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Cafe Dewitt

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215 N Cayuga St, Ste 76, Ithaca, NY 14850-4329
+1 607-273-3473
10:00 - 14:00
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 08:30 - 14:30
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

As a long-time local, I can tell you this place has stood the test of time. We all go there, meet our friends for lunch, take our out-of-town visitors, dawdle in the shops afterwards. Really, it's just charming, with interesting soups, great salads and sandwiches, some fabulous desserts. Long lines for weekend brunch and somewhat laid-back service--so, really, very "Ithaca."

1 Thank Judy E
Rochester, New York
Level Contributor
53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

This is a small cafe tucked away behind the more famous Moosewood Restaurant, just off of the Ithaca Commons. My husband and I are from Rochester, but we have been here 3-4 times for breakfast/brunch when visiting Ithaca. The food is fresh, local, and very good, but the service can be spotty. On our most recent visit in particularly, we... More 

Thank btobey
Ithaca, New York
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

My sister took me to brunch here the other day and although I have lived here many years, I have never been here. I had the omelet special, made with local bacon, provolone, mushrooms and veggies and it was one of the best one lets I have had. My sister had a brioche French toast with a side of Apple... More 

1 Thank easytopleez
Santa Cruz
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

Best Sunday Brunch in Ithaca, but the line starts early and lasts a long time. Get there early. Once seated, the service is great, and food came more quickly than I expected for such a packed place. We had a large group, so we all got to taste each others' choices.

Thank go_girlSantaCruz
Syosset, New York
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263 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

I had the eggs and lam sausage it was excellent. My family had eggs Benedict and pancakes. It was great. The location is quaint

Thank stentdoc
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

Food was good to excellent many things on menu we can't make at home . Environment loud chairs uncomfortable , service acceptable.

Thank Discounttime
Fredericton, Canada
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

Don't miss the toasted sandwiches, they are out of this world. It's a great place to hang out. If the people watching becomes boring, one can always look at the fish in the aquariums!

Thank Aubanel
Lynbrook, New York
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126 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015

The food at Cafe Dewitt was quite good and, given that it was breakfast, more original than I was anticipating. I ordered the Chef's Plate which was eggs with fresh spinach, roasted potatoes and red onion....very good. My wife ordered something more standard - scrambled eggs with bacon toast etc... she enjoyed hers as well. For a simple breakfast it... More 

1 Thank ROR29
St. Jacobs, Canada
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136 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful change from the standard breakfast menu items! Everything had a unique twist to it, was made with wholesome ingredients, and was extremely delicious. Good service as well. The location inside the mall was a little odd, but no complaints. Go early or you'll be waiting for a table for sure!

Thank schoencm
Ithaca, New York
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015

I love this place. The food is great. The servers nice. The value great. Something odd happened today, however, that put me off. There was the unusual long wait for brunch(which is expected and fine) of about thirty minutes. The host welcomed some friends, took their names, etc. What bothers me slightly was that he offered them coffee to ease... More 

Thank Ann S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
08:30 - 14:30
08:30 - 14:30
08:30 - 14:30
08:30 - 14:30
08:30 - 14:30
08:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 N Cayuga St, Ste 76, Ithaca, NY 14850-4329
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-273-3473

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?