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Coal Yard Cafe

143 Maple Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850-4994
+1 607-277-0734
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  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
143 Maple Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850-4994
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

This cafe is located near Cornell's campus on East Hill, away from the main drag (College Ave) in an rehabbed historic railroad coal shack. Parking can be a bit of a challenge and can securing a table can be tough as this is a popular...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rjr0810
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

It was 10.30 am of a Sunday morning, outside temperature was 2°C (felt much lower especially considering its still a week to Halloween) and we entered the place thinking who will be out in this cold. We obviously underestimated Cornell students and residents as the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Prof_Parul_Shah
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Based on previous Trip Advisor reviews, we visited here. Small, quaint, historical and very local cafe, which was crowded. The staff were very friendly and helpful. You placed your order at the counter and they brought it out to you and we disposed of our...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank wifeNmommy
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

Hot breakfast food made to order. Nothing too special but good was decent. No kid options except bakery.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank relaxuremind
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

Date of visit: February 2018
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

Date of visit: October 2017
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

Date of visit: August 2017
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

Date of visit: September 2017
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.

Date of visit: June 2017
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

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank Daniel R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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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