(607) 223-4209 julie@theowegokitchen.com

Located in the heart of Historic Owego, we serve breakfast, lunch, coffee and sweets with fresh contemporary twists. Specializing in homemade dishes with plenty of vegetarian and gluten free options.

Open 7 days a week!

Monday – Saturday 7:00AM to 2:00PM
Sunday 8:00AM to 2:00PM


Bagel Sandwich

With Egg

Bagel Sandwich

With Cheese

Bagel Sandwich

Egg, Bacon, Ham or Sausage

Bagel Sandwich

Egg, Cheese and Bacon, Ham or Sausage

Maple Egg Melt

Grilled with egg, ham and cheddar then drizzled with maple syrup

Farmers Egg Sandwich

Egg, bacon, cheddar and a roasted cherry tomato relish on an English muffin

Breakfast Panini

Grilled bacon, egg and cheddar

Elvis Breakfast Sandwich

Peanut butter, bacon and banana on an English muffin

Nova Lox Bagel

Nova lox, cream cheese, sliced tomato, red onion and capers

Fresh Oatmeal
2.99/Cup | 3.99/bowl

toppings; brown sugar, pecans, raisins, dried cranberries, cinnamon

The Leo

Grilled with egg, bacon, cheddar drizzled with maple syrup on grilled wheat bread

Ham & Swiss Breakfast Panini

Ham, Swiss & egg grilled on sourdough

Italian Egg Sandwich

A grilled crusty ciabatta roll topped with a fried egg, crisp bacon, provolone cheese and our house made hot pepper relish


Roasted Tomato and Black Bean Soup
4.29/cup | 5.29/bowl

A flavorful and good for you soup!

Farmhouse Brewery Chili
4.99/cup | 5.99/bowl

Simmered with a local brew and topped with cheese, sour cream and green onions

Soup of the day
4.29/cup | 5.29/bowl

and maybe tomorrow


Cafe Salad

A blend of mixed greens, garbanzo beans, feta cheese, sunflower seeds, sweet potato chips and curried balsamic vinaigrette

Garden Salad

mixed greens, cucumbers, shredded purple cabbage, shredded carrots, cherry tomatoes, red onion

The Kitchen Chef Salad

A large salad smothered with our carved turkey and ham, hard boiled egg and shredded cheddar


Butcher Block Sandwiches

Build your own sandwich with choice of turkey or ham, bread, cheese, sauce and vegetables

Chicken Tarragon Salad Sandwich

Tender chicken salad blended with tarragon, dried cranberries and pecans served on a baguette – a house favorite!

Gourmet Gobbler

Turkey, Brie cheese, cranberry chutney and lettuce on a baguette


The best BLT around! Served with tarragon mayo on sourdough toast


A classic BLT with the addition of our House Special Egg Salad

Smokehouse Sandwich

Ham, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and horseradish-beer mustard on ciabatta

Dagwood Club

Turkey, ham, bacon, cheddar, mayo, horseradish-beer mustard, lettuce and tomato all piled high on sourdough toast

Hummus Salad Wrap

Creamy Hummus, roasted red peppers, red onions, lettuce and tomato on a wrap

Not Your Mom’s Tuna Salad Sandwich

We blend Albacore tuna with Jamaican relish, dill and mayonnaise. Served on a baguette with lettuce and tomato

House Special Egg Salad

Simple and good served on sourdough toast

Creamy Pesto Chicken

Sliced Roasted Chicken, melted provolone cheese, Walnut Pesto mayo and lettuce on a baguette


Chicken-bacon and homemade buttermilk ranch dressing with melted cheddar cheese, lettuce and tomato on ciabatta

Spicy Turkey Panini

Grilled turkey, bacon and cheddar with a kick from Siracha 1000 Island dressing

Tuna Melt

Our specialty tuna salad grilled along with thick bacon, sliced tomatoes and cheddar cheese

Ham and Brie Panini

A perfect blend of flavorful ingredients served with honey mustard dipping sauce on the side

Hot Roasted Vegetable

Oven roasted Portobello mushrooms and red peppers, French style caramelized onions all grilled with provolone cheese, roasted cherry tomato relish and Walnut Pesto

French Onion Grilled Cheese

All the classic ingredients minus the crock!

