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Coldwater Cafe & Catering
Coldwater Cafe & Catering

Coldwater Cafe & Catering Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.coldwater-cafe.com
  • Email: jenny@coldwater-cafe.com
  • Phone: (937) 667-0007
  • 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 (937) 667-0007
  • Entertainment: Jazz music consisting of guitar, keyboard and/or bass, mostly on weekends starting at 7:00 PM
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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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Diner Reviews
  • "This is the ideal restaurant - charming surroundings, gracious staff, and out-of -this-world culinary treats. From the home made soups to the in-house dessert creations, this restaurant is always consistent yet creative. And the music in the bar on Friday and Saturday nights makes you feel you are in a sophisticated establishment. We are very fortunate to have a restaurant of this quality in the Dayton area."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "There were four in our party and all of us rated our meals and service outstanding,"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Coldwater Cafe ranks among my all time favorites, the fish specials are always spot on (pricey, but worth it). I opted for the shrimp and brie pasta dish and the mussels to start. Outstanding."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Have been enjoying Coldwater years and years for special events, girls gatherings, romatic dinners and sister fun!! Never disappointed!!!! Quality of service, food and great ambiance hasn't changed ever!!! Can always trust Coldwater for a great time!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We've enjoyed Coldwater Cafe many times. It's our first choice for special dining."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Both our meals were superb in taste and presentation. Service was excellent and the server was very knowledgeable about the menu. The choice of alcoholic beverages (beer and wine) was excellent. We make dining at Coldwater an annual event for our anniversary and try to get there several other times during the year."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "The Coldwater Cafe was surprising in several good ways in tiny little Tipp City, Ohio. First, outside-the-box entrees like ostrich and Wagu Beef and then, dining in what was once the vault of the Tipp City National Bank. We had reservations and were seated within a few minutes of arrival. Ity wasn't obvious we were in the former bank's vault - seems like the restaurant owners weren't sure what to do with the diea, so lots of monetary and historical bank items decorate the walls. Too bad about the faux drop ceiling. Our server was attentive, but didn't wow us. What she may have lacked, the dinner more than made up for. And the desserts (I had the house flagship tea cake, my wife had the carrot cake) were spectacular."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had a special event to celebrate with someone we did not know well. Could not have found a better place for conversation and a relaxed environment. It was a memorable evening."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Food was goodt but think the menu is limited. Daily specials supplement it, but still not enough variety. Service was somewhat slow even though not a particularly busy night. ."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "My party of 4 visited on a Friday night. Atmosphere wonderful, service awesome, but the star of Cold Water is the food. We began with Mussels (to-die-for), shrimp cocktail, and a bottle of the house wine that night. What a way to begin! When our food came (We each ordered a variety of fish: Salmon, Sea Bass, Tilipila, and Crab Cakes which we shared), not one of us was disappointed. Fish was done just right and the sides were outstanding. Our only collective regret was that we didn't have several more people in our party so we could have ordered two of the fabulous-sounding specials. We finished with desert (Peanut butter pie, Bread pudding) and wow what a treat. If you go, save room for desert (they're easily split among several people)."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Food was excellent as always. Espresso was only warm, not hot. Normally service here is excellent. This night it was only fair."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Outstanding food and service! Everyone was very friendly!! This is by far my favorite restaurant."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Everything was perfect. The food was awesome with perfect portions. The customer service was top notch. The prices are a little high, but every aspect of the meal was great."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We loved the iPad wine list with extensive information about each wine but still had questions so the sommelier assisted us most graciously to pick out a bottle of red we had never tried but were happy to discover. Salads were extremely fresh--little glass carafe of olive oil and balsamic vinegar was nice touch. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his local ribeye and unusual mashed potatoes--fried for a little crunch on the outside. My roast duck was done to a "T" along with the roasted potatoes. Server graciously swapped out Asian chili sauce for a cherry-wine sauce. Desserts (chocolate torte, hot fudge pecan ball) were, as all Dayton agrees, divine! All in a renovated 19th century bank, complete with vault and board room (for dining)."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I love the ambience of this place, fireplace, music and service is what keeps us coming back! I love the shrimp & bri pasta and my husband gets the filet migon every time! This is a great date night or special occasion spot."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Had another wonderful meal with fun people at Coldwater Cafe. Great place and very consistant."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary this past week at Coldwater Cafe. We were greeted in a very friendly manner, our coats taken to be "checked" and then seated. Our server, Jocelyn, was outstanding! Her knowledge of the wine list, menu and dessert selections was excellent! She recommended the wine for my husband (which was superb!) and recommended the venison to me which was also, superb! My husband ordered the pecan crusted tilapia which was also, extremely tasteful! Our desserts, chocolate mousse cake and confetti cheesecake, were both beyond superb! I would highly recommend Coldwater Cafe for lunch with friends or for a nice evening out with your spouse or sharing a meal with friends!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "The meal was fantastic. Waitress wasn't friendly but maybe she was having a bad night. The bread was amazing and they had a decent selection of beer (although $10 a bottle was a bit hard to swallow). We enjoyed our visit and I'm glad we gave it a shot. I read great things about their bar before deciding to go there but it wasn't anything special and all the seats were taken when we got there...not a big deal for us since they seated us immediately but if that's your reason for going, don't. This sounds more negative than I really mean it, you should check this place out if you're looking for a good meal in a nice setting."