The best way to describe Cafe Brioso is to call it an improved Panera Bread. They offer coffee, baked goods, soups, salads and sandwiches in Downtown Columbus.
Like Panera Bread, Brioso offers a few salads and sandwiches. The bread is a step up from Panera as is the coffee, which is roasted on site.
The veggie deluxe comes with a choice of bread (wheat for me), choice of cheese (pepper jack for me), lettuce, tomato, red onion, avocado, cucumber and sprouts in a pesto sauce. The small sandwich is a nice size, so I imagine the large is almost a meal by itself without side dishes.
Brioso also offers a great selection of coffees and the full range of coffee drinks. Some finer restaurants around Columbus feature Cafe Brioso coffees on their menus as a testament to its quality.
Like almost everything else Downtown, Brioso closes early and isn't open at all on Sunday. There is plenty of outdoor seating as well as about 35 seats inside.