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Coldwater Cafe, Tipp City, OH

Coldwater Cafe

4.9
4.9
2984 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–4:15 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:45 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:45 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (937) 667-0007
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Katy Evans
  • Catering
    Coldwater has limited its catering to focus on the banquet space upstairs.
  • 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
  • Neighborhood
    Tipp City
  • Cross street
    Between 2nd and 3rd Streets
  • Parking details
    A newly-designed and landscaped parking lot is in the rear of the building. Street parking is also available.
  • Public transit
    None
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,984 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Best Overall

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Best Food

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Best Service

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    American

  • Dayton

    Best Overall

  • Dayton

    Best Food

  • Dayton

    Best Service

  • Dayton

    Best Ambiance

  • Dayton

    Best Value

  • Dayton

    Great for brunch

  • Dayton

    Good for business meals

  • Dayton

    Healthy

  • Dayton

    Neighborhood gem

  • Dayton

    Great for fine wines

  • Dayton

    Good for special occasions

  • Dayton

    Most Booked

2,984 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive staff, delicious food. It was a lovely way to celebrate a special anniversary.

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  2. DianaS

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We were sat by the coffee service area. Even tho the restaurant had many empty tables . Other than that.. all was well

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  3. Walker

    Cincinnati

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible meal to celebrate birthdays. Sea Bass special was fantastic and so was the Strawberry matcha cheesecake. Drinks are on point and service was fab. Always perfection!

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  4. LeslieE

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The coconut carrot soup is delicious! Along with the wonderful bread it is great for lunch!:)

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the best food ever at a restaurant. Mushroom soup - yummy! Salmon with preparations - the best! Dessert - English Teacake - delicious! Service by Zach - wonderful! A very relaxing evening!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Filet had little flavor but was cooked well Halibut special was very good Drinks good as usual as well as the dessert we shared 6/10 point deducted for price / value

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Coldwater Café is a lovely place for a meal or for a celebration. The food is delicious and locally sourced. The staff are kind and welcoming. Christine is so friendly, helpful, and is an excellent server. I have eaten at Coldwater since it first opened and have always had great food and excellent service and would highly recommend it.
    Coldwater CafeResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you for the lovely review! We hope to see you back soon.

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  8. DanaM

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated a birthday from the day before and our 50th wedding anniversary on the next day. They helped up celebrate with a toast and special dessert. Very nice evening.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Wonderful food, lovely service. It was a little chilly inside the restaurant.

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  10. PatrickA

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Whole family gathered in the Boardroom to celebrate older brother and sister-in-law's 50th anniversary. Food and service were great. Staff graciously allowed us to celebrate for 1/2 hour past closing which was much appreciated!
    Coldwater CafeResponded on April 4, 2024
    Hi Patrick! Just to let you know, 8 o'clock is when we stop seating guests on weeknights. You are more than welcome to make a reservation up to that time and sit and enjoy the duration of your dinner. No apology necessary! We enjoyed having you, everyone was so friendly:) Hope to have you back soon!

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  11. JonathanC

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome as always! They never disappoint. We look forward to going everything we get a chance.

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  12. JonR

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful place to eat no matter the situation.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service excellent! We enjoyed the ambiance of Coldwater Cafe. It was a delightful experience for my birthday celebration!

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  14. LeslieE

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I came for lunch this week by myself! My server LeeAnn was excellent as usual!!❤️

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  15. Nancy

    Cincinnati

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fabulous. We usually come for dinner but had out of state company and so brought them for a lunch meal. Everything was SO good. The quiche was amazing. One of the best I’ve ever had if not the best. Of course we shared 2 desserts. Will definitely be back for lunch again soon. Brandy was attentive and helpful in our selections. We had a lovely lunch and our company was delighted with our choice.

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  16. PatrickG

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal as usual! Went for lunch and tried the vegan street tacos and they were AMAZING!

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  17. KarenW

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Coldwater Cafe is always our favorite place, especially for special occasions. The ambiance, the service, the food and its presentation, makes for a wonderful dining experience.

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  18. Barb

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very comfortable and friendly time at our recent visit. The food as usual was excellent.

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  19. indyfoodlover

    Indiana

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were celebrating our friend’s birthday and joined her for dinner at her favorite restaurant, Coldwater Cafe. Our party of six ordered soup and salads as appetizers and all were tasty. Most of our party ordered the filet minion and it was scrumptious! The other entree ordered was the burger and it was given rave reviews. The steaks were cooked to perfection and the side dishes that accompanied the steak were a perfect match of flavor. The service was excellent and the ambience of the restaurant was pleasant and low-key. We will definitely return!
    Coldwater CafeResponded on March 8, 2024
    Thank you for the thoughtful review. We look forward to your next visit!

