Columbus >Food & Dining > Benevolence Cafe
41 W Swan St, Columbus, OH | Directions 4321539.972842 -83.003300
Neighborhoods: Short North
Delicious, comforting – Say you want comforting and complex vegetarian soup or stew with a hearty piece of spiced bread, or a uniquely tasty salad. You will not be disappointed by Benevolence. The atmosphere is comfortable and relaxed, and it seems that people sometimes come here alone and read while eating. It is just that kind of place where you can feel like you are in your own home. I highly recommend! Find Benevolence tucked away in an alley between North Market and the Greek Orthodox building. If you walk from North Market towards the Greek Orthodox building you will encounter it in an alley on your left. But look carefully or you'll miss it!
if only for the bread.... – the homemade bread was out of this world! along with the fresh salad, homemade dressing, and great vegetable soup. try their iced tea too!
A great place for people who are into organic food and/or who are vegetarians! – They often provide nights where they provide free samples of new additions to their menues. The people there were all very nice and the food was great!
A soothing throwback to the sprouts-era vegetarian cafes of the '60s. – The Scene
Tucked away on a side-street corner near the city's public market house, North Market, is the sweet little restaurant-gift shop that owner Nancy Henry calls Benevolence. A trip to this eatery is a respite from worldly woes. Think of it as nourishment for both body and soul.
Order crocks of simple and earthy scratch-made soup and hunks of house bread at the counter, then take a seat at the long, wooden communal table.
Save plenty of time to browse around Nancy's tasteful collection of beads, pottery and pretty and useful objects from around the world.
Excellent! – Excellent all around! Seconds, please! I especially love the literature selection.
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