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 ratingMy Fav I have moved from Reno but visit often. If I am visiting I am having breakfast at The Wet Hen. This is my favorite place to eat. Excellent food and... read more

    marianc745 Avatar marianc745
    9/23/2018

    5 star ratingThe best little cafe in Reno! The food is a wonderful rustic country with a French twist. Always perfect. And, don't forget the signature cookies. Try the choclate espresso cookies and you won't need coffee. Although,... read more

    rae896 Avatar rae896
    9/23/2018

    5 star ratingLunch at the Wet Hen Great food, fresh and tasty. Love the way they put the cookie on the plate! Great variety of sandwiches, soups and salads.

    nshervold Avatar nshervold
    9/23/2018
  • 5 star ratingExcellent small cafe Over the years I have been eating at Wet Hen, it has been consistently good. The staff is friendly, the food is good and the cafe is clean and comfortable.

    Holly C Avatar Holly C
    9/23/2018

    5 star ratingGluten-free breakfast Great friendly service. Food is well made and great quality. They offer gluten free options. Coffee and soda are self serve. My favorite breakfast place.

    press0n Avatar press0n
    9/23/2018

    5 star ratingHome cooking at its best Healthy home made food with flavor and flair. Unexpected and well seasoned choices. Often long lines, yet we somehow manage to order and find a seat.

    MichaelMary99 Avatar MichaelMary99
    9/23/2018
  • 5 star ratingtoday and tomorrow I have eaten at the Wet Hen many time and will always return because of the great food and friendly service. Thank you

    mso_1977 Avatar mso_1977
    9/23/2018

    5 star ratingCozy restaurant with great food We live near the Wet Hen and often walk there for breakfast. The owners, Jackie, Don and their son Brandon are always welcoming. Brandon’s croissants are true to the French... read more

    Shawn B Avatar Shawn B
    9/23/2018

    5 star ratingA great time every time We just love the Wet Hen. We are regulars for a reason: consistently delicious food and everyone there is always so pleasant and friendly!

    95salgado Avatar 95salgado
    9/23/2018
  • 5 star ratingGreat Breakfast The food is always amazing and extremely fresh. The service is spot on. I know that if I want a filling and tasty breakfast, the Wet Hen never fails.

    DonB1934 Avatar DonB1934
    9/23/2018

    4 star ratingNice establishment Nice establisment with friendly staff and quick service.

    This place is small and cozy good for breakfast and lunch.

    A little bit too much potatoes in the quiche.

    AMOMH Avatar AMOMH
    9/14/2018

    5 star ratingQuick Bite Didn't disappoint being rated #1 for small local restaurant off the beaten path. Order at the counter. Food brought to us. Sat outside since the weather was beautiful. It is... read more

    Scenic811624 Avatar Scenic811624
    9/12/2018
  • Great sandwiches and good service! People here are very welcoming and nice. They offer good services and makes sure you had a nice visit

    Cholula Avatar Cholula
    9/08/2018

    5 star ratingDelicious fresh turkey for your sandwich. YUM! We go there for lunch often! Try the apple pie. Unbelievable. My favorite sandwich is the Monet...turkey, avocado and bacon on freshly baked bread. The potato soup is soul satisfying... read more

    luckytab777 Avatar luckytab777
    8/28/2018

    5 star ratingGreat for Breakfast We were looking for a place to have breakfast near the Hotel. Searched Tripadvisor. Listed as #1 for breakfast in Reno. Did not disappoint. Very good. We had a late... read more

    eco6 Avatar eco6
    8/27/2018
  • 5 star ratingLunch with a friend Great service great food very clean reasonable prices seating outside is nice however loud with the dryer from car wash across the street

    Cragla Avatar Cragla
    8/27/2018

    5 star ratingGreat Breakfast We were in Reno, and staying at the GSR. We wanted a place away from the crowds. We looked at Trip Advisor, and found this location. What a great find.... read more

    mcpcmp Avatar mcpcmp
    8/23/2018

    5 star ratingThank You Trip Advisor! The Wer Hen Cafe Deserves to be Your Number 1 Breakfast Restaurant! While our hotel offered a lovely breakfast as part of our room charge, when we travel we prefer to grab a cup of coffee and than look for the best... read more

    Arthur G Avatar Arthur G
    8/17/2018
  • This is a very cozy homie cafe. I enjoy the eggs and service people very much. What a great place for breakfast. Yummy!

