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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We will be closed today through Monday (May 25th through May 27th) for the holiday weekend, but want to wish you all a safe and fun Memorial Day! We thank and honor all the men and women who are, or have been in service of our beautiful country and will see you again Tuesday!
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  • 5 star ratingSmall and wonderful Great breakfast...great service...interesting specials. All four of our meals were delicious. Good tea also.

    Pamela C Avatar
    Pamela C
    6/10/2019

    5 star ratingspecial visits for many special lunchs eaten here many times have never had a bad meal. great service good portions and excellent choices something for everyone.

    bedewing Avatar
    bedewing
    6/04/2019

    A great local family owned restaurant.

    I usually call my order in and pick it up on the way to work in the morning. They are always fast and nice....
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    Adam Stamos Avatar
    Adam Stamos
    5/30/2019
  • Was definitely great food for a reasonable price. The staff was great, always checking in and always smiling. I would definitely way here again when I am in Reno again.

    Steven W Avatar
    Steven W
    5/29/2019

    Very nice small place. Nice little twist on my eggs Benedict with a sweet basil added to the sauce. Great food and gifts from the locals.

    Lori Walker Avatar
    Lori Walker
    5/24/2019

    5 star ratingMy oh my! This was by far the best experience I've ever had at a cafe! The staff was amazing and Brandon was such a sweetheart! This is definitely a... read more

    Chris J. Avatar
    Chris J.
    5/18/2019
  • 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
  • 5 star ratingWet Hen Café

    A cozy place for breakfast or lunch - super charming! Great service. Fun menu. And the little cookie puts a smile on your face. I love the quiches....
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    Stella T. Avatar
    Stella T.
    5/01/2019

    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
  • 5 star ratingVery homey and nice. I love the decorations and the atmosphere! Once I was told they were known for their Eggs Benedict, I just has to try! I honestly never... read more

    Sandra S. Avatar
    Sandra S.
    4/18/2019

    5 star ratingUPDATE: the Wet Hen Cafe is always a great place for breakfast! I decided to try something new and ordered the biscuits and gravy with sausage. The biscuits are dense... read more

    Melanie A. Avatar
    Melanie A.
    4/16/2019

    5 star ratingVery good food, customer service is top notch, I like how nice and inviting the place was once you walked in. Overall one of the best places in Reno to... read more

    Emon K. Avatar
    Emon K.
    4/07/2019
  • 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

    5 star ratingGreat service. Really enjoyed the comforting homey environment and small place. Not a dive at all and love their family story. Great bacon too.

    Jennifer L. Avatar
    Jennifer L.
    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

    5 star ratingThis place is amazing. The food is very fresh. The pastries are fresh and delicious. I recommend coming for breakfast or lunch, you can't go wrong.

    George A. Avatar
    George A.
    3/18/2019

  • 5 star ratingSmall and wonderful Great breakfast...great service...interesting specials. All four of our meals were delicious. Good tea also.

    Pamela C Avatar
    Pamela C
    6/10/2019
  • 5 star ratingspecial visits for many special lunchs eaten here many times have never had a bad meal. great service good portions and excellent choices something for everyone.

    bedewing Avatar
    bedewing
    6/04/2019
  • A great local family owned restaurant.

    I usually call my order in and pick it up on the way to work in the morning. They are always fast and nice....
    read more

    Adam Stamos Avatar
    Adam Stamos
    5/30/2019
  • Was definitely great food for a reasonable price. The staff was great, always checking in and always smiling. I would definitely way here again when I am in Reno again.

    Steven W Avatar
    Steven W
    5/29/2019
  • Very nice small place. Nice little twist on my eggs Benedict with a sweet basil added to the sauce. Great food and gifts from the locals.

    Lori Walker Avatar
    Lori Walker
    5/24/2019
  • 5 star ratingMy oh my! This was by far the best experience I've ever had at a cafe! The staff was amazing and Brandon was such a sweetheart! This is definitely a... read more

    Chris J. Avatar
    Chris J.
    5/18/2019
  • 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

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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