Loaded Chicken Salad Wrap

Tender chicken salad blended with cheddar cheese, bacon and green onions – served in a whole wheat wrap and loaded with lettuce, tomato, bread & butter pickles, more cheese and more bacon!

Jalapeño Popper Turkey BLT

Jalapeño spiced cream cheese is the star of this sandwich served on taosted wheat bread

Rosemary Chicken Sandwich

Sliced chicken, melted provolone, fresh rosemary garlic dressing, lettuce and tomato on a ciabatta roll

Rachel Sandwich

A classic Rachel with a spicy twist! Turkey, swiss, crisp slaw and siracha 1000 Island dressing grilled on Rye

Horseradish Roast Beef Sandwich

Rare roast beef piled high on a ciabatta roll with horseradish cream sauce, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and red onion

Portobello Mushroom Sandwich

A hearty Portobello mushroom cap, melted provolone cheese, roasted red onions, rosemary-garlic dressing and a balsamic drizzle


Let The Owego Kitchen host your next party, shower or Holiday event! Our dining room is available for use after close of regular business (M-Sat after 4PM and Sunday after 2PM).  We can accommodate up to 50 guests. Call 607-223-4209 to check availability of dates or to inquire about other catering menu options.

Casual Party Menu

Assorted Cold Sandwich Platter

Includes a variety of our most popular Kitchen sandwiches on an assortment of breads and wraps (GF breads available)

Café Salad

Mixed baby greens tossed with garbanzo beans, feta cheese, sunflower seeds, sweet potato chips and curried balsamic vinaigrette

Choice of Two Signature Sides

Choose from Sour Cream-Dill Potato Salad, Pasta Salad, Macaroni Salad, Quinoa Salad, Kale Cole Slaw or South West Rice and Bean Salad

Hot Coffee, Iced tea and Water
Cups, Plates and Flatware

$15.95 per/guest plus tax and gratuity
$100 flat fee for 3 hour space rental


Let The Owego Kitchen deliver your next luncheon/meeting meal. We can provide you with breakfast or lunch. You can find our lunch catering menu here and give us a call at 607-223-4209 to talk about breakfast options!

Lunch Menu

Assorted Platters of our most popular cold sandwiches and wraps*

Choice of 2 signature side salads (Potato Salad, Pasta Salad, Kale Cole Slaw, Quinoa Salad or Macaroni Salad) – $10 per person (includes all paper goods and serving utensils)

Dessert Platter*

A variety of fresh baked cookies and brownies – $3 per person

Assorted Bottled Beverages

$2.50 per person

* Gluten Free options available

Delivery Available

Call 607-223-4209 to place your order (24 hours notice appreciated!)


The history of 13 Lake Street dates back to 1873. The historical information we have below, was put together by the New York State Historic Trust and Cornell University.

“Historical and Architectural Importance: Replaced a wooded building housing Ashley’s Saloon which burned in 1872. Sarah Ashley was ‘contemplating building a brick building on the site’ in 1872 and this building was constructed shortly after that. In 1878, the building housed S.E. Ashley’s Saloon, Restaurant and Confectionary and in 1904, Michael Lynch’s Saloon.

In 1908, a music teacher named Margaret Jackway was at 13 Lake. In 1920, the building housed the Owego Gaslight Co. and Cortwright Photographers. Between 1930 and 1940, American Grocery occupied the structure. From 1955 until about 1968, Triangle Shoes operated from 13 Lake. The Haystack and The Woodpile occupied the building until about 1975, after which the Haystack became the sole commercial occupant. Apartments exist on the upper floors.”


Hey There!

We are Ike and Julie Lovelass…just a couple of normal schmoes who fell in love with a building and the Owego spirit! We opened this casual café on November 11, 2015 and haven’t looked back since!

We welcome your thoughts and feed back so feel free to email us below or give us a call at 607-223-4209.

Be well!

Ike & Julie