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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  • 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

    Naomi Duran Avatar
    Naomi Duran
    10/16/2019

    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

    Russ Potts Avatar
    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

    Islayman Avatar
    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

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    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

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    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

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    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!

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    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 ratingGreat Breakfast I went to this place because of all the great reviews, we arrived around noon time. Let me tell you for the food, the service and price, were great you... read more

    Robert R Avatar
    Robert R
    9/03/2019
  • Absolutely delicious breakfast. Best breakfast I have had in a long time. I had the European omelet and my husband had the biscuit and gravy. Great service and aaaaamazing food.

    Valerie Cook Avatar
    Valerie Cook
    8/25/2019

    5 star ratingExcellent food, service, etc. Was so pleased when we found this cafe!! The atmosphere was very country cozy The staff was friendly & not rushing around (even though they were quite busy!) They have... read more

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    Bucketlist2go
    8/14/2019

    5 star ratingSuper friendly Breakfast spot. Stopped in for a quick breakfast last Thursday, August 1st. for the first time. One of my friends chose The Wet Hen Cafe as his family lives near by and... read more

    Mark D Avatar
    Mark D
    8/07/2019
  • 5 star ratingsmall place, owners are there, menu great food great. all was great.We ate there on our way to the airport in Reno.I highly recommend.You pay at the counter and they give you a number to put at your table.Probably... read more

    sansonetx Avatar
    sansonetx
    8/06/2019

    5 star ratingNeighborhood fav. We live this place. The staff is always so friendly and nice. The service is quick and the food is always so fresh.

    KathiHanks Avatar
    KathiHanks
    8/06/2019

    Food was great. Nice portions. Customer service was outstanding. They checked on us several times to be sure we were satisfied. We'll definitely be back!

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    Ed Tavares
    8/02/2019
  • 4 star ratingNice atmosphere, great service, decent food. I did a little research on TripAdvisor & saw that The Wet Hen Cafe was rated #1 in Reno on TA, so I thought I should check it out. Really... read more

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    scoeyd
    8/02/2019

    5 star ratingGreat breakfast! We went here based on reviews on Trip Advisor. It is a good thing we had a GPS, as this was not easy to find. It was worth it to... read more

    LeeRuth Avatar
    LeeRuth
    7/28/2019

    5 star ratingThank You TripAdvisor! TripAdvisor reviews were spot on! We had a delicious breakfast. I am an almond croissants fan. My favorite place is now here! I love that it is not overly sweet.... read more

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    419christis
    7/27/2019

  • 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

    Naomi Duran Avatar
    Naomi Duran
    10/16/2019
  • 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

    Russ Potts Avatar
    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!!

    susanM3667GT Avatar
    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

    Angela Smith Avatar
    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

    Islayman Avatar
    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

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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