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Sleepy Bee Cafe sets opening date for Downtown location

Posted at 7:47 PM, Jan 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-25 19:47:39-05

CINCINNATI -- More than two years after Sleepy Bee Cafe announced it would add a Downtown location, the popular breakfast-and-lunch eatery is scheduled to open at 8 E. Fourth St. on Monday.

A sign on the window of the new location Thursday said the eatery was hosting a soft opening for friends and family, adding, “We want to make sure everything will be great for when we open Monday Jan. 29th and we can’t wait to serve you then!”

Hours will be 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

Sleepy Bee's owners announced plans for its third location -- others are in Oakley and Blue Ash -- in November 2015. Co-owner Sandra Gross previously told WCPO that the Downtown restaurant would seat about 110 and include a coffee bar along with a full bar.

The bar, Aster Social Sippery, opened in early January on the third floor of the building featuring craft cocktails, wine, beer and bar snacks.

Sleepy Bee's Downtown location also will feature a cooler with ready-to-go items, said executive chef and co-owner Frances Kroner.