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 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

    Bucketlist2go Avatar
    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!

    Ed Tavares Avatar
    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

    419christis Avatar
    419christis
    7/27/2019

    Best hollandaise sauce ever. Folks are so friendly and hospitable, just love the delicious food and pleasant atmosphere. Can't wait till we go again.

    Tom Lewis Avatar
    Tom Lewis
    7/19/2019
  • 5 star ratingExcellent Food This is a cafe where you order at the counter and then the food is served to your table. My husband and I go this restaurant frequently for breakfast/brunch as... read more

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    Virginia D
    7/11/2019

    5 star ratingSimply Excellent Excellent. If you are looking for quality, freshness and smiles of great service.

    It was my first visit and by the end of breakfast I knew I would be back the...
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    samuel t
    7/07/2019

    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

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    Claudio Whally
    7/05/2019
  • Great staff with a family vibe. Diner style with a great atmosphere. Everything in there is for sale from the wall art to jewelry to candles and honey, locally made... read more

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    cosmogirrly
    7/04/2019

    5 star ratingWorth going to I was there with the wife some time ago and remember the fantastic food and great service. The wife wanted to try it because of their Gluten Free Menu and... read more

    Jeremiah J Avatar
    Jeremiah J
    7/02/2019

    5 star ratingFabulous Breakfast If you love great food, this is a MUST-STOP! Delicious food and great service. I’ll be back next time thru Reno.

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    Wcat33tn
    6/29/2019
  • The inside of the cafe has a very home-y feel. From the decor to even just the chairs and tables, it instantly reminded me of a sit-down family breakfast. I... read more

    Winnie Hazlett Avatar
    Winnie Hazlett
    6/26/2019

    Great sandwichs with unique blend of ingredients hand picked by the master chef. Cozy little place for breakfast or lunch. Packed with the local crowd. Friendly service with a smile.

    Greg Howard Avatar
    Greg Howard
    6/19/2019

    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....
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    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 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

    Bucketlist2go Avatar
    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!

    Ed Tavares Avatar
    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

    scoeyd Avatar
    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

    419christis Avatar
    419christis
    7/27/2019
  • Best hollandaise sauce ever. Folks are so friendly and hospitable, just love the delicious food and pleasant atmosphere. Can't wait till we go again.

    Tom Lewis Avatar
    Tom Lewis
    7/19/2019

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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