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Columbus Coffee Chronicles (Vol. 3): Highline Coffee

The buildings which make up downtown Worthington, otherwise known as Old or Olde Worthington to the locals, are a reflection of the town's founding; Thomas Kilbourne, the man who purchased the land that would become Worthington, platted the land to be a New England-styled village (indeed, one of the main east-west thoroughfares here is New England Avenue.)

One probably would expect an area like this to have a little neighborhood, locally-oriented coffee cafe of some sort. However, that hasn't been the case pretty much since I moved to the area more than four years ago. There is a nice little triangle in this area of brick-and-mortar eateries where you can grab a cup of coffee brewed from locally-based coffee sources like Stauf's (the French bistro/bakery Le Chatelaine), downtown's Cafe Brioso (courtesy of Sassafras Bakery, one of my local favorites for baked goods), and duo of Roaming Goat and Crimson Cup (the bicycle store/coffee bar mashup Ride Home.)  The outdoor edition of the town's popular Farmers Market also offers its Saturday morning visitors the beans and brews of southern-Ohio based Silver Bridge Coffee out of Gallipolis. 

This situation has changed recently, however, with the arrival of Highline Coffee.

This cafe, owned by Christie Bruffy, mirrors many of the shops in this Old Worthington locale in terms to its small size. While it may be too tiny to function as a sit-down and hang out type place, Highline makes up for it with a friendly vibe and some solidly brewed coffee drinks. Highline adds the presence of another Columbus-based coffee roaster to the area by using the beans of well-regarded Columbus-area coffee roaster (One Line Coffee) for its coffee brewing.

As one might figure, the space is too small for a kitchen, but Highline does offer customers the chance for some grab and go sweet treats from Dublin-based Flaky Baker (traditional styled scones, muffins and similar) and Big and Little's Craft Donuts (featuring unique flavors like Fruity Pebbles and Fig Marscapone.)  

Having celebrated their official grand opening just last month (the store had actually opened its doors a few months earlier in late 2015,) Highline seems primed to provide visitors to this historic area of town another solid option for coffee for the foreseeable future.

Highline Coffee Co.
691 High Street (Map)
Worthington, OH 43065
(614) 992-2899
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