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“insist on a booth if you can.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Half Day Cafe

Half Day Cafe
1 Wyoming Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45215
(513) 821-2323
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Ranked #74 of 1,653 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Michigan
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“insist on a booth if you can.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

I ate here twice one week apart both times breakfast, 1 time dined in , second I did a carryout.
The first time I arrived on a wednesday around 10:30 am..
Was promptly greeted and showing up as a single diner was first offered the counter stools , even though a few tables and booths were available,but when I said I'd prefer a booth I got a two person table instead. Not a big deal and maybe they were expecting a mid late morning crush of people but the 3 of the 4 booths along one side were empty my entire meal, and at least 1 was empty one the other wall. But I dutifully stared through two guys seated directly opposite my line of sight and watched traffic plod up to the traffic light on wyoming.

Service was fine maybe a bit slow on coffee refills.
I ordered a broiled ginger grapefruit, which is a half grapefruit with a sugar ginger glaze on the top.
And I ordered mango french toast. Which came swimming in mango syrup.
It was only ok and certainly no showstopper.

The second time I arrived at noon and not wishing to be seated at the counter thinking they'd be busy , I phoned in a carryout of their sage biscuits and gravy.

This is an interesting concoction....the goo has a sweet creamy texture, the biscuits seem homemade and are grilled or baked so the bottom is crispy and brown , nice touch. The sausage patties that come wik are pretty good too.. It's not a peppery biscuit and gravy experience but decent anyway.

Service on this run was top notch , the guy even offered plastic ware...and he was fast on the uptake and money part of the deal.

Would I go back? Maybe if I was west of I 75.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Asheville, North Carolina
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“Perfect for Breakfast & Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Half Day has a broad range of breakfast & lunch options. You can get the standard fare, and then there's always something fun & unexpected seasonal fare. Had the pumpkin-stuffed French toast on the last trip. The Huevos Divorciados were a nice touch of Mexican cuisine. Great coffee drinks as well.

Visited December 2012
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“It's where people of Wyoming, OHIO meet for breakfast or lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

This family-owned cafe is only open until 2 PM (except Sun) but the food is scrumptious and artfully served by servers that love to give good service -- with a smile. This is where the people of Wyoming meet for breakfast or lunch. The owners are visible and just waiting to make your stay comfortable. YUM!!! factor is here.

Visited August 2012
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“Quaint Breakfast/lunch restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

I have gone to this restaurant many times and it is always wonderful and has a great atmosphere, with young and old patrons. The menu has a big variety for breakfast, including orange mango pancakes, many omelettes, etc. Interesting lunch options and very friendly servers and the owner is usually there. I especially love the butter rum and cappacino muffins and have moved from Wyoming out of town and return to buy the muffins to freeze and savor when I want. In the morning during school, there are many kids before school eating. A cute neighborhood eatery to be enjoyed.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hampton, VA
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“Lovely Way To Pass A Morning”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

A little pricey for breakfast, but the Half Day Cafe always delivers a fresh meal often composed of local produce. The plates are beautifully garnished and the food is delicious.

Visited July 2012
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