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Durham Cafe

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102 William St. South, Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K9V 3B1, Canada
+1 705-878-3853
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6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
An Excellent Choice

Our favorite place to eat! Whether we choose off the menu or taste a weekly special, it never disappoints! We often gather there with family and friends for the delicious food and great atmosphere. The staff is friendly and personable, and they will make every effort to ensure your dining... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
anne r
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Lindsay, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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English first
Lindsay, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Our favorite place to eat! Whether we choose off the menu or taste a weekly special, it never disappoints! We often gather there with family and friends for the delicious food and great atmosphere. The staff is friendly and personable, and they will make every effort to ensure your dining experience is enjoyable. Be sure to try the potato skin... More 

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Cobourg, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The Durham has recently changed hands and we were interested to see if the high standards set by the previous owner would be maintained. Well, we were not disappointed, in fact, the service, atmosphere and quality of food is as good as before, the presentation of the food might actually have gotten better. Certainly the liver and onions, my particular... More 

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Alberta
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

A local gem full of friendly locals and attentive wait staff. Very good breakfast (omelettes and waffles) that left us feeling full for many hours. Highly recommended.

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Lindsay
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My hubby and I just enjoyed a lovely lunch at the Durham! Such a pleasant atmosphere and the food was beyond great! Time was taken with the 'presentation' and cooked to perfection! Although very busy, the servers took time to make customers feel welcome and special. A delightful place to eat!

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Sarnia, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Have ate at the Durham many times having lived less than a block away. The cafe recently sold and today was my first time in since the change of ownership. I understand that staff bought the cafe. I found a table and waited ten minutes before being given menus or coffee. This was not a usual custom of the Durham.... More 

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Norland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

A couple of friends, myself and my husband went for a Sunday brunch. Waitresses were very friendly and helpful about the menu items. Everything is home cooked, delicious and a very good portion. After placing our orders, did not have to wait long for our meal. Very comfortable and homey atmosphere. Will definitely be returning.

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Oshawa, Ontario
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This was my first time eating at the Durham Cafe and I understand that it just recently changed management. A friend and I met there for lunch on Friday afternoon. Our waitress was Sherri and she is one of the new owners. She was a delight! Very friendly and attentive! She recommended menu items and the food was fresh and... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The Durham Cafe was very inviting visually on entrance. Our server was friendly and attentive. The food was well prepared and very tastey. All five of us are from out of town, but we never felt like outsiders. I ordered the same breakfast as I had elsewhere in town and it was vastly superior to other restaurants' attempts. With good... More 

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Cannington, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

A couple of friends took me here for lunch as I had been 'off sick' and they felt I needed a boost. The atmosphere was very homely. The home cooked food was very nice and more than enough-soup and a 1/2 sandwich. They also have a selection of baked goods of which I bought a couple of very tasty home... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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147 reviews 147 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Been hearing about this place for a long time and finally had the opportunity to give it a try. It is a greasy spoon style restaurant that was packed with regulars which is a good sign. The waitress was extremely friendly and efficient and seemed to know a lot of her customers by name. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 102 William St. South, Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K9V 3B1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Kawartha Lakes  >  Lindsay
  • Phone Number: +1 705-878-3853

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?