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Main Street Cafe

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110 Main Street, Berea, KY 40403
859-986-0703
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10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tue 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wed 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 16
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  • 6
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food. Good price

I've eaten at this restaurant twice and both times was good. The location is nice, being on the Boone Tavern Square.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Patty L G
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Berea, Kentucky
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North Carolina
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75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The Main Street Café is located as you would expect right in the center of this quaint artists colony and college town. We visited on a Friday night and were surprised to find only 6 other couples eating. The service was prompt and flexible, willing to accommodate dietary health needs. We started with Fried Green Tomatoes-- perfectly fixed. The we... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I live locally and have eaten at this restaurant several times, usually on Sunday afternoons. Not once have I had good service. It is sad because the food is quite good. Correcting this one issue would make this a very nice local restaurant with a great atmosphere.

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Berea, Kentucky
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73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I've eaten at this restaurant twice and both times was good. The location is nice, being on the Boone Tavern Square.

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Columbus, Ohio
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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Since moving to Berea I have tried to eat at the Main Street Cafe 5 separate times. That's right 5 times. Every time I try to go they are not open. Last night the door was unlocked, the sign was on, and they let us walk into the restaurant before informing us that it was closed. The hours listed were... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I came for coffee and breakfast. I arrived just as they were unlocking the doors and they had taken a quiche out of the oven minutes before. Needless to say, that is what I ordered. It was outstanding.

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Hyde Park
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Big disappointment. Recommended by one of the shop owners. Would not recommend. Meat over cooked, sandwiches were dry.

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Kent, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Upon arrival at the Berea Visitors Center we asked if there was a vegetarian restaurant in town and the Mainstream Cafe just off campus was recommended. It was an excellent recommendation --- this restaurant ought to be a destination spot. My wife and I had a fantastic lunch served swiftly and cheerfully. Our bowls of homemade herbed tomato soup were... More 

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Bloomfield HIlls, Mich USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Berea is not known for its wide range of restaurants (peeping in windows, I only saw people eating burgers and pizza). Main St Cafe seemed more interesting because it looked like fresh sandwiches & salads. (Turns out they have hot meals too). My Tuscan Portobello sandwich with pesto on artisan bun was delicious (and I'm not vegetarian) as were the... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The Boone Tavern recommended this restaurant. We tried and tried to get waited on and we noticed other tables having the same problem. We finally got some water and thought there was hope. After 35-40 minutes we left and talked with another family that had a major problem getting their check so they decided to leave. They said the food... More 

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Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Main Street Cafe has a nice atmosphere. However, I am not extremely impressed in the meals I received. The hamburger was not seasoned well enough and the bread did not satisfy. Giving them the benefit of the doubt, I decided to get another meal. A Chicken Wrap. The presentation and delivery was nice. Yet, I did not taste any flavor... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 110 Main Street, Berea, KY 40403
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Berea
  • Phone Number: 859-986-0703
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?