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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

99% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 17, 2013

The atmosphere at Coldwater Cafe is always pleasant and the food always great. Their chicken salad is my favorite for lunch - tasty and filling, and all their desserts are delicious. Their English Tea Cake is to die for! It's a lovely place to lunch with friends or for a wonderful place for a special occasion dinner with someone special. I've eaten there many times and never been disappointed.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 16, 2013

The food here was excellent. The service was a bit slow, but we will definitely go back. The environment was interestingly good, as it use to be a bank, and one dining room was inside a vault (door was still there).

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 13, 2013

Coldwater Cafe has a refined country restaurant feel to it, not upscale but not middle of the road either. Food was very good and service was okay. Asked for booth, got table, and then noticed when leaving the booth we wanted was still empty. While friendly and neighborly wait staff, it quickly became evident we were not fine dining. For example, fork and knife not automatically replaced after salad, nor when dinner is served, you must ask for them. Very nice, cozy little bar area where the locals gather. In the end, my wife and I enjoyed the occasion and can certainly understand why the locals like it at the Coldwater.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 12, 2013

We stopped here while on town for a family reunion. What a treat! The service was great and the food was amazing. Wish we lived closer!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 29, 2013

Our party of 6 enjoyed a variety of entree's - I had venison for the first time and it was delicious, not at all gamey tasting. My husband had the special red snapper, two friends had the tilapia, another had the vegetarian lasagna and her husband had the ahi tuna salad. Each couple shared the special tiger shrimp cocktail with their excellent house-made cocktail sauce. All of us had enjoyed our choices, which isn't usual in a group of six diners. They have ostrich on the menu, which one of our group had at a prior visit and reported it is delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 26, 2013

Even with their front street torn up due to road work, they had great signage in the back to tell us how to get in. A waitress pointed us to the front and our hostess seated us. When we asked for a booth instead of a table, she immediately took care of it. Our waitress was very pleasant and found out we were first time guests ( she asked!) and told us about specials, and wine list. Our meals were served timely but not hurried and they were wonderful. The dessert menu is fantastic. Very hard to choose with all of the choices. The manager stopped several times to make sure everything was o.k., and our waitress did the same. We will be back and we will be bringing family and friends. Great dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 19, 2013

Why no points? Why use open table then?

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 12, 2013

I made a reservation online based on other reviews I read. My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and I wanted a restaurant that has a special touch. We were seated in the vault which gave us a little more privacy. Our server, Rebecca, was very friendly and checked on us frequently. Our meal was delicious! Wonderful service, generous portions and fabulous food!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 8, 2013

Our experience at Coldwater is always wonderful. The food is outstanding and full of flavor. The staff is always there to meet our needs and explain the evening entrees if we have questions. The music on Saturdays is there to make the evening complete. I have recommended Coldwater Cafe to my friends and will continue to come back to enjoy a very special evening out with my husband and friends. Thank you.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 8, 2013

Had a truly wonderful salmon dinner at Coldwater Cafe. It may be one of the best restaurants in the Dayton area. Just wish it was closer to our home in the Centerville area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 31, 2013

Coldwater Cafe provides the perfect combination of great food and a leisurely dining experience. I highly recommend an evening or even lunch.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 31, 2013

We are regular dinners at CWC...and Nick is the owner and Chef...our most recent visit was to celebrate my wife and my retirement day....as always the food and the service was outstanding...Thanks Nick for a special evening....with a special thank you to our requested server Kelly...we will be back soon....

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 29, 2013

3 meals, 3 well prepared and tasty, Nick seems to always be on his best presentation, thanks. this visit, the wine 'knowledge' was a bit on the thin side, expect more from those serving. carrot cake desert is awesome! thanks

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 25, 2013

A great place for dinner, our first visit and will not be our last.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 25, 2013

We picked the Coldwater Cafe to celebrate our first anniversary . As with previous dining experiences we were not disppointed. We were enthisatically greated by out server and she quickly congratulated us on our anniversary. We started with the lobster cakes , while a little scrimpy for the prices, they were delicious. We both ordered from the specials, Copper River Ivory KIng Salmon for my wife and I decided to try something new and ordered the Rack of Lamb. Both were cooked to perfections and absolutely delicious. For dessert we shared the Elegant Chocholate Chesscake. This was "to die for". Overall, this dining experience was as good as every other one of our visits t the Cafe.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 24, 2013

The entire dining experience was incredible. All the food popped with flavor and were made on the premise, even the salad dressings and desserts. Everything was over the top fabulous and the server lovely.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 17, 2013

We celebrated our 38th anniversary at CWC last Friday. I made reservations on line and noted it was our anniversary. I do not recall if I specifically asked for a quiet booth, but certainly being our anniversary, the implication was such.

