Coldwater Cafe & Catering

4.9
1688 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 1688 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
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4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Our very favorite. All personnel extremely friendly. Fabulous food. Honored our request for booth to celebrate my husbands birthday and our anniversary.

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Scarlett
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service to compliment unbelievably delicious food from the appetizer to the soups, the entrée to the dessert; every member of our party was overjoyed by our dining experience!

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MLMac
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, as always. The food, service and atmosphere were great!

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AnthonyV
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming here since our first date. Glad to see that they are still going strong. Please support this fine restaurant to help them get through the coming months.

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vipFLHChief
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coldwater Cafe maintains it high standards of quality and service. Brandon is an exceptional waiter - knowledgeable with perfect timing. Highly recommend this fine restaurant.

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CherylS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coldwater Cafe is our favorite place to go for all special occasions. The food is always great and the service is excellent!

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love2eat
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service

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BrandonL
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in Tipp

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ConnieB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful. So were the drink. We especially enjoyed the coffee we had with our dessert. The atmosphere was also very accommodating. The service was great also. Best dining experience we have had all fall.

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AllenJ
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, as always, was introduced, prepared, and served with the utmost care and attention to detail. The taste of our meal, from 1st course through desert, was outstanding. I cannot recommend dining here enough. (Unless you don’t like good food and atmosphere!)

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BrandiC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I love this place. I was a little disappointed that our waitress did not check on us for refills but overall it was great.

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vipNicoleS
Cincinnati
28 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful lunch with my mom while dining here. The service was great. I really enjoyed the heart in my cappuccino :) It's the little things, ya know? The mint tea was really good, too.
We also ordered the salmon salad and the smoked salmon BLT. Both were amazing and the portions were generous. And splurge on the rosemary bread. You won't be sorry! If you can save room for dessert, it's worth it, or get it to go. I haven't had anything here I didn't thoroughly enjoy. Cherry pie, carrot cake...it's all amazing!

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heatherH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful setting- the decor is so well done; it’s an old bank & you can eat in the Bank vault! Get the mussels- they are delicious. My husband had the lobster crab cakes & loved them. We’ve never had a bad or mediocre meal here. It’s always a wonderful experience!

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TaraC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food is always excellent! Love the bread pudding for dessert.

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LindaH
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable dining experience. Food was excellent. Highly recommend dining here.

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vipRebecca
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a 50th birthday with 2 couples and everything was perfect. No one does the amazing food and details of service like Coldwater Cafe. Our favorite restaurant hands down.

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ChrisH
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Great selection and service. Very pleased!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I appreciated the staff’s attention to safety, not just wearing masks, but wearing them properly

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debras
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Loved everything about our evening at Coldwater Café. We will be back to try the lunch menu sometime soon!!

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GailM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food was good and they some gluten free options. Service was ok. Lunch took much longer than it should have since we had to wait on server many times. Not her fault since she was stretched too thin with too many tables. Our take out food got cold waiting on our bill and payment. Table was very cramped although we had a reservation. May be a long while until we try this again.

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ChristyC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing as always!! Best filet around! Everyone at our table ordered something different. Tilapia, Ravioli, Gerber Chicken, Filet, Soup & Salad and it was all delicious and cooked to perfection. Our server was also very good! :)

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ChadR
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New menu. Chef Katie is awesome! Highly recommend.

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StephenG
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I have been to C.C. several times over many years. It never disappoints. This was for an anniversary and they gave us a complimentary champagne toast and an English Tea Cake. The only minor complaint that the server was so soft spoken that I could not make out what she was saying at all, and even though my wife's hearing is perfect, she struggled. We managed fine and the service was otherwise a perfect blend of attentive without being intrusive. Food was timely, well-plated, hot, delicious, and portioned sensibly. Desert was decadent and generous.

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PAUL
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our only disappointment was they had eliminated the Lamb from the menu between the time we made the reservation and the day

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DavidB
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipCurtisR
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Zach is awesome

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AustinMT
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating at this restaurant and I was blown away by how great everything was. I've eaten at a lot of restaurants in various states over the years and while I enjoy most places I visit, it is rare that I would deem a place exceptional, but Coldwater Cafe is, indeed, exceptional. Everything was fantastic. I ordered the salmon salad, and it was one of the best salmons I've ever eaten.

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SherylG
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

My meal alone was $72.00. Meal wonderful, beautifully prepared. A long skinny booth for 5 older people not so much. Ones on end couldn’t hear us in other end.
Expected a regular table so we could hear each other. And White Fabric Tablecloths PLEASE! Disappointed in that!

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RobinS
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great salmon salad and beautiful atmosphere. Friendly staff

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MaggieM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience @ Coldwater Cafe. Wish they were located in Kettering/Oakwood area.

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RonB
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Seated at service area. Mussel appetizer was very good and as remembered. Crabcake was smaller & served over ridiculous amount of spinach that made it look even smaller. Chocolate Mousse cake did not look anything like I had it the last time. So much smaller. We had water & waitress never offered to refill them. In all a disappointing lunch. Know pandemic has affected everyone but these changes were very disappointing.

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vipTiti
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner on the outside patio. Our server, Kelly, was outstanding. She somehow remembers our favorite drinks and food and always has suggestions for something new or a different preparation. I had the salmon blackened this time and was not disappointed. My husband had the filet which was cooked perfectly and even better then we remembered. Coldwater is a gem that we will continue to frequent often.

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JoAnnB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never get a bad meal - it is so incredibly good.

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JoyH
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The filet was cooked to perfection for both of us. We agree it was the best we’ve ever had. We couldn’t resist getting desserts or eating it all. The outdoor alley seating was enjoyable. Even though we were able to see the traffic, it wasn’t intrusive. Service was top notch. Everyone was friendly and worked exbiditiously

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outside dining experience!!! Fantastic food and drinks and atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great overall. Lovely sheltered outdoor eating area.

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lovetogooutfordinner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat outside. The mussels are the best!!

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DebA
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful day to sit outside! The food was all amazing! The service was friendly & attentive. Thanks for a fun afternoon!

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KathyK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always. Great caramel appletini.

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Scoob
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome like always

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 1688 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.