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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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100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (37)
Good for a Date (36)
Romantic (34)
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Quiet Conversation (22)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Live Music (16)
Good for Groups (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Business Meals (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Authentic (10)
Casual (8)
Fun (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Healthy (6)
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Great Beer (3)
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Comfort Food (2)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 21, 2017

I had been to Coldwater once before and really wanted to go back. It was wine down Wednesday, so I wanted to take advantage of that. The fresh bread is delicious. I was looking forward to the scallops, but when they came, they smelled really fishy. Both my friend and I ordered the same thing and we sent it back. Our replacement dishes were much better. Of course I had to order the cherry almond bread pudding, which is quite tasty. Definitely will go back again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Columbus)·Dined on June 21, 2017

The food and service was great as always! I really wish you could sit on the roof for dinner though!! I love sitting outside in the summer months, and if I had known we wouldn't be able to sit outdoors, I likely would've chosen somewhere else to eat dinner.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Wedding Anniversary was special with a candle light dinner. Staff was friendly.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Great food! Great service! A bit noisy but otherwise overall nice experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Wonderful menu, we had the scallops over creamy polenta, amazing flavor! Dessert is a must, English tea cake is worth the calories. Good wine list. Nice music in the bar! Local favorite, so reservation are suggested.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 13, 2017

I had the wedge and the muscles. I love muscles when they are done correctly, these were supurb. I'd highly recommend CWC for fine dining.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 9, 2017

We had a fantastic date night and the food and drinks were great. Service was especially great both at the bar and our table

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Casual, Healthy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Had a business dinner with a group from South Korea. The food was fantastic, the Boardroom perfect for our group of 8, and our server took great care of us. She was very helpful to our friends from overseas!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Coldwater is one of my favorite restaurants in the Dayton area. I love taking friends and family there when they come to visit. The food is always good. I haven't had anything I didn't like.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We have eaten here many times but tonight was probably the worst service I have ever had at a restaurant. I don't know if the waitress forgot to put in our order or what but other diners around us who arrived at the same time were finished with their entrees and we had not even gotten our appetizers. We had tried to get the waitress to come over but she totally ignored us. We finally had to find the manager to get service. It was over an hour until we finally got an appetizer and salads. The manager had told us he would come back and check to see how things were going but we never saw him again. However, once we did get our entrees everything tasted good.
I guess the manager and waitress were having a bad day. Luckily, the kitchen staff/ chef were not.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2017

My party of 3 had a wonderful dinner experience at Coldwater Cafe. Service was excellent, Entrees were delicious. Filet minion was excellent as was the Salmon, artichoke appetizer with pita chips was also excellent.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Live Music, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 27, 2017

As always, the meals were delish. Recommended wine was perfect with meal...

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Great table set up for anniversary celebration. Food, cocktails and wine were great. Nice touch on the complimentary champagne which was very good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Excellent service, unique Cusine options, great presentation, exceptional flavors and tastes, pleasant ambiance.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Always an amazing experience great place to celebrate your anniversary and try the ostrich amazing!!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Cold Water Cafe is located in the old bank building on Main St. in Tipp. Very cool redesign of the facility. Warm, cozy, and very historical-chic... Very fitting restaurant for Historical Tipp City. Food was excellent! She Crab soup was world class. Nice little jazz combo played just the right decibel rating. Kudos!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Cozy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 20, 2017

My wife and I have been eating at the Coldwater café for the last 10 years. We have always had good food until our last visit. My wife ordered her steak medium well and it was served to her rare. The waitress took it back and brought it back burnt. The only thing we received was "I'm sorry" Our meal was $75 and that did not include any alcohol. Just 2 steak dinners, three pieces of shrimp and one ice tea. Slow service and bad food. We will probably never return. I don't know what happened to the quality of food at the Coldwater but something has definitely changed. Too bad.
Word of advise - when a customer has something wrong with there food the manager should be notified and he or she takes it from there

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day Brunch was amazing! The extra work that goes into the preparation for this fabulous buffet did not go unnoticed. My entire family thoroughly enjoyed it. The desserts were beautiful and delicious. Thanks for opening on a Sunday for us to celebrate this special day.

