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Cafe, European, Soups
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Takeout, Seating
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Reviewed November 6, 2019

What a lovely place to stop in for a cup of tea and an authentic and perfectly made scone with cream! The owners are welcoming and top notch in terms of their personality and for their skill with the food and the homemade desserts. You...can't go wrong with anything there...and will return because it feels like family!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed April 14, 2019

We enjoy going here for a quick lunch, but more often then not, Tea Time in the afternoon. They have an excellent selection of tea and their finger sandwiches, scones and sweets are excellent. It is a small space and some tables sit a little...awkward, but the staff is always friendly and they do offer seating outside. Central Perc is a neighborhood staple as well.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed March 27, 2019

Central Perc is a delicious tea restaurant. It is a cozy restaurant for a nice cup of tea in the afternoon. The owner is a very kind and hospitable man who makes you feel like home. He will help you with recommendations if you do...not know your teas. The homemade scones are also amazing. The store makes several batches of these fresh scones all day long. The currant scones with cream and jam are amazingly delicious! Just keep in mind, that the restaurant is CASH ONLYMore

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed March 19, 2019

I spent years in England and this place does an authentic high tea. Fantastic! Next time? I will invite the queen mum.

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

My family and I have been coming to this lovely establishment for years, and have never had anything less than 5 stars here. We normally believe that no meal from a restaurant can beat a home cooked meal. This place is the exception - they...don’t sacrifice quality for anything, and good luck finding a better cook than Rose!More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed January 15, 2019

I took my granddaughter here for lunch and tea. She just loves this place. The food is fresh and excellent. It is a small location and usually crowded because it is popular. Prices are a bit on the high side, but for a special treat...at holiday time, it was perfect. The scones are the very best you will get anywhere and properly served with jam and cream.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed September 21, 2018

Lunch at Central Perc consisted of a pot of English Earl Grey tea, Pea soup, sandwiches made with fresh ingredients on french bagettes, with custard pie for dessert. Everything was quite authentic as British fare goes, and we really enjoyed it. They do get busy...for lunch, but nothing took overly long. The young lady helping serve was friendly and came by several times, as well as the owner, Mike Morgan, whose British accent is still strong even tho he and his wife, Rose, have been in the U.S. over 20 years per the history on their menu. We do not live in Dayton, but instead 60 miles away. So far I've not found a similar British cafe anywhere closer, so we have added Central Perc as a saved destination for a pleasant drive and lunch. We won't be able to go often, but now know it's worth revisiting if in the area. We did bring some scones home, but they only lasted for a couple days of afternoon tea. :)More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Central Perc is a small cafe that serves homemade items. The Scones are made fresh daily. The coffee and tea are excellent. The owners are very friendly and love to chat.

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed June 28, 2017

Stopped here with my wife and daughter on a Wednesday afternoon. As we entered through the back door, we passed by their storage area. We expected that there might be menu items and daily soups posted to read while standing in line, but there are...only laminated menus at the counter. I got the "pick 2" with the turkey sandwich and chicken soup. The turkey, tomato, and lettuce were fresh but the bread seemed a little dry. The soup had fresh ingredients but was seasoned so minimally to be bland. The walls had several empty picture hooks waiting for some art. The young lady taking our orders was a bit surly––at the least, not so gracious or friendly.More

Date of visit: June 2017
Reviewed April 9, 2017

Central Perc is in a wonderful location on Far Hills Avenue in Oakwood, tucked between other quiet storefronts. It makes a wonderful setting for a charming, little cafe. The menu is simple, but tasty. The food is pretty average and basic: ham, turkey, egg salad,...and tuna sandwiches. However, a few of the sandwich combinations are fascinating! Two of my friends both ordered combos that included egg salad, meat, and other assorted stuff that you wouldn't think would go together, all between two slices of French bread. They both said it was delicious. My turkey sandwich had chutney and slices of crisp apple on it, and it was tasty. They were also serving borscht on that particular afternoon, which I have on good authority was quite delicious. There is a rather standard breakfast menu, and, of course, what British cafe would be complete without scones? We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch here, and we'll definitely be back. I can't wait to check out their high tea! Next time, I will remember that they ONLY ACCEPT cash or check. NO credit cards! The $10 in my wallet almost covered my whole meal and coffee (it's a very affordable place), but not quite. Fortunately, my friends had their checkbook with them.More

Date of visit: April 2017
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