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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  • 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

    5 star ratingGreat breakfast, friendly folks! 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

    Dede2travel Avatar
    Dede2travel
    1/10/2019

    Great place. Amazing service and quick seating. Food is stellar

    Pikmin King Avatar
    Pikmin King
    1/06/2019
  • 5 star ratingB fast Food was fresh and hot. Biscuits graveyard were good. B fast sandwich was good. Good food. Reasonable priced. Croissant was piping hot.

    N-fern-0 Avatar
    N-fern-0
    1/06/2019

    Great little café that makes their own baked goods. It's cutely decorated and sells local artisan works. The quiches are amazing and the sandwiches are a great option as well.

    Crystal Becerra Avatar
    Crystal Becerra
    12/30/2018

    5 star ratingExcellent service Family of three came here for breakfast before heading home. We were greeted with a group kf friendly staff. Food was ordered at the cashier and we took a number... read more

    lilsupawomun Avatar
    lilsupawomun
    12/29/2018
  • 5 star ratingGreat Food, Great Service The food is excellent and the staff always friendly and helpful.

    Not a bad item on the menu. In fact, that is the toughest choice, is what to have.

    hmill2015 Avatar
    hmill2015
    12/26/2018

    5 star ratingGreat Breakfast but not sure if it's the Best Food in All of Reno? The service is fast and personable. You order at the counter, grab your coffee cp and head to the self serve. Good coffee, and a perfectly maintained counter. Then find... read more

    DaftLifeofAdulting Avatar
    DaftLifeofAdulting
    12/18/2018

    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

  • 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

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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