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Water St. Cafe

467 Exchange St, Geneva, NY 14456-3402
+1 315-789-2560
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (17 reviews)
“french toast” (12 reviews)
“home fries” (11 reviews)
Closes in 12 min
6:30 AM - 2:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
467 Exchange St, Geneva, NY 14456-3402
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Always get a great breakfast here every time we're in Geneva. Love the small town local diner with low priced food and great flavors. They are always busy here and do a great job. I did however find a hair in my eggs last time....More

Thank buffalotraveler716
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a neat place. It was so good we had to go back the next day. Everything we had was amazing. Get there early but if there is a wait definitely wait it will be worth it.

Thank Russell W
anne b, Owner at Water St. Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the great words!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fill your stomach while enjoying the banter of Grandma Brown! She is delightful. The food is good. The place stays packed. We were there for breakfast at the counter. One of the remaining successful diners in NY. Would go again.

Thank SheltonMcBride
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Business was humming on Sunday morning when we arrived, but we were seated within two minutes. Paper place mats and silverware set before us in a couple of minutes, followed by our drink orders being taken and quickly served. Food orders were then taken and...More

Thank WestvaleWally
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delicious meal and great service at this wonderful cafe in downtown Geneva. Upon entering the restaurant seemed full and w smile hostess asked if we wanted to wait for a booth vs table for two at the door. The food and service...More

Thank Nancy T
anne b, Owner at Water St. Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the good words. Hope you get to visit again.

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped by here one morning and had a very nice breakfast. Server was a local college student and very nice. Will definitely be back

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 15 October 2017

If you want your money's worth, the Water St. Cafe is your place to go. It's a place for the locals & the service is very welcoming & friendly. Food is pretty basic (Oh dear, margarine really was a downer.) but you won't leave hungry.

Thank BaliloverNewYork
anne b, Owner at Water St. Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Too bad you didn't ask waitress for butter. We have a sign up...prob didn't see it...says to ask if you prefer butter. Shucks! We could've had a 4 star! Lol...Please come again.

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We have been to this café a few times & so happy they are still around each time we visit. What's not to love...a warm welcome, quick & friendly service, delicious food, especially the HF...just like we have at home. This is what it feels...More

Thank auntie17
anne b, Owner at Water St. Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Wow! Nice review! Thanks for your kind words!

Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

We ate at Water St Cafe twice during our week stay in Geneva. Great service, breakfast and very homey, local place to start your morning off. Best home fries I have ever had at a breakfast place. Not to be missed.

Thank way2muchfun52016
anne b, Owner at Water St. Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Nice words!! Loved that you loved the HF!

Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Great food great prices great coffee and great service! based on the clientele, an excellent local breakfast café.

Thank Landlockedseafarer
anne b, Owner at Water St. Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Thanks... means a lot!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 467 Exchange St, Geneva, NY 14456-3402
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +1 315-789-2560
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