Half Day Cafe Brings Modern American Eats to Mason

The team takes local sourcing very seriously at Half Day Cafe, which opened last October. They order coffee roasted in nearby Blue Ash. They grab flowers from a shop a couple blocks away. They feature bread baked right on Red Bank Road. The kitchen staff often heads to the Wyoming Farmer’s Market, mere steps down the street, to pick up produce on Tuesday mornings.

The chef takes these fresh ingredients and transforms them into contemporary breakfast and lunch dishes. If you stop by in the morning, dig into a stack of sweet potato pancakes or try the broiled grapefruit topped with caramelized ginger-sugar. Or enjoy the Bowl O’Goodness, a dish of white cheddar grits loaded with house-made carnitas and gravy. For lunch, devour traditional comfort food like meatloaf and mashed potatoes or a burger topped with bacon, cheddar cheese, and barbecue sauce.