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Cafe Chartreuse

Hurontario Street, Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
(705) 444-0909
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Ranked #49 of 87 Restaurants in Collingwood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Collingwood, Canada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Yes things change, but not always for the better. Cafe Chartreuse used to be my favourite stop for treats, breakfast, lunch - but no more. Chartreuse was sold a while ago so that Chef Patrick could concentrate on a catering business without the daily issues a restaurant is subject too. I had hoped that he would pass along some of... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Enter, pay for food, sit down, wait eat, bus your own table. Tip? They expect you to pay and tip before eating. No QA visit following food "delivey". The person at the order counter stared blankly and didn't even alert us to the stack of menus on the counter as we looked up at the blackboard specials to consider our... More

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

What I would do to bring back the original owner of Café Chartreuse. I have been going to this restaurant for years and enjoying some of the best pancakes around in Ontario, yet alone in Canada! Yup, you heard it here. Recently, Patrick and Ruth sold their restaurant to focus efforts on their Catering business. They will be missed. The... More

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Meaford
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My husband and I loved CC and have eaten there on many occasions. We knew from the moment we walked in that there must be a new owner. The decor is no longer warm and inviting--European like. It's cold and unwelcoming by the very fact the tables and couches were re arranged. Then we ordered. The selection was more limited... More

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Cafe Chartreuse is one of those little places which always look closed, but once you check, you never look back. Perhaps it's the dark windows which blank out the interior, or the fact that it is situated on a corner, but do venture inside if you like real good, authentic chocolate croissants. And there is more. The soups are home... More

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Windsor
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We always come here for lunch when we are in Collongwood. Their food is healthy and delicious. Patrick, the chef and owner, is very creative. I like their soups and salad. My husband likes their sandwiches. Sunday brunch is great too.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Beautiful day for a good meal... Cafe chartreuse is losing it! Rude and obnoxious. I wanted a baguette and they gave a hard stick... When I asked for another one, I was told that this is the way the bread is cooked here! Then when touching another baguette that was softer, I proved my point that the initial one they... More

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

My husband and I were visiting Collingwood for the weekend. We weren't sure where to have breakfast, so we headed to main street and walked past this corner place restaurant. We thought the decor and the patio was really nice and cosy. It's not quite the typical restaurant, as you order at the counter, and the wait staff will bring... More

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Oakville, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

My husband and I both ordered raspberry pancakes and coffee. Coffee was good, the pancakes were tasty but a couple of them were undercooked and the batter was wet in the middle. The maple butter they came with was delicious. The service was not friendly. Would not come back.

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Golden BC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We have been twice now with a 3 year span in between. The food was good nothing special though. Very ordinary really. But the girls working the counter were very unfriendly in fact one was rude. Not helpful at all, not polite either. You didn't feel welcome there at all. Over priced for what you get too. We won't be... More

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