For some, Helvetica’s trendy name is enough to yield their interest in trying Lakewood’s new Latin-inspired lunch and dinner café. However, not all trends are bad, and those who choose to pass on this fresh and flavorful venue simply because of its name---well then, it’s probably not the only mistake they’ve made in their lives.
Upon entry, guests at Helvetica are greeted with a cool and casual atmosphere and a friendly staff. The dining room has an open and comfortable booth layout between bedecked walls and bookshelves promoting creative and cognitive stimulation.
Nevertheless, Helvetica’s menu is the number one incentive for visiting patrons, especially those with vegetarian or vegan diets. It boasts a selection of affordable tacos, sandwiches, salads, rice plates, crepes, and small appetizers. The café also offers an array of fruit juices, smoothies, and coffee blends, including Cleveland’s own Rising Star.
Vegetarian guests would do their taste buds right by ordering the Broccoli Slaw Taco and pairing it with Helvetica’s homemade dressings, pesto cilantro and habanero strawberry pineapple mango spice. Both dressings add fun flavor and kick to any menu item, including the delicious Chips & Guac and the Spinach Salad.
Navigating between the Barbacoa beef, pulled pork, and other animal products is made easy by vegetarian and vegan symbols beside animal-friendly dishes on the menu.
Wait for your meal leisurely seated at a tabletop that welcomes crayon drawing contests and offers a random copy of National Geographic, perhaps to inspire patrons’ inner artists. Free Wi-Fi and a BYOB policy make Helvetica a perfect place for casual projects/meetings, lunch and dinner dates, or a chill venue to relax whilst enjoying a pleasing soundtrack of 90s and early millennia rock alternative.
Located near 117th Street on Detroit in Lakewood, be sure to drop into Helvetica to experience a trend promoting tasty veg-friendly food and a spirited, comfortable atmosphere at an affordable price! And, don’t be surprised when you’re asked to pay via the house iPad.