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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  • 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

    This is my favorite breakfast place in town. This place is usually very busy unless you time everything correctly and miss the rushes, especially after lunch.

    The food tastes like... read more

    Elle Heart Avatar Elle Heart
    7/24/2018
  • Food is good. Portions are large. Very small place but popular. This is a breakfast and lunch place. Staff is very courteous and friendly.

    Roberta Gibson Avatar Roberta Gibson
    7/21/2018

    Very quaint and cute cafe. Food was delicious. Great prices and homemade soups. Mushroom soup was spectacular. Breakfast was just as good. Smoky bacon with eggs and pancakes. Good coffee... read more

    Janet Bunn Avatar Janet Bunn
    7/16/2018

    4 star ratingBreakfast My husband and I were visiting Reno for the weekend and love trying new restaurants. We saw the Wet Hen had great reviews and had to try it out! We... read more

    julietisthesun Avatar julietisthesun
    7/15/2018
  • 4 star ratingExcellent food in a small space I stopped in for lunch and had a quiche, salad and soda. Everything was tasty and the staff was friendly and patient with a new customer.

    The restaurant was busy... read more

    marianne f Avatar marianne f
    7/12/2018

    5 star ratingBest Hometown Cafe in Reno! If you want a warm, friendly environment with super country rustic food, this is it! Don't forget to have some of their famous cookies especially the chocolate espresso chocolate chip.You... read more

    RjInReno Avatar RjInReno
    7/11/2018

    4 star ratingBusy but nice A couple of family members came into town & met me at the Wet Hen Cafe for lunch. I was taste sandwiches specials and a fun, busy atmosphere, but not... read more

    Laurie P Avatar Laurie P
    7/09/2018
  • 4 star ratingFamily Restaurant Very casual with quality simple food. Good for both breakfast and lunch. Friendly service. Good food with interesting specials.

    Toby R Avatar Toby R
    7/09/2018

    4 star ratingGood food, friendly, homey feeling The food is great. The turkey with cranberry sauce is the best anywhere. I have it every time I go, although the rest of the menu it tempting.

    I think it... read more

    tomary6025 Avatar tomary6025
    7/09/2018

    5 star ratingVery good food. Fast service Small place but the food was really good. Service was good and personnel were very friendly. Went for breakfast. There is seating outside also.

    JimCGG Avatar JimCGG
    7/09/2018

  • 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

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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