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River Cafe

986 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
519- 376-8446
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Ranked #6 of 89 Restaurants in Owen Sound
Price range: $3 - $13
Cuisines: Bakery, Vegetarian, Healthy, Café
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout
Description: BEST CAFE in Owen Sound. Custom espresso beverages, coffee or tea made by our skilled baristas. Fantastic European style atmosphere, original 14' restored tin ceiling in vintage building. Exposed brick wall, cozy fireplace seating with wing chairs, marble tables and old maple floor. Homemade soup, fresh from scratch baking, unique and delicious sandwiches. A big smile and friendly greeting are always complimentary! *GLUTEN FREE* *DAIRY FREE* *VEGETARIAN* *VEGAN*
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout
Description: BEST CAFE in Owen Sound. Custom espresso beverages, coffee or tea made by our skilled baristas. Fantastic European style atmosphere, original 14' restored tin ceiling in vintage building. Exposed brick wall, cozy fireplace seating with wing chairs, marble tables and old maple floor. Homemade soup, fresh from scratch baking, unique and delicious sandwiches. A big smile and friendly greeting are always complimentary! *GLUTEN FREE* *DAIRY FREE* *VEGETARIAN* *VEGAN*
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Had a family trip in 2011 and stopped by this cafe on our way to Tobemory. It's a nice pretty place with yummy sandwich and coffee. It's a nice place to stop by when you are on the road and need a quick bite.

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Owen Sound, Canada
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Old world charm with modern coffee choices that sooth the soul. You're only a stranger on your first visit.

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owen sound
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Baked goods great, and wide selection of quality hot beverages. Owner always on hand. Convenient downtown location. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This place is spacious, gracious, and welcoming. We had a lovely lunch with some very nice coffee! The owner was on hand to welcome us and make our lunch. It was delightful!

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Beautiful old world stylings and a very comfortable atmosphere. Prompt execution and delivery of meal. The presentation was nice and our sandwiches delectable! Well recommended.

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Best reuben sandwich! We enjoyed this along with a delicious curry chicken sandwich. The baked goods and tea/coffee were amazing too! Lovely staff, fresh food, interesting atmosphere. Excellent experience!

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

OK, While online I was looking for a decent coffee or even breakfast. I'm usually a coffee and muffin breakfast type but sometimes like eggs and bacon sit down also. This is more of the coffee and chat place and I did stay for a latte and a gluten free brownie. The coffee was good and the brownie edible (gluten... More

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

I had lunch here and found it no better than average. I had Greek salad wit souvlaki and the salad was fine but the chicken was not good. It appears that this place would be better suited for a coffee and muffin rather than lunch. My biggest disappointment was the Flies that were flying around me while eating. This was... More

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Brampton, Canada
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Husband and I had to great and flavourful sandwiches, drinks and shared Nanaimo bar. Very friendly owner. Great spot for lunch.

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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

A wonderful little place, with a cozy atmosphere and beautiful local art. The friendly service and good conversation makes you feel like you've come home. Home made soups like butternut squash and roasted garlic and delicious fresh salads make it a great place for lunch and home made muffins, cookies, bars and other ( some gluten free, and healthy) for... More

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