Saturday afternoon I was looking for somewhere to have lunch with my family and catch a basketball game on TV. I was delighted to walk into Habits Cafe and find not only that the game was on but that the sound was also being played throughout the bar and restaurant areas. Habits has two distinct rooms, one with a large bar dominating one side of the room, tables for various group sizes can be found throughout both.
I had been inside Habits numerous times before, but I think this might be the first time I’ve tried any of their food. The menu has a solid list of burgers along with a half-dozen salads and nearly a dozen sandwiches, burritos and fish & chips round out a very good-looking list of choices.
Godzilla Style Garden Burger
I went with the Godzilla style garden burger ($8.25) which is topped with pepper jack cheese, spicy onion straws and jalapeño mayo. Burgers are made with meat purchased daily from a local source and include a choice of beer, turkey, ostrich, and garden burgers. Each come with a side and I chose the Cajun fries. The garden burger appeared to be of the frozen variety, which I’m not especially fond of, but the toppings made up for it. It was not overly spicy but had enough of a kick to make it an interesting sandwich.
Texas Style Turkey Burger
My wife had the Texas style turkey burger ($9.00) which adds Swiss and provolone cheese, grilled onions and mushrooms, tomatoes and Worcestershire mayo. I tried a small bite of this sandwich and I definitely recommend the turkey burger over the garden burger for those who avoid red meat. That said I enjoyed the toppings on the Godzilla style better than the Texas style.
No kids menu is offered, but there is a grilled cheese and fries available for ($4.95) which was more food than our three-year-old could eat, even with the help of his little sister. Overall Habits provided good food, a really nice beer selection, and as a bonus the game was on all of their TVs. I will have to keep this in mind for future lunch needs.
Habits Cafe is an American cafe located in Cincinnati, OH. Reviews for the cafe were mostly positive, and it is open every day from 11:00 am to 2:30 am.
Food received mostly positive reviews, with reviewers enjoying some the unique and tasty items available. Items like the Ostrich Burger and the Sweet Potato fries received positive remarks. Food was flavorful and appetizing, with the burgers being a popular choice due to how juicy they usually were. Some reviewers found the food to be unremarkable, but portions were good and prices were fairly reasonable.
The cafe has a laid-back and casual atmosphere. Reviewers found it to be a great spot to hang out, with the nice outdoor patio that allows dogs, and the pool tables that were fun. Congestion and noise levels were usually not too bad.
Service was mostly decent, with staff members being pleasant and friendly. Reviewers were pleased with the attitudes of the staff, but service times can be slow.