Café Helios

(Now Closed)
Coffee Shop and Café$$$$
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  • Kaitlin T.
    Kaitlin TNovember 19, 2016
    The newly renovated space and revamped menu is awesome. If you haven't been in a while, be sure to give it another look!
  • Erica P.
    Erica PorterSeptember 25, 2013
    Stop by and grab some of the yum yums from Huntington Kitchen! I personally recommend the Strawberry Banana granola (the When Peanut Butter Meets Chocolate is a close 2nd!)
  • Michael S.
    Michael SnipesMay 14, 2012
    Have been going here since they opened. Great coffee and a cool place to people watch. I still need to eat here sometime. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Jordan G.
    Jordan GrosecloseNovember 30, 2014
    Café Helios brews Counter Culture Coffee which is always a good start. The cafe is in a great location and has a good atmosphere.
  • Brittany T.
    Brittany ThomasDecember 26, 2014
    Hummus wrap for lunch is delicious! They serve counter culture coffee which is a definite croud pleaser
  • The News & Observer
    Check out the latte art competitions featuring baristas from around the Triangle. Read more
  • Sam S.
    Sam ShaberFebruary 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Order up an awesome double Carmella - and don't be afraid to chat up your barista - everyone's awesome! Settle in with your Carmella and a cjopy of the latest Independent. Perfect break from life!
  • Mital P.
    Mital PatelJanuary 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Gets a little crowded around 9am, but solid coffee and the sandwiches are actually really good as well
  • Bryn D.
    Bryn DelucaDecember 8, 2013
    Get here early for Sunday brunch. Place gets packed. Great food and coffee is sensational.
  • Katie-Rose T.
    Katie-Rose TuttleSeptember 17, 2012
    So darn good. They really know how to make a good latte. They also play Sirius XMU, which makes my day. :)
  • Raleigh H.
    Raleigh HappeningAugust 22, 2014
    Great coffee and nice tea selection. Haven't had the food yet but I've heard it's great!
  • Mike C.
    Mike CookAugust 20, 2013
    Sweet! You can get coffee with your beer. It's a great early morning business meeting spot.
  • Ashley D.
    Ashley DelphMarch 18, 2012
    Try the Brie And Apple Sandwich - Delicious as usual - the salad was a perfect accompaniment.
  • Josh A.
    Josh AllenFebruary 15, 2010
    Order a Latte. Ask for Art on it. Sip slowly. Ask if they have Finca Kilimanjaro Beans. If they do, take some home. If not, try the Keta or something else! Yummm! Read more
  • Avatar R.
    Avatar RockOctober 14, 2012
    Watch out for the disgruntled employees, angry hipsters, and surcharges for everything that'll make your latte go from $4.00 to $6.00 easily. Seems like a high cost for attitude.
  • Jessi R.
    Jessi RogersMay 19, 2013
    I come for the cortados but I stay for the cheese grits, biscuits and strawberry jam!
  • Jim B.
    Jim BeltJune 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Good for a morning meeting but hard to get s table from 5-7pm unless weather is good, allowing people to spill outside on the patio.
  • Kristal K.
    Kristal KatherineAugust 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the veggie burger and absolutely ANY of their coffee drinks. Sit outside, too!
  • Niki S.
    Niki StaehleJune 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the quinoa, and ask for it in a cup!! It's so awesome!
  • Abby L.
    Abby LadybugJanuary 19, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    If you are sitting at the back table working, and you want power for your laptop, hop down under the table, and you'll see power all over the place! Most people are surprised when I point it out!
  • Niki S.
    Niki StaehleJanuary 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great new vegan menu including hummus plates, quinoa and more!
  • K H.
    K HokeJuly 4, 2013
    Great coffee, beautiful presentation, bad atmosphere.
  • Eleanor H.
    Eleanor HDecember 21, 2009
    Go to Cafe Helios and have a mocha. Did you know the coffee grounds will be used to fertilize their garden, where produce is grown for salads and sandwiches? Read more
  • Chris F.
    Chris FoxAugust 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The line dog brunch special with avocado was a nice combination.
  • Joanna P.
    Joanna PerryJanuary 13, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Come on Wednesday nights for $3 pint night. They have a good selection on draft.
  • Jordan C.
    Jordan ChavisMay 18, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    If you're here for breakfast, try to the sweet potato hashbrowns.
  • Nicole
    NicoleAugust 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The water pressure in the women's bathroom will get your hands squeaky clean
  • Erick I.
