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The Brownstone Cafe

178 Mississauga Street East, Orillia, Ontario, Canada
705-955-7273
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Ranked #31 of 123 restaurants in Orillia
Cuisines: Canadian
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Great little bistro in the heart of Orilllia, It's NEW! I want to review it!
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Great little bistro in the heart of Orilllia, It's NEW! I want to review it!
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  • English first
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English first
Orillia, Canada
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have had a few meals at this cafe, and though none have been outstanding all were very good and well worth every penny i paid. This cafe has some of the best beer in town on tap and is one of the two best pubs in Orillia. What really makes this location stand out is the staff and how... More

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Montreal
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Went to this odd little place around happy hour during the week. The drink selection is limited to mainly Ontario draft beers, which is fine, plus your typical cocktail drinks made with substandard (the cheapest available) ingredients. ($6.95 for a pint of draft at the time of writing) Bartender was knowledgeable and personable, but that's about as much as the... More

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orillia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Great Beer, but I need FOOD!!!! Were is the cute cheese platters I loved?? AND Any win BUT FUZION!!!

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

We go to this place once every week or two. I ADORE THIS PLACE! Very kind and friendly staff who always know what we want to drink. The live music is excellent, fueled by so many creative young people. The art changes all the time and they feature all local artists. Very great place if you aren't into the bar... More

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Orillia, Ontario, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

If coors light, top 40, UFC, spray tan, jersey shore, energy drinks, ed hard-on, and taking selfies in the bathroom is your kind of thing, be prepared to be accepted as an equal and treated with kindness despite the lack of common interests. They won't judge you. Don't judge them. yours truly, Cliff Clavin

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

What's not to be said about this place friendly staff amazing patrons. Great music. Everynight brings something new

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

I love Brownstone. I'm a regular here & it's the best place to drink & get drunk. Tuesday is open mic & it's really enjoyable. I don't like drinking anywhere else in town. Best wine & best cheese & best people <3

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012 via mobile

I've tried to give the Brownstone a second chance. I assume the other reviews were written by staff members because the way this place is described is embarrassingly false. The food menu is basically a formality. The owner is not a barista and he is training others how to poorly construct specialty drinks so that's an indication of how poorly... More

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Orillia, Ontario, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

The Brownstone is the only real choice for a social drink or light food in Orillia. It has a warm feel and the staff and patrons are incredibly welcoming. It is also the only consistent spot in Orillia for fans of live music. Bands or solo artists are scheduled at least once a week and Tuesday open mic nights are... More

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Timmins
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

A wonderful place to get the best coffee, fresh sandwich and a superb Ceasar. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. The staff is super friendly and accomodating. The outdoor patio is a plus too!

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