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Water St. Cafe

467 Exchange St, Geneva, NY 14456-3402
+1 315-789-2560
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (17 reviews)
“french toast” (12 reviews)
“home fries” (11 reviews)
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6:30 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
467 Exchange St, Geneva, NY 14456-3402
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another review where I really wish I could give half points. It wasn't quite a 5 but I felt bad selecting 4 so that tells you something. My daughter is a freshman at Hobart and William Smith College and while I live a little under...More

Thank bkbmom
anne b, Owner at Water St. Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

How nice of you to say all these great things...hope to meet you soon.

Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Great food , especially if you’re looking for a cheap meal at a great low price. Friendly and fast service .

Thank juliast54
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Food is great! Service is friendly and fast unless they are super busy--which they usually are but even then the service is good. We really enjoy our meals here.Prices reasonable.

Thank NYBelle
anne b, Owner at Water St. Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thank you so much for the great review! We are very lucky to have such a great staff!

Reviewed 22 December 2017

This is one of places where locals see each other... service is friendly. They specialize in breakfast/brunch, and have a strong selection of breakfast foods...

Thank Thitherflit
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Always get a great breakfast here every time we're in Geneva. Love the small town local diner with low priced food and great flavors. They are always busy here and do a great job. I did however find a hair in my eggs last time....More

Thank buffalotraveler716
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

What a neat place. It was so good we had to go back the next day. Everything we had was amazing. Get there early but if there is a wait definitely wait it will be worth it.

Thank Russell W
anne b, Owner at Water St. Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Thank you for the great words!

Reviewed 7 November 2017

Fill your stomach while enjoying the banter of Grandma Brown! She is delightful. The food is good. The place stays packed. We were there for breakfast at the counter. One of the remaining successful diners in NY. Would go again.

Thank SheltonMcBride
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Business was humming on Sunday morning when we arrived, but we were seated within two minutes. Paper place mats and silverware set before us in a couple of minutes, followed by our drink orders being taken and quickly served. Food orders were then taken and...More

Thank WestvaleWally
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We had a delicious meal and great service at this wonderful cafe in downtown Geneva. Upon entering the restaurant seemed full and w smile hostess asked if we wanted to wait for a booth vs table for two at the door. The food and service...More

Thank Nancy T
anne b, Owner at Water St. Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017

Thank you for the good words. Hope you get to visit again.

Reviewed 16 October 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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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