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  20. RickG

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous waitstaff. Unfortunately I didn't remember her name but she gave us extra attention. The food was absolutely fantastic. I love the new renovations. This is the place we visit at least twice a month, usually for lunch but sometimes for dinner. Keep up the good work, Dr. G.

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  21. 3eagles

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was so good. Service was outstanding, very informative and all the suggestions to help choose were correct, food very flavorful, setting is very taste.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Be ready to feel at home with this warm and loving experience. The food was delicious and made with love. Our server, Kelli, was helpful; knowledgeable and honest.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You can’t go wrong. Went for a business lunch & it was great! Don’t skip crab cakes or dessert :)

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  24. Jay7124

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Had reservations however they do not hold tables, arrived shortly before my reserved time and ended up waiting 35 minutes for a table, by the time we sat the kitchen was closing so only ended up getting a dessert and leaving. $30 for dessert and coffee, date night ruined as we didn’t have time for dinner due to our sitter arrangements. Peanut butter pie was good but definitely not worth the trouble. Perhaps don’t take reservations if you don’t intend to honor them. Not the only couple affected there were a few with reservations waiting similar to us.

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  25. MikeB

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, Executive Chef didn’t disappoint!! Excellent establishment and well worth the trip and experience!!

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  26. Susanamantha

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We treated my sister, who is visiting, to a wonderful dining experience in the newly decorated Coldwater Cafe. The warm ambience is the same which is reassuring to long-standing patrons. Our three entrees, pork tenderloin, lobster ravioli, and mussels, were great, as usual. My sister often gets the mussels when she's here and and added a wedge salad for her meal. A side salad accompanied my ravioli, which was served with a creamy sauce and garnished with tiny shrimp. It was one of the best seafood pasta dishes I have ever had. The pork tenderloin is always good. We shared a piece of chocolate mousse cake which is definitely big enough for three to share. The service was well done, competent and not obtrusive at all. All in all, the food, the staff no not disappoint. Thanks to Chef Katy, her staff, the management, everyone who makes dinner at Coldwater a meal to relish and remember.

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  27. KchelleM

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely dinner sat next to the fireplace. Our service was outstanding and the food was delicious! We will definitely be back.

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  28. ad46

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Have been going to Coldwater for years - never disappointed.

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  29. NancyL

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the Coldwater Cafe. A consistent favorite restaurant!

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  30. Rahul

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome service and outstanding food quality!! Great place for a business or even a private event. Would definitely go back...
    Coldwater CafeResponded on February 20, 2024
    Awesome! Can't wait to have you back!

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  31. Gary

    Cincinnati

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Post Valentine Day dinner with perfect ambience, quiet out of the way table, perfect timing of food presentation. Very prompt and attentive service from the maître de to the waiter.

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  32. Todd

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy dining at Coldwater Cafe! Our server, Zachary, really enhances the experience, and of course, the food is fantastic!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service and food. Wonderful dining experience, very special treat.

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  34. JaJa

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Heard great things about this restaurant and drove 2 hours to check it out for myself. I would return for sure!!!! Everything was lovely, delicious and perfect!

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  35. BopRN

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent place to eat! Wonderful food, and excellent service! Personally, I do not like that they removed all the booths because it got so noisy in there, my friend, and I could hardly talk nor hear each other. It was a much softer atmosphere before the remodel. Plus the comfort and privacy of a booth is bar none. I know they can fit more people in there, but it was way too loud!

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  36. RickH

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great choices on menu. tough to select. Drinks were excellent as well. Server was knowledgeable and didn’t intrude too often to check on us. Just a great Valentine’s Date meal. Will be back soon.

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  37. Khicks

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was another great meal and service from Coldwater.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing time at ColdWater Cafe! They made our Valentine’s Day a very special one and we can’t wait to go back soon.

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  39. JohnD

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always … only disappointment was that they were out of their quiche when we arrived for our Valentine’s Day lunch. Had hoped for a special lunch offering given the holiday but found that only the standard fare was available. That said, our choices were very good. We admired the remodeling since we last visited and will return again soon I am sure.

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  40. CindyG

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always our restaurant of choice for celebrating! Great food, ambience and service!

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FAQs

Coldwater Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (937) 667-0007.

Coldwater Cafe is rated 4.9 stars by 2984 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Coldwater Cafe

19 E Main Street, Tipp City, OH 45371

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between 2nd and 3rd Streets
  • Neighborhood
    Tipp City
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–4:15 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:45 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:45 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    A newly-designed and landscaped parking lot is in the rear of the building. Street parking is also available.
  • Public transit
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Katy Evans
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (937) 667-0007
  • Catering
    Coldwater has limited its catering to focus on the banquet space upstairs.
  • 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
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