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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice Cafe, limited variety but good quality

My Wife and I visited the Carriage House Cafe for Brunch on a weekend. Their operating hours kind of gravitate towards the brunch crowd. Since parking is quite limited (about 5 spots), like most places in downtown Ithaca, we had to park about a block or two away in Buffalo st. I ordered a Latte... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
don_cjma
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Ithaca, New York
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Ithaca, New York
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

My Wife and I visited the Carriage House Cafe for Brunch on a weekend. Their operating hours kind of gravitate towards the brunch crowd. Since parking is quite limited (about 5 spots), like most places in downtown Ithaca, we had to park about a block or two away in Buffalo st. I ordered a Latte which was beautifully made and... More 

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Thank don_cjma
Westport, Connecticut
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Carriage House Cafe is situated on a hill top lane above the town of Ithaca. It's the most delightful spot for brunch in this scruffy Finger Lakes college town where prices are often outrageously overpriced for what you get. Expect long lines especially on warm days, but it's well worth the wait. Food is prepared with a strong emphasis on... More 

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Thank whoopsy2
Flemington, New Jersey
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Our first visit here was July 2014. We returned August 2015 for a birthday celebration. Everything about The Carriage House is memorable - the food and drink menus, quality of the meals, friendly and prompt service. Our server went out of her way to make our experience a great one, and our birthday guest of honor was especially happy with... More 

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Thank Fran C
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

This is a must stop for the Ithaca visitor! Superlative coffee but stay to eat. Eclectic menu specials but plenty of staples including omelets, smoked fish and corned beef all to die for - much of the smoked stuff prepared in house. Ask for Emily, she knows best!

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Thank podge747
New England
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171 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

We arrived shortly after 9am on a Sunday and all the tables had just been filled with folks who likely had been waiting prior to opening. No worries-- we put in our names, took a walk around and returned in 50 min to a waiting table. The brunch food is unadorned but excellent. The scone of the scone breakfast sandwich... More 

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Portland, Maine
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84 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

It was a tuesday morning and we ate here. They try out of the box things on the menu. It is pricey but warranted in the area I guess. The restaurant interior is well done, the service while professional and got the job done could have been better except he had way way way too many tables. which is odd... More 

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Thank arewehavingfunyet4
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Great location in Ithaca for coffee and breakfast. Just down the hill from Cornell and just up the hill from Ithaca Commons. Great baked goods and coffee served in a quiet, genteel setting with Cornell students and faculty in abundance. Will definitely go back when we are in Ithaca!

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Thank Lydia F
Taipei, Taiwan
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99 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Autumn in Ithaca is perfect for visiting - weather so nice and views so beautiful. The local is likely to treat and load the visitors with a brunch here, before showing them around in Ithaca, eg Cornell campus, a couple of hiking trails along the gorges, and the magnificent waterfalls!

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Boca Raton, Florida
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959 reviews
683 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 553 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Alexis was one of the best waitresses that I have ever had. Spectacular food. Three of us enjoyed the Rachel, the Brie brioche French toast, and the burger. All tops.

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Ithaca, New York
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

One of the few in Collegetown that offers well prepared on the premises baked goods as well as regular menu items. Never disappointing...

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?