Serving Breakfast & Lunch

Monday – Friday 7 AM – 2 PM

Closed Mondays

Phone in your order Now! 775-657-8880     3979 South McCarran Blvd, Reno, Nevada        Hours: Mon-Fri 7 am – 2 pm

 

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775-657-8880

3979 South McCarran Blvd, Reno, Nevada

   Hours: Mon-Fri 7 am – 2 pm

 

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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  • Ordered the croissant sandwich and it was pretty good. Wish it had a sauce or additional flavor. Quick service and great atmosphere.

    Keely Grider Avatar
    Keely Grider
    11/17/2021

    5 star ratingAwesome soups, sandwiches, and scones! A friend and I popped in for lunch yesterday -- charming decor, warm atmosphere, friendly service, and really great food. I don't live in Reno, but, if I did, I... read more

    RonR696 Avatar
    RonR696
    10/26/2021

    Fantastic breakfast! We can’t wait to come back for lunch.

    I had the hungry rooster breakfast platter and everything was cooked perfectly.

    My wife had the eggs Benedict and she said...
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    Jim Stancil
    10/02/2021
  • 4 star ratingA family run, down home place Good honest food. Not pretentious at all. You have to order at the counter and get your own coffee but it doesn't detract at all. I had a bacon and... read more

    CyndiMom Avatar
    CyndiMom
    9/28/2021

    4 star ratingBreakfast Nice little breakfast spot with the most excellent service! Food was good, small portions but definitely enough. Good location with a comfy feel. Very nice spot

    bnasht Avatar
    bnasht
    9/21/2021

    5 star ratingVery friendly and accommodating Very friendly and accommodating staff! Food was delicious! We flew into Reno last night and wanted a good breakfast before making our way to South Lake Tahoe area. This was... read more

    amchoff Avatar
    amchoff
    9/17/2021
  • Really quaint French bistro for breakfast. I had a quiche Lorraine with a side of fruit, we also had a vegetable omelette, and the big hand breakfast bacon potatoes eggs... read more

    Craig Newton Avatar
    Craig Newton
    9/09/2021

    5 star ratingAwesome find Absolutely amazing place, homemade food, great service highly recommend for breakfast. Has some kid items as well. Customer service is great

    L2027BUjamies Avatar
    L2027BUjamies
    9/03/2021

    I don't come here often but when I do it is always good. The food is excellent and the people are too. I won't bother recommending any dish in particular... read more

    Bion Towne Avatar
    Bion Towne
    8/24/2021
  • Very small place with amazing food. It almost feels like you're eating in someones home (with a big family.... Obviously a local favorite,)

    Martin Grant Avatar
    Martin Grant
    8/04/2021

    Wet Hen serves a hearty, delicious breakfast. The veggie omelet is quite good, but the real joy is the potatoes. These morsels are thinly sliced and buttery cooked... read more

    Marina Scott Avatar
    Marina Scott
    7/23/2021

    This little cafe has wonderful breakfast and lunch, they also do catering. The simple food has a French flair and the room is casual and inviting. I especially love that... read more

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    Herman Rummings
    7/13/2021
  • Excellent customer service and food. Went there today for breakfast. Had the daily special - stuffed french toast with blueberries, scrambled eggs, and bacon. Very tasty. Restaurant was spotless. Well... read more

    Cyrus Green Avatar
    Cyrus Green
    7/04/2021

    Went to breakfast with a friend of mine. I had the quiche lorraine and a home made raspberry muffin and she had the fruit crepes(one apple one strawberry). You order... read more

    Erin Segan Avatar
    Erin Segan
    5/29/2021

    Service was efficient. Food was well prepared and tasty. Homemade soups done very well. Small cookie after meal was a real treat. Inside dining area is small. Does have outdoor... read more

    Barbara Shappert Avatar
    Barbara Shappert
    5/26/2021
  • What a great little place. Friendly attentive staff. Food was great, whoever prepared our food really loves their job👍. Will definitely be back to make my way through the menu.

