Coldwater Cafe & Catering
Coldwater Cafe & Catering

Coldwater Cafe & Catering

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.coldwater-cafe.com/
  • Phone: 9376670007x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch (Walk-In Only): Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner (Reservations Recommended): Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Nick Hoover
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Coldwater Cafe & Catering is able to do events from 12-250. Coldwater can do anything from custom catering menus, standard catering menu or box lunches. We can design a menu for your special occasion or you can choose from our standard catering or box lunch menus.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have two rooms available for private dining, each with its own style and personality. We will work with you to create a personalized dining experience perfect for your event.
  • Private Party Contact: Jenny Swigart 9376670007x
  • Entertainment: Jazz music consisting of guitar, keyboard and/or bass, mostly on weekends starting at 7:00 PM
  • Special Events: Every Valentine’s Day we create a specialized menu for the evening. Chef Nick puts together a divine combination of entrees, sides, salads and desserts that are not offered together during the remainder of the year. Founder, Betty Peachey, creates an ambiance not to be missed with the dining room bathed only in candlelight. Reservations are recommended.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 2nd and 3rd Streets
  • Public Transit: None
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: A newly-designed and landscaped parking lot is in the rear of the building. Street parking is also available.
A word from Coldwater Cafe & Catering
This restaurant housed in a former bank building in the heart of downtown Tipp City offers quality dining in a small-town setting. The decor is warm and welcoming and is a delight for the senses. The fireplace creates a cozy atmosphere while the full bar allows patrons a relaxing stop while awaiting a fabulous meal. The inviting atmosphere encourages relaxed conversation. You may be surprised to find that a restaurant in such a small town has some rather sophisticated choices on the menu alongside your more normal fare, with entrees such as ostrich being offered. If you are looking for a decadent dessert, look no further than the butter-drenched English Tea Cake! An easy drive from all points in the Dayton area, words cannot do it justice. A visit is a must and will be the first of many.

Reservations accepted for dinner only.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Coldwater Cafe & Catering reviews from OpenTable diners
61 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.9
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (53)neighborhood gem (39)romantic (33)notable wine list (31)fit for foodies (31)great for lunch (22)good for groups (16)hot spot (6)late-night find (5)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (4)vibrant bar scene (4)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Outstanding food and the building
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/24/2009
    Outstanding food and the building being a former bank is very unique and nice. If there could be any complaint is it can get noisy. It was a little hard to hear and talk at times the person I was with. Definitely will go back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All was good. We had prime
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/4/2009
    All was good. We had prime rib, and it was later in the evening so close to not having it. Was told it was the end piece, but still pink. But when arrived it was was too done for me, but very tasty. It was very good though, just better it I had it earlier in the evening. Service was good, love the wine you serve.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Once again the food was superb.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/1/2009
    Once again the food was superb. The waitress was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. The desserts were fantastic!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not a very wide selection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/14/2009
    Not a very wide selection and very pricey. However, the food was good.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our date began with waiting
    FoxFarmer
    Dined on 7/31/2009
    Our date began with waiting around ten minutes for service. That was disappointing but we were patient. When our server did arrive, she was attentive and kind. Our entrees, mango pork chops and filet mignon were superb! Our dessert was disappointing. I ordered the cherry bread pudding which I've enjoyed before and it was very mushy and distatsteful. Our server was gracious and brought me the tea cake which was better. My husband ordered the peanut butter pie which was superb! We had an enjoyable time and will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We ordered pecan-crusted tilapia
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/28/2009
    We ordered pecan-crusted tilapia and the ostrich filets. Both were excellent and the supporting dishes (smashed redskin potatoes and roasted Yukon Gold as well as the green beans) were also superbly done. The wine list offers a great variety of vintages and we can recommend highly the hot fudge pecan ball for dessert. Service was also superb from the greeting upon arrival to the presentation of the check.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This restaurant is in our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/24/2009
    This restaurant is in our top 5 all time favorite list! The food is superb and the live lite jazz in the bar area is a real charmer. We had friends in from Washington D.C. and they said that they have never had better fish!! We agree. This restaurant is a treasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was our first visit to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/18/2009
    This was our first visit to the new location and it was wonderful. As always, the food and service is some of the very best I have ever had. Fantastic and will be back!
