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Cafe Dewitt


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Certificate of Excellence2016, 2018 Winner


American, Cafe
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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served until 11:30am; with local maple syrup*
Baguette French Toast
made with vanilla rum batter
Buttermilk Pancakes
with bananas
Griddle Special
french toast or pancakes, two eggs and choice of ham*, bacon* or chicken apple sausage*
With Cheese Or Substitute Egg Whites $9.95
With Bacon*, Chicken Apple Sausage* or Ham* $10.95
two eggs, roasted potatoes, toast and house jam
Chef's Plate
roasted potatoes sautéed with red onion on fresh spinach with cheddar and two eggs; with toast
Tex Mex
two scrambled eggs, cheddar*, avocado, roasted garlic salsa, sourdough toast
Deluxe with Ham* and Cheddar* $7.95
Fried Egg Sandwich
on sourdough toast, chives and mayo
Morning Glory Sandwich
scrambled egg, cheddar*, tomato chutney, bacon*, and mayo on toasted multigrain
two soft boiled eggs, croissant and café au lait
Substitute Egg Whites $9.95
up to three fillings, with toasted baguette. Fillings: gruyere, cheddar*, asiago, brie, mozzarella, feta*, manchego, chevre*, bacon*, ham*, roasted potatoes, spinach, roasted red peppers, red onion, artichoke hearts, tomato, avocado, portobello, salsa, tomato chutney, chives, basil, dill
House Granola
with fresh fruit, organic yogurt* and honey*
with raisins, walnuts, cinnamon sugar and milk
Currant Scone or Croissant
Smoked Bacon or Ham*
Chicken Apple Sausage*
with cranberry chutney
Rosemary Garlic Roasted Potatoes
Fresh Fruit Cup
sourdough, multigrain, marble rye or baguette
Cinnamon Toast Baguette
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All reviews brunch french toast vanilla rum eggs benedict bread basket chorizo energy drink local checks chef's plate weekday breakfast love cafe small mall special omelette breakfast place worth the wait food is excellent specials
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Reviewed December 3, 2018

Hidden gem in Dewitt mall, perfect for brunch or lunch. All food is delicious and the service is attentive without being overbearing. Expect a wait on weekends: the regulars will be claiming their spots!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kabam767
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

Local, organic ingredients make every entree a delight! The seasoned potatoes are always a treat. Even the coffee is some of the best I have ever enjoyed. There may be a wait, but it is worth it! (Cash only)

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank adastra78d
Reviewed November 1, 2018

This place looks like a throwback to a previous generation, with tables in the hallway of a dilapidated indoor mall. The college town influence is obvious. Cash only!! Breakfast was outstanding and the good coffee free flowing. A very nice break during a driving vacation.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jimrA6085ZK
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Super tasty food in unpretentious atmosphere. Was expecting to see it from the street but it's in a small mall near Moosewood Cafe. Great selection. So happy to discover this gem. Loved the crabcake.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Besuki17
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

I think the building was a school, so it looks kind of odd and run down. Don't let that scare you, the food is awesome! Really interesting house made condiments, they point out which menu items have locally sourced ingredients.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kristen A
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Great coffee and a really enjoyable breakfast. Pleasant and friendly staff. The Leo featured entree is really great. Be aware that they do not take credit cards, only cash and local checks.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Taowalker221b
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

A truly fantastic experience at this sweet, locally-owned cafe! I enjoyed the Chef's Plate while my friend couldn't resist the vanilla rum french toast. We cleaned our plates! The server was attentive but not intrusive and demonatrated great knowledge of the menu and kitchen.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Nicole S. P
Reviewed July 11, 2018

this "restaurant" is really a bunch of tables and chairs set out in the middle of an active mall. servers are attentive, food is acceptable and prices are reasonable. the only difficulty is the restrooms are rather inconvenient as they service the whole mall. regulars...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank chris k
Reviewed July 2, 2018

We just arrived in Ithaca for the weekend. We had never been there before. Cafe DeWitt was recommended to us. We stopped in for lunch as soon as we arrived in Ithaca. It's a funky space. The restaurant is basically in the hallway of the...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank jeffprice459
Reviewed June 18, 2018

This cafe, which has been in the same spot for decades is located in an open space surrounded by small shops in the basement of a former school that has been converted to shops below and apartments above. The cafe is open only for breakfast...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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