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Water St. Cafe

467 Exchange St, Geneva, NY 14456-3402
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
467 Exchange St, Geneva, NY 14456-3402
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

If you like the old cafes from the 60's, Water St. Cafe is the place to have breakfast or lunch. It is conveniently located from the Ramada Inn and Holiday Inn Geneva, an easy walk from both places. The interior takes you back to small...More

Thank Sandy K
anne b, Owner at Water St. Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

We love when folks come back year after year. Have a great summer!

Reviewed 10 July 2017

We had an old fashioned breakfast at old fashioned priced in a local restaurant that was a friendly to out-of-Towners as it was to the locals. We had great service and great food

Thank 920lynne
anne b, Owner at Water St. Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thanks so much!

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Prices were very reasonable, service by all was really good. Two people working the griddles made the wait time quite short. Food was fresh and the selection was impressive. I'd definitely go back.

Thank Jim4207
anne b, Owner at Water St. Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Good to know folks notice when 2 people are on grills over just one...always worth the extra $

Reviewed 4 July 2017

We had an early breakfast at 730am. We were so glad there were open. Fast friendly service. I ordered the buffalo chicken wing omelette special which was made with local blue cheese. It was yummy! Only disappointment was the outdoor seating did not look very...More

Thank Sabrina B
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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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