Emmett’s Cafe Is Opening A Second Location This Fall At Open Air

Renderings courtesy of Emmett's Cafe.

Open Air just got another fantastic tenant.

Emmett’s, a casual cafe, is joining Understory and The Butcher Shop at Open Air later this year. Emmett’s serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch in a relaxed setting. We visited Emmett’s first location in the Brewery District when they opened last fall and it had the best vibes.

“We have been blown away by the public’s response to our cafe”, says Ben Kelley, co-owner of Emmett’s. “We wanted to bring a fresh experience to Columbus and the neighborhood has embraced our cafe since opening day.”

The menu at Emmett’s doesn’t just include delicious food. They’ve also got a fantastic beverage menu with a full espresso bar. The new location will continue serving up the cafe’s biggest hits, like the One-Handed breakfast sandwich, and they’ll also be adding more lunch options, juices, and smoothies.

Emmett’s One-Handed breakfast sandwich.

The new spot at Open Air will be able to accommodate 49 guests inside and includes a huge outdoor patio, taking advantage of the beautiful natural surroundings.

“The history of this building, its architectural detail, and the location along the Olentangy Trail made this space extremely attractive”, says Kelley. “It also helps having Wolf’s Ridge and The Butcher Shop as neighbors. Two awesome businesses, but even better people. I look forward to collaborating with Bob and Phoebe and creating something special for Columbus.”

For guests stopping in off of the nearby Olentangy Trail, there will be a walk-up window where they can order a bite to eat or something to drink. Like many local restaurants, navigating the pandemic was a challenge for the new business.

“I am very fortunate to have a talented group of individuals around me. My staff shows up to work every day excited about the food and drink we serve and the experience we provide,” said Ben. “We can’t wait to bring Emmett’s to Open Air and the Old North Columbus neighborhood.”

Emmett’s at Open Air plans to be open in the fall of 2021. You can follow Emmett’s Cafe on Instagram (@emmettscafe) for updates.

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