Serving Breakfast & Lunch

Tue – Fri 7 AM – 2:30 PM • Sat & Sun 7 AM – 2 PM • Closed Mondays

Phone in your order Now! 775-657-8880     3979 South McCarran Blvd, Reno, Nevada

Phone in your order Now!
775-657-8880

3979 South McCarran Blvd, Reno, Nevada

 

Rustic Good Food With a French Twist!

Welcome to our roost! We specialize in breakfast and lunch and pride ourselves on providing rustic good food with a French twist!

We have developed all of our own recipes and bake/cook everything on our menu fresh just for you! From our soups and salad dressings to our quiche and baked goods, we put that personal handmade touch on everything. We even roast whole turkeys fresh every day for out gourmet sandwiches!

Where Did the Name “Wet Hen Cafe” Come From…

If you’ve ever ben so mad your fists are clenched, your teeth are grinding, and you could feel steam blasting out of your ears, you’ve experienced being “madder than a wet hen”.

So where does it come from? And why would it be used to represent a quaint little American cafe with a French flair?

“Madder than a Wet Hen” is an American expression that seemed to originate in the south. It’s popular in rural and farming communities where the behavior of chickens is common knowledge. Why? That’s easy.
Chickens and water just don’t mix.

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  • 5 star rating  Great little cafe. Order at the counter and grab a seat. Great for breakfast or lunch. Delicious food

    Katherine Thomas Avatar Katherine Thomas
    4/15/2018

    5 star rating  Amazing breakfast. Really! And I'm picky about breakfast. Had the Parisian omlett with marbled eye toast. Wonderful food, great service, and friendly staff!

    Amy Sluss Avatar Amy Sluss
    4/12/2018

    5 star rating  Best eggs oliver What a nice place for breakfast. I am a vegetarian and they accommodated me. I ordered an eggs Arnold. It wasn’t on the menus but they made it any way.... read more

    FigurativePhoto Avatar FigurativePhoto
    4/11/2018
  • 5 star rating  Great small little place for breakfast and lunch. The service is fantastic and food is Great! It is a fairly small space, so you have to be comfortable in tiny... read more

    Jonathan Avatar Jonathan
    4/07/2018

    5 star rating  Quiche Lorraine Rocks We were in town for business and decided to visit the Wet Hen from Trip Advisor reviews. Friendly establishment! Food was terrific! They use eggs from their own hens! Best... read more

    Carolyn W Avatar Carolyn W
    4/05/2018

    5 star rating  The best breakfast croissant sandwich I have ever tasted. Would have gone again today but they were closed. I will definitely be back. My husband liked his biscuits and gravy.... read more

    Juanita B. Avatar Juanita B.
    4/02/2018
  • 5 star rating  Great Local Cafe We went for lunch a few days ago after seeing it on Trip Advisor. It is a small cafe, friendly and cozy. The personnel and food were all excellent. We... read more

    1947-FORD Avatar 1947-FORD
    3/31/2018

    5 star rating  Breakfast on the way to the airport We stoped here on our way to the Reno airport for a quick breakfast. Super friendly service, great coffee and fantastic food. The Eggs Benedict were delicious, crepes were yummy... read more

    JulesinRHE Avatar JulesinRHE
    3/25/2018

    5 star rating  I love this place. It doesn't have the full kitchen menu, and it's a hole-in-the-wall kind of place, but everything I have ordered there has been great. It's very popular... read more

    Heidi S. Avatar Heidi S.
    3/22/2018
  • 5 star rating  It is a great place. The food is great and the atmosphere is great also. The people are all so friendly

    Cheryl Court Avatar Cheryl Court
    3/20/2018

    5 star rating  Breakfast as it should be. This is our new favorite spot for breakfast in Reno. The service is excellent and the food will leave you satisfied. I had the eggs benedict and fried potatoes. All... read more

    Greg G Avatar Greg G
    3/14/2018

    5 star rating  Great place. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, terrific made to order food at a very reasonable price.

    John B. Avatar John B.
    3/14/2018
  • 5 star rating  Quick breakfast before our flight out of Reno Fast service, charming cozy restaurant, good food selection, delicious food and friendly staff. We ordered the pancakes, sausage, bacon, veggie omelette (came with potatoes and toast) and a cup of... read more

    juhamilton Avatar juhamilton
    3/12/2018

    5 star rating  Not only do I live down the street, but I work down the street. Soooo, they definitely have my business for breakfast sandwhiches - They will have them ready in... read more

    Brooke Anne L. Avatar Brooke Anne L.
    3/09/2018

    5 star rating  Delicious as always My husband and I stopped in for a late lunch and were lucky we got the last table available at the time.

    We ordered the special Piggy Omelette and Wet... read more

    Stacy F Avatar Stacy F
    3/04/2018
  • 4 star rating  Wet Hen is what every eatery ought to aspire to be. They have a small, focused selection of menu items that are done very well.

