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Carriage House Cafe

305 Stewart Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850-4517
607-645-0152
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Ranked #28 of 237 restaurants in Ithaca
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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- Jul 28, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Connecticut
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I was very disappointed with my dining experience here. I came for breakfast, and was treated rudely by my waitress. I think her name is Carla. She seemed rushed even though there were very few people in the restaurant. When she served the food, she put it down without a word and rushed away before asking if I needed anything... More

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Rochester, New York
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82 reviews 82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

From scones to a breakfast sandwich to French toast, to fried eggs, everything was superb. Service was exceptionally good. Might be hard to find and park, but well worth it. If you're in Ithaca, don't miss it!

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Ithaca, New York
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166 reviews 166 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Always crowded!! I recommend to go during weekday because this place is packed during weekend. I must say it is very nice place to go for breakfast/lunch/brunch. Good for both taking your date or hanging out with a group of friends. Service was very good, very attentive. My Ruben sandwich was super delicious, omelette of the day was also very... More

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carriagehousecafe, Manager at Carriage House Cafe, responded to this review

On behalf of the Carriage House Cafe I would like to thank you for your gracious review. I am happy to hear that our cafe has been an enjoyable experience for you and your friends. We pride ourselves on our quality food and service and appreciate you posting a review which promotes new business. If your friends have the time,... More

Ithaca, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Owners of this eatery enhanced the neighborhood with a handsome restoration and re-purposing of an old stone and hardwood carriage house. A short walk from Cornell University's main campus, the breakfast, brunch, lunch menu is an interesting international mix. Salad greens are crisp and tasty, seasonings of soups, salads, sandwiches and main dishes a light-touch exotic and the coffee is... More

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carriagehousecafe, Owner at Carriage House Cafe, responded to this review

First I'd like to say how much I appreciate the review. We worked hard to restore the building appropriately and within the guidelines set forth by Historic Ithaca and the City of Ithaca. We feel privileged to have this space and want to continue to add value to the community in whatever way we can. There are many people working... More

LA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We attended a private reception at the carriage house cafe and were very impressed by the service. The food was all very good and the wait staff was on top of everything. They were very willing to work with the hosts and get everything done just as they wanted it. Great place to hold a private event!

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carriagehousecafe, Owner at Carriage House Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post up your review. We love working with our guests and strive to exceed their expectations. I will pass on your comments to our staff and we look forward to seeing you again! Kristian Woodall More

Ramat Gan, Israel
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

A week ago we hosted a Saturday evening wedding reception (the wedding was overseas) for forty friends and family who hadn't made it to the wedding. The cafe was very flexible and worked with us (including a discussion with the chef) to decide on the food to be served and even gave us the option of bringing our own desserts,... More

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carriagehousecafe, Event Coordinator at Carriage House Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your kind review. We greatly enjoyed hosting your special post wedding reception and working with your family to make the evening unique. I am glad to hear that you had a memorable experience. I will pass along your comments to the waitstaff as well as the chefs. We hope to... More

Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Visited for a Sunday brunch. Arrived about 15 min before opening an there were already about 10 people lined up. Limited selection, it appears to be by design to only serve what's fresh, but all seemed well prepared. Service was rather uneven, and had to track down the waiter to get more coffee and get the check. Will probably give... More

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Plainview, New York
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262 reviews 262 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

The inside of the restaurant is quaint and cozy. Come early or be prepared to wait. The service was excellent. The waitress was stellar. The coffee, cappuchino, and espresso were so good. The breakfast options were healthy and very well prepared. Spicy bison sausage was tasty. We will definitely be back.

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Kingston, Jamaica
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Went to brunch on a sunday morning. Service was good and the omelet and pancakes were worth the visit. I would defintely return/

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

It's a great place for breakfast/brunch. We went there as our son was going to Cornell. Their breakfast menu is short, sweet but good. The atmosphere is good and their service is excelled. Coffee in New York is always good, so was it in Carriage house. I would recommend this one hands down.

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