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 ratingSure surprised this 5th generation family!! Super Authentic and Just Like Home!! It is rare, that I have found a place that cooks as well as myself, my Guatemalan mother in law or my own mom. I've found places in San Francisco,... read more

    proofpositive74 Avatar
    proofpositive74
    12/04/2019

    4 star ratingGreat food, great prices, great employees We stopped here for breakfast and were pleasantly surprised. The cafe is located in an older strip mall and is small but cozy. Every employee we encountered was friendly and... read more

    MA237 Avatar
    MA237
    12/02/2019

    5 star ratingCute little breakfast spot We had a quick breakfast before heading to the airport. I had the quiche and coffee. It was all very good. Hubby had the ham and cheese omelet which he... read more

    boymomdfw Avatar
    boymomdfw
    11/30/2019
  • They were very nice and polite. I ordered the veggie quiche with a fruit bowl, and large orange juice. It tasted very good, and it was clean and neat in... read more

    Candice Lawver Avatar
    Candice Lawver
    11/26/2019

    This was a cute little restaurant that is worth it’s reviews. We tried the Parisian omelette, biscuits and gravy, and the Lorraine Quiche. Also, the locally brewed coffee is very... read more

    John Iorio Avatar
    John Iorio
    11/17/2019

    5 star ratingLocally owned restaurant The food and service are always outstanding. Never had any issues at this restaurant. Food is always good.

    48teresag Avatar
    48teresag
    11/05/2019
  • 5 star ratingThe Wet Hen The Wet Hen consistently serves outstanding breakfasts and lunches. The food is delicious and plentiful. The employees are always pleasant and helpful!

    Marilyn G Avatar
    Marilyn G
    11/05/2019

    5 star ratingGreat Breakfast!! Enjoyed a wonderful breakfast. Ham and Cheese Quiche was DELICIOUS! Hubby had a sausage egg and cheese sandwich on toast which he thoroughly enjoyed. Highly recommend! Small shop but big flavors!

    LindsayKY Avatar
    LindsayKY
    10/27/2019

    5 star ratingReturn to a favorite We ate at The Wet Hen last year when we passed through Reno on our way to Yosemite, and had a really good breakfast - good enough that we wanted... read more

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    stephensO2535HT
    10/22/2019
  • Searched for a good breakfast restaurant near the airport and ratings were correct. Food and service was real good. I usually don't love omelets, but I was actually real impressed... read more

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    Naomi Duran
    10/16/2019

    Amazing food in a cozy, welcoming space! Convenient to hotels, convention center. Easily the best food I've eaten in Reno. Would happily go there again.

    Jonathan Mawdsley Avatar
    Jonathan Mawdsley
    10/14/2019

    4 star ratingGood breakfast This cafe is small with limited seating but we had no problem getting a table. The staff is friendly and the food was good. Will come again.

    Kathy D Avatar
    Kathy D
    10/10/2019
  • We are lucky to live close to the Wet Hen Cafe. It is one of our favorite places to eat breakfast and lunch. The staff is amazing and friendly. The... read more

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    Russ Potts
    10/09/2019

    5 star ratingAwesome Breakfast Place Great place for breakfast for the whole family! Reasonable pricing as well. Everyone loved their food!!

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    susanM3667GT
    10/09/2019

    Often times the sauce is heavy and the bread is either too thick or soggy and for me, if these two components are off, it throws the entire dish off.... read more

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    Angela Smith
    10/08/2019
  • 5 star ratingCozy With Good Food The Wet Hen Cafe is a small restaurant with friendly staff and good food. I've eaten a few times and haven't been disappointed.

    Randall M Avatar
    Randall M
    10/08/2019

    5 star ratingGreat breakfast spot! Perfect little cafe! Great atmosphere and the service was delightful. Food came fast in good portions. Loved the sliced potatoes with breakfast but the star was the warm almond croissant!!... read more

    KD417 Avatar
    KD417
    10/05/2019

    5 star ratingGreat spot or breakfast in Reno Very popular place. We got there around 10:30 for a late breakfast for 4, and the place was full. I can see why. Al the breakfasts are excellent. They also... read more

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    Islayman
    9/24/2019
  • Tried Wet Hen for breakfast on an overnight trip. Fun & friendly staff. Food is way awesome. Wet Hen Benedict was very good. Highly Recommend

    David Platten Avatar
    David Platten
    9/22/2019

    4 star ratingNice little spot We stopped in for a late breakfast on a Tuesday. Ordered at the counter, delivered to your table. Overall the food was very fresh and tasty. The bacon was excellent,... read more

    RDN999 Avatar
    RDN999
    9/19/2019

    5 star ratingBreakfast Good food good service, cute place. Had a great breakfast. There was a good selection, very tasty. Popular spot... there was outdoor seating as well.

