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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  • Tiny but great food. Not a lot of seating or rooms. Would not suggest for large groups. Totally worth checking out for all the delicious breakfast options.

    Rachel Rudd Avatar
    Rachel Rudd
    5/15/2019

    Stopped in for breakfast because a friend recommended it and so glad she did. Cute place that gives you everything you want for breakfast. I had the Denver omelet that... read more

    Leonhard Gower Avatar
    Leonhard Gower
    5/14/2019

    5 star ratingGreat Casual Breakfast Loved the menu at Wet Hen Cafe. Traditional items with delicious variations. Cashier didnt balk at us for requesting egg whites, tailored our orders to our wants and needs. Food... read more

    TravelMacks Avatar
    TravelMacks
    5/12/2019
  • My fav spot for delicious breakfast. Super tasty. Service is typically above par. The bill was good for what you get.

    Collin Allison Avatar
    Collin Allison
    5/10/2019

    5 star ratingGreat food The crepes are so good and only place in Reno I have found them at. I add the sausage patty to complete my breakfast. Always friendly!

    Mike M Avatar
    Mike M
    5/07/2019

    I love this cafe! Food is always amazing and staff are extremely nice. They also have locally made items and art for sale.

    Kristin p Avatar
    Kristin p
    5/05/2019
  • This is a charming place which at first glance reminds one of being at home. The employees are charming, friendly and the food is yummmy... highly recommended

    Mike Brothers Avatar
    Mike Brothers
    4/27/2019

    5 star ratingConsistently great! Dropped in for lunch on Friday. Amazing sandwiches, soups and salads. I went for the Black Forest ham and cheese on wheat, along with a cup of potato & leek... read more

    Jammersws Avatar
    Jammersws
    4/20/2019

    I eat lunch at Wet Hen about once a month. I usually have the veggie quiche with a side of fresh fruit, or the leek & potato soup. Always delicious,... read more

    Quinton Mccord Avatar
    Quinton Mccord
    3/30/2019
  • Super cute spot with lots of great, themed art. Very tasty breakfast & friendly staff. I highly recommend it and will do my best to make it back!

    Ambrosia Danu Avatar
    Ambrosia Danu
    3/29/2019

    Wet Hen continues to be one of my most favorite restaurants for lunch. Staff is always friendly and happy to accommodate you. Don't worry about finding a table while you're... read more

    Linda Bartlett Avatar
    Linda Bartlett
    3/24/2019

    4 star ratingAverage Breakfast Ordered the special, strawberry french toast. Didn't taste bad but I've had better. He reason for the four rating is because they give you a warmed coffee mug. Loved that... read more

    TravelNutKase Avatar
    TravelNutKase
    3/23/2019
  • 5 star ratingGreat food Great Food, service and wonderful people.The food is awesome. The service is exceptional. Can't wait to go back.

    malcolmwilliams2018 Avatar
    malcolmwilliams2018
    3/19/2019

    5 star ratingHome cooked quality away from home Friends introduced me to Wet Hen last summer and I have been back several times. Great breakfast options at a fair price.

    paminreno Avatar
    paminreno
    3/19/2019

    5 star ratingCozy place for breakfast or lunch Charm galore. Great service. Fun menu. And the little cookie puts a smile on your face. I love the quiches.

    Randrini Avatar
    Randrini
    3/19/2019
  • Sooo yummy! Family biz that has been in Reno for 5+ years. Eggs Benedict is one of the best in the area, and their specials never disappoint. Great atmosphere, even... read more

    Melissa Hoffman Avatar
    Melissa Hoffman
    3/14/2019

    We went to this place early in the morning and the crowds' "energy" in this place didn't feel very welcoming. Thank goodness the staff was amazing. The food was pretty... read more

    Ricky Stevenson Avatar
    Ricky Stevenson
    3/10/2019

    Great small little breakfast and lunch spot! Delicious food and pastries.

    Paola Escobar Evans Avatar
    Paola Escobar Evans
    3/06/2019
  • Fantastic breakfast and lunch spot. They've got fresh croissants every morning and some of the best omelets I've ever had. Their pies are fantastic as well!

