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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: Drinks, Late Night
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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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
Nice for a night out

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Barrie, Canada
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Barrie, Canada
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54 reviews
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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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Saint Thomas, Canada
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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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Orillia, Canada
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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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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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
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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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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

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

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

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  • 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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