• Sleepy Bee Cafe - Oakley

  • (9)
  • White Veg-options

Serves meat, vegan options available. Breakfast and lunch spot using non-gmo ingredients. Menu changes seasonally. Tofu can be substituted for egg in a breakfast dish. Vegan veggies sausages offered. Large smoothie menu with non-dairy options. Vegetarian and vegan soups, salads, and sandwiches.

Venue map for Sleepy Bee Cafe - Oakley
© OpenStreetMap contributors

9 Reviews

First Review by Ponygirl59


Points +48

25 May 2023

Tofu Scramble and BeCake!

Great service from the staff who is also knowledgeable of the vegan lifestyle. The build your own scramble allows you to get creative and have plenty of variety within your tofu scramble. I added the vegan goetta which was great! Also added a BeCake for my side instead of toast. This was a great clean pancake alternative, with no dairy, that did not lack one but in flavor. I will be going back during my next visit!

Pros: Plenty of vegan options

Cons: Add ons will add up fast



Points +53

12 Jul 2022

Sleepy Lunch

Menu is clearly labeled for soy, gluten, nuts and Vegan options. Vanilla Ginger house Kombucha is delicious. Food and service are solid. I’ll bee back.

Cons: Metered parking , Gluten free substitution is not free


Points +264

30 Jan 2022

Good breakfast option

One of the few indoor dining spots for breakfast in town. The tofu scramble and vegan goetta are great, my biggest wish is more vegan breakfast variety.

Updated from previous review on 2022-01-30

Pros: Tofu scramble

Cons: Not a ton of options/variety breakfast


Points +523

20 Dec 2021

Great food

I really like this cafe. Great vegan options. Gets very crowded on weekends.


Points +97

01 May 2021

veggieversary breakfast

We went to Sleepy Bee to celebrate 2 years of vegetarian living. Pictured are the bee-spoke pancake, vegan chorizo scramble, and a bee-spoke scramble w spinach, onion, and cheese. This was our first visit to Sleepy Bee but won’t be our last!


Points +110

16 Aug 2019

Pretty good

Went with a family of picky eaters and my vegan self and everyone found something they liked. Kind, knowledgeable staff. Very long wait times, but it was Sunday brunch so it was somewhat expected.


Points +143

06 Mar 2018

hip spot with vegan options

I’ve been to both the Oakley and Blue Ash locations more than once now and I think I’ve tried every vegan option on the menu! For breakfast, I love the vegan scramble Avi style, and for lunch I would recommend the portobello panini and sweet potato soup. My only complaint out of the half dozen times I’ve eaten here is when I got the sweet potato quinoa bowl... it was rather small given the price. I love that they use the No Wait app because both locations are crowded on weekends.

Pros: several vegan options, friendly service, use the No Wait app

Cons: crowded on weekends, some portion sizes too small


Points +761

11 Nov 2017

Great food!

Wonderful little vegan/vegetarian/locally sourced restaurant in Blue Ash.

Was very excited to try their breakfast menu with tofu scramble and quinoa pancakes and shoothies galore. Ended up ordering a full stack of their Bee Cakes - Pancakes made with buckwheat flour, almond, and quinoa. Very light and delicate, yet filling. Reminded me of drinking a light cup of coffee, but in pancake form. Not as sweet as your normal pancakes, so a good bit of syrup was required. But overall a great choice.

Lunch menu looks fantastic too and would love to return and get a few dishes. Fantastic service as well, very accommodating and humble. Overall a wonderful experience and a business I know will be successful in the future. This place was fairly full for a Thursday morning at 10:30. Kid friendly and healthy. All you need in life.

Pros: Nice Veg/Vegan menu, Great for kids, Healthy eating conscious :)

Cons: Not much!


Points +52

29 Oct 2017


A favorite weekend brunch spot! It can get crowded though so use the NoWait app to get in line first, especially on Sunday. Friendly staff and good food.

This page has been viewed 2282 times.