Lydia's On Ludlow

Ohio, United States
Place Types : Coffee Shop, American Restaurant
Address : 329 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati 45220
Coordinate : 39.14343, -84.52059
Phone : (513) 381-3436
Email :
Parking : lot, street
Payment : amex, cash_only, discover, mastercard, visa
Services : groups, kids, outdoor, catering, takeout, waiter, walkins
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Opening Hours :
Monday: 08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday: 08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday: 08:00 - 21:00
Thursday: 08:00 - 22:00
Friday: 08:00 - 23:00
Saturday: 08:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 09:00 - 15:00
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About the Business:

We are a neighborhood cafe serving homemade soups & right out of the garden salads & sandwiches-local & organic. Serving beer, wine & vintage cocktails

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Proprietor of nourishment for the body, mind and spirit!

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What Others Say about this business:

User (02/08/2018 05:13)
Every Thursday at Lydia's on Ludlow, on Ludlow Ave in Cincinnati. Guest host: Anna Applegate All artists welcome: Musicians (all genres welcome!) Poets... Singers Comics Impressionists and more!! ALL AGES WELCOME! OPEN MIC WILL NOW GO UNTIL 10PM!!!!
And remember, folks, the event is ALL AGES, so keep it PG.
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User (01/08/2018 08:53)
August 2018 at Lydia’s!

User (01/08/2018 03:39)
TONIGHT at Lydia’s- Tarot Tuesday with Madame Aurora, Tarot Card Reader 6pm-8pm 2041695/?ti=icl

User (28/07/2018 07:59)
Happening now, The M.B. Trio!
#jazz #coffee #livemusic #organic #local #clifton #cincinnati #beer #wine #spirits

User (27/07/2018 03:35)
TONIGHT, Thursday July 26 Open Mic at Lydia's On Ludlow 329 Ludlow Ave., Cincinnati OH. 6pm-9:30pm All genres of music welcome!... All forms of creativity welcome! All ages! No cover! 4051436/?ti=icl
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User (24/07/2018 08:54)
Author Bio:
Rebecca Watkins, a native of Cincinnati, is an educator and poet who taught writing at the college level for eight years before becoming a New York City high school teacher. She earned her M.F.A in Poetry from the City College of New York, her M.S. Ed from Lehman College, and she is a poetry editor for River River Literary Journal. Her first book, Sometimes in These Places was published through Unsolicited Press in September 2017. She also has been published in Anderbo, The Promethean, The Red Mesa Review, and Poetry and Performance among other literary journals. More of her work can be found at

User (24/07/2018 08:51)
NY based poet Rebecca Watkins comes into Cincinnati to perform at Lydia’s on Ludlow, Thursday, Aug. 9. The Lydia’s Open Mic will go 6pm to approx 9:15 and Rebecca will go on soon after.

User (23/07/2018 02:52)
We rocked out another amazing Live Jazz Sunday Brunch. Good job team! We were slammed, still served customers until after 3pm, with a skeleton crew and we walked out at 3:45p! #ThisIsHowYouDoIt Garret, Zoey, Caroline, Cheyenne, Olivia, Tyler

User (22/07/2018 22:01)
Ron Enyard Jazz Quartet at Lydia’s TODAY 11am-2pm

User (20/07/2018 05:08)
Local singer/ songwriter/ musician Mara Moon brings her talents to Lydia’s on Friday, July 20, going 7pm-10pm.
All Ages!! No Cover!!

User (19/07/2018 06:16)
Tomatoes and Basil as far as the eye can see. Just scratching the surface of #OurGarden #LydiasOnLudlow #Cincinnati #CliftonGaslight #EcoVillageLife #PriceHill #farm #urbanfarming #cafe #eco #local #restaurant #chef #organic

User (18/07/2018 09:25)
This Wednesday night at Lydia’s: The always entertaining Zahava Lior! 647583/?ti=icl

User (12/07/2018 22:51)
Upcoming at Lydia’s: *TONIGHT, Thursday July 12 Open Mic hosted by Chris Lee 6pm-9pm *TOMORROW, Friday July 13(Day)... Smooth jazz with saxophonist Garret MacDonald 11am-1pm *TOMORROW, Friday July 13 (Night) Bob Ross Music Jazz Trio 7pm-10pm *Saturday, July 14 Forest Hills Bluegrass Band 7pm-10pm *Sunday, July 15 Sunday Brunch 9am-3pm Live music 11am-2pm by The Ron Enyard Jazz Quartet
All Lydia’s events are ALL AGES and NO COVER! 446810/?ti=icl
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Went to Sunday Brunch with live Jazz. Excellent experience. We had the best seat in the house! But of course, I think all seats would be good! The Fritata was really good. Their natural food and drink menu is a fine variety! I think you will enjoy!

