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.

Best Entrance – South from Nationwide BLVD.

Marketplace South Facility – Level 1




Ohio Buckeye Connection
Go Bucks! Ohio Buckeye Connection is your one stop shop
for all things Ohio State!


Columbus Visitor Center
Got questions? We’ve got answers. Stop in to find information about Columbus’ top attractions and restaurants. Discover what’s happening during your visit. Our friendly staff will help make sure you experience the best of Columbus.


Donya’s Florals

Donya’s Florals designs gorgeous flowers and plants to help our customers celebrate milestones, special occasions, and transform home & office spaces into destinations of care, beauty and inspiration. Donya’s Floras hours of operation will be Monday-Friday from 10am-3pm along with select weekends and evenings for targeted events.


Heroes & Games
Where heroes go for fun! A variety of comic books, games and collectibles for the super hero enthusiast in everyone.


Nielsen’s Convenience Store
Offering a variety of convenience items such as cards and gifts, books and magazines, as well as snacks and cold beverages.


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


Dr. Shine (Located on level 1 – South Facility)
Experience the art of shoe shine. Harry Batte, a shoe-shine artist better known as Dr. Shine, is now operating from a new two-seat   shoe-shine stand built from repurposed wood. Cash and credit payments are accepted.

Sky’s the Limit Barbershop and Beauty Boutique

A barbershop and beauty service all in one. Services include: hair cutting, coloring and styling. Text 614-754-1741 for an appointment between 10am – 6pm.



South Café – South Facility – Level 1


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 rotisserie and fried chicken along with pot pies, don’t take time debating which came first, enjoy all their poultry items.


Donatos Pizza
A commitment to quality, freshness and value since 1963. Our Edge to Edge promise. Quality You Can See. Award-winning dough. Piles of Pepperoni. Family recipe sausage. Premium cheese. Fresh, hand-cut veggies. Gluten free. Delivery: 614.702.7600


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 coffees, beverages, pastries and bagels, and computer kiosks to relax and browse the internet or catch up on email.

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 in Columbus, 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.


Serving a variety of freshly prepared subs and salads.


Velvet Cafe & Ice Cream
Serving sandwiches and various lunch specials as well as Ice Cream.