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116 Gordon Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
(519) 822-5692
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 21
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  • 13
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Old world Charm with modern food ideas

Always enjoy a wonderful, healthy lunch as this quaint spot down by the river in Guelph. From the wonderful tea pots and cups, to the fabulous teas and delicious scones. Try the High tea for two...a fun experience for the taste buds. Add to that they cater to gluten free and when you are done... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Whiteknight_013
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Toronto
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Toronto
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157 reviews 157 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
305 helpful votes 305 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Always enjoy a wonderful, healthy lunch as this quaint spot down by the river in Guelph. From the wonderful tea pots and cups, to the fabulous teas and delicious scones. Try the High tea for two...a fun experience for the taste buds. Add to that they cater to gluten free and when you are done they sell ice cream to... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

On a cold April day my party of four once again visited one of our favourite cafe's. We all had different wraps, three of us had excellent soup and one of my daughters picked the fruit cup to go with her wrap. Three of us had the house blend tea and loved it... really the whole lunch was great. Katie,... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We love going here in the summer.....the food is fresh and delicious. The staff friendly and polite. The ice cream.....well who doesn't like ice cream. For those of you who love a nice Cream Tea...they do very nice version....although the cream is whipped cream not clotted.

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Another stop in Guelph Ontario and another excellent visit to The Boathouse. Love the view along the river and in fair weather the seats on the patio are fabulous. Even inside the windows are large and provide a wonderful view of the river. The food is excellent and a great choice to please all palettes. Reasonably priced and excellent service.... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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101 reviews 101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My party of four loved our lunch and tea. Very unique and historic setting, great service, excellent wraps and tea..one of the best wraps I have ever had. We will be back, I guess many times.....

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is a very different experience with mismatched dishes, tables and chairs. However, the lunch menu has its own uniqueness - one of a kind salads, High Tea with sandwiches and scones, tasty soup and sandwiches

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Great location with nice view of the river. Although it was windy we sat outside and felt quite sheltered. The food was good and enough choices for everyone's taste. Our waitress was very friendly and more than happy to make suggestions about local attractions, other places to eat etc. Definitely recommend this place for a nice light lunch and then... More 

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Guelph
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

On steamy summer days Guelphites walk, bike, or drive to the little old boat house located right on the Speed River, across the street from the park. An interesting collection of ice cream flavours and a casual, comfortable outdoor environment, including a covered patio, make it a popular place for local people. Kiddie cones available to everyone and there's no... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Brought my daughter for lunch today and was told it would be a 15 minute wait. Totally fine, not an issue. Then was told there was a table outside but that it was in the sun, that was fine with me, I said I would take it. So they directed me to a table outside just to the rigt of... More 

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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This is my most favourite place to go to in Guelph whenever I need some "quiet time" or like meet girlfriends. This place has never disappointed me! I love the friendly staff, charming interior and exterior and the varied and excellent menu. There are always daily specials. The coffee is excellent and the staff offer free refills, too. Their scone... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 116 Gordon Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: (519) 822-5692
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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