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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)
Open Now
06:30 - 14:00All hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
467 Exchange St, Geneva, NY 14456-3402
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 5 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

Wow! Nice review! Thanks for your kind words!

Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

Nice words!! Loved that you loved the HF!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

Thanks... means a lot!!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent cafe for breakfast. The staff are very friendly and the food plentiful and good. Go early or you could have a long wait.!!

Thank Joy W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small business is constantly busy. Even if the line is out the door, it is worth the wait. And it will not be a long wait! Good food and cheap. Definitely will eat here again!

Thank heath22016
anne b, Owner at Water St. Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the good words...always great to hear it....never get tired of it!

Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is the only restaurant, in the city of Geneva, that offers gluten free alternatives. They have toast, french toast, and pancakes (from scratch). Small place, but those are always more comfy. Service is pretty good, coffee refills come often (good coffee too) We eat...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We arrived just before noon on a Friday. The counter was empty as were a couple of tables and 2 booths. We opted for a booth just inside the door. Our order was taken fairly promptly. The wait for our meal wasn't extensive. When our...More

1  Thank Jeanette D
anne b, Owner at Water St. Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

I have dealt with this issue many times. An ongoing thing. I want to thank you for spending a minute to let me know. I did address it to those working that day. Being as busy as we were was absolutely no excuse.

Reviewed 24 August 2017

A great little cafe perfect for breakfast. The price of the meal was very affordable with lots of options of items to eat. The service was excellent thanks to Vicky and the portions were large. The place was busy and everybody seemed satisfied with their...More

Thank smcreates
anne b, Owner at Water St. Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Thank you sp much for the great words. Lately, the more common comments have been regarding how sweet and courteous our waitresses are. So nice to hear.

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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
07:00 - 13:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
07:00 - 13:00
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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