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With the Grain

294 Woolwich St., Guelph, Ontario, Canada
5198270008
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Ranked #7 of 307 restaurants in Guelph
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Bakery, Dessert, Café, Sandwiches
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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!
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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!
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English first
Guelph, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This is a local favourite! Food is always fresh and made to order. I highly recommend the BATH sandwich (Bacon, Avocado, Tomato, Havarti). One thing to be prepared for is the service. Guelph is known for it's "hippy" population and With the Grain is essentially their headquarters. Expect slow service, sometimes painfully so, especially off peak hours. But the wait... More

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Barrie, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great Chicken with Lemon goat cheese on there fresh baked bread that is to dye for.. oh so good.. they give you a cold bottle of their own filtered water. AND they have amazing organic coffee. we have been there 3 times and we look forward to more visiting our daughter in Guelph so we can go to “ With... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I'm glad I decided to try With The Grain for lunch today. I'm making frequent trips to Guelph for business, and was looking for "slow food" as opposed to "fast food". With The Grain is well worth the visit. The sunny yellow interior of the restaurant walls matches the sunny disposition of my server - who's serve was well-paced, and... More

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

We really appreciate you taking the time to write us such a nice review! I hope we'll see you again next time you're in town! More

Guelph, Ontario
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

With the Grain is a bakery/restaurant in Guelph, Ontario, open for breakfast, lunch and to about 5pm. I have been eating there at least once a week for 14 years. It's located in an old restored house. It has the 3 things I look for in a restaurant: quality food, atmosphere and good service. The food is excellent, fresh and... More

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

Thanks Francis! We're going to be adding a new salad to the menu soon so you'll have to let us know if you like it too. We really appreciate your continued support over the years! More

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

With the Grain is definitely one of my favourite spots in Guelph, and their fresh bread is often a weekend breakfast/brunch staple in my home. Their other treats (the squares are my favourite! I can't even pick one... they're all fabulous) are AMAZING. The staff is always friendly and can always recommend something if you're having trouble. I also like... More

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

Thanks so much for your review Kyla! I will be sure to pass your review on to our bakers, they will certainly appreciate them! More

Elora, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Delicious baking, breads, soups and sandwhiches. If going past (as I don't live in Guelph) I always make a point to stop in for some scones, muffins or squares. Only thing I have noticed recently is that the staff aren't always very good at listening to the order being placed and don't seem to be as helpful...depending on who serves... More

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

We really appreciate you taking the time to write us a review! I will pass along your comments about the service to our front of house coordinator, hopefully next time you are in everyone will be incredible! :) Thanks! And we hope to see you again soon. More

Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We stopped in for a nice Sunday Morning Breakfast and were very happy that we did, my wife had the Trout and poached egg dish and I had oatmeal pancakes with real maple syrup! We really enjoyed these dishes while sitting in front of the gas fireplace. They have wonderful goodies in the Bakery section also. We highly recommend this... More

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

Thanks so much for your positive review! I'll be sure to forward your comments to our staff, they will certainly appreciate them. Hope to see you again! :) More

Waterloo
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Yummy sandwiches. Only disappointment was the hot chocolate. Miniscule...lukewarm...bland... and expensive. Only ordered drink to warm up because it was cold in the restaurant.

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

Thanks for taking the time to review us! We really appreciate it. I will pass the comments about the hot chocolate along to our FoH Coordinator, I know she was trying some new flavour combinations this year so getting feedback about that is important. Hope you're keeping warm in this cold weather! More

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This is the best bakery that I have ever been to. I go almost weekly for the bread. They have a daily bread menu. There is also a wide range of exceptional treats - cookies, squares, muffins, scones etc. They also make wonderful granola and spreads. For special holidays you can order wonderful pies and other gems. Saturdays are cinnamon... More

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

Thanks so much for your great review! We're so glad you enjoy the breads and other sweets. If you have any suggestions for new breads make sure to let the staff at the counter know next time you're in as we've been talking about changing up the bread schedule a bit before Easter. Thanks again for taking the time to... More

Guelph, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

Came here for lunch, it was quaint. I had the roasted Lemon chèvre sandwich. It was delicious except a little hard to eat, the meat kept falling out of the bread, but worth every effort since I even got one to go, for later. The fact that it is all local food is worth the trip wether you are near... More

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

Thanks for visiting and for the review! We hope you'll join us again and I'll make sure to pass on your comment about the sandwich to the kitchen staff. More

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