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Cool Beans Coffee Co.

1217 College St, Columbia, SC 29201-3945
+1 803-779-4277
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
18 Jan 2018
“Cool place to meet friends and study”
19 Jul 2017
“Hot Place to Stay Cool!”
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American, Cafe, Healthy
1217 College St, Columbia, SC 29201-3945
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Situated next to USC's campus, Cool Beans offers a warm and cozy environment that is ideal for college students who want to take a break from studying and have a drink with friends. The regular cup of coffee, priced below $2, allows customers to pick...More

Thank elleoa
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Creative and delicious coffee/beverage combinations and fabulous food flavors with an emphasis on healthy choices make this Coffee Shop/Eatery the "Go To" place. My son and I stopped here on vacation and loved the atmosphere so much that we stayed to relax, enjoy a little...More

Thank Patti B
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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...More

Thank LJClark34
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
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....More

Thank JessHawke93
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...More

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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
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
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
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...More

Thank John P
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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