We arrived a few minutes early and were greeted by a gentleman starring at a computer monitor - no acknowledgement we were there at all. Shortly a young lady beside him said they would be with us in a moment - then asked if we had a reservation. I said yes and gave our name. The restaurant was surprisingly empty for 7PM on Friday in my opinion. We were seated in the very first booth off the lobby - nice booth terrible location for our occasion. I thought they did not get the message on our event,

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 11, 2013

Can't say enough about Coldwater. Kelly, you are amazing. Anyone who can pick my meal for me and get it right time and time again rocks.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 10, 2013

this is our favorite spot for our night. Whether spontaneous or planned, it is perfect !

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 4, 2013

First time visiting CWC. Absolutely loved it. We had Halibut and Salmon. Fish was terrific, sauce was great. Had some bass and keyboards in the lobby for music. Service was great. All around wonderful meal--can't wait too go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 4, 2013

Great food with execellent service! We always have a great exeperience at your restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 2, 2013

Located in a former bank in Tipp City, this is a great place for some unexpected fine dining. The seabass main was superbly prepared and came with salad, starch and veggies. They have an extensive wine list that is well priced. Avoid the vault seating if you can. Feels cold and sterile.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 30, 2013

Seven of us had all different dinners. Ostrich, duck, lobster cakes, pork, ahi tuna all outstanding. We would go more often if there were more changes to the menu. (Just one special main course each night). Manager very helpful with wine selection.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 26, 2013

Have been several different times in past years, there was something different this time. Overall, did not meet our expectations from past visits. Service was ok, food was good but by no means worth the price. Probably will not visit again (sadly).

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 20, 2013

We did the " Dinner in the Kitchen" What a marvelous experience. Five courses with wine pairings. The food was top notch and the service exemplary. The staff was knowledgeable and we were able to have some time with Nick, the owner and chef. A superb evening out for a special occasion I shall look forward to repeating.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 13, 2013

Third visit here and we had another excellent meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 13, 2013

Food Fantastic,Service above the rest, Set inside a old bank, The vault and board room ideal for that romantic quiet feel.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 13, 2013

Everything was wonderful, we will be back!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 6, 2013

I was wondering if the trip from Centerville to Tipp City would be worth the miles and time. It was and then some. I think this is one of the best restaurants in the Dayton area. Everything was top notch beginning with my cocktail through the chocolate mousse cake for dessert. Our table enjoyed the sea bass, lobster crab cakes, ostrich and scallops. Even the cucumber dill house dressing was a great choice. I don't think you can go wrong at Coldwater Cafe.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on March 30, 2013

Owner stopped by our table. Great Cosmo Great bar Very attractive nice wine list

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on March 30, 2013

Classy restaurant with great food and service in a handsome historic building in the town named after the shortest-lived president in American history, William Henry Harrison, hero of "Tippecanoe." A piano and bass duo performs some of the most elegant live jazz I've heard in a long time. Lovers of Bill Evans and other jazz piano greats should hurry right over.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 30, 2013

This visit was not up to normal standards. Service was not very attentive, took longer than should have for waitress to return each time. One special was out at 7:00 and the other was very chewy. Will return since the past has always been great.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 23, 2013

Overall, a very nice find in a small town!!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on March 21, 2013

Our first time, found with O.T. We had very good service, and our table Wes visited twice by the chef. We were disappointed to find the catch of the day was gone before our 6:45 reservation, but made other choices which were terrific. Good choice of wines by the glass. Desserts were delicious. A great find when visiting Dayton. We'll be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 20, 2013

I have had the pleasure of dinning at the Cold Water Cafe on four different occasions. Each time has been very pleasurable. I live two hours away and it is worth the drive each time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 16, 2013

As always, the food was fantastic and the service impeccable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on March 15, 2013

First time there. We will be back.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 13, 2013

Went to celebrate my Dad's 75th birthday. We ate in the Board Room. The room was perfect for our group of 8. We had great service and the food was wonderful, as always!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 9, 2013

Love Coldwater Cafe. The food is fabulous, the desserts are awesome, and the service is always great. Michelle took great care of us this past weekend.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 9, 2013

The food is always outstanding! And the service is friendly, prompt and professional.

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