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Old World Cafe and Ice Cream

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1 W Market St, Corning, NY 14830-2680
+1 607-936-1953
10:00 - 18:00
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Corning, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The food, especially their soup is outstanding. Sandwiches excellent and when combined with the soup - divine! Add that chocolate cookie or a slice of that carrot cake - divine decadence. Try to go before Noon or after 2:00PM for best time. This place gets very crowded for lunch - of course the locals know where to go.

Thank Lorna F
Warren, New Jersey
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Sandwiches, salads, soups - all home made and delicious. They had a kids menu as well. Prices were excellent and the food was delicious. The food came out super fast which was great because we were very hungry. It is a great place for a quick meal.

Thank Debbie S
Horseheads, New York
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225 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

I have eaten here multiple times and have tried so many things and they are all good! Some favorites include ANY soup and the ANY sandwich! The prices are pretty standard for what you get. The panini's are huge and can literally feed 2 people. There is a fun selection of take away items including drinks, crackers, candy, and treats.... More 

Thank Memmett
Brisbane, Australia
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199 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

Had one of the best soups ever here! Fantastic, honest food, very tasty and hearty. Great staff and a bootload of useful, good quality preserves and syrups to buy. Definite recommendation.

Thank arty37
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

we stopped here for a late lunch, the food was fantastic. the place has a homey feel to it and the staff was great. the variety is pretty good for a small establishment, i didn't feel like they would need any more of a selection because the choices offered were just that good. will certainly stop here again.

Thank anna r
upstate New York
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147 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

We've stopped in the Old World cafe on many occasions and have always been pleased. The typical foods seven are sandwiches, paninis, salads. And a variety of ice creams. This is a shop where you self order at the counter and the have a seat at a table or booth and someone brings you you're food. For ice cream, you... More 

Thank scuba6
Watkins Glen, New York
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

Another really neat, independently owned restaurant in Corning's Gaffer District. The husband/wife team that re-opened it several years ago (it used to be an old timey ice cream shop) really did a great job rehabilitating the space and bringing innovative and delicious food to the menu. Good value, great staff, delicious food.

Thank Paul T
White Plains, New York
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

We always stop into Old World Cafe and Ice Cream when we visit Corning, NY. This place is my favorite. I particularly like their soup and half sandwich lunch combo. My husband and I always look forward to stopping in here for lunch. We definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank Alisia L
Phoenix, New York
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

Great sandwiches and soups, really loved the atmosphere! Great beer! Nice menu! People were nice and the casual atmosphere was great! Can't beat drink prices!

Thank leaaudio
Corning, New York
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80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

Small shop with a large menu! Lots of different flavors to pick from for ice cream or shakes! Didn't go for lunch, but that menu also seemed to have variety to it, too. A little outdated, trying to go for the vintage look, but still outdated and a little dingy.

Thank Caitlyn L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Soups, American
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 W Market St, Corning, NY 14830-2680
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Corning
  • Phone Number: +1 607-936-1953
We stopped here in Corning. Really great sandwiches and soup. Terrific ice cream. The bakery items looked great although we did not try them.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?