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Water St. Cafe

467 Exchange St, Geneva, NY 14456-3402
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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06:30 - 14:00All hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
467 Exchange St, Geneva, NY 14456-3402
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Reviewed 6 days 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 days ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Jeanette D
anne b, Owner at Water St. Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Unassuming little diner that offers a variety of menu options at good prices. I stopped there for lunch before visiting wineries on the north end of Seneca lake.

Thank Kevin-Erika
Reviewed 7 August 2017

I went in and sat at the counter by the grill. Ten minutes later, no one had spoken to me or brought water or coffee. I left.

Thank Jeff059
anne b, Owner at Water St. Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Yes indeed, I'm sure it was yesterday. I think if you had noticed the place you would have seen you weren't the only customer in the place. Can you say "Watkins Glen Nascar traffic? Hope you try us again sometime when we're not so crushed.

Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Nice diner for breakfast-spouse had 2 huge (plain) pancakes and I had the scrambled eggs potato dish. Price is very reasonable. Definitely would return.

Thank ElaineMS338
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We love this little cafe. The waitresses are friendly and the food is good and not greasy like some diner food.

Thank nolrutha
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We are diner freaks. The Water Street Cafe was a perfect find. Our grandson thought the Mickey Mouse pancakes were divine. My husband enjoyed his corned beef hash omelet and I believe the French toast special with strawberry/blueberry syrup was about the best to be...More

Thank Junebug327
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

We walked down to Water Street Cafe for an early breakfast today. Friendly people, both staff and fellow guests, and an authentic local place. Food was very good, eggs over medium were a bit overdone, but bacon was tasty, and so were breakfast potatoes. We...More

Thank collinstw
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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: 315-789-2560
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