This former cafe-cum-barber has changed hands and gone back to basics, focusing on all things hair, all day long.
September 22, 2019
When Cleveland's opened way back in 2012, the hybrid shop was still a bit of novelty. And, in the case of this teeny space next to the Norfolk Hotel, the hybrid was coffee and a haircut. The joint venture by barista Harry Levy and professional hairdresser Patrick Casey meant you could visit for a Little Marionette coffee and brekkie or a haircut and beard trim — or both. But as more and more 'slash' venues opened across the city (hairdresser/bar, bar/record store, cafe/bike shop), something has become very clear: you have to be committed to doing both things well or it doesn't work.
So it's of little surprise that when the original stepped away and hairstylist Kim took control of the scissors, the cafe side of things was wound down. Cleveland's Salon and Cafe is now Cleveland's Hair Atelier, and the focus is 100-percent on hair. Men, women and non-binary folk are all encouraged to pop in for a premium salon experience, be it for a tint, treatment or trim. Refreshments aren't completely off the cards — you'll score a complimentary coffee, tea, beer, wine or whisky on your visit. It's a variety befitting the late operating hours — it's open till 10pm some evenings.