We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

With the Grain

Certificate of Excellence
$$
Cafe, Sandwiches, Dessert, Bakeries
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
294 Woolwich St., Guelph, Ontario, Canada
5198270008
Website
Today
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
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!
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 69 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 26
    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
Great food, but extremely slow service

I always enjoy my food from With the Grain and highly recommend the BATH sandwich or BATH wrap. Unfortunately, every single time I go, it's the same friendly but extremely slow service. Sit-down lunch with a group took over 1.5 hours recently and we all just ordered sandwiches. If ordering... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
C39
,
Toronto, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

69 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

I always enjoy my food from With the Grain and highly recommend the BATH sandwich or BATH wrap. Unfortunately, every single time I go, it's the same friendly but extremely slow service. Sit-down lunch with a group took over 1.5 hours recently and we all just ordered sandwiches. If ordering take-out, I recommend calling ahead and ordering in advance.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

This place was simple, yet amazing. The best part was the service which we received from a happy, sunshiny young woman who was engaging and exciting. The food was perfect! I found it to be flavourful, with hints of spices and tangy. The blends of flavours made this a surprise. The fact that they hand make mostly everything on site... More 

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review! I'm glad you enjoyed and I hope we'll see you again soon. :) More 

Guelph, Canada
Level Contributor
48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
Level Contributor
51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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

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

Canada
Level Contributor
19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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.

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

Thanks for your kind review! More 

Mission, BC
Level Contributor
80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Level Contributor
87 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed With the Grain also viewed

 
Guelph, Ontario
 

Been to With the Grain? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about With the Grain

Address: 294 Woolwich St., Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 5198270008
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
Cuisine: Cafe, Sandwiches, Dessert, Bakeries

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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: Cafe, 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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from With the Grain staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?