At Citadel Cafe, we value diversity and believe that appreciating American culture means enjoying its unique flavors. That is why we offer delicious drinks and eats that most people have not had the opportunity to try. Named after the iconic Citadel, our cafe is a means of paying homage to our rich heritage. We invite everyone to come try the foods we grew up enjoying, along with the traditional American treats we all love.

Hi there! We are Mazen and Tareq, Citadel Cafe and Restaurant’s owners. We hope you’ll come by to visit our Citadel!

Our Promise

Citadel Cafe is Hilliard’s own homey “fortress”, with the finest food, drinks, and dedicated customer service around. Our dream of providing a new alternative to generic coffee chains inspired us to find the best coffee beans, tastiest pastries, and finest desserts. Our commitment to providing the best for our guests includes serving only freshly-roasted coffee and securing daily deliveries of fresh donuts, muffins, lemon bars, and other delicious pastries. The menu we’ve put together provides a wide range of heavenly flavors; be it our handcrafted Frozen Caramel Chai or our famous Citadel Apricot drink, you’re sure to find something you love. Grilled deli sandwiches provide accessible lunch options, and the Turkish delight, baklava, and ice cream are for guests with a sweet tooth for both the exotic and the traditional. Make Citadel Cafe your next destination for a coffee date, study spot, lunch joint, or hangout corner!