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The Squirrel Cage

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Cafe, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Wine Bar, Soups
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1 Maiden Lane W, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
+1 519-252-2243
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8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Wed 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thu 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Great food and atmosphere

Went here for brunch. Had the last piece of quiche and it was great. Really liked the apple in it. Coffee was good too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jamie V
Hamilton, Canada
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Hamilton, Canada
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for brunch. Had the last piece of quiche and it was great. Really liked the apple in it. Coffee was good too.

1 Thank Jamie V
Granbury, Texas, United States
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

My husband and I were in town from Texas and wanted to give this cleverly named place a try. We opted for a brunch on Sunday. We arrived to a little wait, and even though we were on a tight timeline we waited it out. We were glad we did! As we sat waiting we saw an article from the... More 

1 Thank Jamie S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I love this place whenever someoen at work ask me for a good whole some lunch i always send people there fresh food different then whats offered around here amazing staff and nice place to relax

1 Thank Susannah L
Windsor, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Atmosphere Cuisine Friendliness Approachable Enjoyable DELICIOUS ALWAYS a pleasure If you're looking for a great spot on any day at any time, this place has got what you need. They will never disappoint.

1 Thank KeyTab
Windsor, Canada
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93 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

So glad I changed up my usual Friday routine of lunch across the street from work and walked the few extra steps to this charming little cafe tucked between Ouellette Avenue and Pelissier on Maiden Lane. Service was friendly and fast enough that I could enjoy my food and still get back to work well before the end of my... More 

1 Thank Kelly M
Tecumseh, Canada
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

You have to try the Sunday brunch here. I know the menu isn't extensive, but they do it right. The staff are amazingly sharp and funny, and the mimosas are also very delicious. It's a great atmosphere, and I enjoy the summertime hanging out on the patio, sipping my mimosa on a Sunday afternoon.

2 Thank jetboyb747
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Love this place! Had a business lunch here and was back the next weekend for breakfast! The eggs Benedict are the best in the city and the coffee is delicious. Mimosas are a plus!

1 Thank Shinypants1
Windsor, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Cozy little spot with great food and service. That sums it up a must try before strolling down to the water front.

Thank Jenesta H
Ontario, Canada
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45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Stayed at the Holiday Inn and walked over for breakfast after reading the good reviews on TA. All 6 of us enjoyed our meals and the service was excellent. Even bought a few cookies to go and they were good too.

1 Thank KGD'sMOM
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Our brunch here was excellent, but unfortunately we waited awkwardly in the entrance (with another group) for someone to seat us, we waited to have our order taken and then we waited another hour for our food. It was absolutely delicious when it did arrive, but the wait wasn't worth it, I'm afraid.

Thank Christy C
JDAToronto, Manager at The Squirrel Cage, responded to this review

Hi Christy, We are glad you enjoyed your meal here at The Squirrel Cage - However, we would like to apologize for the time it took to finally get to you...We certainly strive to give our customers the best service possible, unfortunately things took a while longer than usual that weekend as it was pride here in Windsor, and in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Maiden Lane W, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Windsor
  • Phone Number: +1 519-252-2243

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Wine Bar, Soups


Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:30 am - 8:00 pm
8:30 am - 8:00 pm
8:30 am - 8:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?