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Excellent food. The NY strip was outstanding. We ate late - 8:30-9:00, so maybe that was the reason for slow finish - getting a box to take and the check.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 6, 2017

I recommend reservations as we had done. The ambiance is relaxing. Our waiter/server was extremely attentive to our dining table. The salad was very good and the entree was excellent. The desserts were fantastic.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Wanted a new place to dine for our anniversary. Excellent choice. We will definitely make the 30 minute drive again. Service and food both excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 5, 2017

As usual, everything was superb at Coldwater Cafe. I got there earlier than the rest of my party so went to the bar for a drink. Those people were also friendly, and prompt. I was seated exactly where I had requested a seat be reserved. Our waitress (Jill) was the same one we had a couple weeks ago, and she was again outstanding.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Coldwater Cafe is our 'go to' restaurant for special occasions and date night. Love the ambiance, the food! In all the years we've gone there, we have always had great service... the staff is exceptional! My only complaint is... the calamari is not on the menu regularly(the best we've ever had!)

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Awesome food and service. Great dessert. Tea cake. Highly recommend

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 27, 2017

It was the most wonderful evening. The food was phenomenal, atmosphere and service were great. They seated us immediately and we enjoyed a very special evening for our wedding anniversary. Thank you for the wonderful evening. Will be back soon! Thanks to our waitress for the great service. Kathy

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Afternoon Tea, Live Music, Healthy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 25, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner at Coldwater Café. The food is routinely excellent, but be prepared for the pricing. You pay to play here.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 15, 2017

The Coldwater Cafe was AMAZING! Well worth the price. We will be back!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 15, 2017

We've been here several times and have never had a bad meal of bad time here. The menu is not huge but whatever you get, you can be sure it will be good and cooked the way you asked. Last night we found out there's a new Spring menu. I tried a new appetizer - Parmesan Creme Brûlée and it comes with toasted focaccia bread slices and some kind of sweet grapes.. Wow! That alone would have been worth going for. My entree, Scottish Salmon, was also very good. The service is always great, they are very accommodating, as I like to sit in a particular area near the front, where it's easier to hear the beautiful live jazz duo. Great wine.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 14, 2017

I had a very nice evening here. Most of the good local restaurants in Dayton area are either downtown or in busy shopping areas. Coldwater Cafe, in part because it's just a little bit off the beaten path, is a great place to slow down for some great food and live music. Great for a date night. I could also see it working well for family dinners, but wouldn't recommend taking young kids. It's a fancy and somewhat formal dining experience, but not in a stuffy or pretentious way.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 11, 2017

Coldwater Cafe has been my favorite restaurant for probably 20 years. Everything about it is "favorites" for me. I almost always have dessert....I like the English Teacake so much, don't think I've even tried any other desserts. I first went to Coldwater Cafe when they were down on the corner and also loved it's total atmosphere. I was disappointed when they moved to where they now are, but the disappointment did not last long! The waitresses have always been superb, food delicious etc. Only one time I was unhappy - I took a person who had never been there, and we got stuck in the back room. That room has no "atmosphere"; it's like eating in a cafeteria. I'll eat at the "bar" before eating in that back room again.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Amazing meal!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on March 25, 2017

This is a lovely restaurant, located in a former bank. Check out the vault. Food is imaginative and wine list is excellent. It feels like very special place. We have eaten there for both lunch and dinner. And town of Tipp City is well worth visiting.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Wished they would have told us how much the special was because I was very surprised that the walleye was more expensive than the filet mignon. Cannot believe the Walleye was $29. I would definitely have gotten the filet mignon.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Fantastic! We look forward to coming back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Made reservation for 8:15, did not get table until few minutes before 9:00. Also, this happened the previous time. Food was good, but no more going there on the weekend nights.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Food was excellent...most times the specials are really great!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 18, 2017

My husband and I love coming here for date nights! The staff is friendly and welcoming. The food is always wonderful. We will continue to come back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 17, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants. We all had different entrees and each was excellent- filet, scallops and the pasta with shrimp. I love the pumpkin bisque soup. No visit is complete without a mango martini. Great service and atmosphere as well.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Food was very good as usual, service was a little slow and non-attentive.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Casual
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 (Columbus)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Cozy atmosphere, nicely decorated, good food & service. You can tell the proprietors take a lot of pride, everything done well. Definitely would return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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