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Coal Yard Cafe

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143 Maple Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850-4994
+1 607-277-0734
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
143 Maple Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850-4994
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Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

Let's say you're visiting prestigious Cornell University and have a hankering for some sensational eggs at breakfast, or the perfect sandwich at lunch. Incredibly specific, I know. But if this appeals to you, then Coal Yard is the place for you! The Ranch Eggs are...More

Thank WilliamWillieWilson
Reviewed October 23, 2017

As a local resident in the area, I enjoy walking over to the historic Coal Yard Cafe whenever possible. The atmosphere, as you have heard, is inviting, and the staff very accommodating...not only with the delicious food, but when I left my small purse there...More

Thank clare n
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Came across this place on YELP as one of the best breakfast places in Ithaca. We were in town for our daughter's freshman orientation and were exploring breakfast places every morning. The place looks quaint and cosy, and the lady behind the counter was very...More

Thank AdnanSyed
Reviewed September 12, 2017

We ate here for lunch and not disappointed at all. I had the quinoa bowl which was delicious. The menu is more than capable to satisfy any eating style. The service is great. We ate outside at a table and enjoyed the early fall weather....More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed June 20, 2017 via mobile

Nice local feel. Good coffee! Friendly people. They have a lunch menu that looks quite tasty, and locally baked pastries.

Thank Marijo R
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Don't let the name "Coal Yard Cafe" fool ya ... There's nothing dirty and underground about this place whatsoever! From the moment I walked in, it was obvious a local secret, tucked away on Maple Ave. is the place many know about, but few speak...More

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed July 8, 2016

We ate there for breakfast 4 days in a row and would have eaten there on Sunday if they were open on Sundays. It's a tiny place - 1/2 the seats are outside. You walk into the kitchen area and order your food and they...More

1  Thank bumper1965
Reviewed April 26, 2016

My family & I have been visiting the Ithaca area for a couple of years now, as my daughter is a student at Cornell. We have passed the Coal Yard & commented on how charming & historic the little building looked. We were very curious...More

Thank Joan M
Reviewed March 7, 2016

I've been here twice. The first time I enjoyed the greek salad very much - it was fresh and generous with cheese and veggies. The second time, a few weeks later, I ordered the same thing - greek salad. But it tasted nothing like the...More

1  Thank Molly A
Reviewed February 25, 2016

I love everything about Coal Yard Cafe (except for their limited hours)! The food is fantastic - highly recommend the greek salad, BLAST sandwich, matzoh ball soup, and blueberry muffins. The service is great and the prices are very reasonable.

1  Thank RebeccaS539
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:15 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 Maple Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850-4994
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-277-0734
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