    Pixy Rose Jes Avatar Pixy Rose Jes
    8/15/2018

    4 star ratingBreakfast before car show Very small place, but really good food. Friendly staff, more food than one person can eat in one sitting, I will go there again when I am in the area.

    Karen J Avatar Karen J
    8/15/2018

    5 star ratingBreakfast We were heading out this am to head to Napa Valley! We are here from Fl for the Hot August Nights , was amazing staff and great food !

    Teri B Avatar Teri B
    8/12/2018
  • Excellent food. Don't be alarmed by a walk up order and pay setting. The food and service is great and efficient.

    Tamara Dupuis Avatar Tamara Dupuis
    8/09/2018

    5 star ratingGreat staff, great breakfast Found the Wet Hen Cafe through this website and what an awesome find!! The cafe is a little out of the way, but they serve up a great breakfast and... read more

    Adrian_Sadler Avatar Adrian_Sadler
    8/07/2018

    5 star ratingGreat breakfast spot to go! Not a ton of seating but great food! We typically take it to go as there aren’t a lot of larger tables to seat a family of 4+. Highly recommend... read more

    Eugene L Avatar Eugene L
    8/06/2018
  • 4 star ratingGood food at a good price Went here with my wife and daughter. They are usually busy on a Saturday morning, but we got a table. I had a breakfast burrito, a must at any breakfast... read more

    Jeff D Avatar Jeff D
    8/06/2018

    Really great value for the price. Had a delicious omelet with ham and brie! Who knew brie would taste so good in an omelette! It was a very fat omelette... read more

    Aeon Flux Avatar Aeon Flux
    8/04/2018

    Nice establishment for quick, friendly, and good food. Me and my wife ordered the Pig,Pancakes, and Eggs which overall was good. The pancakes were slightly dry and not fluffy but... read more

    Shaun T Avatar Shaun T
    7/28/2018

  • 5 star ratingMy Fav I have moved from Reno but visit often. If I am visiting I am having breakfast at The Wet Hen. This is my favorite place to eat. Excellent food and... read more

    marianc745 Avatar marianc745
    9/23/2018
  • 5 star ratingThe best little cafe in Reno! The food is a wonderful rustic country with a French twist. Always perfect. And, don't forget the signature cookies. Try the choclate espresso cookies and you won't need coffee. Although,... read more

    rae896 Avatar rae896
    9/23/2018
  • 5 star ratingLunch at the Wet Hen Great food, fresh and tasty. Love the way they put the cookie on the plate! Great variety of sandwiches, soups and salads.

    nshervold Avatar nshervold
    9/23/2018
  • 5 star ratingExcellent small cafe Over the years I have been eating at Wet Hen, it has been consistently good. The staff is friendly, the food is good and the cafe is clean and comfortable.

    Holly C Avatar Holly C
    9/23/2018
  • 5 star ratingGluten-free breakfast Great friendly service. Food is well made and great quality. They offer gluten free options. Coffee and soda are self serve. My favorite breakfast place.

    press0n Avatar press0n
    9/23/2018
  • 5 star ratingHome cooking at its best Healthy home made food with flavor and flair. Unexpected and well seasoned choices. Often long lines, yet we somehow manage to order and find a seat.

    MichaelMary99 Avatar MichaelMary99
    9/23/2018
  • 5 star ratingtoday and tomorrow I have eaten at the Wet Hen many time and will always return because of the great food and friendly service. Thank you

    mso_1977 Avatar mso_1977
    9/23/2018
  • 5 star ratingCozy restaurant with great food We live near the Wet Hen and often walk there for breakfast. The owners, Jackie, Don and their son Brandon are always welcoming. Brandon’s croissants are true to the French... read more

    Shawn B Avatar Shawn B
    9/23/2018
  • 5 star ratingA great time every time We just love the Wet Hen. We are regulars for a reason: consistently delicious food and everyone there is always so pleasant and friendly!

    95salgado Avatar 95salgado
    9/23/2018

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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