First look: Cup O Joe Downtown

Shelley Mann, Columbus Alive

It's a really hot and sticky day for a steaming cup of coffee, but Cup O Joe is giving away free coffee today to celebrate the opening of its new location across from the Columbus Commons--and I can't argue with free.

I'm glad I went. The new store is quite pretty and modern looking, and should be a nice new hangout spot for everybody who works and plays Downtown. What's really cool about this new location is it's going to merge the traditional Cup O Joe coffeehouse with the restaurant/bar vibe found at MoJoe Lounge. They've got desserts today, and will start serving the full food menu on Thursday.

Blurry photo, but check out the neat round bar seating area.

Plus, free coffee! Stop by anytime today for a free small cup of joe. Yum.

Cup O Joe 149 S. High St., Downtown