South Café & Marketplace

Welcome to the South Café & Marketplace. Our merchants offer variety, value and convenience on Level 1 near the South Garage and Nationwide Boulevard entrance. Eat and drink at our restaurants, offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, group orders and delivery from local restaurants, international cuisine and national brands.

This dining and shopping destination offers a variety of items such as specialty gifts, souvenirs, collectibles and more. South Café & Marketplace gift certificates are also available for purchase. The certificates are available in $5 and $10 donations and can be purchased by calling the marketing department at 614-827-2500 or visiting the Guest Services Centers.  


Best Entrance – South from Nationwide BLVD.


South Café – South Facility – Level 1

American Nut Company

American Nut Company is a premium nut store in Columbus, Ohio with vegan and gluten free options that support Elephant Sanctuaries.


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


Chicken ‘N Eggs

From breakfast items to fried chicken and chicken tenders, 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, burgers, hot dogs, bagel sandwiches, salads and Indian cuisine, along with breakfast items served any time.



JAVAS 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. 



Jet’s Pizza (Coming Fall 2021)

Jet’s Pizza is known for its Detriot-style, deep-dish pizzas and fresh, high quality ingredients. Vegetables are cut fresh daily, and dough is made fresh each morning. When it comes to cheese, Jet’s pizza uses the finest 100% mozzarella cheese.


Mykonos Gyros

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

Siam Express and Ohio Noodles & Sushi
Siam Express offers a variety of Asian entrees, soups and sushi.




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 Door Dash. Breakfast menu available all day. Store/catering: (614) 224-0800.


Velvet Cafè & Ice Cream

A destination for serving delicious ice cream at the GCCC for several years.  Experience your favorite flavor of shake, cone, float or sundae made with delicious Velvet Ice Cream produced locally at the Historic Ye Olde Mill in Utica, Ohio for over 100 years! Located adjacent to the Subway restaurant inside the GCCC South Café and Marketplace. 

Marketplace – South Facility – Level 1

Donya’s Florals

Rated among the Top Floral Designers in Columbus, Donya’s Florals designs and delivers gorgeous flower arrangements for meetings and events, area hoteliers and restaurants, and local residents celebrating special occasions. Donya’s Florals is open Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. along with select weekends for targeted events. 


Fresh Look Beauty & Barber Boutique

Offers a variety of services including professional hair cutting, coloring, styling, and more. All hair types and textures are welcomed. Book appointments here:


Heroes & Games
Where heroes go for fun!  Large variety of comic books, collectible video games, board games, toys, snacks and special events for the super hero enthusiast in everyone.


Lavish Laque Mobile Nail Bar

Treat yourself and your friends to waterless manicures, waterless pedicures, gel manicures, dip powder, gel polish and builder gel overlay. Book online at



Nielsen’s Convenience Store
Offering a variety of convenience items, greeting cards, gifts, newspapers and magazines, snacks, cold beverages, beer, wine and all lottery games. Open every day from early morning until late at night most evenings.  Located near the Hyatt Regency entrance. (614) 280-1469.


Ohio Buckeye Connection

Go Bucks!  Ohio Buckeye Connection is your one-stop shop for all things Ohio State. Offering memorabilia, gifts and apparel for men, women, children and pets. (614) 223-0089.


SegAway Tours of Columbus
Discover Columbus on a guided tour via Segway! Enjoy the thrill of riding on a Segway while you discover the charm and history of Columbus.

South Facility – Level 2

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

Vine Street establishments – Level 1, Vine Street Garage

Granero Lounge – 51 Vine St.

When you’re looking to dance, have amazing drinks, delicious and creative food, an awesome happy hour with the best specials, the hottest DJs, live music and a variety of events, look no further than Granero Lounge. (614) 972-8957.

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

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