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Sleepy Bee Cafe

3098 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209-1723
+1 513-533-2339
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (30 reviews)
“pancakes” (29 reviews)
“sandwich” (15 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
3098 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209-1723
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Some family members had breakfast there and more returned for lunch. It was that good! Everything from big breakfast plates to quinoa bowls. Satisfied all our meat eaters and the vegetarians.

Thank Patti C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The menu is unique in its offerings with lots of healthy choices. Everything tasted great and service was excellent as well. No good reason why coffee is almost $4.00 cup. Also with bee in the name it is surprising that there nothing on the menu...More

Thank TheBugGuy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Boasting healthy locally-sourced food, this place is both interesting and the food is good. Based on a personal recommendation we tried the Sleepy Bee Café just around the corner from our hotel for breakfast. We were seated immediately. The wait staff was attentive and helpful....More

Thank G M
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Wow! Fabulous breakfast in every way imaginable. Our waitress was as amazing as the food. The entire experience made us fall in love with the Cincinnati!

Thank myeslconnection
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Our table was located in the back room, away from the hustle and bustle. The waitress steered us to fabulous food. I really enjoyed the queen bee with the local goetta added to it, amazing! Our waitress recommended...More

Thank Rosie G
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Very good food, clean and the service was as I would expect. Would recommend for anyone...business travel, family, couples...great place.

Thank Tony F
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Visiting friends in the area noted that this was their go-to spot for brunch. We got our name on the list and headed over and only had to wait about 15-20 minutes on a Sunday. I enjoyed the Forager Omelette and thoroughly enjoyed every bite....More

1  Thank djaungst66
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

This was right down the street from our hotel. It’s soooo cute inside - loved the exposed brick, rafter ceilings, cool art hanging from the ceilings. Service was fantastic!! We got seated right away and food delivery was fast. We had the piggy pancakes which...More

2  Thank Conshytraveler
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Food was good but not great. Service (and wait time) were SLOOOOOOWWWW. Apparently they can only cook like eight pancakes at a time

Thank John H
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

The Sleepy Bee is one of our go-to brunch spots in the city! The pancakes are fabulous and the Blue Ash Smash is a savory option you will not regret! Great food and great service!!

Thank Kandi L
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Sally G
25 April 2017|
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Response from Alexis V | Property representative |
Hi Sally! Thanks for reaching out. Yes we can take a group of 12! Just call the restaurant location of your choosing and set up the reservation with the manager. A Sunday will be tricky since we are busier on the weekends... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3098 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209-1723
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-533-2339
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Sleepy Bee was born for the love of bees. Sleepy Bee is a gathering place that offers locally sourced sustenance – food that tastes, makes you feel, and is, good. In an environment that is embraces the beauty of it’s community, through it’s design and featured artistry. Owners Dr. John Hutton and Sandra Gross are entrepreneurs who follow their hearts. “We are often asked about the origin of our name, Sleepy Bee. It was not the product of focus groups, marketing meetings, or a graphic design team. One of our favorite pastimes is exploring our yard, populated by native host plants and “weeds,” checking for new arrivals. On cool mornings, we noticed that bumblebees tended to rest on the underside of flowers, before starting their busy day. “I think it’s sleepy,” one of our daughters announced. And so it was.” The menu and specials crafted by Chef Frances Kroner strike a balance between traditional comfort foods made with locally sourced ingredients, healthy options and bright flavors.
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