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“Better than average, but not quite very good” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Helios Coffee

Helios Coffee
Ranked #10 of 47 Coffee & Tea in Raleigh
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Cafe
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Better than average, but not quite very good”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

Just wanting something small for breakfast, we popped into Helios on a late Friday morning. They were packed, and while we didn't mind having to sit outside if not for the hedges surrounding the outdoor seating we would've been quite cold with the March breeze. Respectfully suggest they leave some indoor tables as 'non laptop only', as the inside was awash with laptops. Wait time for our order was longer than expected, but due to the layout we could observe the nonstop motion in the kitchen and at the espresso machine, so they were doing the best they could with the volume of customers. Nothing earth-shaking in terms of unique food, but the quality and portions sizes were good with reasonable prices. For example, $5 for their Greek Yogurt with fruit and house granola seemed a fair price for over a cup of Kirkland Greek Yogurt, Driscoll berries, slices of Granny Smith apple, and 1/2 cup of house granola drizzled with honey. Their decaf vanilla latte had the right balance of vanilla and froth, their cafe miel was not overpoweringly spicy nor sticky-honey sweet. Observing some of the food being plated, noticed a number of orders with hash browns that were burnt black around the edges; mistakes will always happen in a kitchen. We'd recommend this for a quick coffee and baked goodie and look forward to trying again and enjoying the outdoor seating area when it's a bit warmer.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank M J B
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  • English first
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English first
Level Contributor
2 reviews
“Excellent Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012 via mobile

I had banana French toast and it was delicious!! They also had some pastries that looked good but I was too full to eat another bite!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mzpimptess
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Tartu, Estonia
Level Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best salads you can imagine :)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012

I had a coffee and a local leaves salad, which was so fresh and crisp and good.... Staff was very enthusiastic and positive and loved the whole ambiance of the place.

Visited July 2012
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Thank Pille P
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Apex, North Carolina
Level Contributor
37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great sandwiches”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2012

I've had an egg sandwich for breakfast and the turkey avocado for lunch. Both delicious. This is a cute, trendy place with indoor and outdoor seating. The latte was good too.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank AllieB27502
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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
“Closing early on a Sunday”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2012

I was visiting Helios Coffee the other day and got to observe a business that had about 20 customers kick them out as they were closing at 6p on a Sunday evening. I am really disappointed in this place as their hours continue to shrink and the service lacks. Guess I will spend more time at Morning Times and Starbucks

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank bill s
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