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About 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.

19 E Main Street
Tipp City, OH 45371
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

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

Cross Street:
Between 2nd and 3rd Streets

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(937) 667-0007

Website:
http://www.coldwater-cafe.com/

Entertainment:
Jazz music consisting of guitar, keyboard and/or bass, mostly on weekends starting at 7:00 PM

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.

Parking Details:
A newly-designed and landscaped parking lot is in the rear of the building. Street parking is also available.

Public Transit:
None

Executive Chef:
Katy Fischer

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

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

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.

Coldwater Cafe & Catering Ratings and Reviews

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4.9

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100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (42)
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Special Occasion (39)
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Romantic (38)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Worth the Drive (30)
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Neighborhood Gem (26)
Cozy (25)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Notable Wine List (17)
Live Music (17)
Great for Lunch (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
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Bar Seating (11)
Casual (11)
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Local Ingredients (8)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 2 days ago

There are two sections to this restaurant and one is for the occasional visitor and the other is for the connected every day/week person or local. We have been to this restaurant numerous times and are always seated in what I call the "cheap seats". That is specifically the first set of tables that you come to. Where everybody who walks into the restaurant seating area will walk by you and your food. All of the waitress' and waiters will also walk by you because this area is the "main drag". You have to walk through here to get anywhere. Anyway, if you go and I suggest you do, make sure you don't end up in the "cheap seats". Food is very good, service is excellent and the pricing is reasonable.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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 (Indiana)·Dined 5 days ago

Coldwater Cafe is one of those places where if you don't know its there, you may never find it. We came upon Coldwater about 3 years ago on a friend's recommendation. So glad we found out about this place. The restaurant is located in an old bank building. They have tastefully decorated the restaurant with cozy booths and plenty of tables. One unique feature is that you can actually dine in the old walk-in safe (the thick heavy door is still there).

Their menu is manageable in size and full of unique dishes. For something different, try their Red Deer main course coupled with a very nice wedge salad. The roast pork shoulder is to die for. Lots of unique appetizers to choose from. The desert offerings are plenty and all are freshly made. The bar serves some great drinks and craft beers.

We've learned that, to get a good seat, you really need to get your reservations in well ahead of time. Our last dinner on a Saturday night started at 5:30. By the time we left at 7:30, the place was packed and all of the seating was filled.

Good food and great ambiance equates to a very busy and bustling place. Do yourself a favor and make reservations to dine at the Coldwater Cafe. You'll be impressed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

The Coldwater is an excellent restaurant with attentive servers. The menu is not lengthy but has something for most tastes and the prices are not prohibitive. The desserts are special and not to be missed!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Went there for our anniversary and were greeted and treated like vips! Wonderful staff fabulous food

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

My salmon was divine and I loved the jasmine rice. Wonderful flavor and cooked to perfection. Our server was so warm and friendly. A wonderful girls evening!

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

The food was incredible, but the desserts are out of this world. Our server did a great job, but did not have any personality. It was my mother’s birthday and they sent Home a wonderful Tea Cake. Overall, the ambiance was awesome as there was a keyboardist playing. Highly recommend!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Excellent Service!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

It was a lovely evening with friends. The drinks before dinner were excellent and there is a very nice wine list. Dinner was very good. Unfortunately they had run out of specials by the time we arrived at 7:00. But, still very good

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Stumbled on this fantastic restaurant while traveling thanks to Trip Advisor and Open Table. The cocktails were innovative, the food creative and delicious, and the service impeccable. Thankfully we travel through Dayton several times a year, we will be back to this gem! The town, Tipp City looked interesting as well, hope to have time to explore that next time.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Excellent as always. Coldwater never disappoints.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 5, 2018

My wife had the pork shoulder and I the filet mignonette. Both dishes were great! The service and ambiance were excellent. We both love Coldwater Cafe and will continue to frequent the restaurant.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 3, 2018

This is a great little place... very warm, comfortable and friendly. The food is consistent and outstanding. It’s a local gem.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 28, 2017

As we were greeted by a hostess who never smiled or welcomed us in anyway, and acted as if we were imposing on her, I am still giving them 4 stars. Everything after the lack of a greeting was outstanding. The food was excellent - the Grouper special was extremely delicious - the wine list was very enjoyable. Our server was awesome - treated us very well and was there when we needed something. We will come back because of the food and the excellent service from the servers. However, you might want to train your hostesses to be pleasant.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This is a wonderful restaurant. The property is beautiful and cozy, with lovely decorating. The food is always delicious and nicely presented. The staff are always pleasant and friendly. If it weren't a bit far away we would go much more often.

