How To Spend A Day In Black-Owned Cleveland, Ohio
By Leah Freeman-Haskin
There is no shortage of impressive restaurants in Cleveland, and the black-owned dining scene is especially impressive. From sun-up to sun-down, here are just a few spots around the city where you can support black-owned businesses while enjoying some of the best products and services in town.
Start your morning at Urban Joe Cafe, where you can expect to have “coffee with a touch of soul.” This black-owned independent coffee company was founded in 2009, offers coffee, a wide variety of hot and iced drinks, and pastries to fuel your day.
If you are looking for a healthy start, head to Pugh Fitness for a customized workout that’s guaranteed to “concentrate on you and your body.” With a 100 percent result rate, you can expect to be challenged and motivated by some of the best fitness trainers in the city.
With your workout taken care of, it’s time to take back some of those lost calories at Brown’s Corner Restaurant. Known for its “morning comfort food,” this local Cleveland spot is a family owned and operated breakfast eatery that has been in business for 40 years.
Chareen Fountain is running one of Cleveland’s most successful beauty salons that’s been around for over 18 years. From razor cuts to sew-in weaves, Styles of Success will get you set up for a night out in Cleveland.
Check out Empress Taytu in Northeast Ohio for some authentic Ethiopian food including Ambasha, a traditional home-made skillet-baked bread and Foule, a broad bean dish spiced and garnished with fresh diced tomatoes green peppers and onions.
Finish the day off with dinner and live music at Frederick’s Wine and Dine. Expect to hear the best of Cleveland’s local live jazz and blues with live performances every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.