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15118 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107-3916
+1 216-226-4401
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 21:00
Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Willoughby Hills
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Top notch. Enjoyable for everyone. Good pricing.Nice Selection of Food. Just voted best Vegan restaurant in Cleveland,Ohio by "Scene Magazine".Also other food available. Go and enjoy.

Thank louisa125
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

A friend took me here recently and I was amazed by the decor, beverages and their effort. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. We both ended up getting Mayan mocha (I believe that was the name and it is basically mocha with added chili) and it is my new favorite spot. Even the restrooms are unique and they have... More 

Thank Lilly3851
Cleveland, Ohio
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We ordered a vegan lemon poppyseed muffin (delicious) 2 iced coffees, and a hummus plate. The flat bread served with the hummus was AMAZING. We had a great time with great food. Their produce is mostly organic and local, and they use local coffee distributors. Highly recommended!

Thank Dani B
Columbus, OH
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113 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Stopped in for a cup of Chai while in town for a conference. The Chai was good as was the coffee that someone else in my party had. There was an interesting vibe in the place. Eclectic mix of people. Wish we had more time to hang out for a while.

Thank buckinut33
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is a local coffer, located in Lakewood, for me and my husband is one of our favorites places to visit, they have excellent coffee and the Mayan chocolate is delicious we totally recommend it, is affordable and it is very cozy

Thank Viridiana B
Medina, Ohio
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213 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

They are really nice people making quality drinks and food! I come here pretty frequently and I'm never disappointed. They uphold a terrific vibe that is suitable for small meetings or a private work session. If you're in the area, you should go to The Root!

Thank Adrienne L
Akron, Ohio
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Perfect Sunday brunch with my vegetarian sister and our 91 year old mother. Order My Egg sandwich. Coffee was great.

Thank Annette1026
Cleveland, Ohio
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

In the world where chains dominate the coffee market it is so nice to have a place in Lakewood that truly serves coffee and espresso drinks the way that it it should be done. We also enjoy their breakfast and bakery treats all made in-house.

Thank 44107Russells
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Yeah, sometimes the atmosphere is more than a little twee, but they have good intentions. Reminds me of the places I used to hang out at in Coventry in the Seventies before I became jaded about the whole crunchy-granola vibe. But the food tries hard, the people are friendly, and there's always music to listen to, and perhaps even someone... More 

1 Thank Soule14
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

While enjoying a great cup of coffee and food that will energize, you might run into a local politician, author, or artist. All ages of folks enjoy the atmosphere here and you might catch some live music.

Thank Coffeeart

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Restaurant Details

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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15118 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107-3916
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Lakewood
  • Phone Number: +1 216-226-4401

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?