Support Local Journalism. Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Aptly Named All Access Cafe Offers Quick-Serve, Chef-Driven Fare to Rock Hall Visitors

Posted By on Fri, Jun 9, 2017 at 11:03 AM

Given that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has more than 50 live concerts, shows, events and themed happy hours planned for the main plaza, All Access Café could not have come at a better time. The brand new operation replaces and vastly improves upon the original quick-serve food stand on an upper level of the museum.

“Our café originally was on the third floor but we shifted it down to the main plaza level,” explains Jordan Cudney with Aramark, the food service company that oversees the operation. “We moved the ticket booth downstairs by main exhibit hall and built a whole new café and partnered with three chef partners, Jonathon Sawyer, Fabio Salerno and Rocco Whalen, who each have their own unique items on the menu.” (See the complete menu below.)

The aptly named All Access Café is open to the public, even those who have not paid admission to enter the Rock Hall. That means everybody onsite for plaza events can pop inside for one of Whalen’s pizzas, Sawyer’s pork miso ramen bowls, or Salerno’s meatball panini. The new café soon will be augmented by two new top-of-the-line food trucks that will park on the plaza and dispense food out of one and beer, wine and booze out of the other.

Come July, a new full-service kitchen will come online at the Rock Hall (they currently partner with FirstEnergy Stadium to share their facility), which will facilitate even bigger improvements in the Hall’s food service operations.
click to enlarge all_access_cafe_rock_hall.jpg

Tags: , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 5, 2022

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2022 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 505-8199
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.

Website powered by Foundation