Home to Columbus' best patio, Union Cafe features modern American cuisine from Chef Ben. Union Cafe is also known for having the best drinks in Columbus. Our jumbo-sized cocktails and variety of draft beers offer something for every palate.
We offer several seating options, including our covered patio, "glow" bar, high tops and a candlelit upstairs.
Popular events include:
SUNDAY BRUNCH BUFFET with made-to-order gourmet omelettes and waffles
MONDAY PIZZA + PINTS ($10 pizzas, $1 off drafts) with late-night karaoke at 10p
TEQUILA TUESDAYS with free chips and queso or salsa and $5 Jumbo Margaritas
WEDNESDAY $9.99 steak and fries, $5.50 Jumbo Skyy Cocktails and $5 Blue Moon Drafts
LEGENDARY LONG ISLAND THURSDAYS with $4.25 Long Islands
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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers
Join us for Christmas Eve dinner until 7p and bar service all night long.
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Great choice for brunch when you’re in Columbus! Great food, great prices, and excellent value!
Out server was wonderful. He was friendly and did not rush us at all
Always a great time at Union. Sat on the patio! Great service by the server and manager, Nick. Thanks to everyone at U for making it a staple in our community for the past 20 plus years!!
I love going to Union. The people there are always so helpful, the food is delicious, and the drag shows are wonderful! I can't wait to go back.
Enjoyed the evening and dinner. Our server, Aria, was very attentive. Will return soon.
Union cafe serves up heck of a deal for brunch with great food, drinks and entertainment! We left there planning our next return!
This is one of our "fun" places in the Short North. We are not gay, but we still go because we always have a good experience. This was the first time things were a little off. They did not receive our Open Table reservation due to a "wi-fi" issue. Then, it took over an hour to get our food. It was a Friday night, so we had drinks and we still had a good time. The waiters are always top-notch, it was just the kitchen delay this time. The drinks are good and reasonably priced. Watch for the specials!
Slow getting drinks and food out but everything good
I met friends for dinner to catch up
Fantastic food and world class service
The staff did everything in their power to make this first piece of my bachelorette party special. I was greeted with a complimentary special drink, and our waiter was awesome in participting in our shenanigans, taking pictures with us and keeping everyone entertained. Thank you!
Union has one of the best Sunday brunches in Columbus. The food is fresh and there is a wide selection of healthy and not as healthy options. The service is fantastic as well. Highly recommend.
Jake is amazing. There was an issue with the bartenders giving Jake the wrong champaign however, Nick the manager came over and let us know everything was good. Apparently, not and we witnessed Jake getting yelled at by Nick the manager which was unacceptable. I have personally spent thousands of dollars at this establishment and never seen such unacceptable behavior by a manager.
If you are going to have a buffet you should always have hot replacements ready and not tell a customer in line that they have to wait another 10 minutes when it is their turn in line. Especially for eggs and bacon that everyone wants for breakfast!
It should also be noted that the bar does not open till 11 for brunch - the whole purpose of booking was the Bloody Mary bar.
Will not go back.
As usual the buffet was amazing and out waitress was on point!
Awesome way to celebrate my birthday. The staff was amazing and alert to our every need. The bartender Kat Evan's made us feel right at home and provided some excellent customer service. We will all be returning!
Good atmosphere. Food is great and large portions for the cost.
Wasn’t the cleanest experience, food and drinks were the only good thing this day.
They got us the table we requested for Showtunes, which was great. Also, the server was very friendly and fast, even though it was busy. Thanks!!
My first time for brunch... it was a great value. The omelette line seems to be very slow, but other than that... we loved our experience. The shrimp and grits were my favorite!
The food was luke warm. I believe it was only warm since we arrived as soon as it opened and had not been under the heat long enough. We had the buffet. The omelet line was complicated and long waits as people were ordering 2-3 omelets at a time. Our server spent more time joking and laughing with staff than she did caring for our table. On the good side the food was flavorful even just Luke warm and we enjoyed the atmosphere. We would give it another try.
We had an awesome time before our much anticipated drag show in celebration of our friend's divorce.
Our server and service were awesome! Love the ambiance and the calamari left me craving it again the next day!
I'm at Union all the time but had never been to brunch and it was Drag brunch so I had to go. I had so much fun, got amazing service and a wonderful show from the queens! Well done Union!
...our waiter was charming, sophisticated, and delectable. :)
I love Union. The environment is an over-the-top exaggeration of "upbeat", exactly what you want in a fun hotspot. The food is usually amazing, but that chicken burger is salty beyond enjoyment (for me or my partner, we both ordered it). A waitress knocked over a full glass of water on my table, and our food was immediately comped, so we adjusted tips way upward, which anyone should do when the service is this good. If I want to feel good about my evening, Union is where I'll go.
This was my second time here for brunch and it was amazing. The staff was pleasant. The food was awesome and I can not wait to go again.
Not good as usual. Our server was very nice but in general they are consistently bad. We all ordered at the same time but half of our people got their food 20 minutes after the other half. Tots weren't loaded as requested and we were told it would be 10 more minutes. Last time we were here we didn't even get our food and we had to leave for a show. We thought 2 hours was enough. A manager reached out after my review and also took my info at the restaurant. I replied but never heard back. Just a complete mess.
This a fun, casual place where you can relax and be yourself. The food and drinks are well made, the staff is friendly, and there are plenty of parking options nearby, which is a serious consideration in the Short North. We enjoyed brunch so much on Saturday that we went back for dinner the same day. The only down side was that Open Table failed to register our second reservation with them for the evening. Happily, the staff made sure we were seated promptly anyway!
The food is consistently great, staff always courteous, and the patio is the best people-watching spot in Columbus!
Tim was amazing! Love the environment👍🏽
This place never fails me! Good drink great server with a side of food! Lol! The experience alone with a cocktails will have you coming back.
The service was great, fast and easy. Love the set up and great music!
Thank you guys again for giving us the perfect table and our server Kat was awesome! I made sure to leave an extremely generous tip for Kat...
Fun night and great service ! We only had apps and pizza but everything was delish and had a great zip to it!
Love this place ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Best place ever!!! Favorite place for brunch, lunch & dinner. The food is amazing every time
The food was not good. It was a cool place maybe just to drink
We took advantage of the $20 deal during restaurant week and overall it was not bad. Our first course was chopped salad and it was delicious. I chose Shrimp Pad Thai for my second course and it was lacking flavor and sauce. My husband ordered a medium rare sirloin steak it came out well done. We had the skillet chocolate chip cookie and vanilla icecream for dessert and it was delish! Our server was very attentive and very friendly. We'll definitely be back!
We had a friend in town from Dominican Republic and wanted to take him to one of our favorite places in Columbus. Dinner and drinks were good