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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 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
Healthy, fresh eating at it's best

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Lynda R
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Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
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Montreal
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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
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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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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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156 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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116 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

I really like this place. The quality if the food is just as you expect.....very fresh and very tasty! A little pricey but you definitely get what you pay for. The staff are very friendly and the atmosphere is very relaxed. Definitely recommend!

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Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I rarely write a negative review, as I believe in brining it to the establishments attention to allow them to rectify the situation or experience. I showed the staff my sandwich and I did not get offered to have the sandwich remade or return my money as I barely ate the food. I am all for supporting local business vs... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great spot for lunch. Food is fresh and well prepared on a daily basis. Sandwiches are huge and the soups are flavourful. Although I don't eat desserts the cookies look yummy! Food t the Welham street location is just as good.

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Additional Information about Fresh-A-Fare

Address: 531 Bayfield North | Unit 109, Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 705-728-8474
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Barrie
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
Average Prices: USD $4 to $12
Cuisine: Delicatessen

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?