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With the Grain

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Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Dessert, Bakeries
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294 Woolwich St., Guelph, Ontario, Canada
5198270008
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Description: Enjoy our all day breakfast, seasonal sandwiches & salads, and fresh baked...
Enjoy our all day breakfast, seasonal sandwiches & salads, and fresh baked treats in our Cafe. Drop by the Bakery across the street for artisanal breads and tempting baked goods to carry home. Take-out & catering also available!
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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
I will return...

I met a friend here for a latr lunch and the restaurant was packed. We were lucky we got the last available table. The server was prompt and friendly. He immediately provided a bottle of water with two glasses. I order the asparagus soup and kale salad. Both were excellent. The soup came with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
PamGurdHughes
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Guelph, Canada
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Guelph, Canada
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I met a friend here for a latr lunch and the restaurant was packed. We were lucky we got the last available table. The server was prompt and friendly. He immediately provided a bottle of water with two glasses. I order the asparagus soup and kale salad. Both were excellent. The soup came with buttered homemade bread which was so... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Jocelyn I, Office Coordinator at With the Grain, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed the asparagus soup, it's one of our spring features, I will make sure to let the kitchen staff know too. I hope we'll see you again soon. More 

Fergus, Canada
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It was not overly crowded when we arrived for lunch, and we ended up at a table for 4, though we were looking for a table for two (the table for two had 3 people at it who seemed to have just sat down). Not a big deal, until it got busy shortly after we ordered. We ended up with... More 

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Jocelyn I, Office Coordinator at With the Grain, responded to this review

My apologies for the experience you had last time you were in; I wanted to let you know that I forwarded your comments to our Café manager and she will be sharing it with the staff at our meeting tonight. Although it's never easy to hear bad reviews we do take them seriously. There were a few things in your... More 

Guelph, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

With the Grain is a spot I've taken my children to for years. The food is delicious and fresh and there is a nice ambiance about the place.

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Jocelyn I, Office Coordinator at With the Grain, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write us a review! More 

Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It a great bakery and everything is made on site. Excellent home made soups and sandwiches are made with the bread made that day. Breakfasts are also excellent. You cannot go wrong with anything you order.

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Jocelyn I, Office Coordinator at With the Grain, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review! More 

Mission, BC
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

It was easy to see that this place is very popular with locals, even saw a couple of cabbies on one visit. I liked the usual with a twist choices on their menu and the funky hippy, relaxed atmosphere. Staff are generally friendly and helpful although our waitress both days was a bit of an exception to this - couldn't... More 

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Jocelyn I, Office Coordinator at With the Grain, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind review! :) We hope you'll be visiting again soon. More 

Toronto
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is a very cute space and had good reviews so we decided to try it for my daughter's birthday brunch. There is no seating system for the busy weekend brunch. It was chaos, with people shoving around the door and hovering over tables about to leave. Other people snuck in the back door and snapped up tables ahead of... More 

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Jocelyn I, Office Coordinator at With the Grain, responded to this review

Thanks for bringing this situation to my attention, I looked into what happened and I would like to extend my apologies for the confusion as well. I spoke to one of the front of house staff who was working that day, and my understanding of what happened is that a group that came in after you had a member in... More 

Wangen, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Guelph loves it but the things they do there looking amazing but the tast is boring!! It is totally overpriced for what you get there!!

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Jocelyn I, Office Coordinator at With the Grain, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience with us. We do our best to make our food and baked goods flavourful and delicious, so I will pass your comment on to our kitchen staff. If you feel like letting us know what you ordered and how you felt it could be better we always appreciate suggestions! (our... More 

Guelph, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

With the Grain is a vital part of the Guelph community! Fabulous home-baked bread and other goodies are available both in the restaurant and their attached bakery. The cafe is cozy, homey and unique in character, with a real fire burning in the cool weather, and has a lovely private patio for summer. Open early 7 days a week, closing... More 

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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a tiny little cafe and popular, so parking can be a challenge but worth it once you get inside. in the summer you can eat on the patio. The bread is amazing and you can buy some to take home and the lunches tasty and fresh. Good price too.

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Jocelyn I, Office Coordinator at With the Grain, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Anne! If you like sourdough bread we'll be making a new whole wheat sourdough starting the Wednesday after Easter, if you give it a try let us know what you think. Cheers! More 

Kitchener, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I have been a frequent customer at With the Grain for the past few years and I am never disappointed. The food is excellent, the staff are amazing and the environment is wonderful. This café is highly recommended and I look forward to continue experiencing their excellent service and food. These types of establishments are a rarity.

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Thanks for taking the time to write us such a great review! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 294 Woolwich St., Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: 5198270008

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Dessert, Bakeries

Description

Enjoy our all day breakfast, seasonal sandwiches & salads, and fresh baked treats in our Cafe. Drop by the Bakery across the street for artisanal breads and tempting baked goods to carry home. Take-out & catering also available!
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 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?