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "if you want a great meal and good wine list with outstanding service Coldwater cafe is for you. I've eaten there several times and never had a bad meal. I'm not a desert guy but the English tea cake was to die for. I would highly recommend this restaurant and it is not a chain restaurant! the filet will compete with a big name restaurants"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "First impression is everything, we were pleasantly surprised when we walked in, the Hostess was gracious, our server Kelly was very informative & kept a nice pace for us. The drinks were delicious, we ordered the fresh scallops & grouper , cooked perfectly. Bread & salad were very fresh. We will definitely be back & bring our friends. Thank you"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Restaurants are generally good at one thing....CWC was great from beginning to end! I'd recommend(and have) this to anyone interested in good food, good wine, good service."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Love the menu choices every time and the help in pairing wines. Everyone is always friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food is always mouth-watering delicious and service is excellent! Pricing is what you'd expect for fine dining but worth the prices every time! Go on a special occasion like anniversaries or Valentines Day & you will not be disappointed!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Coldwater Cafe has the environment of feeling like you are in another world. The decor is classy and the bar area is a delight. Almost like you're in a small New York bar or in a small out of the way Paris place. We ordered the Chilean Sea Bass and filet mignon. Both cooked to perfection!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We had not been to Coldwater Café in several years. On a whim decided to go with some friends. We enjoyed every minute! We had a drink at the bar. The live music was the perfect volume and not too distracting that you couldn't chat. We all enjoyed our dinner and even ordered dessert! The Cherry Almond Bread pudding was amazing. My husband and I were dreaming about in on Sunday morning when we woke up. We definitely won't be waiting long to go back!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We enjoyed a delicious dinner with good friends this weekend! The service was great and the food was absolutely fabulous! The grass fed ribeye was simply the best. We look forward to dining a Coldwater many times again."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Although we have eaten here often, this time it was to celebrate my wife's birthday and our 43rd wedding anniversary( yes...they are the same). The dining experience was excellent. The service outstanding...one of the best resturants in the area !!"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Excellent food and a great atmosphere. Always a great time."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Awesome food...Chilean Sea Bass with chili sauce is the best! My friends loved their dinners and gotta-have desserts. Cherry Almond bread pudding is my fav along with the 5-layer carrot cake with white chocolate cream cheese frosting...yum:-)"
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Everything was great as always! One of our favorite places to eat!"
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Food was great! The salmon was outstanding! Price was good for quality of food. This will become part of our "date night" Friday rotation."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "A little busy at times for the wait staff. Overall it is always a great experience."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "This was a fantastic place to go to for New Year's Eve or any other special evening. We had a very special and memorable dinner. Thank you."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "My husband and I have dined at Coldwater Cafe multiple times and have always had excellent food and service. Their filet is one of our favorite meals finished off with English tea cake for dessert. The wait staff is courteous and attentive. We highly recommend Coldwater Cafe."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "My friend and I had dinner at Coldwater for New Year's Eve this year and it was an evening that we will remember for a long time. Our table wasn't quite ready when we arrived so we sipped a martini at the cozy bar, and listened to the combo that was playing. We started with a fried brie appetizer, a bottle of Malbec and treated ourselves to ostrich and duck. All delicious!! The house salads were fresh and tasty, too. Our server, Joslin, was sweet, yet professional and very attentive. Truly a five star evening. Tipp City is so fortunate to have this dining spot in it's quaint little downtown area."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Excellent food combined with excellent service - a very fun evening out."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Coldwater Café is our favorite place to eat. The service and food are always consistently fantastic! Our reservation is always on time, and from the moment we walk into the restaurant we are made to feel very special. I would recommend Coldwater Café to anyone looking for a delicious meal at a beautiful and romantic restaurant. Truly a dining experience. Will be back again soon."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "I was looking for a special venue to take my son (special mother/son time). I had never been here before but looked interesting on- line. The experience exceeded my expectations. The staff was awesome. They really made sure everything was special from checking in at hostess. The restaurant was beautifully decorated & the music really completed the package. We started with apps at the bar and decided to stay and have dinner there as well. Our server Kevin was AWESOME. He made great recommendations and really made my son feel welcome and important. The food was really good (especially the aged gouda and the shrimp pasta). Even the GM was gracious and sincerely interested in all the guests experience, I would DEFINITELY COME AGAIN!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Gem, especially for a small town. Will tell our friends about it."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Coldwater Café is a special gem in Tipp City, OH. Not only is the atmosphere perfectly homey, but the staff are gracious and the food is excellent! I love that the menu is only 2 pages and they always have specials that are tasty as well as beautiful to look at. The food is fresh and cooked perfectly, too. We have been to this café on several occasions and have always received the same excellent service and have never been disappointed. I love that they do not have any big screen tvs anywhere in the dining area or the bar. You can hear folks actually talking to each other and laughing! What a great diversion from the crazy electronic lives we have grown accustomed to!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013