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  • Coldwater Cafe is an excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/3/2009
    Coldwater Cafe is an excellent place to dine. There is a delicious variety of choices on the menu, including some "healthy" options. I chose the spinach lentil salad with grilled chicken, which was outstanding. It would make an excellent vegetarian dinner sans chicken. I suggest that you request some of the cucumber dressing (more like chutney) to add to your salad. It is delicious! My husband had the lobster/crab cake appetizers, which he said were delicious, followed by the grilled salmon dinner, also great. Perhaps the best part was the peanut butter pie that we split for dessert. It was a large slice, plenty for 2. Wonderful! The service was wonderful too. We will be back many more times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is my third trip to Coldwater
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/17/2009
    This is my third trip to Coldwater Cafe in recent months. It's a gem; my favorite restaurant. Food, wine, and service are all excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Had a 7:45PM reservation and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/13/2009
    Had a 7:45PM reservation and had to wait 30 minutes for a table. Initially offered a table set off from all other tables in the restaurant with a "scenic stairwell view." Requested and got another table in the main dining room. The menu was rather limited -- only six entrees plus two off-menu "specials." Wine list was very good and very well priced. Food was good -- nothing to rave about. Service was satisfactory. Prices were reasonable
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaraunt is in an old bank
    bscoop13
    Dined on 6/11/2009
    Restaraunt is in an old bank and you can sit in the vault. The vault door is still there. The food is exceptional and the price is reasonable. I started with the artichoke dip which was the best I have ever had. With the salad I had the cucumber and dill dressing. It was very good and fresh. My meal was the lobster crabcakes. I highly recommend them. Wine by the glass list is small but they do have splits. Nice selection of whole bottles. I had the english tea cake for desert. It was very good. Everything they serve is local that can be. This place is a gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining overall was excellent,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/6/2009
    Dining overall was excellent, however we sat in the vault area in the back and could not hear the live music or see them at all...however they were very good. Also much more ambiance had we been able to sit in the fireplace room. The service and food is always wonderful every time we go, I had the trout with pineapple salsa, it was prepared perfect. I also always love that bread with the sea salt on the crust!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food was great but service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/20/2009
    food was great but service was not. Unfortunately not the first time. Clearly understaffed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Truly enjoyed a delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/15/2009
    Truly enjoyed a delicious meal Friday evening. Absolutely love your homemade cucumber dill dressing! Both dinners were super as was the service! Only real complaint was being seated in a high traffic passage area (for 2) facing a drink station when there looked to be plenty of other tables available. Ordered a decaf, which was flavored. Had I known hazelnut was "standard" I wouldn not have ordered it. Also...please add Chivas Regal Scotch to your bar's inventory! The little items sometimes make a big difference. We will be back... Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service. nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/7/2009
    Great food and service. nice atmosphere. Portions not overwhelmingly large, so leave room for dessert. We shared a wonderful cherry almond bread pudding...delicious. Grilled salmon was superbly prepared. All in all a very nice evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were very disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/28/2009
    We were very disappointed that they were out of quiche and it wasn't even 6:00pm! In our group of 3, 1 had pork chops, 1 chicken and 1 tilapia. Food was ok but not worth the price. Ordered dessert - hot fudge nut ice cream -hot fudge was not hot. Their signature lemon tea cake was wonderful. I may try again but at lunch. Excellent service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall, we had a very pleasant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/17/2009
    Overall, we had a very pleasant experience. Service was a little slower than we are used to but that is likely because most of the establishments we frequent have drive up windows. Atmosphere was good. Live music was a bit loud for our taste but still a nice touch. Highly recommended for a couple's night out!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, Prom't service
    gator
    Dined on 4/10/2009
    Great food, Prom't service and seating. Wonderful selection. Pricing is very reasonable
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If the Coldwater Café has
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/7/2009
