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AALTOS Garden Cafe - Transcona

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826 Regent Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
(204) 224-1681
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Buffet
Description: AALTOS Garden Cafe is a unique dining experience that offers traditional...
AALTOS Garden Cafe is a unique dining experience that offers traditional comfort food served up family style with all the trimmings. Our combination of full buffet and menu options focus on old-fashioned favorites and healthy choice options served in a comfortable garden environment that everyone can enjoy. Whether you are a group of two or 50, everyone can find exactly what they are looking for. By yourself, with a friend, or a large group, AALTOS welcomes you to the neighbourhood and treats you like family.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Lunch/Dinner Buffets

Had one lunch buffet, it was excellent. Would have liked to try the other lunch and dinner buffets (there is a different theme every day), but could not fit it in. The breakfast buffet leaves something to be desired. There is a good selection of "continental breakfast" items but the hot offerings... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
albany007
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Churchill, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Good service. Horrendous food (even by buffet-re-heating standards). Eggs were acceptable, but it was all down hill from there. The hash browns were dry and stale to the point of being chewy. Sausages were of similar texture and nearly tasteless. The pancakes have to be tried to be believed. By far the worst I've had in my entire life. Dense,... More 

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Churchill, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Had one lunch buffet, it was excellent. Would have liked to try the other lunch and dinner buffets (there is a different theme every day), but could not fit it in. The breakfast buffet leaves something to be desired. There is a good selection of "continental breakfast" items but the hot offerings were mediocre at best. I skipped it after... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Can't beat the price. The selection is a little limited but everything's good & you can have as much as you want. I've been there more than a few times & the staff has always been very friendly & helpful. I'd recommend it to anyone

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Kenora, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Went twice as a discount was part of our Stay and Play package. Service was so-so at dinner and non-existant at breakfast the next morning. Staff tries to mitigate by charging less or bringing out extra food but this is not the answer. 45 minutes to get a steak sandwich is not acceptable and having to get your own coffee... More 

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Red Lake, Canada
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Had the pasta buffet on Saturday evening and was pleasantly surprised. There where 3 fresh good soups to start with, the Minnestrone being excellent and fresh. We made our own version of a red Marinera sauce by adding items as liked such as Chorizo sausage, mushrooms etc... and the sauce was simmered at the buffet and served over Rotini Pasta.... More 

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Eriksdale, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Breakfast buffet was very good with lots of options to choose from. Servers were very accomadating. Resturant was clean.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The service was very poor as there was just one person on the floor serving the whole restaurant. When my scrambler was served, the eggs were cold and the potatoes were very hot. I am not sure how they made that happen, but it wasn't very good.

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winnipeg, Manitoba
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

firstly we have had thanksgiving dinner here before and it was okay in fact quite good and due to my travel schedule I always also get to enjoy the U.S. Thanksgiving also. I thought I'd hit rock bottom last year at the Illikai hotel restaurant in Honolulu but this evening was the worst. First $22.00 & built in gratitude (... More 

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Jay P, General Manager at AALTOS Garden Cafe - Transcona, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to AALTOS Garden Cafe. We strive to exceed guest expectations and provide extraordinary customer service but it would appear we have fallen short in this case. I'm hoping you will call me personally to learn more as your experience does not seem to be consistent with the feedback we received on our Thanksgiving buffets.... More 

Winnipeg
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We have been to Aaltos buffet and it has been good, but what we really enjoy are the breakfasts. A simple traditional bacon, eggs, fried potatoes, and toast is always cooked just as you request. The servers are cheerful and efficient. Coffee is extra, but bottomless. It makes a nice change as a day starter. Sometimes they run a really... More 

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Parksville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

My husband and I go to Aaltos often. The buffet is always good, and we love the service! Whenever we take anyone out to dinner, it is always Aaltos!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 826 Regent Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Manitoba  >  Winnipeg
  • Phone Number: (204) 224-1681

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 20
  • Cuisine: Canadian

Description

AALTOS Garden Cafe is a unique dining experience that offers traditional comfort food served up family style with all the trimmings. Our combination of full buffet and menu options focus on old-fashioned favorites and healthy choice options served in a comfortable garden environment that everyone can enjoy. Whether you are a group of two or 50, everyone can find exactly what they are looking for. By yourself, with a friend, or a large group, AALTOS welcomes you to the neighbourhood and treats you like family.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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