When you come to a CCAC exhibit, event, or class, we hope to make your experience as wonderful as possible. We’ve compiled a list of some close-by spots that can help you make a day – or night – of your visit.
Whether you need a little pick-me-up before African drumming, or you and a classmate want to grab a bite to eat after a morning session of Pilates, there’s always a perfect spot nearby.
340 Ludlow Ave.
Known for its relaxing atmosphere and superb coffee – and its hookah, of course (Keep in mind that the café doesn’t open until 4 p.m.)
3317 Clifton Ave.
Bagels and much, much more… the perfect breakfast, lunch or “brunch” spot!
272 Ludlow Ave.
This cookie shop offers gourmet pastries and coffee to enjoy while you stroll through the picturesque gaslight district.
332 Ludlow Ave.
Known for its irresistible ice cream, Graeter’s also serves up some great coffee and morning pastries!
329 Ludlow Ave.
Dedicated to organic, direct trade, and locally roasted coffee and espresso, Om Café’s dedication extends into their vegetarian and vegan recipes.
345 Ludlow Ave.
American cuisine – a breakfast hotspot on Ludlow
324 Ludlow Ave.
Serving great morning pastries and coffee! Sitwell’s also serves craft beers, appetizers, and entrees… (And, they’re open until 2 a.m., for all you night owls!)
202 W. McMillan St.
You’ll have to hop in your car for this one, but we all know what it’s like to need a coffee fix. Thankfully, the familiarity of Starbucks is right up the hill!
Looking for a place for your family to have lunch before Second Sunday Family Showtime? Here are a few family friendly restaurants that we’re certain will make every stomach happy:
354 Ludlow Ave.
Northern Indian cuisine that is guaranteed to satisfy your hunger – and has a daily lunch buffet
265 Hosea Ave.
A family favorite offering specialty pizzas, calzones, and more!
358 Ludlow Ave.
Great tacos, burritos, and signature chips and salsa… Plus, every Tuesday tacos are only $2 each!
290 Ludlow Ave.
A Cincinnati classic and favorite! (Also open late)
Are you looking for a place to have dinner before attending one of our gallery openings? Here are a few restaurants that always seem to hit the spot:
350 Ludlow Ave.
Make sure you’re hungry… Authentic Northern Indian cuisine that will leave you wanting more!
308 Ludlow Ave.
This quaint Italian bistro offers many authentic Italian fare as well as deli style sandwiches.
3215 Jefferson Ave.
This one may involve a short car ride or a long walk (on a beautiful day, of course), but it’s worth the trip. Tex-Mex to a T!
323 Ludlow Ave.
Eat-in or carry-out, you can’t go wrong with this Chinese restaurant
944 Ludlow Ave.
Some of the best Indian cuisine in Cincinnati – also, it’s vegetarian and vegan-friendly
3410 Telford St.
“Our focus is simple: fresh, seasonal, local and pure ingredients, unparalleled wine selections, and guest service that exceeds expectations.” Brunch, lunch, and dinner available at this hip, local pop-up.
312 Ludlow Ave.
Stop in for a specialty burrito and some chips and salsa. Don’t forget the margarita!
314 Ludlow Ave.
Fresh, authentic Moroccan food, located in the heart of the gaslight district – and only a short walk or drive from CCAC.
Wanting to grab a drink and chat after Sunsets at the Center? Here are some Clifton favorites where you can do so:
307 Ludlow Ave.
Drinks, appetizers and a cozy back patio… what more could you ask for?
339 Ludlow Ave. #1
Local wine shop known for their wine tastings – Ludlow Wines also has a beer club and a wine club!
342 Ludlow Ave.
Owners Scott and Maria Crawford have brought Ludlow Garage back to its music venue roots by creating an intimate performance area and delicious restaurant all in one.
Whether it’s for one night or the weekend, there are some cozy close by B&Bs, inns, and hotels.
500 Terrace Ave.
This B&B is full of antique character – not to mention, it’s where CCAC visiting artists often stay!
3652 Middleton Ave.
Built in 1909 and tucked away in greenery, this quaint home is full of great personality and hospitality
3024 Vine St.
A comfortable stay for families with an indoor swimming pool and free continental breakfast
151 Goodman Dr.
Also a conference center, this Marriott is equipped with complimentary high-speed Internet and a fitness room
And just down the hill in Northside…
To get to Northside, head West on Ludlow Avenue and follow it across the bridge over I-75. Then, you’ll enter the Northside neighborhood. Ludlow becomes Hamilton Avenue, and this is the street with all of the treats! The list goes on, and if you wander, you’ll find plenty, but here are a few Northside hotspots:
Tacos, tacos, tacos. You can order a “lone” or additional bowls of fillings and concoct your own! The food isn’t the only thing made from scratch – the owners even built the furniture inside!
Ruth’s offers amazing food, a full wine and beer menu, and rotating exhibits by local artists.
Endless meaty and veggie options. All fresh. All day. Winning Best of Cincinnati four years in a row, this is a place you’ve got to try once (but I promise you’ll be going back for more!). Dine-in and carry-out options.
This independent bakery is best known for their pastries and sweet treats – many of which are vegan and gluten-free! Also offers brunch options!