Address: 15118 Detroit Ave, Cleveland OH 44107 / (216) 226-4401
About Us / The Root Cafe History: On December 20, 2009, we closed the doors to the Lakewood Phoenix Cafe for good. The very next morning, on the winter solstice, we opened the doors to the Root cafe. This transition occurred after years of dreaming what our cafe could be, planning details on paper and, finally, building the entire cafe, from scratch, in just six months.
The result is a cafe made with love for every person to share. It is a vegan and vegetarian kitchen, an organic bakery, an espresso bar featuring Rising Star Coffee, Asian teas, tisanes & smoothies. It is a community clubhouse with local art, music and events.
The Root was manifested from the desire to create a familiarity among all people. A common foundation for diversity to exist peacefully is the root of our community. We create this foundation by sharing culture, music, art, coffee, tea, food and all energy in Lakewood, Ohio.
Many local craftspeople, friends and family put their skills to work to make our cafe a warm, organic and enlightening place to be.
We are dedicated to sourcing ingredients that are local and organic.
We get produce from local farms when in season.
Some of our veggies even come from community gardens and farms in Lakewood.
Look for dishes using in season heirloom vegetables.
Our vegan and vegetarian baked goods are made with love, in small batches, using whole wheat flour and organic and local ingredients when available.