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15118 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107-3916
+1 216-226-4401
08:00 - 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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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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209 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Soule14
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Lakewood, Ohio
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

This place has a good local atmosphere, good food, great coffee, and is a nice place to have meetings which is one of the reasons I was there. I only wish there was a ton more seating and it was easier to find parking. It's better to just bike there, but sometimes you have to drive.

Thank Cherise S
Medina, Ohio
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209 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

I come here all the time. It's a nice place to meet up with people just for a chat or to study and do work! They have a nice selection of drinks and food. The staff is always very hip and friendly.

Thank Adrienne L
Lakewood, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

The Root has been a pleasure every time I walk in the door. The first time I was slightly offput by the hip, attractive staff but they turned out to be very friendly and professional. Sharing tables seems to be encouraged, although I prefer to sit at counter and watch Lakewood, a beautiful vibrant community, go by.

Thank philk75
Independence, Ohio
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I stopped by Root Cafe for lunch. It was amazing. No artificial flavors here. There are many vegetarian and vegan options. The food was amazing. The coffee was amazing! Even my meat eating daughter loved it. We had pizza the crust was crunchy and flavorful! I also got pastry to take home! Vegan sunbutter cookies... Yummy!!!! Cafe... More 

Thank Peaceandlove510

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?