Espresso bar and organic bakery and vegetarian kitchen in downtown Lakewood. Offers organic whole wheat crust stone oven pizzas, old world dishes made with fresh herbs, vegetables, grains and legumes. Raw vegan dinner menu every Thursday. Makes its own almond milk as well as chocolate syrup (vegan). Counter service. Casual and cozy with music and art. Prices inexpensive to moderate. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Pizza, Organic, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Take-out
15108 Detroit Ave (downtown)
Lakewood, Ohio 44107
216-226-4401

Mon-Fri 6:30am-10:00pm, Sat 7:00am-10:00pm, Sun 8:00am-8:00pm

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  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accepts credit cards
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First Review by Dea Steinwand
Annie27
Annie27
  • vegan
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+37

cozy place with good food

5
Posted on 04 / 06 / 2015

definitely try their vegan Hoffman's bicycle pizza, it's amazing. all the food is generally good and fresh. vegan items labelled.


mouser1
mouser1
  • vegan
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+32

Thursday raw food night

5
Posted on 12 / 04 / 2014

My boyfriend, Jim, and I had their raw food specisls tonight for dinner. Salad, entrées and desert. Everything was delicious! I do feel that their regular, daily menu is getting a little old and we have not been there for a while. I wanted to go specifically for the raw food night and I was very happy that we did!


pete.daw
pete.daw
  • vegan
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+14

Hoffman's Bicycle!

5
Posted on 08 / 19 / 2014

Do yourself a favor and try the Hoffman's Bicycle pizza. Holy crap is it good! Love The Root. Staff is super friendly and the food is amazing! If you're a coffee snob, they serve coffee the way its supposed to be. Strong!
Sometimes the wait is a little long if there is a big crowd, but its well worth it. Its a comfortable environment with lots of good people-watching to do so the wait is never too bad.



happycowgirl
happycowgirl
  • vegan
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+1626

What a Dream

5
Posted on 07 / 25 / 2012

Traveling across the country on I-80, I took a detour to check this place out. It was worth the extra effort. Their coffee and tea selections are out of this world. It puts Starbucks to shame. They don't start serving food till 11am. To my delight, the food menu is super vegan-friendly. For example, these are their sandwich selections:
cold sandwiches-
1) sharp cheddar, basil pesto & tomato
2) roasted garlic hummos and vegetables
3) roasted veggies, irish sharp cheddar & hummos
4) beets, rosemary, goat cheese, spinach & caramelized onions
5) tempeh, chipotle aioli, pesto, tomato & spinach
6) TLT: tempeh, romaine lettuce, tomato and chipotle aioli

hot sandwiches-
Clevo sandwich - a hot, open face sandwich with hummos, spinach, rosemary & mushrooms $7 with cheese $9
Devo Sandwich- a hot, open face sandwich with organic romaine, fresh tomato, basil & caramelized onion $6 with cheese $8

They even have a vegan calzone! As for bakery items, they'll have like ONE vegan muffin, ONE vegan cookie, so you won't go home hungry but it'd be nice if they'd expand the vegan bakery options.

They have brunch on Sundays from 9a-1p. I'd love it if on other days they at least had oatmeal (with all the toppings) available in the mornings.

Highly recommended!


gabriella.porco
gabriella.porco
  • vegetarian
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+12

AAAAMMMMMAAAAZZZZZIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGG

5
Posted on 01 / 26 / 2012

This restaurant is amazing! I always get the same thing, the TLT (Tempeh, lettuce, tomato). Everything sounds great, but when you know how incredible the sandwich is it is hard to deviate.


Sara Cherie
Sara Cherie
  • herbivore
Contributions
+19

Root Cafe

5
Posted on 07 / 11 / 2010

I've only tried The Clevo, The Green smoothie and a few vagan pizzas, based on those, I will continue to come back every week. Every staff member can answer any question about the menu and preparation. That works out when you tip because your tipping into a pool. Original smoothies, sandwiches, cookies. Unfamiliar ingredient, no worries, its beneficial and I mean natural. Just ask the tall guy with the knotted ponytail. He can get down to the mineral structure and historical origins of tea leaves. Added bonuses include, a window port to see the chefs, local art, dark cool woodwork, book shelf of random books with local papers. The best part is the variety of patrons. It's a Lakewood business with all the expected uniquiness of a new establishment but confidence of an landmark.Also, the womens' bathroom is always clean and cool enough to covet.

Pros: FOOD, Staff, Vibe
Cons: view of a bank, npt enough bike parking, doesnt have a hammick
Dea Steinwand
Dea Steinwand
  • vegetarian
Contributions
+15

Excellent Pizza!

5
Posted on 05 / 07 / 2010

We had the root pizza. OH WOW! Dont think i have ever had a pizza no cheese. This was over the top! We were traveling through Cleveland on a business trip and found The Root Cafe here on Happy Cow. It was well worth the bus ride from downtown to Lakewood! Easy access from the 26 route. For the goodie I had the carrot cake/muffin and hubby had the cream cheese brownie! The iced teas were incredible too! Great prices! Good food! I highly recommend this place!

Pros: good food, easy access, good prices

 

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