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The Root Cafe

15118 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107-3916
+1 216-226-4401
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hummus plate” (2 reviews)
“pizza” (10 reviews)
“sandwiches” (5 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Cafe, American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
15118 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107-3916
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1 - 10 of 57 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Unique atmosphere with delicious veggie food! Meat eaters love this place too! I LOVE their coffee! :)

Thank kehrbar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recently bemoaning the fact that it is hard to find a real coffee shop any more. You know, one of those with timeless atmosphere and attracting an interesting variety of customers. Then we found the Root Cafe, and it checked all the boxes!...More

Thank SavvyTravelerReviews
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Not from the area...went out of my way to come here and the food was wonderful. Tempeh reuben and veggie calzone with house made cashew cheese were delicious. Affordabe prices too Several people around us were also raving about how good the food was This...More

Thank WanderingSasquatch
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

The Root is a great little coffee house that offers many different varieties of coffee, great food and pastries. Many of the selections are vegan and very tasty! On select nights there is a showcase of local talent and it is a great place to...More

1  Thank Brenlee5
Reviewed 13 January 2018

I really want to like The Root. I used to go to it when it was Pheonix two storefronts down (or now, one storefront now that Lion and Blue also expanded). The Root has great food, and I really want to be able to enjoy...More

Thank Huey L
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This is a great spot if you want to read or get some work done. The food is really delicious. My fiancé doesn't love it, because he's not very into vegetarian food, but anyone who is open to new stuff or doesn't eat meat should...More

Thank Lilly S
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This is a vegetarian restaurant. Some interesting choices for sandwiches. I had the roasted veggie sandwich. Very tasty. It was like a grilled cheese with some fresh roasted vegetables. Another had a root veggie wrap. Different but tasty also. The only thing we didn't care...More

Thank clubnev
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This Cafe is a great place to get an organic, vegetarian, or vegan meal. The food is delicious, fresh and innovative, the coffee delicious. Very friendly staff.

Thank Barb H
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Super tasty pizzas. Good quality coffee. Their cookies are tasty. Friendly staff. It has a bohemian / grad student vibe. Definitely eat here when I can.

Thank pghactivetravel
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

This place has tons of vegan options for food and whatnot. I had a really good veggie calzone. This is definitely somewhere where you can sit for hours and read, study, etc. I give The Root 4 stars since I can't stand walking by the...More

Thank Lynne T
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7 December 2016|
Response from Soule14 | Reviewed this property |
If the menu isn't online, I have no clue.
Dale A
12 November 2016|
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Response from Coffeeart | Reviewed this property |
There are plenty of good things on the menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15118 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107-3916
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Lakewood
  • Phone Number: +1 216-226-4401
  • E-mail
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