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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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4.8

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4.8

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4.5

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Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 16, 2013

Was a little disappointed at first as in the reservations had specifically asked for table ext to fireplace and at first was seated in a table not within main restaurant - I asked to be moved and was met with resistance - as they were heavily booked - I explained I knew that and had made my reservations weeks earlier and had requested table bear fireplace ( thus has worked before ) thankfully they found a table in dining room and we had a lovely time

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 16, 2013

We had a wonderful dinner. Our server was very good, better than we've had in the past. The food was terrific. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone interested in fine dining and atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 16, 2013

Coldwater Cafe never disapoints! You have to try their English tea cake. It is to die for!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 15, 2013

We found this restaurant from your website and had gotten great reviews. I would like to say that The Coldwater Cafe was a great experience! We plan on making this a restaurant that we will visit often. Chef Nick is the BEST!

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 15, 2013

I love the Coldwater Cafe. We live about an hour away so it is a special treat for us when we go. The only negative I had turned into a positive. We had reservations for 2 and were sat fairly quickly, however we got sat in the back of the main dining area right beside the servers station and just off of the door to the kitchen. We felt like we were sitting in the kitchen with all of the hustle and bustle. Not at all relaxing or condusive to a conversational dinner with my husband for Valentines. But after I brought this to the attention of our server and conveyed to her that we were willing to wait a bit to a nicer area opened up, she moved us to a different location by the fireplace, which ws perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 14, 2013

This has always been our special occasion restaurant. Love the menu, the staff, the ambiance and the wine menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 13, 2013

Although, my wife had previously visited for a luncheon, this was my first experience at Coldwater. I had a filet mignon and it was done to perfection. The experience was first class all the way, and I will definitely plan a return visit.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2013

We had a wonderful dinner.. Our waitress's wine and food recommendations were excellent.
This is fast becoming my favorite restaurant in the Miami Valley.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 9, 2013

Coldwater Cafe is wonderful non chain restaurant. The chef and staff are personable and accessible. If your looking for an excellent dining experiencing I recommend Coldwater.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 7, 2013

Everything was delicious as always. The only negative was that we were in the "vault" and it was freezing cold in this area. I had to take my scarf and use as a wrap, my husband worn his coat throughout dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 5, 2013

for a weeknight that didn't appear very busy the service was slow. every other aspect of the service was spot on.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 31, 2013

Seating directly inside vault door was not preferable, cool draft and to much traffic. Great otherwise!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 26, 2013

We celebrated our 33rd Anniversary with dinner at Coldwater Cafe. As usual, the food, service, and atmosphere were outstanding! Would highly recommend this fine restaurant! We frequent it often. The pork chop is excellent, as is the talipia.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 22, 2013

Food and service were excellent as always.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 18, 2013

We were a party of 8 people and had a marvelous time at Coldwater Cafe. Kevin, at the bar, was attentive and his usual efficient friendly self. Great server. The Mussels Sambuca was a great dish.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 18, 2013

We had dinner in the vault. The service was above and beyond. The food was wonderfully, deliciously prepared. A local treasure. Only a short drive from Dayton.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 16, 2013

Best Chef and retaurant in a hundred miles

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 8, 2013

I have been here several times. And have never been disappointed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2013

Food was excellent. Service was tremendous. Atmosphere is very comfortable. Make sure to try the mussels and request extra bread for the sauce. Another must is the ostrich. It was outstanding. We'll be back on our next visit to the area.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 4, 2013

Love Coldwater Cafe! We have been going there for years. We miss the old location but the current location is good. Food is always outstanding and the servers doing a great job.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 4, 2013

We love to come to Coldwater Cafe for a special occasion. The food is always great. We always enjoy our meal and the great decor of the restaurant. I would recommend this place for anyone who wants to have a special night with a special someone.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 3, 2013

This cafe is consistently great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2012

Had our group in the boardroom. the staff was excellent. our service the whole evening was the best we've had there. Thanks for a wonderful new years dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 31, 2012

dine here 3-4 times a month, never had a bad meal...Nick is the best

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2012

We loved everything about our dining experience. We will definitely be going back.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 28, 2012

If you arrive for dinner after 8 they are always out of their most popular special. It is a great spot, however I would love to see a few more creative entrées added to the menu.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 28, 2012

We had a wonderful time at this beautiful restaurant. The food was superb and loved the atmosphere. I requested that my salmon be blackened and grilled to medium rare and it as perfect! Will definitely go back when we visit Ohio in the summer. We are from Atlanta and it was one of our best dining experiences ever and we dine out in Atlanta a lot.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 28, 2012

Great food and service as always! My favorite restaurant!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 22, 2012

Great food. Great service. Excellent atmosphere

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 20, 2012

food is good to very good, service is more than decent, can be a bit noisy on crowded nights go during the week.
lunch meals also quite good and very busy in the noon hour time frame

one of my favorites in the area north of dayton

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 12, 2012

Food is wonderful. I hardly ever have dessert, but ALWAYS have creme brulee at Coldwater!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 12, 2012

Excellent fish that was special of the day. Should have asked the price--it was about twice the cost of all other menu items. I ended up spending $65 on dinner, appetizer, cola, no alcohol, seems pricey. Food great.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 8, 2012

Our place for all special occasions!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 8, 2012

The Coldwater Cafe' never disappopints when it comes to taste and presentation. I always count on a romantic quiet and delicious dinner when there. Chef Nick is masterful at creating special dishes and it is quite possibly the gourmet chef of Miami County and the surrounding area.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 7, 2012

Consistently excellent. The Christmas decorations this year are truly lovely.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 7, 2012

Once again I had an awesome dinner at your cafe. I will certainly plan another special night out there. Thank you for an excellent meal and environment!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 6, 2012

Love the food and you leave happy with all you have tasted!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 1, 2012

Always a good experience. Worth the 25 mile drive.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 24, 2012

Wonderful atmosphere, food is amazing. I have dined here many times and have always been more than pleased with the food and service.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 24, 2012

We had visited several times for lunch in the past, and finally decided to go in for dinner this weekend. What a wonderful evening! The food was phenomenal, the ambiance was quiet and romantic, and the service was very friendly and professional. We will be visiting again very soon.

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