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 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

    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

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    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

  • 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

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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