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About us

Café Helios - Serving the thriving Glenwood South district in Downtown Raleigh with fresh local fare, artisinal coffee and inspired libations with a dynamic ambiance.

A Tradition of Excellence

Helios was first conceived in the late 1990s at a time when there were few locally owned cafés in Raleigh. Since modernizing our 1950s building and opening in 2002 we've shed light on the revitalization of Glenwood South. To this day we continue to provide the highest quality service and provide a important hub for the community.

Fresh and Locally Sourced

Keeping with the Helios tradition of fine affordable fare our chefs select the finest local ingredients to offer amazing and innovative dishes for every taste including vegan and gluten free options.

Day and Night

With new expanded hours, Helios is more available than ever for a impromptu meeting with friends, a bite to eat at lunch, a late night cocktail or one of our famous leisurely weekend brunches. From dawn till after dusk this is the place to be.

Designer decor and Patio space

Helios is the perfect escape or point of rendevous during the day or night. With designer decor featuring visual elements carefully devised and selected from both the new world and across the pond. You'll feel cozy and inspired anytime you want to hang out.

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Weekly Calendar & Upcoming Events



Due to the success of our most recent Restaurant Week we are offering our special three course Dinner Menu along with half priced house wine Monday-Friday 6-10pm through the month of September.

Cafe Helios // $20 Dinner Menu

•• Course 1 ••

Greek Salad
Cucumber, tomatoes, kalamata olives, accented with lemon olive vinaigrette

Caprice Salad
Heirloom tomatoes, buratta cheese, olive oil and Modena balsamic

•• Course 2 ••

Grilled Octopus OR Lamb Bolognese
Pesto, chickpeas, and olive tempanade, OR A creamy cremini mushroom and parmesean tomato sauce with lamb and spaghetti

Mediterranean Platter OR Beef Parmesean Meatballs
Choice of Hummus, Baba Ganoush, Stuffed Grape Leaves served with mixed olives and toasted pita bread OR tomato ragu with pesto served with a toasted baguette

Artisanal Cheese or Charcuterie Platter OR Lamb Lollipops
Chefs Choice served with caramelized walnuts, grapes and house jam OR Herb infused roasted vegetables and pomegranate Greek yogurt

Duck Confit OR Tacos de Helios
Roasted vegetable medley OR Choice of : carnitas, chicken, or steak with pickled vegetables.

Vegetarian Gnocchi OR Sweet Pecorino Pasta OR Shrimp Provencal
Gnocchi Pasta with pesto and sun-dried tomatoes OR Choice of Rigatoni or Gnocchi Pasta with aged pancetta OR Shrimp over confit tomato pesto & roasted potatoes served with toasted baguette

•• Course 3 ••

Your choice of featured dessert (changes nightly)

(All HOUSE WINE BOTTLES HALF PRICE WITH ANY ¡ALEGRIA! DINNER PURCHASE MONDAY-FRIDAY)
*Menu subject to change based on availability. Tax and tip not included.

Brunch Y'All - Saturday (8am-4pm) & Sunday (9am-4pm) - Legendary Helios brunch in full effect. Drink and Food specials every week with a fantastic atmosphere and exceptional service. The best place for brunchin' it in town with indoor and out-door patios!


Press & Reviews

  Medium.com - "15 of Downtown Raleigh’s Best Brunch Spots" - September 2016
  Raleigh What's Up - "Introducing Cafe Helios' New Tapas Style Dinner Menu " - June 20, 2016
  News & Observer - "A chat with new Cafe Helios owner" - January 29, 2016
  Downtown Living Advocates - "Shervin Tahssili: the New Face of Helios" - January 26, 2016

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Contact info

Café Helios
413 Glenwood Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27603


Phone : 984-200-8319
Email : info@cafehelios.com
Web : cafehelios.com

Mon-Fr 7am-Till
Saturday 8am-Till
Sunday 9am-4pm

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