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Steep your brain with flavorful promises of a menu to plot out an early-morning caffeine infusion, mid-day lunch treat, or late night drive-by brainwiring. Phoenix's coffees are brewed fresh from their very own beans, so have a cup of old-school joe to return to the café's roots (up to $1.70), or punch your taste buds with the devil's brew (coffee with a shot of espresso, up to $2.50). Chug their namesake with a cup of Café Phoenix, a mocha made with their signature locally produced chocolate syrup and an extra shot of espresso ($3.60), or hammer your endocrine system with the indulgent excesses of their Stuporball—two kinds of custom-blended coffee, two different chocolate syrup infusions, and an extra shot of espresso (up to $4). Tea lovers get some love at Phoenix, too—premium oolong, white, and select black or green tea varieties are available iced or hot (up to $2.40), while the house-made artisan Chai latte arrives steamed and creamy (up to $3.20). You can also upgrade to larger drinks and pay the difference.

1700 E 9th St
Cleveland,
OH
US

welcome to yum yum's downtown treats. We offer many freshly baked items for your breakfast and tasteful lunch. Yum yum's caters to office meetings, conferences, and any special occasion you may be having at your office, business, or home.

512 Euclid Ave
Cleveland,
OH
US

After dinner, Liquid undergoes a transformation. While diners are finishing up hearty pulled-pork sandwiches and fried pickles, a DJ steps into a booth. A switch is flipped, and multicolored lights shimmer across the low-lit interior as house music thunders from the speakers. The crowd goes wild.

Part restaurant, part bar, and part nightclub, Liquid spans three rooms, from a large dance floor to rows of tables and booths. Servers whisk bar-friendly eats to revelers until 1a.m., from spicy chicken wings to summer salads.

1212 W 6th St
Cleveland,
OH
US

At the grills, the Liquid/Fresh Planet staff simmers up lean meats and veggies before assembling them into internationally inspired stuffed toasted pita and steaming rice bowls. Liquid/Fresh Planet strives to appeal to youngsters too, whipping up kid-friendly selections, such as cheese pizzas and PB&Js, and routinely checking beneath the stove for any potential boogeymen. Or follow the hum of whirring blenders through a forest of colorful red umbrellas to the Liquid/Fresh Planet front counter, where servers are busy folding fresh fruits and veggies into a variety of smoothies and wholesome eats. One packs a blender with organic oatmeal, fresh fruit, and whey protein, while another scoops up boosts from bottles of flaxseed, mixed vitamin, and ginseng.

12413 Cedar Rd
Cleveland,
OH
US

Productivity and focus are key at CUBE Workspace & Lounge, which students, writers, business owners, and other clients 24/7 access to a fully equipped, open office area. Members can plug into complimentary Wi-Fi and more than 100 electrical outlets at comfortable workstations throughout the spacious loft, or take a break in a full kitchen stocked with coffee and tea. Located on the 2nd Floor of the Heights Medical Building, the space also offers free parking, lockers, mailboxes, and close proximity to bars and restaurants.

2460 Fairmount Blvd
Cleveland,
OH
US

Modeled after traditional European coffee houses, Gypsy serves up locally roasted coffee and uses fresh, seasonal ingredients to create a variety of pastries and desserts as well as a diverse, international bistro menu. Greet the ante meridiem with one of three freshly brewed rotating roasts, and partner it with a stuffed croissant or a slice of quiche. Midday and eventide options include the roast beef and chevre sandwich, topped with caramelized-onion compote ($9.95), and an open-faced hummus sandwich with roasted peppers, artichokes, and pistachios ($7.95). Snag the salmon and caper salad splashed with lemon and olive oil ($10.95), or catch the chicken-tossed California salad with your mouth mitt ($9.95). The extensive pastry selection sweetens teeth from breakfast and second breakfast through elevensies and dessert, featuring options such as puff-pastry apple tarts with caramel and pecans as well as a chocolate-truffle tartlet in a salted shortbread crust.

6425 Detroit Ave
Cleveland,
OH
US