    Richard Cornea Avatar
    Richard Cornea
    5/01/2021

    Stopped in here on a business trip because I purchased gas across the street. Best sandwich I have had in a long time. FRESH ingredients. Reasonable prices. Talked with the... read more

    Keith L. Clements Avatar
    Keith L. Clements
    4/20/2021

    We ordered a tuna salad sandwich and the Wet Hen Benedict. ALL SUPER DELICIOUS!!! The sandwich came with a cookie. It was not just any cookie, it was... read more

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    David Thurber
    4/18/2021
  • Visited during Covid. Intended to eat outdoors but in low 40’s temperature with a brisk wind it was too cold. Inside, clean, well spaced tables, adequate menu choices for breakfast... read more

    Richard Armida Avatar
    Richard Armida
    3/27/2021

    Fantastic customer service!

    We were greeted as soon as we opened the door. Since this was our first time there, the cashier explained, how to order food and the food...
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    Lorene Potter Avatar
    Lorene Potter
    3/16/2021

    One of the best breakfast spots in the city. A must if you are visiting. And the cookies are amazing.

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    Jacob (jake4435)
    3/09/2021
  • Between my family and I we ordered quiche, clam chowder, eggs benedict and of course dessert. Everything was delicious! Just by the looks of the food you can tell... read more

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    Laura Pennington
    3/02/2021

    Love their food! My goal is to order everything on the menu at least once!
    They are friendly, patient, they have a great attitude and great customer service. 👍😀

    Andrea Matias Avatar
    Andrea Matias
    1/26/2021

    Ordered SIX Bacon, egg, and cheese croissant breakfast sandwiches this morning to go for the office. Got them over to the office in a nice plater, all were cut in... read more

    T&L Howard Avatar
    T&L Howard
    12/23/2020
  • Wow, the food was delish! I had the gobbler sandwich and the Turkey was REAL turkey, not the sliced stacked store bought regular stuff. Did I say it... read more

    Bri Takem Avatar
    Bri Takem
    12/13/2020

    I’m about to finish my egg Benedict and just can’t wait to put in a review.

    This is just one of those places that wants to cook decent food. Everything on...
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    Nolan Lee Avatar
    Nolan Lee
    12/10/2020

    Wet Hen is a breakfast favorite for me. Support local businesses! With there delicious breakfast classics and there amazing staff you won't be disappointed.

    Daniel Dietz Avatar
    Daniel Dietz
    12/01/2020

  • Ordered the croissant sandwich and it was pretty good. Wish it had a sauce or additional flavor. Quick service and great atmosphere.

    Keely Grider Avatar
    Keely Grider
    11/17/2021
  • 5 star ratingAwesome soups, sandwiches, and scones! A friend and I popped in for lunch yesterday -- charming decor, warm atmosphere, friendly service, and really great food. I don't live in Reno, but, if I did, I... read more

    RonR696 Avatar
    RonR696
    10/26/2021
  • Fantastic breakfast! We can’t wait to come back for lunch.

    I had the hungry rooster breakfast platter and everything was cooked perfectly.

    My wife had the eggs Benedict and she said...
    read more

    Jim Stancil Avatar
    Jim Stancil
    10/02/2021
  • 4 star ratingA family run, down home place Good honest food. Not pretentious at all. You have to order at the counter and get your own coffee but it doesn't detract at all. I had a bacon and... read more

    CyndiMom Avatar
    CyndiMom
    9/28/2021
  • 4 star ratingBreakfast Nice little breakfast spot with the most excellent service! Food was good, small portions but definitely enough. Good location with a comfy feel. Very nice spot

    bnasht Avatar
    bnasht
    9/21/2021
  • 5 star ratingVery friendly and accommodating Very friendly and accommodating staff! Food was delicious! We flew into Reno last night and wanted a good breakfast before making our way to South Lake Tahoe area. This was... read more

    amchoff Avatar
    amchoff
    9/17/2021
  • Really quaint French bistro for breakfast. I had a quiche Lorraine with a side of fruit, we also had a vegetable omelette, and the big hand breakfast bacon potatoes eggs... read more

    Craig Newton Avatar
    Craig Newton
    9/09/2021
  • 5 star ratingAwesome find Absolutely amazing place, homemade food, great service highly recommend for breakfast. Has some kid items as well. Customer service is great

    L2027BUjamies Avatar
    L2027BUjamies
    9/03/2021
  • I don't come here often but when I do it is always good. The food is excellent and the people are too. I won't bother recommending any dish in particular... read more

    Bion Towne Avatar
    Bion Towne
    8/24/2021

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Address:
3979 S. McCarran Blvd

Tel: 775-657-8880
Fax: 775-657-9944

Email: info@wethencafe.com

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Monday - Friday  7 am - 2 pm