    If the Coldwater Café has not been on your list lately, you need to move it to the top. Recently moved from its old location on the corner of 2nd and Main in Tipp City, it now occupies a former bank branch just a few doors east next to the Tipp Library. Even though the seating area is a bit larger, the dining area has lost none of its charm. You can even dine in the bank vault for something unique. Yes, the door is still there!! However, please don’t go just for the great atmosphere, the food and service are unsurpassed!! All of the dishes are made from scratch, including the incredible prime rib, and the always tasty ostrich filets. Nick has just taken over making the cheesecakes which were previously shipped in from New York, and
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We loved the relaxed feel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/28/2009
    We loved the relaxed feel of this place - inviting, romantic and cozy – like a comfortable living room. We will definitely return to try more of their menu choices, which are varied and appealing. The Lobster crabcakes and Shrimp Penne Pasta were amazing and the fruit and cheese appetizer was refreshing. Unfortunately we filled up on dinner and left no room for any of their signature delectable looking desserts. Definitely have to try these next time. With reservations we were seated right away and service was well-timed and friendly, and prices were reasonable. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Coldwater Cafe serves delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/28/2009
    Coldwater Cafe serves delicious food and drink! A lot of thought has been put into their menu. It isn't endless and "typical" like many of the chain restaurants; rather, the chef's offerings are limited, unique, & so palate-pleasing, such as Pork Chops with Mango Glaze. Their decision to move to a new location just a few doors down was smart: you will enjoy an up-scale, elegant, intimate setting. Service is superb. Reservations highly recommended. Book ahead; they won't keep you waiting when you arrive! Tip: when you book online, put a notation that you'd like alcove seating if available. Save room for dessert, their English Tea Cake is yummy! Enjoy! (in my opinion, is an adults restaurant; well-behaved children only please)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My wife and I, in Tipp City
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/27/2009
    My wife and I, in Tipp City for an event, had a late reservation but were accomodated earlier. Gracious staff, very listenable jazz combo in bar, veteran server who brought the wrong soup course but recovered like the pro that she was. And the food was so outstanding, flavorful and very lite...the sauces, the dressings, the wine, even the bread & butter! Shrimp & brie pasta and lobster crabcakes were outstanding as was the cherry almond bread pudding. Intimate ambiance, great food, great service...all making a memorable dining experience. Have recommended this jewel to our friends and will definitely drive the 30 miles to this destination.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Since this was our first dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/18/2009
    Since this was our first dinner at the new location, we thought we might miss the quaint ambiance of the "little corner cafe". However, the Coldwater Cafe continues to satisfy our taste for a special dining experience. The atmosphere is warm and friendly and the staff was patience and letting us take our time to order while we were visiting with our dining guests. Eating in the room where the old safe/vault was located was interesting, too. We have recommended the Coldwater Cafe to all of our friends/family and will continue to do so. It is truly an experience you can "bank on". Compliments to the chef and staff for a great dinner. Loved the red snapper.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We just loved the place. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/13/2009
    We just loved the place. The atmosphere was relaxing, but lively. The food was wonderful!! The service was also wonderful. We didn't like the first table that they sat us at, and they changed it with no problem, to a table that we liked much better (next to the great fireplace)! We will try to make it a regular stop on our "eating out list" whenever we can go thirty mins or more from home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent staff, excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/12/2009
    Excellent staff, excellent food. This is one of those places you'll want to keep a secret.....you'll want to keep it all to yourself
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • In an area of OK dining, Coldwater
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/7/2009
    In an area of OK dining, Coldwater Cafe shines. Everything is slightly above what is generally available in our proximity. I might also add that Coldwater Cafe would hold its own in any city...Not pretentious, just class without an attitude.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I never turn down a chance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/24/2009
    I never turn down a chance to eat at the Coldwater. The food is always fresh and well perpared. I would compare their food quality and preparation with any restaurant, anywhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Service, ambience, food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/9/2009
    Great Service, ambience, food! Charming! Worth the drive from Kettering.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet