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Cool Beans Coffee Co.

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1217 College St, Columbia, SC 29201-3945
+1 803-779-4277
07:00 - 00:00
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106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Dropped in for open mic hosted by Mind Gravy, Al Black. Place reminded me of old house converted into coffee shop. All the goodies are upstairs and lower area is where the poetry action was. Because it appears to be in the heart of USC campus I think it is great for poetry. Oh yes and the hazelnut coffee is... More 

Thank Lucinda C
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Very comfy in here, love the college vibe, the food is just outstanding! You do have to walk up stairs, though so it's a bit inaccessible to some people.

Thank Laura D
Columbia, South Carolina
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

I have lived in Columbia for almost 2 years and this is definitely one of the more popular coffee shops around town. It has a really cool atmosphere, it is in an old town house and the coffee shop is located in the upstairs section. Everything is pretty unique with local art and antique looking furniture, there are seats by... More 

Thank JessDahl7
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97 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

I was at a conference at USC, needed brunch badly, but didn't have a car and it was high humidity, blazing hot outside, so I chose Cool Beans by chance simply because it was the eating place nearest to my hotel. After my short walk in the heat, coffee was not my interest in the least, so I cannot join... More 

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Greer, South Carolina
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

This place is a good place to hang out and chat. The coffee really brought down the score on this one. It was so bad I poured it out. Location good, coffee not good.

Thank Kevin C
Franklin Lakes
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123 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Sort of a cute, hipster, upstairs coffee shop, but my cappuccino was actually a cup of hot milk with no coffee flavor at all.

Thank TreborRemag
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Love the coffee here. Wish I had one in irmo so I didn't have to drive so far but so worth it. Coffee quality is amazing, great taste and strong.

Thank Jessica A
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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114 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Visited here again after 8years. Loved here with same coffee and same menu, it was my heartbreaking not able to have cheesecake which was my favorite. However, I believe they got cleaner and actually the major change they had is that they took down the wall between Cool Beans and Sandwich place. It gave more space and better atmosphere to... More 

Thank John P
Columbia, SC
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125 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015

This coffee house has the best grits in town. They are full of cream and great cheese. They don't have them at certain times of the day but they certainly satisfy a cheesy craving. Taste like they are right out of a Charleston pot!

Thank GThreeGirls
Denver, Colorado
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Excellent coffeehouse atmosphere with funky art and varied chairs and tables. The coffeehouse is upstairs, the downstairs part is a different, but complementary business. The coffeehouse has a number of little rooms and alcoves, which gives it a homier feeling and allows people who want a quiet place to study to separate from those that are there to socialize with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cafe, American, Healthy
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1217 College St, Columbia, SC 29201-3945
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-779-4277

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