But First Coffee

Cold Coffee

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Empty spot by the window
Open hands
Wandering thought
The ins and outs of life
And cappuccinos
Why I cut my hair
When it grows long
I’ll try new habits
And call them rituals
Full of dreams and
New endeavors
But the seat next to me
Is no longer empty
It is full of you
Laughter and tears
Black coffee and
The smell of clean laundry
Pen marks I long
To capture on paper
To hold you
Just a moment or two longer
Or for one more sip
Of now cold coffee

-Em. O January 2018

Brew, Sip, Snack, Chat: The Table, Columbus

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Wherein I (and sometimes friends) visit local (and sometimes not) coffee shops & breakfast spots, drink copious amounts of coffee, nibble on tasty things and talk about whatever strikes our fancy. One part review, one part photos and chit-chat, many parts coffee.

The spot:

The Table

21 E 5th Ave #101, Columbus, OH 43201

Website description:

Area-sourced American fare (from charcuterie to vegan options) & cocktails served in a rustic setup.


My friend Mikayla and I decided to try out The Table on a crisp fall morning a few weeks back. (Mikayla is one of my coffee date besties.) We went in search of coffee, and, in this case, breakfast.


What we ordered:


Mikayla: The French Toast (and coffee.)


Myself: The seasonal quiche (and coffee.)


Coffee and food were served on and in charming china pieces. (Major aesthetic points from me.) The wait was a bit long for the food (were they making my quiche from scratch? There weren’t many people in the restaurant.) but we didn’t have an agenda other than food and visiting, so we didn’t mind.


The food was tasty, coffee hot, the location, adorable. I think we would both recommend. The teal painted chairs didn’t hurt either.


Overall, The Table is great for breakfast or brunch, very charming- a great spot to visit with a girlfriend or two. Quiet enough for a conversation, pretty table settings for instagram photos. More of a sit and stay for a bit spot. (Especially with the wait we had for food) Maybe not the best spot to take a first time Tinder or Bumble date. (haha!) But I'd be willing to try out their evening fare and cocktails too!


***Note: This post is not sponsored, coerced, or prompted. It is Simply an expression of love towards coffee and breakfast. Eventually, I hope to have a fun format to them, but for now, as I’m pulling from past visits, I’ll take them as they come!