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“Yummmm” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Northstar Cafe

Northstar Cafe
Ranked #8 of 2,204 Restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Buford
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Yummmm”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

Had breakfast there on a Sunday morning. It was packed, but the lined moved quickly. I had the fritata and it was delicious! the biscuits are sweeter than your average biscuit (think cornbread) and the cherry jam was tasty. Coffee was great. The service was fantastic! I had to make a few special requests (my daughter has egg allergies) and they were so accommodating and didn't blink an eye to our needs. Wish we had this restaurant in GA.

Visited February 2012
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English first
Cleveland, Ohio
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great daily breakfast spot -- also good for lunches”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

The Northstar in the Short North is one of the few places in the neighborhood that serves breakfast daily (and there's free parking -- see below). There's a nice mix of sweet and savory items -- I'm partial to the turkey and sweet potato hash, but recommend the Cowboy Breakfast platter and the burrito, too. The lunch/dinner menu is great, too, albeit some of my friends feel it's somewhat limited.

The Process
When you walk in, grab a menu from the kiosk near the cashier. Once you decide what you want, you'll be given a number to place on your table. You can get coffee or juice right away, but specialty drinks and food will be brought to you by a server.

Dining Room
A variety of table settings makes Northstar good for solo breakfasts, meetings, couples, and parties of 4-5.

Food
High quality and delicious. Arrives quickly. People rave about the burgers (rightfully so). The giant peanut butter peanut cookies are amazing. I don't care for the house coffee, but that's easy to deal with when you tastebuds are zinging from the great fare.

Tips
1) Like watching the Doo Dah Parade every July 4 Weekend? Grab an outdoor table at Northstar's Short North location for great food while check out the parade.

2) Parking: There's free parking across the street, but it fills up quickly.

3) Like hot sauce? Try their fresh house hot sauce. It's slightly sweet and tastes great on the breakfast dishes.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Columbus, Ohio
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Vegetarian Friendly, Delicious Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

Northstar cafe has something for everyone. My husband is a vegetarian and I am not, but we both find many things we like on the menu. For breakfast, I highly recommend the big burrito. It's probably the best thing on their whole menu. The northstar burger is also excellent, and vegetarian. I also love their flatbreads.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Columbus, Ohio
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68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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“Great for a healthy meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

Trendy, funky, hipster . . . but food is always good and many great healthy options that actually taste good. Prices seem high but are worth it -- especially since there is no tipping. I usually love meat but I actually like their veggie and vegan options.

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Columbus, Ohio
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100 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“bright and sunny”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2012

Clean place with good food. Limited menu makes it easy to find what you want. the High Street Veggie Pizza is really good.

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