Simply Grand Cafe

Simply Grand, a fast and casual restaurant which provides high-quality breakfast and lunch with focus on sandwich, salad and soup offerings. The restaurant offers seating for over 80 guests. The restaurant is located at the corner of Third and Sycamore, with entrances both from Third Street and directly from the Queen City Square lobby.

simply grand cafe sandwich
Delicious, Fresh Sandwiches

Our customers time is extremely valuable, that is why our chefs get cracking early in the morning chopping, slicing and cooking to prepare for your arrival. Once you arrive, you will not wait hours to be seated, or stand in line for fresh food “that isn’t”. Place your order and it is ready for you in minutes.

Order From The Cafe


The Simply Grand menu changes from time to time, so check our online menu for updates (as well as our specials) if you haven’t seen us in a while. We like to provide delicious, hearty, satisfying options across the board, in a variety of styles. Our chefs are creative and quick on their feet, and we love to see what they come up with to make our menu fantastic.

We also treasure being your neighbors. As Cincinnati residents, we at Simply Grand value greatly what makes the Queen City such a splendor. From the verdant streets to the rolling hills and views along the Ohio River, from the classic architecture to the rich history to the wonderful educational system, Cincinnati is a delightful place. We look forward to getting to know you, and the rest of our community.

simply grand cafe salads
Yummy Salads

Here in downtown Cincinnati, we are located in the midst of a cultural renaissance. The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, just two blocks from our front door, is a shining example of an inspiring educational model. They welcome schools from all over the region, and help celebrate Cincinnati’s key role as a gateway to freedom in the 19th Century. We encourage any visitors to the Freedom Center to join us at Simply Grand before or after their visit – we are open Monday through Friday from 7am – 3pm.

Being located so close to Fountain Square is a cause of great joy for us as well. The Tyler Davidson Fountain is an emblem of this city that is recognized all over the world. Whether it’s in the opening credits for WKRP in Cincinnati, or in guidebooks showing off the Midwest’s most beautiful landmarks, the fountain is delight to behold.

Commissioned from a Munich sculptor, “The Genius of Water” has welcomed visitors and locals alike since its arrival at the center of Cincinnati back in 1871. If you want to visit the Tyler Davidson Fountain, we are happy to let you know that Simply Grand is right around the corner at 301 E. Fourth Street. We are in the lobby of the Great American Tower, right there.

Stop in today to grab a delicious breakfast or lunch – we’ll make it fast and delicious.