Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.14mi
  2. Distance: 0.70mi
  3. Distance: 1.13mi
  4. Distance: 1.29mi
  1. Distance: 0.14mi
  2. Distance: 0.70mi
  3. Distance: 1.13mi
  4. Distance: 1.29mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.14mi
  2. Distance: 0.70mi
  3. Distance: 1.13mi
  4. Distance: 1.29mi
  1. Distance: 0.14mi
  2. Distance: 0.70mi
  3. Distance: 1.13mi
  4. Distance: 1.29mi

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
View Larger Map

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

5
4
3
2
1

4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.6

Noise

Quiet

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (47)
Good for Anniversaries (43)
Good for a Date (42)
See All
Creative Cuisine (37)
Romantic (37)
Worth the Drive (34)
Cozy (33)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Quiet Conversation (28)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Notable Wine List (19)
Live Music (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Bar Seating (15)
Business Meals (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Casual (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Authentic (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Fun (9)
Healthy (8)
Afternoon Tea (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Seasonal (6)
Great Beer (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Sort by
S
1063 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food, excellent service, knowledgeable sommelier. Our favorite place and it's 25 miles away

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined 3 days ago

We have been a fan of Coldwater Cafe for many years. We have enjoyed lunches as well as dinners and have never been disappointed with the service or the food. This is our “go to place” when we are looking for an outstanding dining experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

The restaurant was phenomenal. The food was out of this world. The service was incredible. However, there should be a better connection between open table and the restaurant because the reservation was a little over an hour pass it’s time, and that really made it a little tempting to leave...

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

For Valentines and man did it come through on the love category. The make you feel very welcomed (even though reservations were running an hour behind... so what... and extra glass of wine while waiting is NOT a bad thing). They even left you a rose at your table... Just a totally amazing place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

We had reservations on Valentines Day and were an hour late being seated, so, reserving one star for that. We do plan to return for a mid-week meal so we can see what it's like on a more typical day. The food was very good.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentines. The only negative is they messed up the reservations and our table was an hour late.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value3

vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

Unfortunately in spite of good food and atmosphere management of this restaurant continu to fail guests who have reservations. We had the reservation at 7:30 pm. We have to until 8:20 before table was offered and we were standing during all this time. Guest who had reservations at 7pm they waited until 8pm and some of the guests decided to leave. This is not first time happened at this location. Management continue to underestimate, cooking or service time and making their guests suffer.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service3
value2

 
·Dined 4 days ago

Food was great! Service was great! Atmosphere was great! A table near us probably didn't have the same experience, but I assure you, it wasn't because of the service. Some people just can't be pleased. Second time at the restaurant and it was just as good if not better than before.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Casual, Romantic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Austin)·Dined 4 days ago

This restaurant always delivers great food and service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentine’s Day dinner!! Our server Stephanie was AWESOME!! They offered a special menu but we ordered from the regular menu.

All the food was prepared as ordered and was delicious. We shared a first course of Lobster Crab Cakes. The spicy corn sauce was amazing!

We both had the Brussels Sprout salad which also was very tasty. A basket of sourdough bread with honey butter accompanied the salads.

Third course was Scottish Salmon (ordered medium rare) with asparagus and Jasmine rice for my husband. I ordered the New York Strip steak (ordered medium rare) with asparagus and garlic mashed potatoes.

Dessert was Chocolate Mousse cake with chocolate ganache. The cake was light and moist. Mousse and ganache YUM!!

A Winter Margherita and a glass of Pinot Noir completed the meal.

Wonderful atmosphere too!!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

The most amazing home town dining anywhere around. Not good but great food eveytime and the service is top notch.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
·Dined 5 days ago

As always Coldwater Cafe is a favorite for great romantic dining. I highly recommend anything on the menu as I’ve never been wrong with a different choice each time!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Columbus)·Dined on February 3, 2018

What a treat! We drove to Tipp City from Columbus to meet with Springfield friends and we were delighted with a country french ambiance, lively crowd but not too loud for conversation, and the food was fabulous! It was totally worth the drive and we hope to see the charming Tipp City in the daylight!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on February 2, 2018

Good food and service

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

All good. Wait staff and food very good

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Went this time to celebrate family. An amazing time. The waitress overheard me tell my daughter to order the house salad with the dill dressing as the dressing is fabulous and I am still trying to copy it at home. At the end of the evening, the waitress gifted me with a nice quart tub of their dill dressing. The staff are just so warm and friendly at this place.

