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The Brownstone Cafe

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178 Mississauga Street East, Orillia, Ontario, Canada
705-955-7273
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Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Seating
Description: Great little bistro in the heart of Orilllia, It's NEW! I want to review...
Great little bistro in the heart of Orilllia, It's NEW! I want to review it!
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  • 9
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cool little pub with good assortment of live music

This is a great little space to go for a drink. We came here as we often do this weekend. The staff are nice and friendly as always. The food is very very basic but enough for this place I think. The only knock is they did not have a good selection of bottled beers, the fridge was empty and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2015
Mary A
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Uxbridge, Canada
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new albany, indiana
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117 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I don't think it is the cleanest of places and the service was horrible. The staff was surely and offended when we asked for menus. We walked out.

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1 Thank hoosierscience
Orillia, Canada
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Great place for live music,very limited beer, wine and cocktail selection. Odd decor, service is hit and miss. Have been several times and bartenders were new and didn't know about basic cocktails. Go for the music, not the food and drink as they are disappointing-has so much potential yet misses the mark.

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Thank L3VLR
Uxbridge, Canada
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

This is a great little space to go for a drink. We came here as we often do this weekend. The staff are nice and friendly as always. The food is very very basic but enough for this place I think. The only knock is they did not have a good selection of bottled beers, the fridge was empty and... More 

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Thank Mary A
Barrie, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We came her for drinks after dinner. Its a nice little cozy spot with a decent selection of craft beers. Just one item on their menu but the vibe and staff were very friendly. And this would be a great spot for a pint to relax.

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Thank Amy T
Toronto, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

The brownstone is a nice little place on the main strip in Orillia. they have craft beers that seem to change often at cheap prices. Live music every week and a great atmosphere, the staff are really what make this place a spot to go to. When I just want a drink, this is where I go. Just need some... More 

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Thank Rob F
Barrie, Canada
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

My partner and I stopped in to listen to the live band playing last Saturday night. The atmosphere is very cozy and comfortable. We just had a couple of drinks and then left but overall we had a good time. At first the service was good but by the time we wanted our second drink the service was not as... More 

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Thank wordsfromagirl
Saint Thomas, Canada
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Stopped here for a few drinks, about 6 craft style beers on tap. Could use a good cleaning and some maintenance. Server was very good.

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Thank brantislan
Orillia, Canada
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97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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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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Thank chuckrcm
Montreal
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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1 Thank PaulMontreal
orillia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 178 Mississauga Street East, Orillia, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Orillia
  • Phone Number: 705-955-7273

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Canadian

Description

Great little bistro in the heart of Orilllia, It's NEW! I want to review it!

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