Welcome to my Neighborhood Guide for one of the more popular Cleveland, Ohio neighborhoods, Tremont. Home to over twenty churches, well-known chef-operated restaurants, unique boutiques, street festivals, and its proximity to Downtown and other popular neighborhoods, Tremont has a little something for everyone.
Just South of Downtown Cleveland, Ohio is another popular neighborhood called Tremont. This is also the first Cleveland neighborhood we called home. With its charm, colorful homes, wrought-iron fencing, and alleyways, Tremont gives off strong New Orleans vibes. There’s even a New Orleans-themed restaurant! You’ll see bits of its university history with its academically-oriented street names, you’ll lose count of how many Christmas Story Leg Lamps you find in windows, and you won’t lack for delicious food, shopping, or art.
My Favorite Eats & Treats in Tremont
One of my favorite things to do when exploring somewhere new is check out the food scene. Tremont does not disappoint, there’s a variety of food and treats for every taste out there. Here are a few of my favorites and some places on my to-visit list.
Best Spots For Brunch & Breakfast
Grumpy’s Cafe is one of my favorite places to get breakfast or brunch. Their Cajun hashbrowns are :chefs kiss:
Dante Next Door is a casual brunch trattoria next door to Dante serving up brunch favorites
Lucky’s Café is great for breakfast, brunch, and lunch.
Lunch & Dinner Favorites
Barrio has build your own tacos. Get the Queso Blanco, it’s life-changing.
Dante good pasta and other dishes at this chef-run favorite
Crust is known for its gigantic slices of pizza. Situated downstairs from a book store, a great spot for some pizza.
Edisons Pub yummy pizza and pup-friendly
Bourbon Street Barrel Room really helping me prove my “Tremont is similar to New Orleans” theory. This gorgeous restaurant has major New Orleans vibes inside and out, and the food is pretty good, too.
Fat Cats unique menu offerings and a killer view of Downtown, Cleveland from its windows. Love the Pasta Fagioli!
Sokolowski’s University Inn cafeteria-style served Polish and Eastern European cuisine
Ty Fun Thai Bistro I only like a few Thai dishes but I’ve been wanting to check this place out for a while.
Rowley Inn is an unassuming neighborhood watering hole with delicious food.
Ice Cream, Sweets & Drinks
Leavened is a delicious artisan bakery serving up tasty treats and savory bread. I dream about their Focaccia bread and chocolate chip cookies. So good.
Civilization Coffee & Tea local cafe serving up coffee, tee, and pastries
Affogato Cat Café I’ve not been here yet but thinking it’s time for a visit ever since we lost our kitty girl.
Cloak & Dagger is a cocktail lounge that offers vegan small plates.
Cleveland Chocolate Co. handcrafted from bean to bar chocolates.
Porco Tiki Lounge Polynesian cocktails in a very unique environment.
Velvet Tango Room
Tremont Scoops Ice Cream ice cream shop, I love to get the Superman ice cream when they have it or their ice cream sandwiches.
Loop is a coffee shop/record shop
Best places to shop in Tremont
There are a lot of unique places to shop from local boutiques to art galleries. Here are some of my favorites in Tremont.
Everarbor Cleveland based outdoor lifestyle company
Evie Lou local clothing boutique
Banyan Tree clothing, jewelry, and gift boutique with amazing window displays
Loop record shop inside a coffee shop
Visible Voice Books locally owned book store for curious readers and creative thinkers
Rook Modern vintage and modern furniture, decor, and art from the 50s-70s.
Furniture Makers if you can dream it they can make it
Paul Duda Gallery is known for colorful Cleveland cityscapes
Things To Do
Visit my post on Cleveland Script Signs & How To Find Them to find this and the other script signs around town.
Take a photo of the Cleveland Script sign at Abbey Overlook
Taste of Tremont is an awesome annual street festival showcasing the best of Tremont’s arts, food, and entertainment. Having a slight hiatus due to the pandemic and should return in 2022. I’m already thinking about the corn on the cob (IYKYK)
Visit A Christmas Story House or you can even spend the night and dress up like a pink nightmare. (Yes, it’s the actual house from the movie!)
Walk along the incredible new Towpath Trail that connects the Ohio and Erie Canal
Walk around the neighborhood to admire the homes and little details that give off major New Orleans vibes.
So there you go! Tremont is a fun neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio with lots to do, see, eat, and experience. I hope you enjoy your visit!