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We are able to sell DORA drinks!!


2021-2022 Gold Plate Award from Auglaize County Health Department

2020-2021  Gold Plate Award from Auglaize County Health Department

2019-2020   Gold Plate Award from Auglaize County Health Department

2018-2019  Gold Plate Award from Auglaize County Health Department

2017-2018  Gold Plate Award from Auglaize County Health Department

What is the Gold Plate Award?    The Gold Plate Award is an acknowledgement given by the Auglaize County Health Department to food services that have demonstrated excellent food safety practices.


Bill the Owner

William Gutmann my Grandfather

Owner/ worked at Alpha Cafe 1938 - 2004

Welcome to The Alpha Cafe

The Alpha Café is a small café/tavern located in downtown Wapakoneta, Ohio, with a 1893 hand-carved back bar as the leading historical attraction.

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The History of the Alpha and its owner are steeped in rich tradition, stories, and personal narratives. The back bar was built in 1893 by Brunswick Balke Collender Company, Cincinnati, Ohio.  The Alpha’s back bar is 24 foot long and is made of hand carved white oak. The wall on the opposite side of the bar is lined with a matching 8-foot tall wainscoting with arched mirrors and the same intricate carvings. At the end of the bar sits a column supporting a leaded glass partition. The back section of the Alpha is the café area. A short café style counter with stationary round swivel stools sits in front of the grill and serving counter. In the back room there is a pool table.  Going out the back door, there is a patio with a heater for cooler weather.

When the bar was moved from across the street, many of the men from town helped in moving the large pieces of the back bar. On occasion a patron will stop in and begin telling personal narratives of how he was one of those volunteers. Bill and the mover will sit and brag how they moved the back bar on a Sunday, and with all the help of movers, plumbers, and electricians, "Never missed a day of business".

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Thank you for your interest. For questions or comments, please use the information listed here. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

(419) 738-2013




Monday 11:00AM to 2:30PM

Tuesday 11:00AM to 2:30PM

Wednesday 11:00AM to 2:30PM

Thursday 11:00AM to 10:00PM*

Friday 11:00AM to Midnight*

Saturday 5:00PM to Midnight*

*On these days we may stay open longer.



7 E. Auglaize street Wapakoneta, OH 45895

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