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Sitwell's Coffee House

Clifton
Cafe, International
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324 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220-2003
513-281-7487
Today
8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Just flat out quirky

I have been to Sitwell's several times. I have had a beer or two there once or twice and had a couple cups of coffee there a few times too. I can only describe it as quirky and interesting. One time I THINK the owner and an employee were fighting or maybe throwing things at each other. It was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2014
ChuckO64
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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English first
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

unless you don't like coffee, ice cream and bananas. I like their brie plate also. they have other good food and drinks, but those are the 2 things i typically get.

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cincinnati
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

If you want to be verbally assaulted by the owner, Lisa, then I recommend going to Sitwell's. Otherwise, I would never recommend this poorly run establishment. I'm shocked that it is still in buisness after our experience and her total disregard for customers. I have never been treated so disrespectfully at a place of business, especially at 7 1/2 months... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A funky coffee shop -- great atmosphere topped up with perfect java! Laid back, a good place for a meeting. Or try lunch there -- we had a morning meeting, so didn't sample from their menu, but it all sure sounded good!

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CINCINNATI
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Sitwell's is an institution in Cincinnati's Clifton neighborhood near the university. I've never liked its coffee and service has been indifferent beyond trying not to be intrusive. I'll meet friends there who choose it but I prefer the competition across the street for coffee and service. I haven't tried Sitwell's food.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I have been to Sitwell's several times. I have had a beer or two there once or twice and had a couple cups of coffee there a few times too. I can only describe it as quirky and interesting. One time I THINK the owner and an employee were fighting or maybe throwing things at each other. It was loud... More 

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Palm Harbor, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The food at Sitwell's is passable. But the place is filthy. The front window is coated with grease and grime, and the floors and tables are almost as dirty. We went in to have lunch, but turned around as soon as we got in the door. The last time we actually ate there -- perhaps three years ago -- the... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I've lived around the corner for several years, but the service has officially turned me off. The coffee and food are good, but not worth the risk. The inside is quirky, and they serve alcoholic drinks, but the owner needs to get her act together.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I've been to Sitwell's a number of times, as I lived nearby for about 5 years. The food is good and I like their coffee and other beverages, but I have had a few issues with rude service in the past and did not go back many times after those experiences.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

A friend suggested this place for our project work on our laptops. I have never been there. I like local coffee shops because I appreciate seeing the personal touch by the owners and employees. Now, Sitwell's is definitely its own place. You can see the character right away and the owner is a bit eccentric. There's a haphazard style to... More 

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Kansas City, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Nice ambiance and very good food at reasonable prices has made Sitwell's one of the longer lived restaurants in the trendy gaslight district. Their salads are great for lunch and there is a wide variety of offerings for dinner. Fast service and delicious food.

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Additional Information about Sitwell's Coffee House

Address: 324 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220-2003
Phone Number: 513-281-7487
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Clifton
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisine: Cafe, International

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 324 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220-2003
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Clifton
  • Neighborhood: Clifton
  • Phone Number: 513-281-7487

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe, International
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 am

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