Tags: Comfort Food, Live Music, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

It was a great experience. The food was delicious. I don't think you could go wrong.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Coldwater Cafe provides a unique dining experience in the midst of small town America. Regardless of where you are driving from, this hidden gem provides wonderful atmosphere, excellent service and locally sourced cuisine that rivals restaurants many times their size. I recommend taking the trip to Tipp to enjoy an evening that will be special for any occasion.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The service and meal were excellent. The special Sea Bass was some of the best we have had in our travels. Always go when we have a special occasion.

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Love this place!!! So nice for a little town.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

The atmosphere is wonderful, the service is excellent and the food is delicious, all good reasons to enjoy a meal or special occasion at Coldwater Cafe

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Dining at Coldwater Cafe is always a pleasant experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent food, but at a premium price. Would like to see an option for a petite filet mignon (6 oz) instead of just an 8 oz cut. Overall, a very fine dining experience. Will return again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This has been my wife's and my favorite restaurant for all the years we lived in the area. It is cozy quaint and romantic.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great evening. Definitely worth the drive from Dayton. Our server was really good

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

This was our 2nd time dining here. We received a gift card as a gift last Christmas and was just now able to use it. Great dining experience and the food was decadent but a little over priced.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Coldwater Cafe is wonderful. We make the drive from Centerville with good friends and are never disappointed. Every single thing was outstanding

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Although there was a slow start to get service (we were seated and I had to ask when our table would be attended to after a 20 minute wait), once Kate waited on us (we weren't at her table) the evening was excellent. The next time we dine at Coldwater Café we will request Kate and we will request to be in the main dining area. The 'vault' is somewhat secluded and ambiance is a bit closed in.
The food is excellent. We love the sambuca cream mussels (always have this appetizer) and the acorn squash bisque was fantastic. I was disappointed that the ostrich wasn't featured on the menu as it had been the previous visits. My wife's filet was outstanding with the green peppercorn demi, but my duck breast was undercooked and not done to medium. Additionally, it needed a red wine reduction sauce and a caramelized crust would make it perfect.
Overall, once Kate picked up the fumble by her associate the evening was excellent and we will be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Amazing food, staff, ambiance - best restaurant in Ohio hands down!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 5, 2017

This restaurant was a GREAT find! The food was spectacular and the wine list was pleasantly
Surprising. One word described the night....Awsome!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our enjoyment of this evening was dampened by the fact that we were not seated until one hour after our reservation time. The staff blamed it on people staying too long at their tables. When I complained to the manager, he offered us free drinks and found a table. Our waitress was wonderful and the food also good, but management needs to find a way to honor reservations.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The best restaurant in Ohio!! Great food, great atmosphere, friendly and caring staff

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

An amazing dining gem. We loved the service, the meal, and the comfortable atmosphere. You need to stop reading this review and make your reservations now.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Everything was perfection. Food was so amazing. Service impeccable. Always a treat to dine here.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We chose to go to the Coldwater Cafe for our 31st wedding anniversary and had an excellent experience. Our server was friendly and helpful as well as efficient. Our food was outstanding -- cooked to perfection with delicious sauces and presented beautifully. We also appreciated the complimentary dessert that was provided to us for our anniversary meal; It was scrumptous --- as are many of their other desserts which we have had there for lunches. We had just attended an interesting movie and it was so nice to have a quiet, private booth where we could enjoy talking about it. We made a great choice for our anniversary dinner!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Always a great experience. Nice dinner and great night out without kids.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Always great food and service. Ambience is comforting and romantic. Best desserts around.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

I have dined at this restaurant for over 20 years. The meals are always cooked perfectly. The service is always fantastic. Servers know the ingredients of all menu items. They never over or up sell because the menu and dining experience sell themselves.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Amazing Lobster Crab cakes and outstanding homemade turtle cheesecake. We will definitely be back.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My husband and I always enjoy coming here. They never disappoint. The service is always amazing and not to mention the food, wine, atmosphere, etc.

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 (Naples)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our waitress was great, cute atmosphere , food very good only negative is we had to wait over a half hour after our reservation time .

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

First time visiting and could not have been more impressed with the level of service and quality of food. Everything we ate was incredible and uniquely prepared. Ambiance was ideal for celebrating an anniversary and the booth offered a great deal of privacy.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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