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Fresh-A-Fare

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531 Bayfield North | Unit 109, Barrie, Ontario, Canada
705-728-8474
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10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery

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  • 31
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Solid Deli experience

I've only ever gotten takeout, as the small dining room is always busy, with the line snaking around the tables. The sandwiches have always been solid, though a bit overpriced, as they charge extra for some breads and toppings. Solid Deli experience. I've been 10+ times and have not had a poor... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Barrie, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This place was refreshing literally, it was like a breath of fresh air, I don't know how this place hasn't blown up like chipotle in my opinion it is better. I tried their huge Caesar salad with chicken and I'd have to say it was the best I've ever had. The Reuben sandwich is also to die for.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Just adore this location. Fresh, flavourful and high energy location. The staff are fantastic! I see many familiar faces each day and they are always very professional and efficient to ensure things are going well. One thing to note, try to train the team to coach customers when an order moves from finished to payment. I've had a few delayed... More 

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Ester S, Owner at Fresh-A-Fare, responded to this review

Thrilled to read you review! Thank you so much. It is so rewarding for all of us when we can make our customers happy. We are picky in our hiring and training process, and seeing that genuine service is being noticed just makes our day. I have made both locations aware of your comment re. the line /check out, and... More 

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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I've only ever gotten takeout, as the small dining room is always busy, with the line snaking around the tables. The sandwiches have always been solid, though a bit overpriced, as they charge extra for some breads and toppings. Solid Deli experience. I've been 10+ times and have not had a poor experience.

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Ester S, Owner at Fresh-A-Fare, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We're happy to hear that you enjoy our food. And ... we are always working on new ways to try and keep these line-ups as short as possible :) Hope to see you soon. -Ester More 

Montreal
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This was my first time there we were a group of 4. One person had eaten there before and was a big fan. Ingredients are fresh however overall taste was a little lacking. I tried the pulled pork sandwich which was average in size and flavor. Service was 50/50 some people behind the counter were very helpful others not so... More 

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Barrie, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We ordered a full sized carrot cake from the Bayfield St location and there were two hairs within the icing that were clearly visible. We noticed these after we had left the store, and when we brought it back the man in charge treated me very rudely and told us there was no hair on it. I had to call... More 

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Alliston, Canada
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36 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I was VERY excited to try here. I don't eat grains and was pumped to have an option close to the office that had fresh salads and wraps. I heard great things about the place and honestly (and maybe this was setting the place up for failure) had HIGH expectations. The restaurant itself is pretty cool. Set up well, easy... More 

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Ester S, Owner at Fresh-A-Fare, responded to this review

Hi Lindsay, Thank you for your kind comments on fresh a-fare and the service you experienced! We try hard to have genuinely interested and passionate people work the service counters and I am happy it shows. Which location did you visit? Bayfield Street or Welham Road? The way you describe your breadless sandwich ... well, that's absolutely not how it... More 

Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Lunch counter style restaurant. Salad and sandwiches are made in front of you, to your taste. Ingredients are fresh and there are plenty of options. If you are health conscious, this is a great place to grab lunch or even dinner, as they are open till 8pm! The place way very busy and kept clean. We really enjoyed the cafe... More 

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Ester S, Owner at Fresh-A-Fare, responded to this review

Hello Lynda, Thank you so much for your kind comments on our restaurant. You have rated us a 4 out of 5 and I am wondering what it is we could do better? Any suggestion would be very much appreciated. - Thanks, Ester More 

Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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175 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I am a Barrie local and have come here many times. I have had several amazing experiences here and a few poor ones. My recent visit was better than the previous. I gave it another shot and it was good but I am hoping once I return I am not let down again. It has a huge potential and offers... More 

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Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

My second visit and met a friend who was in a wheelchair. It was busy. When I had been before, later in the day, it was not nearly so packed. But, a table came up which suited her for being accessible. I sort of bravely took off my coat and left my coat on a chair and backpack with everything... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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101 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This is not a table service place but one where you line up at a counter to order, watch your order made, pay for it and then grab a table. The variety was great. A wide choice is available in the types of bread, from things like jalapeno-cheddar to pretzel bread and much in between. Many meat choices, vegetarian choices... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 531 Bayfield North | Unit 109, Barrie, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Barrie
  • Phone Number: 705-728-8474

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 to 12
  • Cuisine: Delicatessen
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

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