savory peanut sauce. Delicious. The menu is a mixture of salads, sandwiches, burgers and bowls. Theres both vegetarian and meat options.

Thank Ruth R
Columbus, Ohio
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52 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Veggie burger and the salad is a must have! Have humongous dark chocolate truffle cookie to go with it!

Thank RashmiCMH
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is excellent and new combinations and varieties. At times the coffee selection may not have your favorite. Several locations. Nice brunches. Some nice art magazines for perusal.

Thank Anne-marie A
Columbus, Ohio
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This little restaurant has is very unique and a great place to meet friends or just stop for lunch and dinner. The black bean burger is fantastic, but the my favorite is the ginger ale. It's custom made and I always end up having at least two glasses. The staff is friendly and are more than willing to advise any... More 

Thank countrychick57
Providence, Rhode Island
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57 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a busy spot on the weekends. I've had the Buddha Bowl with tofu twice and it tasted really fresh. The counter staff are really friendly. I only wish there was gluten free bread for their sandwiches.

Thank Ellie B
Morning View
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91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment I stepped in there I felt like I was in Florida instead of Columbus. It feels like a vacation spot. We ate there for breakfast and not only loved the food but loved the service. Every staff member had a smile on their face. Our breakfast was pricey but worth every penny.

Thank Poptheshop007
Lambertville, New Jersey
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142 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited with friends in Columbus and they took us to the Northstar Cafe in the Short North section for breakfast. Great menu with something for everyone, including the vegetarians among you. We split the ricotta pancakes (real maple syrup) and mushroom frittata - large portions and perfectly prepared. There is outdoor seating in good weather, great for people watching. Because... More 

Thank beardocnj
Newbury Park, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Great concept for a fresh lunch in Columbus. My salad was delicious but, my husbands sandwich was equally good. Not inexpensive but, worth the price. Also, enjoyed a glass of wine with my meal.

Thank Juliane D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing healthy selections, the price is fair and the quantity is more than enough. Great environment.

Thank Richard R
Columbus, Ohio
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I've eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. The black bean burger is especially good. That being said, it's a little expensive for what you get. If you care to know what pasture the cow was grazing in before it became your burger, this is the place for you.

Thank eric n

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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 43214
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?