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.
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.
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.
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.
Weekly Calendar & Upcoming Events
Thursday "Lunar Lounge" Cosmic Cocktail Hour - 6pm-Till - Fanciful and expertly crafted cocktails centered around a key ingredient and certain to bring pleasure to your Thursday evening.
Salsa Night (1st & 3rd Friday of the month) - Join us for the best salsa dancers in the Triangle for Old School Salsa Night! …$10 dance cover. Just wanna watch? No cover to relax & be served on the open-air patio on Glenwood South. Need a lesson? Instructors will be available for 10 minute private lessons for 10 a person from 9:00-11:00pm. Music will be old-school salsa from the 50's, 60's and 70's, with some Cha-cha and Bachata.
Brunch Y'All - Saturday & Sunday - 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
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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