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 ratingBreakfast, anyone? Food is very good. Locally owned. Staff is very friendly. The cafe is small and has the atmosphere of a country cafe. Recommend it if you're in town!

    Roberta G Avatar Roberta G
    12/11/2018

    5 star ratingGreat little brunch place!! Great little place if you're looking for a good breakfast, brunch or lunch.

    Great little local cafe with really good food.

    Highly recommend!!!

    unrgirl20 Avatar unrgirl20
    12/11/2018

    5 star ratingBest of the small cafes Have been to the Wet Hen for both breakfast and lunch - each order is made up fresh and it tastes wonderful - portions are generous and menu is delightful... read more

    sandraorlinem Avatar sandraorlinem
    12/09/2018
  • 5 star ratingExcellent breakfast Homey decor, easy parking in a strip mall, only few minute drive from downtown Reno and worth the drive. Quick and friendly service, generous portions and very fresh food. We... read more

    SDCA312 Avatar SDCA312
    11/30/2018

    This was a great find. Excellent food and excellent service. Our table ordered several breakfast classics which all received rave reviews: biscuits and gravy, eggs Benedict, crepes, kids’ breakfast, and... read more

    Pif 298 Avatar Pif 298
    11/18/2018

    Very good. Omelets were perfect. Potatoes were yum. Blinddog coffee with cinnamon. Really enjoyed the meal. Brandon was terrific and answered our questions. Great service.

    Owls and Diamonds Avatar Owls and Diamonds
    11/17/2018
  • 5 star ratingGet there sugar cookies early Wet hen Cafe has a wonderful breakfast with homemade food and pastries! We thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast there. What we loved the most was their hen shaped sugar cookies. Super... read more

    BeckyM14 Avatar BeckyM14
    11/06/2018

    5 star ratingBest breakfast in Reno! The WH is our very favorite breakfast spot in town! The biscuits and gravy are probably the best we have ever had! Everything is fresh and homemade!!!

    Cassidy P Avatar Cassidy P
    11/06/2018

    4 star ratingConsistent Great Fresh Food A great place for healthy as you want lunch. Great unique/gourmet salads, sandwiches and other items.

    Megan S Avatar Megan S
    11/06/2018
  • 5 star ratingGreat little restaurant Great soups and sandwiches. You get a yummy cookie with your meal, too! Really cute restaurant. Very popular place, so you sometimes need to wait for a table. Service is quick.

    Lori M Avatar Lori M
    11/06/2018

    5 star ratingGreat food - Great Service Wonderful place. Whenever my wife and I want something we know will be good and consistent, we always go to the Wet Hen Café. They always treat you like old... read more

    DayTrip48051959429 Avatar DayTrip48051959429
    11/05/2018

    I found Wet Hen Cafe to have taken the pledge To Leave No Veteran Behind. They are above-average with customer service, and is a Veteran-Friendly business with a... read more

    American Veteran Avatar American Veteran
    11/04/2018
  • First time there. It was pretty good! People were really nice and checked on us often. Food was good. Chocolate croissant = amazingness!

    Jackie Bernabe Avatar Jackie Bernabe
    11/02/2018

    5 star ratingBreakfast with a friend 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

    201olliej Avatar 201olliej
    10/28/2018

    Food is fresh and delicious, a bit on the pricey side but quite good with very friendly service. Place is packed but there is also nice seating outdoors. Homey atmosphere.

    rhonda hern Avatar rhonda hern
    10/20/2018
  • Best breakfast food I've had since coming to Reno area. Great people. It is a bit pricey but worth it. Don't get here late it's a small place. Hot food... read more

    Christopher Crews Avatar Christopher Crews
    10/14/2018

    4 star ratingGood Breakfast Great ham n’ cheese omelette. The food is clean and fresh and the coffee is very good. The restaurant staff is very friendly and courteous.

    rschaetzl Avatar rschaetzl
    10/14/2018

    5 star ratingGood home cooking Cozy environment. Friendly service. Excellent food. I especially liked the veggie quiche which even has a crust of sliced potatoes. They also have a small bakery which is very good.

    tom4judy Avatar tom4judy
    10/12/2018
  • Awesome little diner! So glad we found it! Very good and large portions. We had the breakfast special and the Wet Hen Benedict and it was delicious! We wanted one... read more

