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Wyndham Ave, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Today
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Cozy little spot downtown. Veggie/vegan. Good beer. Great service. One of...
Cozy little spot downtown. Veggie/vegan. Good beer. Great service. One of my favorite places.
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  • 12
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
great place to sample "alternative food" targeted to university students

The youth milieu is where the counterculture (now referred to less combatively as "alternative") took root in a major population group, given that the pressure to conformity in North America is so powerful that age and ethnicity alone justify segmenting what the mass market says is normal. So a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2014
wayne300944
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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The friendly service, great food and warm atmosphere! The antojitos are a personal favourite, served with salsa, sour cream and guacamole! It is a place that can make any person feel welcome. Prepare to become a regular!

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Port Elgin, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Excellent antijitos, pizza, and enchiladas for dinner. Don't get here often enough - really good meal, good service, good price. Very laid back and comfortable place to eat.

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Toronto, Canada
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217 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The youth milieu is where the counterculture (now referred to less combatively as "alternative") took root in a major population group, given that the pressure to conformity in North America is so powerful that age and ethnicity alone justify segmenting what the mass market says is normal. So a university city such as Guelph is bound to support an eatery... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

A Guelph standby -- reliable and yummy. Vegetarian, vegan offerings. Daily specials are usually a good bet. It gets busy as it's not a big place. We went for breakfast. I had their Migas (regular menu): latino-style scrambled eggs with red peppers, green onions, and corn tortilla strips in them, a side of their yummy roastie potatoes, and toast. My... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

The Cornerstone has a fitting name as it is a central meeting point for most downtown Guelphies. Great vibe, vegan-friendly, gorgeous local beer, and lots of music!

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Elora, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I am being generous rating them 2 stars....seriously. First the positive .... I like that they are considerate with people who have food challenges i.e.: gluten free/ dairy free etc. After ordering our food, grateful that they do offer some GF choices, I anticipated some decent food. After all, they specialize in vegetarian/vegan food and the place seemed fairly busy.... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

I like to sit here to experience the laid back, hipster side of Guelph. The food options (vegan etc) aren't to my taste but there is a demand and they cater to it. The decor is nice and the place is a good chill out for a local beer or decent coffee.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

Always a great relaxed atmosphere. Good food that is consistent. Good service. Good prices. Excellent vegetarian options. The no vegetarians that come always find good food choices that they enjoy also

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47 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I went in for an iced coffee and a muffin. The iced coffee was better than most and the muffin was decent. I was traveling solo so the corner location made for great people watching. The place looks well worn, but the furniture was still strong and solid. (I can't stand wobbly tables and rickety chairs) One thing I liked... More 

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Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We go here often for lunch or brunch. The food is always good and the staff are friendly. The place is pretty energetic most of the time.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Wyndham Ave, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegetarian

Description

Cozy little spot downtown. Veggie/vegan. Good beer. Great service. One of my favorite places.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 am

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