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“Great food & drink, great atmosphere, great decision!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Patterson's Cafe

Patterson's Cafe
Ranked #1 of 76 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: located in the Stewart Square; 103 W. Spring StOxford, OH 45056; (513) 523-0770
Cincinnati
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“Great food & drink, great atmosphere, great decision!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

Oxford isn't a very large town. If fact, if the University hadn't set up shop here back in 1809, this area may still be a corn field today.

What I love about Patterson's: Variety of choices. HUGE pancakes that would give WIlla Wonka a run on his imagination - I'm talking Uncle Buck, flip them with a snow shovel, big. The Fatty Benni. Their menu is just awesome. Also, they have a full service bar - A bar at a breakfast/Lunch restaurant you say? Well its not like a Bar, but, they do have liquor for things like Irish coffee, a tequila sunrise, or mimosas. Did I say a Man-mosa? They have those too! The staff is great!

What I dislike: It's ALWAYS jam-packed on Saturday/Sunday. Always. This isn't a fault of Patterson's Cafe - they have a lot of seating space. They're just so dang popular with BOTH the college kids and the local residents. Plus, there are not many other choices in Oxford for a sit down breakfast. If you want a table for more than two on a weekend morning _get there early_.

In short: If you don't mind it being busy on the weekends, and love great food that isn't like every other breakfast chain, this IS the place to go. Bon Appetite!!!

  • Visited August 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great find, family friendly, and delicious!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2012 via mobile

Everything about this cafe was fantastic! The food was amazing and the service was exceptional. I want to go back again before we leave Oxford in a few days! Keep up the good work Pattersons!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Small town jewel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012

small town restaurant with very tasty food, something for everybody. Serving breakfast all day.
Menu features a daily specials, and soup of the day.

  • Visited August 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
“Fantastic breakfast - best pancakes around”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

There is really only one reason to go to Patterson's: breakfast. They have a limited selection of salads and sandwiches for lunch, but (as of this writing) they close at mid-afternoon. (They tried opening at night for a while, but they have recently discontinued that.)

Patterson's serves the best pancakes I have ever eaten. Be careful in ordering them, though: even a "short stack" is huge. After several failed attempts to finish such, I have finally decided to just order a single pancake with mix-ins. It's enough for me - although I have friends who can finish even a "full stack" (I think just to show off...).

Orange juice is squeezed when you order it (they will put ice in the glass unless you request it without). Coffee is good. Omelettes are good. Toast is good. Muffins are good. OK, I'll stop.

Downside: hopelessly crowded on weekend mornings when students are in town.

  • Visited June 2012
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“Excellent food, would come again”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2012 via mobile

After a long weekend swim meet at Miami Un we found this awesome little cafe for lunch. Just what we needed, something for everyone. Great service, great atmosphere, delicious food. My only complaint is that I was charged for extra dressing for my ruebin. Will come again next year!

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