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Sleepy Bee Cafe - Downtown


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Our take on classic breakfast fare will get you buzzing!
Queen City Bee
Breakfast sandwich with goetta**, apple, arugula, broken yolk egg* and "nectar" sauce on ciabatta, with your choice of side
The Worker Bee
Two eggs any style; your choice of bacon, sausage, goetta** or vegan veggie sausages ***; toast, and a side. Try our tofu scramble in place of eggs for a vegan alternative
Vanilla Almond Oats** (Seasonal)
Steel-cut oats, chia seeds, coconut milk, vanilla, cinnamon, topped with toasted coconut, bananas and blueberries
Bumblebee's Breakfast**
House-made hemp seed granola over Greek yogurt with apricot coulis, tahini, and blueberries
Avi Tofu Scramble
Our tofu scramble with avocado, spinach, mushrooms, tomato and onions; toast, and a side
CBeeD Bowl
House seasoned chicken sausage, sauteed power greens, mushrooms and garlic herbs served over two scrambled eggs. Topped with avocado and sprouts and dressed with chimichurri.
We start with three local, free range eggs and then layer the flavor. Served with multigrain toast and your choice of side. Each option below can be ordered as an omelet or a scramble. No substitutions, only omissions, please. Egg Alternatives: All omelets and scrambles can be made with egg whites only or as a tofu scramble (Vegan, Contains Soy) +$1.50
The Avi Omelet
Our most popular omelet with fresh avocado, spinach, mushrooms, tomato, onions and white cheddar
Chorizo Omelet
Spiced chorizo, black beans, bell peppers and white cheddar topped with smoky chipotle salsa and sour cream
Gobbler Omelet (Seasonal)
House roasted turkey and thick cut bacon sauteed with garlic herbs and power greens, finished with melted swiss and basil chimichurri
Greek Bee
Egg whites, sauteed chicken, spinach, feta, olives and garlic herbs
Choose your own favorite ingredients $7.95
bacon, sausage, chorizo, chicken, turkey, vegan veggie sausages***
avocado, spinach, seasoned mushrooms, onions, tomato, garlic herbs, power greens, black beans, bell peppers
white cheddar, feta, swiss, goat cheese
We've got two types of pancakes to satisfy any craving- our classic fluffy buttermilk cakes and our gluten-free bee cakes made from bee-pollinated flowers- all served with Ohio maple syrup. Perfect Additions: Add blueberries, walnuts, almonds, chocolate chips or bananas +$0.50 per pancake
Single 4
Stack of Two 8
Bee Cakes
Delicious gluten-free pancakes made with almond milk, quinoa and buckwheat flour
Single 3.5
Stack of Two 7
Buttermilk Cakes
Fluffy and sweet buttermilk pancakes, made from scratch
With your choice of bee cake or buttermilk batter. Buttermilk Single: $5.00, Stack of two: $10.00. Beecake Single: $5.50, Stack of two: $11.00
Blue Cakes
Studded with blueberries and topped with maple-macerated blueberries served with honey butter.
Nutty Cakes
Studded with chocolate chips, topped with natural peanut butter and bananas
Piggy Cakes
Bacon in the batter, topped with whipped cream and candied pecans
Apple Cakes** (Seasonal)
Topped with spiced apples, fresh Snowville whipped cream and our house-made hemp seed granola
Roasted Red Skin Potatoes
With house-made honey garlic sauce
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Fresh Fruit Cup
Multigrain 1.5
Ezekiel Whole Grain 2.5
Eban's (Gluten Free) 2.5
Free Range Egg*
However you like it
Thick-Cut Bacon
Pasture-Raised Sausage
Vegan Veggie Sausages***
Sleepy Bee was founded in 2013 by a doctor, an artist, and a chef. We honor and emulate the bees - our muses - and their role in the wellbeing of diverse, local ecosystems. Sourcing from farms and suppliers nearby, we have created a delicious, wholesome and satisfying menu, served in inspired spaces, surrounded by original, local art and friendly people. Our ingredients and creations highlight the ever-changing seasons and showcase the power that food has to impact our health, our communities and the world we share. By dining at Sleepy Bee, we hope that you will be nourished in body, mind, and spirit. Welcome.
$10 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
American, Cafe, Healthy
Seating, Table Service, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I have celiac disease and finding a place where I can have a *real* breakfast (as opposed to just yogurt and fruit) can be a bit of a challenge...and always involves specific discussions with staff. (Cross contamination is a huge issue for me.) Imagine my...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Melanie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious food and great service! Love knowing the ingredients are all so fresh and natural. And the offer of a coffee to go as we were finishing was wonderful, since I had a long drive ahead!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Ohio-traveler565
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fruit cup was fresh and the lemons for the water were fresh. The waiter was friendly and it had a comfortable atmosphere. I split an omelette and the blueberry pancakes with my husband. It didn’t seem that busy but we had a long wait...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank adresie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the atmosphere and our server was Stephen and he was very nice and friendly! The food was very vegan/vegetarian friendly. Lots of healthy options! All of their omelettes had vegan options. The catchup and jam was homemade and yummy. They also had a...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank fhv_58
Reviewed May 13, 2019 via mobile

This place is great for breakfast and lunch! First off, they try to get everything they serve sourced as local as possible, which is super sustainable and great for the local economy. They have gluten free options for pretty much everything they serve as well,...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 21, 2019 via mobile

Food presentation was great! Service was great, and great tasting food. We were seated right away and Christopher is a great server. Will return. Apple pancakes were delicious!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank dreambigtravelwide
Reviewed February 17, 2019

Been before and it was okay. This time was okay minus. No toilet paper. Forgot to give us our food. Sort of scant portions. Fresh, local food should have more taste. Eggs and bread were just okay. The fruit was artfully arranged and fresh. Service...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Lisa L
Reviewed January 13, 2019

We usually go to the Blue Ash location but we were staying downtown so decided to check out the new location. The decor is fun and the space is inviting and comfortable. It feels more open than the BA location. The menu is the same...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank trooper912
AlexisVictor, Public Relations Manager at Sleepy Bee Cafe - Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2019

Hi Trooper912, That's so awesome to hear! We're glad we could finally bring a bee downtown and so happy you enjoyed. Thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback, I'll be sure to pass it onto our staff :)

Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for breakfast, and had excellent service in a very relaxed atmosphere. This place has a ton of healthy options, and since I typically make unhealthy choices, I was glad to try and buck my trend. I ordered a scrambled bowl, and it...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DeeBJones
Reviewed November 19, 2018

This place has a good story, great service and wonderful food. We had the specials-Pumpkin Pie pancake and Biscuit and gravy, there were both great! I order one pancake as they were dinner plate size and I'm glad I did, it was more than I...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank cdpeno
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