    Nigel Teekasingh Avatar
    Nigel Teekasingh
    2/20/2019

    I visit often for work lunches, but occasionally order from the breakfast options. Great lunch specials. The bread selection and quality is exceptional. Love the cream of... read more

    David Altherr Avatar
    David Altherr
    2/17/2019

    5 star ratingLate Bfast I love to use Trip Advisor when we are out of town. My husband makes fun of me, but I’ve not been steered wrong yet. This place is small and... read more

    Tbird12345 Avatar
    Tbird12345
    2/17/2019
  • 5 star ratingFamily lunch What a great place to meet so cozy and friendly and the food was wonderful. I enjoyed the rustic decor and very friendly staff

    Shalimarlea Avatar
    Shalimarlea
    2/15/2019

    5 star ratingGood food, good service! I eat lunch at Wet Hen about once a month. I usually have the veggie quiche with a side of fresh fruit, or the leek & potato soup. Always delicious,... read more

    SBennett15 Avatar
    SBennett15
    2/12/2019

    5 star ratingBest breakfast place in Reno! Wet Hen was our go-to place to meet friends or for a family special breakfast. Tasty, home-cooked food for a reasonable price. We relocated cross-country last summer, but will visit... read more

    JCSaum Avatar
    JCSaum
    2/12/2019
  • 5 star ratingReno resident Great local spot. Food was fantastic! Recommend to all. Food is home made and tastes like its made with compassion and love.

    1a2cjenne Avatar
    1a2cjenne
    2/12/2019

    5 star ratingJust like MoM's good breakfast Nice place, clean, good home breakfast, a nice staff. This is fairly newer for Reno NV. I remember when they opened. I was very pleased.

    Romona E Avatar
    Romona E
    2/11/2019

    TA did not disappoint! Chose breakfast here due to reviews. My husband had the Wet Hen Benedict and I had the strawberry crepes. All was delicious! Homemade crepes and fresh... read more

    Daniel Shaw Avatar
    Daniel Shaw
    2/06/2019

  • Tiny but great food. Not a lot of seating or rooms. Would not suggest for large groups. Totally worth checking out for all the delicious breakfast options.

    Rachel Rudd Avatar
    Rachel Rudd
    5/15/2019
  • Stopped in for breakfast because a friend recommended it and so glad she did. Cute place that gives you everything you want for breakfast. I had the Denver omelet that... read more

    Leonhard Gower Avatar
    Leonhard Gower
    5/14/2019
  • 5 star ratingGreat Casual Breakfast Loved the menu at Wet Hen Cafe. Traditional items with delicious variations. Cashier didnt balk at us for requesting egg whites, tailored our orders to our wants and needs. Food... read more

    TravelMacks Avatar
    TravelMacks
    5/12/2019
  • My fav spot for delicious breakfast. Super tasty. Service is typically above par. The bill was good for what you get.

    Collin Allison Avatar
    Collin Allison
    5/10/2019
  • 5 star ratingGreat food The crepes are so good and only place in Reno I have found them at. I add the sausage patty to complete my breakfast. Always friendly!

    Mike M Avatar
    Mike M
    5/07/2019
  • I love this cafe! Food is always amazing and staff are extremely nice. They also have locally made items and art for sale.

    Kristin p Avatar
    Kristin p
    5/05/2019
  • This is a charming place which at first glance reminds one of being at home. The employees are charming, friendly and the food is yummmy... highly recommended

    Mike Brothers Avatar
    Mike Brothers
    4/27/2019
  • 5 star ratingConsistently great! Dropped in for lunch on Friday. Amazing sandwiches, soups and salads. I went for the Black Forest ham and cheese on wheat, along with a cup of potato & leek... read more

    Jammersws Avatar
    Jammersws
    4/20/2019
  • I eat lunch at Wet Hen about once a month. I usually have the veggie quiche with a side of fresh fruit, or the leek & potato soup. Always delicious,... read more

    Quinton Mccord Avatar
    Quinton Mccord
    3/30/2019

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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