|Entrance to the Capitol Cafe at the Ohio Statehouse|
|The dining space intermixed with views of the menu shot and coffee dispensers|
|Cajun Chicken and Pork Belly Asian Wraps|
Perhaps my expectations were somewhat lower than they should have been, but I've been really happy with my lunches here. The Cajun Chicken Wrap ($6.25) had a good savory flavor profile with a tender piece of chicken. On another occasion, I was slightly worried that my Pork Belly Asian Wrap ($7.95) might be too sweet, but it turned out to be well-balanced, with a nice salty-sweet mix and good balance of rice, pork belly and and crispy slaw.
Milo's has a few things that work against it. Not only is it located in a somewhat difficult to reach location, but it is also nearly impossible to figure out it exists on a casual walk-by of the Statehouse. In addition, its operating hours are definitely geared to the the downtown/Statehouse working crowd (7 AM to 3 PM Mondays thru Fridays.) Despite all this, Milo's is definitely worth a visit or two by anyone working in or visiting the Downtown area; this consideration level jumps up a few notches if your business takes you to the Statehouse itself.
2017 Update: Milo's Capitol Cafe has rebranded itself as the farm-to-table concept Graze Columbus, and its catering services have been consolidated into one location on West Broad Street. The social links have been updated to link to the current eatery and catering operation.
Milo's Capitol Cafe
1 Capitol Square
(Lower level of Statehouse nearby the Map Room/Gift Shop/Museum)
Columbus, OH 43215
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980 West Broad St
Columbus, OH 43222