Tags: Healthy, Organic, Afternoon Tea, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Indiana)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This restaurant has consistently good food served piping hot. We always have had attentive servers that know their food and beverages. Live 2 piece band play on weekends starting at 7pm for nice background music. Make sure you have reservations or you won't get a table on the weekend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Service and food were excellent!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 23, 2018

The service, food, ambiance and staff are all fantastic. We love dining here.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 19, 2018

My steak came out after the other members of our group were finished with their dinner. They did not charge for my steak. Food was still great as always there.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service3
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Wonderful and creative dishes that never disappoint.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 16, 2018

There are two sections to this restaurant and one is for the occasional visitor and the other is for the connected every day/week person or local. We have been to this restaurant numerous times and are always seated in what I call the "cheap seats". That is specifically the first set of tables that you come to. Where everybody who walks into the restaurant seating area will walk by you and your food. All of the waitress' and waiters will also walk by you because this area is the "main drag". You have to walk through here to get anywhere. Anyway, if you go and I suggest you do, make sure you don't end up in the "cheap seats". Food is very good, service is excellent and the pricing is reasonable.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Indiana)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Coldwater Cafe is one of those places where if you don't know its there, you may never find it. We came upon Coldwater about 3 years ago on a friend's recommendation. So glad we found out about this place. The restaurant is located in an old bank building. They have tastefully decorated the restaurant with cozy booths and plenty of tables. One unique feature is that you can actually dine in the old walk-in safe (the thick heavy door is still there).

Their menu is manageable in size and full of unique dishes. For something different, try their Red Deer main course coupled with a very nice wedge salad. The roast pork shoulder is to die for. Lots of unique appetizers to choose from. The desert offerings are plenty and all are freshly made. The bar serves some great drinks and craft beers.

We've learned that, to get a good seat, you really need to get your reservations in well ahead of time. Our last dinner on a Saturday night started at 5:30. By the time we left at 7:30, the place was packed and all of the seating was filled.

Good food and great ambiance equates to a very busy and bustling place. Do yourself a favor and make reservations to dine at the Coldwater Cafe. You'll be impressed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The Coldwater is an excellent restaurant with attentive servers. The menu is not lengthy but has something for most tastes and the prices are not prohibitive. The desserts are special and not to be missed!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 10, 2018

My salmon was divine and I loved the jasmine rice. Wonderful flavor and cooked to perfection. Our server was so warm and friendly. A wonderful girls evening!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Went there for our anniversary and were greeted and treated like vips! Wonderful staff fabulous food

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 10, 2018

The food was incredible, but the desserts are out of this world. Our server did a great job, but did not have any personality. It was my mother’s birthday and they sent Home a wonderful Tea Cake. Overall, the ambiance was awesome as there was a keyboardist playing. Highly recommend!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Excellent Service!!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

It was a lovely evening with friends. The drinks before dinner were excellent and there is a very nice wine list. Dinner was very good. Unfortunately they had run out of specials by the time we arrived at 7:00. But, still very good

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Stumbled on this fantastic restaurant while traveling thanks to Trip Advisor and Open Table. The cocktails were innovative, the food creative and delicious, and the service impeccable. Thankfully we travel through Dayton several times a year, we will be back to this gem! The town, Tipp City looked interesting as well, hope to have time to explore that next time.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Columbus)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Excellent as always. Coldwater never disappoints.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 5, 2018

My wife had the pork shoulder and I the filet mignonette. Both dishes were great! The service and ambiance were excellent. We both love Coldwater Cafe and will continue to frequent the restaurant.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 3, 2018

This is a great little place... very warm, comfortable and friendly. The food is consistent and outstanding. It’s a local gem.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 28, 2017

As we were greeted by a hostess who never smiled or welcomed us in anyway, and acted as if we were imposing on her, I am still giving them 4 stars. Everything after the lack of a greeting was outstanding. The food was excellent - the Grouper special was extremely delicious - the wine list was very enjoyable. Our server was awesome - treated us very well and was there when we needed something. We will come back because of the food and the excellent service from the servers. However, you might want to train your hostesses to be pleasant.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 23, 2017

This is a wonderful restaurant. The property is beautiful and cozy, with lovely decorating. The food is always delicious and nicely presented. The staff are always pleasant and friendly. If it weren't a bit far away we would go much more often.

Tags: Comfort Food, Live Music, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 23, 2017

It was a great experience. The food was delicious. I don't think you could go wrong.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Coldwater Cafe provides a unique dining experience in the midst of small town America. Regardless of where you are driving from, this hidden gem provides wonderful atmosphere, excellent service and locally sourced cuisine that rivals restaurants many times their size. I recommend taking the trip to Tipp to enjoy an evening that will be special for any occasion.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The service and meal were excellent. The special Sea Bass was some of the best we have had in our travels. Always go when we have a special occasion.

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Love this place!!! So nice for a little town.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The atmosphere is wonderful, the service is excellent and the food is delicious, all good reasons to enjoy a meal or special occasion at Coldwater Cafe

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.