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Cool Beans Coffee Co.

1217 College St, Columbia, SC 29201-3945
+1 803-779-4277
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
16 Feb 2017
“Great Open Mic!”
14 Jul 2016
“Great Atmosphere”
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Cafe, American, Healthy
1217 College St, Columbia, SC 29201-3945
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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 Lucinda C
Reviewed 8 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 JessDahl7
Reviewed 9 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

1  Thank wmay
Reviewed 26 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 23 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 19 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
Reviewed 6 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
Reviewed 11 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...More

Thank Explorecreate
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
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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