Cincinnati Brunch Spot Sleepy Bee Cafe Recently Opened A College Hill Location

This new location is open now!

Aug 25, 2022 at 10:53 am
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Popular Cincinnati brunch spot Sleepy Bee Cafe has officially opened a location in College Hill.

Sleepy Bee, which offers brunch and lunch options focused on fresh local ingredients, opened its newest location on Aug. 21 as part of the KEYMARK development project.

Per a release from the College Hill Urban Redevelopment Corp. (CURC), the KEYMARK is a $9.5 million project that is looking to revitalize College Hill.

The Sleepy Bee location is situated inside of what was a vacant “Furniture Store Building” on Hamilton Avenue. They say this is just the start of an 18-month project along the Avenue.

“The revitalization along Hamilton Avenue has only been possible due to the focused and dedicated support of our neighbors for the last two decades. And it’s not slowing down,” CEO of the College Hill CURC Seth Walsh said in a release.

This new Sleepy Bee spot will be serving all the favorites from buttermilk pancakes to avocado toast to breakfast sandwiches plus plenty of vegan and vegetarian options.

The space has Sleepy Bee’s typical garden-based decor with glass flower chandeliers plus glass art on the walls made by Oakley art studio Brazee Glass Design which is owned by Sleepy Bee co-founder Sandra Gross.

Founded by Gross, John Hutton and Frances Kroner, Sleepy Bee now has four spots across the Queen City including Downtown, Oakley and Blue Ash.

Sleepy Bee Cafe's College Hill location is located at 5920 Hamilton Ave. Find more information at

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