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Hathaway's Coffee Shop

441 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH - (513) 621-1332
Hathaway's is a civilized urban dining experience reminiscent of downtown coffee shops half a century ago. Meals are handsome and inexpensive -- great breakfast, including the local fave, goetta, to go with eggs, and lunches that range from grilled cheese to a hot-plate special of the day. There's a full soda fountain menu of sundaes and banana splits, plus traditional malts and yogurt shakes.
85% Approval Rating (14 votes)

Scorecard

3 - Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
waffles (maybe)
goetta
French Toast

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (5)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Located on the first level of the magnificently deco Carew Tower, where pleasant music wafts through the lobby to encourage shoppers into the high-end retailers, Hathaway's is the sort of come-one, come-all coffee shop that once proliferated in cities' downtown ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

441 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH
(513) 621-1332

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
The pork and oat loaf known as goetta may be an acquired taste. Hathaway's is a good place to acquire it. The long-sizzled goetta is crisp and deliciously unctuous.
"The pork and oat loaf known as goetta may be an acquired taste. Hathaway's is a good place to acquire it. The long-sizzled goetta is crisp and deliciously unctuous."
Michael Stern





Bad news for Michael Stern and other slim waffle fans... Hathaway's now serves Belgian waffles.
"Bad news for Michael Stern and other slim waffle fans... Hathaway's now serves Belgian waffles."
Cliff Strutz


Shopping arcades -- and the pleasant coffee shops that used to occupy them -- are increasingly nostalgic.
"Shopping arcades -- and the pleasant coffee shops that used to occupy them -- are increasingly nostalgic."
Michael Stern


Hathaway's serves its coffee in sturdy mugs with a spoon ready to stir. Note the classic boomerang pattern Formica counter.
"Hathaway's serves its coffee in sturdy mugs with a spoon ready to stir. Note the classic boomerang pattern Formica counter."
Michael Stern


A seat at one of the U-shaped counters at Hathaway's puts you in easy striking distance of waitresses armed with coffee pots serving refills.
"A seat at one of the U-shaped counters at Hathaway's puts you in easy striking distance of waitresses armed with coffee pots serving refills."
Michael Stern


That's fine French toast in the foreground with ample butter melting on top. In the background is a slab of goetta, the breakfast meat unique to Cincinnati. To complete the picture: syrup, served hot alongside.
"That's fine French toast in the foreground with ample butter melting on top. In the background is a slab of goetta, the breakfast meat unique to Cincinnati. To complete the picture: syrup, served hot alongside."
Michael Stern



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