    Erick IJuly 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the small bottle of prosecco (cantine maschio). Not bad for the price
  • David B.
    David BartosJanuary 19, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Sit. Stay. View the Latte Art that you don't get in a to go cup.
  • Grayden S.
    Grayden ShapiroJuly 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious biscuits and gravy on the weekends!
  • Abby L.
    Abby LadybugJanuary 19, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The Pear Gorgonzola Sandwich is delish! If you're strapped for cash, scrambled eggs and toast is only $2.75!!
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SidesFebruary 15, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The hot white chocolate is awesome. Alex is also a rad dood.
  • Chris F.
    Chris FoxJuly 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Wax beans with bacon (Lardons).
  • Ruth S.
    Ruth SuehleJanuary 20, 2010
    The mochas are great! I had the BLT and added muenster. The multigrain bread really made the sandwich.
  • Kenneth J.
    Kenneth JunMay 1, 2013
    I like the bread they use for toast.
  • Matt B.
    Matt B.October 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Good place during the day to get work done.
  • Maggie B.
    Maggie BriggsJune 25, 2015
    Small but a great place to get work done.
  • Brian D.
    Brian DallyOctober 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent latte. Fritatta definitely worth eating.
  • Jake W.
    Jake WeinerOctober 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    the mochas are amazing and not over priced
  • Nick D.
    Nick DiColandreaApril 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    $1 local coffee with your own mug!
  • Jake W.
    Jake WeinerAugust 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Go here best coffee in town
  • Brandon R.
    Brandon RectorFebruary 27, 2011
    If you think you can find a better Americano in North Carolina, you are wrong, my friend.
  • Lauren K.
    Lauren KOctober 9, 2012
    A little overpriced but the Early Riser is great.
  • Brittany B.
    Brittany BryanOctober 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the apple pie! It's delicious, like it's made with love.
  • Mandy S.
    Mandy SteinhardtAugust 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best coffee in town. Period.
  • Malea G.
    Malea GrubbAugust 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    There is an outdoor outlet for the smoking laptop users!
  • Thomas B.
    Thomas BrownDecember 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Good coffee, interesting menu.
  • Brandon 🍣🍶☕️
    They have macaroons here.
  • Toshi T.
    Toshi TsuboiFebruary 11, 2016
    Reopened with new owner.
  • Nathan M.
    Nathan MaxwellJuly 2, 2011
    Try the Chai Latte! It's the best!
  • Avatar R.
    Avatar RockOctober 23, 2010
    Double Mocha & Soy Energy Bars! the Breakfast of Heroes!
  • ˜ ˜.
    ˜ ˜August 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Power strips all along the walls
  • Samantha W.
    Samantha WalkerNovember 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheddar grits
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BaileyOctober 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try a flat white!
  • Sam S.
    Sam ShaberApril 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome Irish Coffee - after dark, of course. :-p
  • Lian T.
    Lian TJune 23, 2012
    Connecting to the internet takes forever, if it even works.
  • Barbara M.
    Barbara MootyMarch 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    only drawback--they need to install more outlet strips and ditch the dirty ones
  • Jamaica W.
    Jamaica WhiteSeptember 1, 2012
    Dogs enjoy the patio!
  • Erica R.
    Erica RobertsonJuly 27, 2011
    Hummus wrap is banginnn!!
  • a 0.
    a 0December 30, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Delicious soy lattes, hummus wraps, and light roast.
  • Caroline M.
    Caroline MartinDecember 18, 2009
    Get a caramella latte, talk to the baristas about My So-Called Life.
  • Jake W.
    Jake WeinerJune 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They aren't open til 10 anymore
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TatumJune 2, 2011
    Best coffee ever!
  • Tom N.
    Tom NudellMarch 28, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Oberon is here
  • Konrad A.
    Konrad ArnoldSeptember 4, 2011
    Don't order the iced coffee unless you love disappointment.
  • Meredith d.
    Meredith de la VergneFebruary 8, 2014
    Bland, but strange tasting decaf coffee.
  • David B.
    David BartosNovember 8, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Order an Irish Coffee - Half Price on Friday Nights
  • Gerald P.
    Gerald ParkerMarch 2, 2012
    Bad service - rude folks running the place. Decent food though.
  • Hollis G.
    Hollis GuerraOctober 26, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    Go to Helios Tuesdays for 1/2 Wine Night! Read more
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