Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Fri, 5/25
Time
9:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 19 times today

Coldwater Cafe & Catering

4.8
1118 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
American
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Worth the Drive
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
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
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(937) 667-0007
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Smart Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Katy Fischer
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_contactCreated with Sketch.
Private party contact
Jenny Swigart: (937) 667-0007
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Between 2nd and 3rd Streets
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
A newly-designed and landscaped parking lot is in the rear of the building. Street parking is also available.
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public transit
None
icon/ic_entertainmentCreated with Sketch.
Entertainment
Jazz music consisting of guitar, keyboard and/or bass, mostly on weekends starting at 7:00 PM
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Sort by
Newest
Filters
5.0Dined 6 days ago

Our server was fantastic! Wish I could give more than 5 stars!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 6 days ago

We celebrated our wedding anniversary and was treated to champagne on the House. Service impeccable, food outstanding. Server well informed of menu items.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

The meals were fantastic and our waitress was attentive and so very nice.
Loved it all

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Outstanding food, service could have been little more attentive, ambiance was fair.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

A great Mother's Day Brunch appropriate to the day. Excellent tasty variety including many special deserts (smores fixings)

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day brunch was spectacular! Great selection and everything tasted amazing!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

5 of us drove up from Cincinnati, on a Saturday night. We had reservations (strongly suggest).
The trout dinner was wonderful, as was the filet mignon. All of us enjoyed the salads, and I had
a lobster crab cake, which was very good.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We went to the Coldwater Cafe to celebrate my Aunt's 90th birthday. We were thrilled to be seated in the boardroom for our party of 8. Our waitress was great and very attentive and pleasant. The food was very good, not outstanding ... One fish dish was cold and 2 filet mignons were medium rare vs the medium ordered. Overall this was an excellent choice for our special birthday party. Thank you Coldwater cafe!!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Great filet mignon. Waitress was very attentive and nice.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Our evening was perfect. Our server Jill was really nice. Food was great as usual and the wine choice was excellent. To finish the evening, Jill sent us home with my favorite English tea cake :)

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Cold water Cafe is my “go to” restaurant when I want fabulous food in a warm, welcoming atmosphere. I have been there dozens of times over the years and have NEVER been disappointed. Fish prepared perfectly, every time!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

OMG, had the brie pasta with grilled chicken. Thank you for the fresh noodles, it was so DELICIOUS!!! Amazing, looking on my calendar to find a time soon to come back!!!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

This was my first visit to Coldwater Cafe and it made a very good impression on me. The duck breast was outstanding!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

We Always enjoy the atmosphere, service and food at Coldwater. They did not disappoint.
The salmon with tamarind sauce is my favorite and the pecan crusted tilapia was my husbands choice. The salads and desserts are always scrumptious. Good choice for a special occasion or a date night out.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

On the occasion of our wedding anniversary, we could not have asked for a more wonderful experience. The food was exceptional and the service prompt, helpful, and appropriate. The extra touches provided by the restaurant helped make our celebration truly memorable.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Probably our favorite in the greater Dayton area. Everything is made from scratch including their dressings. Desserts are a must. Service is always top notch and the food never fails to impress us. The ambiance is also great. It’s worth the drive and we always leave feeling like we just had an outstanding dining experience

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Another great meal at Coldwater Cafe. Food was excellent and the service was perfect. Brought two friends with high standards from out of town...and they loved it!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

I came here with my girlfriend for our prom dinner. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. The dining areas are very cozy and very reminiscent of being served in a home. The food was rather expensive but pretty close to worth it, what truly made the meal was the exceptional service and lovely vibe.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Food was really good as always. I had something different and tasted hubby's plate. It was a great experience and the inlaws seemed to enjoy it too. I'd highly recommend.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This was our wedding anniversary dinner and we were treated like gold. From Kris at the bar to Kelly our evening was amazing. Shannon as well made our evening memorable. Thank you

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Very nice atmosphere. Service was excellent. It was our second time visiting, steak was not as good as the first time through as they had an extreme amount of grizzle, but over all the meal and dining experience was very good. The lobster crab cakes are great. We will def. be going back.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

This restaurant has great food and pretty good service. I am glad to see they improved reservations system, we don’t have long for our seats. Highly recommended.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Our go to restaurant for special occasions. Oh and the lunch menu is good too. Did someone say quiche.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

This restaurant has a cozy atmosphere. The noise level was a little high, but may be due to the talkative nature of the patrons that evening. The service and food were excellent. We had reservations and were seated promptly.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

First visit, will be back often, everyone was first class. Food was terrific, we loved the place and we will tell everyone how great our experience was!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We went to Coldwater Cafe to celebrate my parents 50th anniversary. The experience exceeded my expectations. The food was amazing and the service was top notch. The staff treated my parents wonderful. My parents didn't want a big production and this is the perfect place to quietly celebrate a special occasion.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We eat at Coldwater at least once or twice a year for a friends get together or otherwise. My wife has celiac’s and they take great care to cater to food allergies. My recent red fish meal had a unique and creative flavor to it along with some good wine....

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Excellent food and superb service. Can’t go wrong with anything on the menu

Report
Helpful
1.0Dined on March 23, 2018

I was very happy and surprised that we were seated right away. That was my main concerns in past about this restaurant, in-spite of reservation we have to wait at least another thirty to forty minutes to be seated. I am glad to see management realized that is not a good approach and bad experience for guests. Thanks appreciate it.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Food is great, service was very good. Only wish we could have been in the main dining room.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great! Outstanding time.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

This is our all time favorite place to eat! We have eaten here many times and are never disappointed.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Had dinner for the first time at the Coldwater Cafe and overall was pleased with my visit.
Service was good, waitress was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and specials, food was delivered with good timing between courses, and was good also. Two things that struck me, the bar noise carried into the dinning room, making it hard to talk quietly at our table and the prices seemed a little inflated for where it is located.
Other than that, no complaints!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Excellent as usual!!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Coldwater Café is our favorite restaurant. We have been coming here for years and have never had a bad meal. The food is delicious! The service is excellent. We love to eat there and also go there on special occasions.
We have introduced our friends to Coldwater
and they love it , too.
We recently celebrated our anniversary there and Coldwater made it extra special. Thank you to Coldwater for always making dining there extra special!!!!!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The wine, food and service were outstanding , as always. This place is out favorite! It’s consistent And cares about all of its customers and goes
Out of its way to value the regulars like us.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

As always another great dining experience at the Coldwater Café.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I gave all 4's on my first review because we went on Valentines Day and the place was a madhouse, but our latest outing was exceptional. The food, the service, the seating, everything was superb. If they would add Col. E.H. Taylor Bourbon to their top shelf I'll be able to grant that last star the next time we visit...and there will definitely be a next time.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

My wife and I were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary along with our son and daughter in law. When I made the reservation on open table I mentioned this fact and asked if they could make baked Alaska which is definitely not a common desert. The executive Chef surprised us with a great presentation of the desert after a truly wonderful meal. My thanks to all of the staff who made our evening very special and memorable.
Gary Barker

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

The food is always good at Coldwater Cafe I love Wednesday wine night all glasses only $5 and their house salad dressing is a cucumber dill that is really good. I do wish they would put their Lobster crab cakes back on dinner menu and not just as an appetizer it has always been one of my favorite. You will not be disappointed if you dine here

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
28