    Susan C Avatar
    Susan C
    9/19/2019
  • Exactly what we were looking for on our road trip! Local, family owned with everything made fresh when you order it. I have food allergies and was so happy to... read more

    Erin Wilson Avatar
    Erin Wilson
    9/18/2019

    5 star ratingHomestyle in the best way There is nothing elegant about homestyle breakfast, but that's exactly how it is supposed to be! The food is great - fresh omelettes, benedicts, and pastries. This place is small... read more

    KandW_travels Avatar
    KandW_travels
    9/16/2019

    5 star ratingFamily Cafe Met friends there for Brunch. Very friendly Staff and great service. The selection of local art and trinkes was great. Would go there again

    Bud D Avatar
    Bud D
    9/15/2019
  • Wanted to go somewhere different. Found the Wet Hen Cafe. It's small but mighty. My go to in a new restaurant is Eggs Benedict. If they... read more

    Ives Lightwood Avatar
    Ives Lightwood
    9/13/2019

    My favorite breakfast spot in town! Never disappoints my family and I have been going there for years now! Keep up the great work guys!

    Paola Ramirez Avatar
    Paola Ramirez
    9/06/2019

    5 star ratingMary and I for lunch Traveled to REno with a very good friend. Stayed at Harrah's and did a lot of fun things.
    Food was good at the WEt Hen and very cheap

    Joann C Avatar
    Joann C
    9/05/2019

  • 5 star ratingSure surprised this 5th generation family!! Super Authentic and Just Like Home!! It is rare, that I have found a place that cooks as well as myself, my Guatemalan mother in law or my own mom. I've found places in San Francisco,... read more

    proofpositive74 Avatar
    proofpositive74
    12/04/2019
  • 4 star ratingGreat food, great prices, great employees We stopped here for breakfast and were pleasantly surprised. The cafe is located in an older strip mall and is small but cozy. Every employee we encountered was friendly and... read more

    MA237 Avatar
    MA237
    12/02/2019
  • 5 star ratingCute little breakfast spot We had a quick breakfast before heading to the airport. I had the quiche and coffee. It was all very good. Hubby had the ham and cheese omelet which he... read more

    boymomdfw Avatar
    boymomdfw
    11/30/2019
  • They were very nice and polite. I ordered the veggie quiche with a fruit bowl, and large orange juice. It tasted very good, and it was clean and neat in... read more

    Candice Lawver Avatar
    Candice Lawver
    11/26/2019
  • This was a cute little restaurant that is worth it’s reviews. We tried the Parisian omelette, biscuits and gravy, and the Lorraine Quiche. Also, the locally brewed coffee is very... read more

    John Iorio Avatar
    John Iorio
    11/17/2019
  • 5 star ratingLocally owned restaurant The food and service are always outstanding. Never had any issues at this restaurant. Food is always good.

    48teresag Avatar
    48teresag
    11/05/2019
  • 5 star ratingThe Wet Hen The Wet Hen consistently serves outstanding breakfasts and lunches. The food is delicious and plentiful. The employees are always pleasant and helpful!

    Marilyn G Avatar
    Marilyn G
    11/05/2019
  • 5 star ratingGreat Breakfast!! Enjoyed a wonderful breakfast. Ham and Cheese Quiche was DELICIOUS! Hubby had a sausage egg and cheese sandwich on toast which he thoroughly enjoyed. Highly recommend! Small shop but big flavors!

    LindsayKY Avatar
    LindsayKY
    10/27/2019
  • 5 star ratingReturn to a favorite We ate at The Wet Hen last year when we passed through Reno on our way to Yosemite, and had a really good breakfast - good enough that we wanted... read more

    stephensO2535HT Avatar
    stephensO2535HT
    10/22/2019

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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