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Carriage House Cafe

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305 Stewart Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850-4517
607-645-0152
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place for Brunch

Excellent place to have brunch with some interesting twists. It is normally very busy on the weekends so try mid week if you have the opportunity. The menu has an eclectic bent and allows you to experiment and portions are very good. All and all a great place to visit!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Excellent place to have brunch with some interesting twists. It is normally very busy on the weekends so try mid week if you have the opportunity. The menu has an eclectic bent and allows you to experiment and portions are very good. All and all a great place to visit!

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Oakville, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We had lunch in this very quaint restaurant with a rustic interior which created a lovely atmosphere and ambiance. Good selection of sandwiches , salads and other prepared dishes for lunch . Also some unusual dishes e.g. "Strata 1" special for the day which was a bread pudding with corned beef . The brioche French toast stuffed with Brie was... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Always a great meal and wonderful service. My husband and I parked in Ithaca, walked up the Cascadilla Gorge and landed on Cornell's campus, one block away is this GEM! You can enjoy the beauty of Ithaca and then have an outstanding meal just steps away from a nature beauty. The servers are always attentive but not overly intrusive. The... More 

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Whitestone, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

One of the best bunches I've ever had!! The place is so quaint and there's also a very nice, but small outdoor area. There are beautiful flowers all over. The food is delicious. Everything is so fresh and I had a hard time picking what I wanted from the menu, because everything looked so good. I had a delicious egg... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This was my first meal in the Finger Lakes region and I was greatly disappointed since I picked this using Tripadvisor. I ordered the first sandwich on the menu: grilled cheese with fig and serrano ham and two of my companions ordered the cured salmon LT sandwich. When my sandwich arrived, I was given the grilled veggie sandwich instead of... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Traveling through Ithaca to check out the Ithaca Farmers Market and happened to come across this place on trip advisor. We all had the omelette special with onions and fennel in it. The omelette was so creamy and delicious definitely worth the price for Ithaca. Coffee was $2.50 without refills. Overall I would come back if in the area.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

I happened across this place while driving around Cornell University. It looked cute from the outside so I decided to have lunch there. Everything was quite lovely: food, service and setting. I'll go back for sure.

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Ithaca, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Carriage House Cafe had been a staple in my weekend brunch line-up during my undergrad time at Cornell, and it has rarely disappointed me. The food is always fresh and delicious, and their coffee and tea selections are absolutely phenomenal. It can get really busy during peak hours on the weekends, but is well worth the wait. It's certainly one... More 

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22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This is the cutest little restaurant, it's very quaint. The wait staff was nice, but unbelievably slow to reach our table. It took nearly 15 minutes to have someone get our drink order and no one apologized for the wait. Other than that, the food was super tasty and my chai tea latte was phenomenal!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

On our first trip to Ithaca, our daughter and son-in-law took us here, and this experience is the lasting memory of all the eateries we tried during our stay. The decor is relaxed, there is a buzzing happy atmosphere (being close to the university campus it was predominately filled with young, but very well behaved students). The food for our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 305 Stewart Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850-4517
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: 607-645-0152
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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