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Carriage House Cafe

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305 Stewart Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850-4517
+1 607-645-0152
Tue - Sun 09:00 - 15:00
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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158 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a tasty bfast of eggs and toast sandwich - nicely done . Very fresh excellent eggs - menu is very unique and local Liked the staff Highly recommend

Thank Luckydog17
Ithaca, New York
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This is one of Ithaca's best small restaurants for good food, relaxed atmosphere and charming character--it's a re-purposed carriage house. It's the perfect place to meet friends for a meal; the seating and acoustics are conducive to conversation--two attributes often difficult to find in a popular eatery. Ingredients are local, fresh and expertly prepared. LImited parking in front, but street... More 

Thank Mary B
Ithaca, New York
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I have eaten here twice now, both times entertaining parents visiting from afar. The food is creative and delicious, and leaves us very satisfied! My husband usually gets a sconewich or the breakfast sandwich, I get the featured omelet, my daughter gets scrambled eggs, and our guests have both gotten the featured strata. Parking can be difficult, so if members... More 

Thank Elisa C
Ithaca, New York
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Coming back to visit Ithaca with college friends we were completely underwhelmed. We used to frequent this brunch location often. The food was not the same. It seemed very generic and bored. The service was fine enough. They just seem to have stopped trying.

Thank susybee89
Ithaca, New York
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52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

THIS. IS. MY. FAVORITE. PLACE. IN. ITHACA. I don't give a lot of 5 star reviews. Even the reviews I give typically have at least one negative. I have no complaints about the Carriage House. After hearing about it, driving past, it and googling the menu countless times...I finally made the trip for brunch one day and have come back... More 

Thank ShayShayTheGr8
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

First time here. The food was amazing !!!!!!!! There were 7 of us so we ordered and shared the food family style. The Brie Stuffed French Toast was awesome. We also ordered the Brioche French Toast and Sconewich and additional sides. The restaurant was the best. The service was excellent. Rustic atmosphere. Cozy. I can't say enough about this café.... More 

Thank gwen h
Austin, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Fresh ingredients prepared perfectly and a wonderful staff in a charming setting. Doesn't get better

Thank Mike S
Raleigh, NC
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Beautiful restaurant with fresh, local ingredients and a pleasant staff. The Bahn Mi sandwich was terrific. The meat strata was good, but not great. The salads were fresh and delicious.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Dropped by on a Tuesday morning for breakfast right at opening time - 9 am which seems a tad late. Chose the brioche French toast with berry coulis while my son had the Brie-stuffed French toast. Both were excellent but the plating could have been a little more elegant/appetizing. Not even a sprig of green or anything - a little... More 

Thank Carol S
Baltimore, Maryland
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Carriage house is a little overpriced cute restaurant. I'll definitely be back for Sconewich. If you want a little spicy dish, go for Pulled Pork.Food quality is very good. Ambiance is very good, Service is very fast but always crowded. waiting time 25-30 minutes if you are there on weekends.Getting parking space is bit difficult.

Thank anuradha d

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 305 Stewart Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850-4517
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-645-0152

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