Authentic farm-to-table food inspired by harvest & season,
served in a place that welcomes all.

Our space is designed to be a warm gathering place that builds community while offering fresh, nutritious and affordable foods.

The Café

Lunch Monday – Friday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Here’s how our Café works:

  • Pay the full suggested price (or)
  • Pay the full suggested price, then “pay it forward” for your neighbor to enjoy a meal (or)
  • If unable to pay the full suggested price, give your time in service as payment

The Market

The Market at South Side Roots offers fresh fruits and vegetables, grocery items, and Grab & Go items.

Market hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Catering Kitchen

For information on our catering services, please contact us at


Order through UBER EATS to have your South Side Roots Café lunch delivered!

Volunteer With Us!

There are many different ways to engage with South Side Roots as a volunteer, both in the Café and in the Market. Our volunteers are an important part of our business and help us serve the community, so if you’re looking for a fun and rewarding volunteer experience check it out! For more info, talk with one of our team members or go online to

Community Meal

Our weekly community meal takes place every Tuesday evening from 5:30-7:30pm in the Café. All are welcome to come and share in a meal together!

Loyalty Card

Sign up for our Loyalty Card to receive discounts and specials in the Cafe and Market, track volunteer hours, pre-load dollars to use at any time, and more! To register, see one of our South Side Roots team members.

Kids Café Program

South Side Roots also runs a Kids Café program that provides nutritious meals daily for Boys & Girls Club of Central Ohio and South Side Learning & Development Center, both of which are co-located inside the Reeb Avenue Center.

From the beginning, Reeb accepted me and became a 2nd family to me. Reeb has definitely helped me open a new chapter in my life and I'm very thankful for them.
DJ, Godman Guild graduate and Roots Cafe team member