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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: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 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
Delicious!

I have been here many times for their amazing and generous servings of ice cream. Although I find them slightly higher in price, the watermelon sorbet is definitely worth it with a beautiful walk around their property near the river or across the road at the park.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
prittybritty15
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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I have been here many times for their amazing and generous servings of ice cream. Although I find them slightly higher in price, the watermelon sorbet is definitely worth it with a beautiful walk around their property near the river or across the road at the park.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This was a really nice place for a quick snack, drink, or a light meal. Their staff was really nice, and it felt so cozy. Beautiful view of Speed River as well. I'd recommend taking a bike or walk around the river and stopping here for a bit. You can't miss it, it's pink.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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
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51 restaurant reviews
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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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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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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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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28 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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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?