    Ashley Winebrenner Avatar Ashley Winebrenner
    10/11/2018

    5 star ratingThe Excellent Wet Hen Cafe! The Wet Hen Cafe serves excellent breakfasts and lunches! The food is ALWAYS AMAZING! The staff is Always Amazing! They are friendly and caring!Friends and eat there at least once... read more

    Marilyn G Avatar Marilyn G
    10/10/2018

    5 star ratingDeserving of All the Positive Reviews! I was in Reno for a business trip and wanted to have breakfast at the Wet Hen after reading all the positive reviews. I’m glad we stopped by! Generous portions,... read more

    nflladyfan Avatar nflladyfan
    10/05/2018
  • 5 star ratingNice Find! Wanted to go out for an easy breakfast and The Wet Hen Cafe came up as a favorite. Not too far from where we were staying so we checked it... read more

    Sheila P Avatar Sheila P
    10/02/2018

    4 star ratingGreat Little Place This is a very cute place with some seriously good food.

    It is a bit small but everyone works hard to take care of their customers as quickly and efficiently... read more

    Judy M Avatar Judy M
    10/02/2018

    5 star ratingGood food Always good food with a locals appreciation for service.I go a couple a times a month for breakfast or lunch.Breakfast potatoes with an omelet, excellent, and the turkey sandwich along... read more

    garylU1647PJ Avatar garylU1647PJ
    10/01/2018
  • 5 star ratingAlways Great I love to order breakfast my way.Fried sliced potatoes, covered in country gravy, two eggs, bacon, and coffee.

    newsomco Avatar newsomco
    9/30/2018

    5 star ratingWet Hen is the Best Hen Always fresh and delicious. Service is friendly and the food is very good quality. Great to support a local business!

    klwnv Avatar klwnv
    9/30/2018

    5 star ratingThe Wet Hen Cafe: A Well Kept Locals' Secret The Wet Hen Cafe is an excellent experience. Its small and intimate, yet the food is outstanding andpresented artistically. The decor is homey and contributes to the friendly and quaint... read more

    667jennieb Avatar 667jennieb
    9/30/2018

  • 4 star ratingBreakfast, anyone? Food is very good. Locally owned. Staff is very friendly. The cafe is small and has the atmosphere of a country cafe. Recommend it if you're in town!

    Roberta G Avatar Roberta G
    12/11/2018
  • 5 star ratingGreat little brunch place!! Great little place if you're looking for a good breakfast, brunch or lunch.

    Great little local cafe with really good food.

    Highly recommend!!!

    unrgirl20 Avatar unrgirl20
    12/11/2018
  • 5 star ratingBest of the small cafes Have been to the Wet Hen for both breakfast and lunch - each order is made up fresh and it tastes wonderful - portions are generous and menu is delightful... read more

    sandraorlinem Avatar sandraorlinem
    12/09/2018
  • 5 star ratingExcellent breakfast Homey decor, easy parking in a strip mall, only few minute drive from downtown Reno and worth the drive. Quick and friendly service, generous portions and very fresh food. We... read more

    SDCA312 Avatar SDCA312
    11/30/2018
  • This was a great find. Excellent food and excellent service. Our table ordered several breakfast classics which all received rave reviews: biscuits and gravy, eggs Benedict, crepes, kids’ breakfast, and... read more

    Pif 298 Avatar Pif 298
    11/18/2018
  • Very good. Omelets were perfect. Potatoes were yum. Blinddog coffee with cinnamon. Really enjoyed the meal. Brandon was terrific and answered our questions. Great service.

    Owls and Diamonds Avatar Owls and Diamonds
    11/17/2018
  • 5 star ratingGet there sugar cookies early Wet hen Cafe has a wonderful breakfast with homemade food and pastries! We thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast there. What we loved the most was their hen shaped sugar cookies. Super... read more

    BeckyM14 Avatar BeckyM14
    11/06/2018
  • 5 star ratingBest breakfast in Reno! The WH is our very favorite breakfast spot in town! The biscuits and gravy are probably the best we have ever had! Everything is fresh and homemade!!!

    Cassidy P Avatar Cassidy P
    11/06/2018
  • 4 star ratingConsistent Great Fresh Food A great place for healthy as you want lunch. Great unique/gourmet salads, sandwiches and other items.

    Megan S Avatar Megan S
    11/06/2018

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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