    For example, the sausage & egg... read more

    Anthony A. Avatar Anthony A.
    3/03/2018

    4 star rating  Cute little place. Service was quick and efficient. My omelet and potatoes were a little greasy, but the food was good overall.

    Michelle Bergstrom Avatar Michelle Bergstrom
    2/25/2018

    5 star rating  Great food. Great staff. The portions are great also. The breakfast sandwich is probably my favorite.

    Deaon Clausell Avatar Deaon Clausell
    2/24/2018
  • 5 star rating  Sandwiches--5 stars, soup--5 stars, quiche--5 stars, homemade cookies--6 stars. : )

    The folks here are super friendly, with great recommendations for the people that I'm bringing in the first time.

    And... read more

    Jason Nash Avatar Jason Nash
    2/23/2018

    5 star rating  The food is always fantastic! Soups are delightful. You won't be disappointed. Service is wonderful. Everything on the menu is an Epicurean delight!!!

    Ken Golaszewski Avatar Ken Golaszewski
    2/22/2018

    5 star rating  I know it's my first time here but hell the food is good. The scrambled eggs were so light and fluffy looking in a neighboring tables plate that I decided... read more

    Garrett K. Avatar Garrett K.
    2/10/2018
  • 4 star rating  Friendly service, great food, and nice facility. You will enjoy the experience. Also a very good bakery with a nice variety of items to choose from.

    Darroll L. Avatar Darroll L.
    2/04/2018

    4 star rating  Had a quick breakfast that was satisfying and well-prepared. I had the veggie quiche, which was delicious and had a (bonus!) potato crust. My dining partner enjoyed her over easy... read more

    Rosie C. Avatar Rosie C.
    1/28/2018

    5 star rating  It was great. My friend invited me for a great breakfast. Size is small, but the staff and food are great! Great experience. I ate every bite!

    Kathleen Chesney Avatar Kathleen Chesney
    1/21/2018
  • 5 star rating  Really tasty food! I swung by as it seemed to be a low cost breakfast option, but the food will definitely bring me back, even though I live in NW... read more

    Sarah H. Avatar Sarah H.
    1/20/2018

    5 star rating  Breakfast was delicious. They have a variety and portions are  perfect. Staff are very friendly and the place has a cozy home feeling to it . Bathrooms are nice and... read more

    Olga M. Avatar Olga M.
    1/14/2018

    5 star rating  Best quiche ever with fresh fruit. My sister-in-law and an omelette full of veggies! My daughter found this place on Yelp so we could eat after dropping them at the... read more

    D C. Avatar D C.
    12/31/2017

  • 5 star rating  Great little cafe. Order at the counter and grab a seat. Great for breakfast or lunch. Delicious food

    Katherine Thomas Avatar Katherine Thomas
    4/15/2018
  • 5 star rating  Amazing breakfast. Really! And I'm picky about breakfast. Had the Parisian omlett with marbled eye toast. Wonderful food, great service, and friendly staff!

    Amy Sluss Avatar Amy Sluss
    4/12/2018
  • 5 star rating  Best eggs oliver What a nice place for breakfast. I am a vegetarian and they accommodated me. I ordered an eggs Arnold. It wasn’t on the menus but they made it any way.... read more

    FigurativePhoto Avatar FigurativePhoto
    4/11/2018
  • 5 star rating  Great small little place for breakfast and lunch. The service is fantastic and food is Great! It is a fairly small space, so you have to be comfortable in tiny... read more

    Jonathan Avatar Jonathan
    4/07/2018
  • 5 star rating  Quiche Lorraine Rocks We were in town for business and decided to visit the Wet Hen from Trip Advisor reviews. Friendly establishment! Food was terrific! They use eggs from their own hens! Best... read more

    Carolyn W Avatar Carolyn W
    4/05/2018
  • 5 star rating  The best breakfast croissant sandwich I have ever tasted. Would have gone again today but they were closed. I will definitely be back. My husband liked his biscuits and gravy.... read more

    Juanita B. Avatar Juanita B.
    4/02/2018
  • 5 star rating  Great Local Cafe We went for lunch a few days ago after seeing it on Trip Advisor. It is a small cafe, friendly and cozy. The personnel and food were all excellent. We... read more

    1947-FORD Avatar 1947-FORD
    3/31/2018
  • 5 star rating  Breakfast on the way to the airport We stoped here on our way to the Reno airport for a quick breakfast. Super friendly service, great coffee and fantastic food. The Eggs Benedict were delicious, crepes were yummy... read more

    JulesinRHE Avatar JulesinRHE
    3/25/2018
  • 5 star rating  I love this place. It doesn't have the full kitchen menu, and it's a hole-in-the-wall kind of place, but everything I have ordered there has been great. It's very popular... read more

    Heidi S. Avatar Heidi S.
    3/22/2018

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Address:
3979 S. McCarran Blvd

Tel: 775-657-8880
Fax: 775-657-9944

Email: info@wethencafe.com

Our Business Hours

Tue - Fri  7 AM - 2:30 PM
Sat & Sun 7 AM - 2 PM
Closed Mondays