Good news for downtown workers, residents and general fans of Heck's Café
. Owner Fadi Daoud has just opened his quick-serve version of that 40-year-old brand, Heck’s Express (515 Euclid Ave., 216-303-9494), in the heart of downtown Cleveland. That fast-casual spin-off joins the original spot in Ohio City (2927 Bridge Ave., 216-861-5464) and a second Heck’s in Avon (35514 Detroit Rd., 440-937-3200).
The bright and cheery 2,500-square-foot space is on the ground floor of a seven-story parking garage that will sit beneath the new 19-floor apartment complex currently being built by Stark Enterprises. The all-day menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner options, all designed for speedy but fresh construction, ranges from healthy day-starters like açaí bowls topped with bananas and cacao nibs to savory empanadas filled with braised lamb and manchego cheese. There are soups, salads, sandwiches and burgers, of course, washed down by fresh fruit juices, signature coffee drinks and milkshakes.
See the entire menu below.