Food at the Convention Center

South Café & Marketplace

The Greater Columbus Convention Center offers convenient dining, shopping and professional services without leaving the building. The shops offer a variety of items such as specialty gifts, souvenirs, collectibles and greeting cards. The South Café & Marketplace has a wide selection of quick menu items as well as snacks. It’s a lunchtime hotspot for local business people.

South Café – South Facility – Level 1

Charley’s Steakery
A Columbus original, Charley’s specializes in freshly grilled Phillysteak sandwiches, hand-cut fries and lemonade.

Chicken ‘N Eggs
From breakfast items to rotisserie and fried chicken along with pot pies, don’t take time debating which came first, enjoy all their poultry items.

Fame’s Diner
Sample a variety of daily specials featuring fresh grilled sandwiches, soups, bagel sandwiches, salads and Indian cuisine, along with breakfast items served anytime.

JaVa’s Cyber Espresso Bar
JaVa’s offers gourmet coffee, espresso-based drinks (hot, iced or frozen), fruit smoothies, single-origin nitro cold brew on tap, assorted baked goods and Sammy’s New York bagels. Gluten free and non-dairy options available. Located on the first floor, near the atrium steps next to the Nationwide Boulevard south entrance.

Kooma (Vive Street Garage)
Enjoy sushi prepared before you as well as other Asian delicacies at this sushi/karaoke bar.

Mykonos Gyros

Experience a taste of Greece, specializing in Greek entrees, sandwiches, salads and desserts.

Siam Express
Siam Express offers a variety of Asian entrees, soups and sushi.

Starbucks (Located on the 2nd level – South Facility)
Amazing coffees from around the world. Handcrafted beverages to discover and enjoy. Their pastries and sandwiches are made with high-quality, simple ingredients. So all the goodness you taste is real food, simply delicious.

Enjoy a sub, salad or melt made the way you say.  Our ingredients, your masterpiece! Each menu item is carefully crafted for maximum flavor.  With the Subway app, order ahead to access express pick up, get digital coupons and earn dollars toward future purchases.  Go to and download the app today! Delivery options include Uber Eats, Amazon, Grub Hub, Skip the Dishes and Bite Squad.  Breakfast menu available all day. Store/catering: (614) 224-0800.

Velvet Cafe & Ice Cream
A destination for serving delicious ice cream, food and memories at the GCCC for several years. Paninis, deli sandwiches, hot dogs, salads and breakfast for every taste. Each item is made to order and piled high with all your favorite meats and vegetables. Experience your favorite flavor of shake, cone or sundae made with delicious Velvet Ice Cream produced locally at the Historic Ye Olde Mill for over 100 years! Breakfast available all day. Delivery options include Uber Eats, Amazon, Grub Hub, Skip the Dishes and Bite Squad. Store/catering: (614) 222-0740.

Discovery Café – North Facility – Level 1

Columbus Grille
Selections include the buttermilk-battered chicken sandwich, Mediterranean turkey burger and the Eisenman burger — named after the facility’s architect — augmented with iceberg lettuce, vine ripe tomatoes, red onions and chef’s classic sauce on a brioche bun.

Crimson Cup
Offering fine coffee and tea, Crimson Cup has been roasting coffee in small batches in Columbus since 1991 and was named Roast Magazine’s 2016 Roaster of the Year. Crimson Cup focuses on sustainable operations, fair trade and organic coffee by buying coffee beans directly from farmers

Homegrown Market
Selections include chicken & dumpling soup in a cup or bread bowl, gourmet side dishes (German potato salad, penne pasta and cole slaw) and signature sandwiches, such as the Thanksgiving Day (sage and citrus turkey breast, house stuffing and cranberry aioli on a cranberry brioche bun) and High Street Roast Beef (rosemary and garlic house-roasted beef top round, mascarpone, horseradish cream and vine ripe tomatoes on a brioche bun.)

CBUS Tap Room
Offering a full bar, the CBUS Tap Room includes a rotating selection of local craft brews. A private label Greater Columbus Convention Center wine is in the planning stages.

  • The GCCC venue itself is a cashless facility. This includes all GCCC operated concessions and all in-lane GCCC parking transactions. However, within the GCCC, there are individual contracted vendors and outlets who, at their discretion, may accept cash.