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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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Overall Rating

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4.8

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4.8

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4.7

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4.5

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100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (36)
Romantic (35)
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Neighborhood Gem (26)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Cozy (22)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Live Music (14)
Business Meals (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Authentic (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Casual (7)
Fun (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Healthy (6)
Seasonal (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
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Afternoon Tea (4)
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Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
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Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

We chose to go to the Coldwater Cafe for our 31st wedding anniversary and had an excellent experience. Our server was friendly and helpful as well as efficient. Our food was outstanding -- cooked to perfection with delicious sauces and presented beautifully. We also appreciated the complimentary dessert that was provided to us for our anniversary meal; It was scrumptous --- as are many of their other desserts which we have had there for lunches. We had just attended an interesting movie and it was so nice to have a quiet, private booth where we could enjoy talking about it. We made a great choice for our anniversary dinner!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 7 days ago

Always a great experience. Nice dinner and great night out without kids.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Always great food and service. Ambience is comforting and romantic. Best desserts around.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

I have dined at this restaurant for over 20 years. The meals are always cooked perfectly. The service is always fantastic. Servers know the ingredients of all menu items. They never over or up sell because the menu and dining experience sell themselves.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Amazing Lobster Crab cakes and outstanding homemade turtle cheesecake. We will definitely be back.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My husband and I always enjoy coming here. They never disappoint. The service is always amazing and not to mention the food, wine, atmosphere, etc.

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 (Naples)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our waitress was great, cute atmosphere , food very good only negative is we had to wait over a half hour after our reservation time .

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

First time visiting and could not have been more impressed with the level of service and quality of food. Everything we ate was incredible and uniquely prepared. Ambiance was ideal for celebrating an anniversary and the booth offered a great deal of privacy.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We are never disappointed when we dine here. We expect great service and food and they consistently deliver both.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Live Music
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Fabulous food, great server. We travel 40 minutes for this place. We have never been let down.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Amazing dinning, excellent service, respectable wine list and excellent ambience.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This was my first time for dinner at Coldwater. The salmon, tilapia and trout was amazing as well as the mushroom soup. The selection of desserts was great, too. They take reservations so we got seated quickly and service was outstanding. I will definitely go again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Live Music
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My wife and I had a great meal. The dining room was beautiful the service was friendly and efficient and the food was terrific. We spent a good deal of money but walked away feeling it was worth every penny. We will definitely return.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent steak and bread, drinks were on expensive side as well as food

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

An excellent meal as always plus great cocktails. I come here as often as I can and each time I never had a bad experience the food and service is always top notch.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I'm visiting from Florida and look forward to a delicious meal with excellent service every time I am in the area. The Coldwater Cafe rivals any restaurant I have visited anywhere in the world. The menu always contains something new and different and exquisitely prepared.

KenniLou Walker
Zellwood, Florida

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We love getting together with special friends in such a special restaurant! Environment/ambiance is always unique, inviting very conducive to great conversations.
Food is INCREDIBLE always! Loved our ostrich, the mussels, shrimp - no item disappointed - it was all SUPERB! Thank you!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

A wonderful experience - excellent customer service. Food was amazing - would highly recommend to anyone wanting to celebrate a special occasion!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Delicious and welcoming. Special orders to meet diatary needs was no problem. This was the perfect restaurant for our Anniversary dinner. Great wait staff and absolutely delicious food!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Amazing food, amazing service. They even gave us a little breakfast cake to take home for the following morning. 10/10 will be back. Best restaurant I’ve visited in my three months living in Dayton

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The staff were very pleasant and helpful. Our server recommended several different wines and brought us multiple tastes of ones that were sold by the glass. After trying 3 or 4 different ones, she asked the sommelier to assist us in picking out a wine. His selection was perfect!!! They also catered to my wife, who is vegan. The chef created an off menu dish for her, which she absolutely loved and my dish was also outstanding. We have been to several fine dining establishments all over Ohio and this place is now one of our top choices. The prices were not over-the-top and the food and service were excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

This was our anniversary diner.
And it was great.
Everything was outstanding, the atmosphere, the service, and the food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Simply outstanding. I do not know what was better, the food or service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I always enjoy coming here, never a bad experience. Wonderful food and atmosphere!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our server was prompt. knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. The food was great! We've eaten lunch here before and always enjoyed it. This was our first dinner experience and we were definitely not disappointed. We chose Coldwater Cafe for our pre-concert dinner. It was a perfect beginning to a
memorable evening. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

As always Coldwater Cafe did not disappoint us. The service and food were excellent

Tags: Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The food was wonderful an unique... I love the fact that the menu is always changing. My favorite restaurant in the Dayton area.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was outstanding and the service was great. This is the best restaurant in the Dayton area.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Our first visit. Was a great experience, but they had just run out of the pork meal which is the one meal we came for. We previewed the menu and decided to make the drive just for that meal. That was a disappointment. But server made up for it with free dessert.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Awesome Place!! Celebrated our 20 Anniversary of the Day We Met!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

The evening was very special. The waitress was excellent. The food was superb. The flowers I had ordered through the restaurant were beautifull. It was a perfect evening.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 12, 2017

My wife and I have eaten at the Coldwater Café a few times over the years and I thought it would be an excellent choice for a good meal to celebrate our 46th wedding anniversary. They made our dinner special. The food was excellent and Sara did a great job as our waitress. If you are looking for a great meal, give Coldwater a try.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 12, 2017

A really nice spot for an evening out; the ambiance is very nice, quiet enough to talk but not so quiet you are afraid to. The menu is spot on and the food is good. Cooked to perfection and well presented.
The service was just a tick off; certainly not bad but just a little inconsistent.
Our out of town guests were impressed and we will go again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

Always a special treat when we go to Coldwater. By far our favorite restaraunt because of ambiance, great food and service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The food was, as always, excellent. It was my birthday dinner with my wife. Sarah, our waitress, will definitely be on our 'ask for' list. She was a pleasure to deal with.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 1, 2017

A little pricy for a retired persons budget, but so worth the drive up from Centerville. The food and the service was wonderful. Thank you Terri. Can't eat here often due to cost. : (

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Food very good, great atmosphere. We have dined there for many years, still well worth it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 29, 2017

We were promptly seated on time, and the restaurant was already pretty full. Our server was responsive and we were not rushed. Cocktails first, and then later the appetizers. Dinner did not come out. After quite a wait, with no more food or drink on the table, the server dropped by to inform us that "dinner is on the way".. but what she really should have said is "we just found your order and are beginning to cook it now"... another 15 minutes goes by, and the entrees arrive. But, the fish was undercooked as they rushed out the plates. The undercooked salmon was dropped from the bill and they gave us a free dessert. So, no hard feelings, but we're not in a hurry to give them another try.

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

We had an enjoyable birthday dinner! Thanks.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Excellent service and menu selection! We will return.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Worth the Drive
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