Mission Coffee Co. Not Reopening Short North Shop
What started as a temporary closure for Mission Coffee Co. has now become permanent. The roaster will not reopen the doors to its Short North café, 11 Price Ave.
The shop initially closed temporarily in April, a few weeks after the statewide dine-in shutdown began.
“When we closed our café in the Short North, we had planned to reopen again when we could have a space that was safe for both our baristas and our customers,” a post announcing the closure read. “It is now September, and not as much has changed as we had hoped.”
Mission Coffee Co. is leaving the neighborhood after eight years.
“The city is changing, time is changing, and we realize that we now need to find a new way to provide craft coffee, to collaborate with our community, and to further educate and share our passion,” the post read.
There is a silver lining, though. Mission Coffee Co. will continue to caffeinate Columbusites through its Annex in Italian Village at 1051 N. Fourth St.. The space opened in 2015 to serve as a roasting facility and education hub for the city’s growing coffee community.
During the pandemic, Mission Coffee Co. opened a pop-up at the Annex. Serving since April, the plan is to headquarter operations at the location for the foreseeable future.
“Coming to the Annex is going to feel a little different,” the post shared. “No cozying up to the bar and sharing a laugh with a barista. No posting up for the day with free Wi-Fi. But we will have the same great coffee (both brewed and roasted) available. And you can enjoy curbside pick up with free parking (RIP that in Short North).”
Currently, the Annex’s menu is limited to beans, featured drafts and brewing supplies, but will soon include a full espresso bar menu.
The city will likely see a new Mission Coffee Co. café in the future, with the roaster noting they are open to neighborhoods around the greater Columbus area.
“We will be looking for a new “forever” home in the future,” the post said. “This is not a goodbye so much as a pause, reflection, and redirection for things to come.”
For more information, visit missioncoffeeco.com.