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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.
Tipp City, OH 45371
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
Between 2nd and 3rd Streets
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Jazz music consisting of guitar, keyboard and/or bass, mostly on weekends starting at 7:00 PM
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.
A newly-designed and landscaped parking lot is in the rear of the building. Street parking is also available.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
My wife and I absolutely love our experiences at Coldwater Cafe'! We have been eating at this restaurant 5 to 10 times per year for more than 10 years and have never been disappointed. They have a creative menu that changes from time to time to make it interesting. This is fine dining at a very fair price. Have eaten at 5 star restaurants all over the world, and would prefer the food at Coldwater above all others. The restaurant is owned and operated by the Chef, who takes a very personal interest in the diners as well as the food. No question, the only place we go when we are looking for an outstanding meal in a lovely setting.
Latest of many Valentine dinners at Coldwater. My wife and I have had many enjoyable and wonderful meals on Valentines day, Mothers Day Brunch, as well as many other lunches , wine tastings and dinners. Nick's executive chef Katie Fisher is a wonder in the kitchen. Hidden gem in our area. We have been eating at Coldwater Cafe for about 22 years.
My husband and I absolutely LOVE Cold Water Cafe. It is a favorite place that we often frequent! The ambiance is warm and inviting. The food is always excellent. The servers are very knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive. We particularly also enjoy that they offer mellow jazz on Friday and Saturday evenings. We have never had a bad experience there.
This is a great place to have a excellent meal, either lunch or dinner. The food is excellent, the price is a great value for an excellent meal and the service is exceptional. One of the top five restaurants in the Dayton area.
This is a very nice restaurant in the center of Tipp City. The food is always great, it would be nice to change up the menu a little more ofter or add additional specials. They did a very nice job of making our table special with white table cloth, black napkins and beautiful silver and black chargers... even a candle! Thanks all!
Coldwater Cafe meets the expectations of higher end dining by actually having high quality meats/entrees in interesting presentations accompanied by unique sides.
If trying to impress a client or a special someone, definitely the place to go north of Dayton.
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