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Iris Book Cafe

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1331 Main St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-8606
08:00 - 22:00
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Fri 08:00 - 18:00
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New Delhi, India
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338 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Iris is a great place for coffee lovers who like to read books at the same time. They have a decent collection on their library and you can even get one of your own and read it while sipping great coffee. While the coffee might not be the best in town, it is quite good. The environment is very good... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed my iced coffee and vegan chilli. The courtyard is shady and quiet with plenty if seats. Not a big fan of all the random people who hang around the outside, but it was a nice sanctuary :)

Thank Dani B
Southern US
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304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

The Good: unique, coffee, decor/art The Bad: loud prep area, limited menu This is a hipsterish coffee/art/bookstore in a gentrifying area. The coffee is good but the books are few. There is topical art on the walls and books on the shelves. The books are used or special interest. The coffee itself is good and well prepared. Dine in coffee... More 

Thank RoadLessTraveller
West Chester, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

My sister and I stumbled upon this place after visiting the City Flea in Washington Park. Long lines at the food trucks, all the restaurants on Vine had huge waits, so we decided to wander over to this used book store and cafe on Main. Lovely spot, we've been there twice now.

Thank Katie K
Windsor, Canada
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1,666 reviews
806 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 549 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

I can't say anything bad about this place... it's not perfect, but it's got a lot of great things going for it. Coffee shop and book store together at last! It was a hipster place and the lady who made my coffee was so nice, but I hope she didn't notice me staring at the loop ring in her nose.... More 

Thank James A
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2014

I always stop here on my visits to my hometown. I enjoy the neighborhood galleries and its proximity to the nearby Findlay Market. The cafe itself is great, with a charming garden in the back. They have a large collection of used books for sale or perusing on the spot. This is the epitome of a place to relax for... More 

Thank christinachicago2014
Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2012

Iris Book Cafe is one of my favorite cafes in Cincinnati to sit and read a book (my own or one I find on the cafe's shelf) or to meet up with a friend for a hearty conversation. Good coffee, good tea, good sandwiches, good soup, good books, good music, good inside and outside seating, and good people.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1331 Main St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-8606
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?