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“Good food in a nice place. Bad coffee” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Tall Poppy Cafe

Tall Poppy Cafe
298 Main St, Wellington, Ontario K0K 3L0, Canada
613.399.2233
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Ranked #2 of 16 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Montreal
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“Good food in a nice place. Bad coffee”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We visited this restaurant for breakfast. I had the Bob Sandwich, my husband had a standard 2 egg bacon breakfast. The food was good, although the potatoes were average. Unfortunately, the regular coffee we had was bad with a very displeasing sour taste, some of the worse I had in some time. I presume we simply got unlucky and their coffee is usually good, but this was not our experience. I would still recommend this place because of the overall quality of the food, the decor and ambiance. Of interest for parents, they actually have a nice little setting for babies with lots of toys for them to play with.

Visited June 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good Meals and Friendly Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

The Tall Poppy Cafe is a bright and airy restaurant serving up very good meals. The asparagus soup was delectable and their German chocolate brownies were fantastic. The decor is terrific: love the painted tin ceiling and the service was friendly. Last time we were here was in 2011 and it was great to see that they continue to offer a good and varied menu. Glad we stopped in again this year.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Richmond Hill, Canada
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“Relaxed trendy family restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Went based on recommendations from "others" not Trip Advisor... twice over the past weekend.
Our Friday lunch was delicious, although personally Spanish soup too spicy for my liking and choose not to finish.. One of their soups on Friday was already finished and a substitute was offered.Brie and Avocado sandwich,although very simple was delicious. Fresh breads and ingredients make for delicious sandwiches. I was very happy with the one time visit over the weekend.
However we wound up back there on the Saturday as there was a group of us. this time , once again they had run out of one of their soups and were substituting another.
Staff are great , making sure everything has been taken care of although not sure if genuine
,Both afternoons ,soup was substituted. Relaxed welcoming children s area make it a restaurant for all ages. Interesting heritage ambiance, however once in the weekend would have been enough. Food is good, natural ingredients used, somewhat limited menu.
Recommend if visiting with a diverse age range,however this is not on my must go back to list the next time .
many great restaurants to explore in this area

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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“A reservation?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We rocked up here without reservations and the restaurant was empty. We were "attacked" by 5 staff all asking if we had a reservation. When we said "no", the staff poured over their reservation schedule, then decided they could give us a table - in a dark corner. The restaurant was empty and remained empty for the duration of our meal, which made me wonder why we got the out-of-the-way table.
Food and service were not memorable.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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“we happened on this small cafe - great stop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

all other restaurants were closed - i think it was Tuesday night and alot of places close since they are open all weekend etc... with my food allergies they bent over to make something for me - the food was great and the service was excellent.

Visited July 2012
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