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Coldwater Cafe & Catering

4.9
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1623 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1623 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
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4.6
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DeeS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The weather was perfect for an outdoor lunch.
The service was perfect and so was the food.
Hope you get the squash soup back soon!

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LoraK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Only gave 4 stars because my husband ordered the Lamb Shank and he felt if was over cooked and didn't care for the flavor. We had Kelly as our server and she was outstanding. She was very knowledgeable about the menu and just a very good server.

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BandD
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our food was delicious and our server was friendly and professional. The salmon with couscous and citrus vinaigrette tasted fresh and flavorful. (The only minor hitch was that the entree came out half way through the salad course but the server was apologetic and this is not typical of our experiences here.)

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EricP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere. Our waitress was very attentive. Small menu which obviously shows that they care greatly about each dish they prepare. Highly recommended. New favorite local dinner spot.

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CandiceP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food excellent as always! Their bread is amazing! Sadly the bees wanted to join us but there’s not much you can do about that, I wouldn’t want them hurt but they were annoying. I always look forward to my next visit!

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RoyH
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

With an unanticipated cool evening the restaurant modified our request for outdoor seating and placed my wife and I at a secluded indoor table. Our server, Robyn, was well-versed in the menu and wine list, attentive to our needs and acknowledged our wedding anniversary in style. Both food and wine selections were excellent - we will be back !

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DianaA
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Food is always excellent and service is great.

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NancyL
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coldwater Cafe' never disappoints. Delicious food, delightful atmosphere, and friendly service!

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PamelaO
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab cakes are delicious! Desserts are extraordinary!

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Ginger
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere!, Good food and service! Love this place!

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BudS
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding! Everything we get there is great! One of the best restaurants in the Dayton area! A little pricey.

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ChrisC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the outside dinning is a fun change of pace.

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JudithB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

We made a reservation for Saturday evening through Open Table one week in advance on a Saturday evening. We were entertaining out of town guests and wanted to be seated somewhere with a nice patio area. We arrived 7 minutes early and were told we could be seated but would not have our waitress until she arrived. My husband ordered a $36 filet cooked medium well done. We specifically requested pink in the middle and the waiter insisted we order it medium well done or it would have blood oozing. The filet looked more like a small steak (thin) and was charred on the outside and well done on the inside with not a trace of pink. The waiter seemed overwhelmed and we could not get his attention regarding the steak. When he came and looked at it he offered to remove it from our $200 bill, but he had to get permission and the woman that came out only gave us half off because my husband had eaten half of it. We ordered a bottle of Malbec wine and the same woman had to be consulted on the wine and she came to our table and said they were out of the wine we ordered but she brought a sample of a different non Malbec wine. Our guest was taken back because there were multiple choices of Malbec on the menu and not one was offered. The waiter had to consult with the wine expert (the same woman). They did find a $40 bottle of Malbec. It was not that good. Our other guest asked if she could have sauteed spinach with their Tilapia on top as she is on a diet. The waiter said he would have to ask if they could do that. They did agree to it, but the fish was just two small pieces and they charged the full meal price. We received one bread basket for 4 people and no one checked to see if we wanted more or how the food was. We were very disappointed. We had hoped for the jazz music that had been promoted on their website, but alas, because of the COVID were told it was no longer available. The patio area is new and beautiful, but for the money we felt like it was a bust.

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SDAD
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Complimentary wine to celebrate our anniversary was very nice. Zachary gave excellent service. Their filet is the best!

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Olivia
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Amazing food + service. Kelly is our favorite and always gives us the best service.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great lunch and wonderful waitress!

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RobertF
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Had a reservation for noon. Waited 30 minutes and table still not available. Changed our request from a 6 top to 2 4 tops and got seated. Service slow. Never given a desert menu. Food excellent. Best quiche I’ve ever had in my life. Outdoor dining area like a wind tunnel, very cold. Needed heaters.

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Gary
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my favorite. Perfect in every way. Service is top notch, seating is perfection, food is always fresh, creative and inviting.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just 4 of us celebrating a retirement. Good food as always. Great service as usual. And it was wine on Wednesday so...

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CharlesM
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent, as always!

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ScottA
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Tuna Tartar is a rich mixture of tuna, avocado, cucumber and scallion with a sauce-spice blend that pulls it all together into a delectable beginning to a fabulous and unforgettable dining experience.

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DOC45356
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic place with impeccable service and very delicious food. A place I return to frequently. Maybe one of the finer restaurants in the Miami county.

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DavidO
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good menu that changes with the seasons. Love the carrot cake!

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Rose
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t think of a better place to celebrate a happy occasion .

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nicoleM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time! Excellent food, excellent service. Restaurant did a great job adhering to social distancing. We Look forward to our next visit.

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JonathanS
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the food. The staff were very kind and offered great service. The restaurant is inviting and nicely decorated. A great atmosphere!

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Swint
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have visited three times in the last two months. The quality is outstanding. A little pricey, but worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was great! The atmosphere was a little older than what I typically go for, but it was wonderfully nonetheless.

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DaytonDiner
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio setting. Wonderful service. The lobstercake over spinach salad is my favorite. Looking forward to our next visit!

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daveh
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a must if in the area of Tipp City, Miami County

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PatriciaG
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely setting and excellent food. Cleanliness and social distancing standards were also excellent.

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vipSushigirl
Columbus
23 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious wedge salad and crab cakes while dining on the patio. It was a very nice evening ! Our server was excellent, and I felt very safe. Thank you!

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aldcsd2
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the quiche was delicious, the waitstaff polite and efficient and the ambiance lovely. Good social distancing inside and all of the staff wore masks.

MB
MindyB
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, unique appetizers, main course, and desserts as well as excellent service, friendly and attentive staff, and wonderful atmosphere. I would highly recommend Coldwater Cafe & Catering for a fine dining experience!

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JeffS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. The staff was friendly and professional and took great care of us. Food was great. I highly recommend.

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sasafras
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've been several times and ALWAYS LOVE IT! We took a couple celebrating their 49th anniversary and Kelly, as always, went out of her way to make it special. The steak special and the salmon special wete a hit with our friends.

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UweK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In recent weeks we have been back 4 times - The food and service is great, but the primary reason is the outdoor dining in an area where there always is a good airflow.
Under the current conditions we prefer to eat outdoors.

MB
MissyB
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio was the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon cocktail (the pear martini was addictively delicious) —shaded and a little breezy. The quiche was as usual the best around, even at 2:00 in the afternoon...not overdone and dry, but fresh out of the oven. It is worth visiting Coldwater cafe just for the the bread served while you wait and which has just the right amount of salt on top. Paleo people are really missing out! I would be so happy if this gem were in my neighborhood—I drive from Beavercreek—I would be willing to drive an even longer distance to get my Coldwater Cafe fix!

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AnnieS
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch reservations last Saturday at Noon. The restaurant is clean, light and airy considering it is in an old bank! We actually were seated inside the vault room which was quiet and semi-private. The decor was reflective of the building's original purpose and the waitress was very nice and attentive. We had crabcake sandwiches and burgers (which were fantastic) and the desserts were equally delicious! Highly recommend the carrot cake!

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lovegoodfood
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious entrees
Beautiful Ambiance
Overall wonderful

FAQs

Coldwater Cafe & Catering offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (937) 667-0007.

Coldwater Cafe & Catering is rated 4.9 stars by 1623 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.