Wait staff is very attentive and accommodating!

We had wonderful coffee and scones and great service

Very pretty, loved the old-school jazz on the sound system. I will definitely come back here again, presuming I can get lucky with parking again LOL.

Very nice place to enjoy some great music for a Saturday Night!

This place is phenomenal. Fantastic service, amazing food, and the best people you will ever meet.

The staff is always kind to my dog and I when we visit. They have the best brunch and cafe options.

The service is excellent! The food is phenomenal! I'm here right now for brunch and smooth jazz on Christmas eve. I had the wild lox biscuit which was to die for! I will be back.

My ten year old daughter and I came in today for the first time and fell in love!! The atmosphere style.. The vibe.. The incredible food.. (the peanut butter banana panini was divine and that balsamic salad dressing WOW!) The discounted books (might I add the incredibly diverse and intriguing selection) .. The friendly staff.. The energy.. The pretty floral table we sat at.. Everything was perfect!! We look forward to a new Saturday ritual. Thanks for the fabulous experience.. We'll see you soon!

My friend Kim found this amazing gem online (we travel for a living & have never been to Cincinnati). We were completely blown away. Its in the Clifton Gaslight Business District which is filled with all sorts of funky shops and restaurants and beautiful architecture. The food was impeccable! We both ordered the "Figgy Piggy" Panini and it was absolutely divine. The atmosphere was so neat and artistic. We just wanted to stay and soak it up all day. It offers a great menu for Vegan eaters as well. We highly recommend it & if we are ever in town again we'll most definitely go back.

My favorite place for Sunday brunch. The service, food and music are great. Many healthy options, include many vegetarian entrees too.

It was awesome! Food, service, music! Wonderful!

I love going to Lydias when I need a dirty chi, and am so thankful for vegan options wither it is a muffin or an ancient grain bowl <3 I love the people there, music and vibes.

Heard some great jazz last night with PB and J! Loved the house vodka.

Had a nice evening at Lydia's with 2 friends who also love jazz. We'll be back!

Great environment. Nice workers. Smells amazing. And smells are free so I’d recommend at least checking it out!

Best open mic in town on Thursday night. Great talent and variety. Plan on going every Thursday night I’m in town.

Always impressed by the amazing food and staff at Lydias. I had the best Mediterranean Plate with fresh veggies, goat cheese, warm soft pita bread and the best hummus I have had. We also had a Turkey Wrap with fresh delicious fruit and wonderful salad. The attention to detail is very refreshing, and as a vegetarian there are lots of options. We also splurged on the BEST brownie ever!!!!!! Our server Autumn was very knowledgeable of the unique ingredients in the daily specials, soups and drinks. She is an amazing waitress. The soft jazz saxophone playing is also a nice touch. If only we had places like this on the east side of town where I live, worth every second of the drive. Thank You for an always amazing experience.

Always delicious, wonderful staff, great place to meet and greet, fun events and talented musicians.

A great time was had today for Easter. The brunch was fantastic and the Ron Enyard Quartet was so good! Great place for Sunday Jazz Brunch! A great open and friendly place in the neighborhood! My wife and I really enjoyed it. Ron Enyard even came over to our table and chatted about Jazz, he is a class act and a Cincinnati Jazz Treasure!!

Walking into Lydia's is like "coming home". It's warm, friendly, and has such good energy. Great drinks and food options.

Worst omelet I ever had. Not sure how one makes an egg look, and feel like rubber. Fruit and coffee were good though, but no refills. We didn’t even see our waitress again until we got up to leave. She rung us up on a tablet, then turned it to me to complete the transaction and just walked away. The funny part was, it wasn’t even busy, so I have no idea why the service was so poor.

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