[Update September 2013: the cart is temporarily closed while they search for a permanent home.]
Tree Spirit Coffee (Facebook)
Currently at Woodruff Ave. & Tuller St. (map it!)
Columbus, OH 43201
Follow on Facebook for specials, times, and current location
Visited: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
While I’m always on the lookout for good food and coffee near Ohio State’s campus, I started seeing Facebook posts in the spring about a new trailer that had up shop along High Street just south of Lane. I never made it during the spring semester, but while driving some back streets on the way to *ahem* Buckeye Donuts, I spotted Tree Spirit at Woodruff and Tuller. It’s a little difficult to find – and not as clearly seen as the High Street location, but it’s worth a stop.
On a warm spring day, I wanted some iced coffee. Kelsey (sp?), who was running the trailer, suggested the vanilla cinnamon iced coffee. She was spot-on. It was rich and sweet, with a little bite from the cinnamon. She added cream at my request; they stock Snowville Creamery goods.
Tree Spirit has a nice selection of iced coffees, teas, bagels, yogurt, plus some hot sandwiches.
They run daily specials as well. Keep an eye on their Facebook page to see what they’re serving there and where they are. Kelsey (again, sp?) told me that the owner is currently looking for a brick-and-mortar space along High Street, and that they plan to be moved in by the end of the summer. Judging by my iced coffee, Tree Spirit will be a welcome addition in the area!