Cafes in East Akron

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A nonprofit, java-centric venture, Urbean Café brews and serves steaming cups of locally roasted coffee in order to support Urban Connection, a community-outreach program designed to provide employment training to disadvantaged members of the community. The café menu stars fresh, Akron-roasted beans in a stimulating selection of coffee concoctions ($1–$4), alongside a tasty supporting ensemble of seasonal sandwiches ($3.50), soups ($2), muffins ($1), and more. The eco-friendly café building boasts solar-power panels, geothermal heating and cooling, and a noticeable absence of stove-burning stoves. The mobile Urbun Cart makes it easier than ever to guzzle a tummy-warming drink while enjoying the all-over warmth that comes with helping others.

631 S Broadway St
Akron,
OH
US

Location. Located in central Akron, Ramada Plaza Akron, OH is a business friendly hotel within walking distance of Akron Civic Theater and Akron Art Museum. Additional points of interest include Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens and EJ Thomas Hall.

Hotel Features. Ramada Plaza Akron, OH's restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar/lounge is open for drinks. Room service is available during limited hours. Recreational amenities include an indoor pool and a fitness facility. This 3 star property has a 24 hour business center and offers small meeting rooms and audio visual equipment. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This Akron property has 1486 square meters of event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include express check out, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. The property has designated areas for smoking.

Guestrooms. 243 air conditioned guestrooms at Ramada Plaza Akron, OH feature coffee/tea makers and complimentary newspapers. Beds come with premium bedding. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to desks, guestrooms offer phones with voice mail. Televisions have premium cable channels. Rooms also include blackout drapes/curtains and irons/ironing boards. Guests may request refrigerators, microwaves, and extra towels/bedding. Housekeeping is available daily.

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The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 5.25 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 10 per night
  • In room microwave fee: USD 10 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

20 W Mill St
Akron,
OH
US

Deep down, owner Leslie Butler always wanted a job naming nail polish and lipstick shades. But her love of working with people, as well as her great affection for cake, led her to instead apply her naming skills to more than 100 cupcake flavors at The Lofty Cafe. Monikers like “The Devil Wears Raspberry” might need a bit of elaboration (chocolate cupcake with raspberry filling, topped with chocolate frosting and a raspberry candy speckled with brimstone), but others are deliciously self-explanatory: vanilla chai spice, maple bacon, and Boston cream. Many flavors are themed by season or occasion. A daily menu determines a few flavors that will be at hand, but customers can score any flavor if they order ahead.

Though it’s hard to imagine so many flavors fitting in Butler’s kitchen, that’s exactly where Butler and her daughter began their business. Unsurprisingly, they eventually expanded their space to offer a dining room and a full kitchen to suit their baking needs. Now they have the capacity to create many cupcake flavors that can be filled or topped with an array of sweets.

284 West Ave
Tallmadge,
OH
US

Every 20 years our government allows one business to turn every day of the week into a Friday with a series of special calendars printed on stone. Today's Groupon honors the restaurant gubernatorially ordained in 1993 with $20 worth of week-ending cuisine at T.G.I. Friday's for $10. Bring your family, friends, or a group of tourists that follow you because they think you're Jamie Farr to indulge in distinctly Friday fare at a restaurant renowned for delivering the euphoric feeling of having two consecutive days off work.

1039 Interstate Pkwy
Akron,
OH
US

Bialy's at the Lakes unleashes a red, white, and blue roster of traditional American eats, served up by a staff of smiles. Begin your survey of the sustenance with the appetizer sampler platter ($6.99), offering two mozzarella sticks, two chicken tenders, and onion rings for fans of fried food, or opt for greener pastures with the garden salad, adorned with onion, cucumber, tomato, egg, and mozzarella cheese ($6.29). Sandwichistas can opt for fries-accompanied fare such as the Lakes Burger ($6.19) or the BLT, uniting sworn enemies bacon, lettuce, and tomato atop a treaty of Texas toast ($5.99). Rehabbed Ahabs nostalgic for life atop the lapping waves can relive maritime memories with three pieces of broiled white fish ($7.99) or two crab cakes ($8.99), whereas meat-loving mavericks can opt for the house sirloin steak ($9.99) or smothered chicken breasts topped with sautéed onions, mushrooms, and mozzarella cheese ($9.29). All entrees are served with soup, salad, and choice of potato. Bialy's at the Lakes also offers up a bounty of breakfast options—welcome the weekday with biscuits and gravy ($3.99), a veggie omelette ($5.99), or the heart-hugging Country Bowl, with two eggs resting atop a foundation of hash browns, onions, green peppers, and a sausage patty and under a blanket of sausage gravy and cheese ($6.39).

493 Portage Lakes Dr
Akron,
OH
US

First-time visitors to Chowder House Cafe often fixate on the dining room’s walls—or lack thereof, as every square inch has been painted over with electric flowers, guitar players, crowned kings, and other artistic testaments to the café’s funky and unconventional outlook. This same outlook makes its way onto the menu, which features the namesake clam chowder alongside salads, sandwiches, and dinner entrees similarly inspired by the sea. Aside from the Sunday brunch’s traditional omelets and buttermilk pancakes drenched in fresh Ohio maple syrup, a crab cake benedict celebrates the weekend atop a toasted ciabatta roll. Regardless of the time of day, a considerate BYOB policy accommodates the sailors who often stumble into the café with unlabeled bottles of clam juice.

2028 Chestnut Blvd
Cuyahoga Falls,
OH
US