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“Excellent breakfast” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Uptown Cafe

Uptown Cafe
140 Metcalfe St, Elora, Ontario, Canada
519-846-0553
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Ranked #1 of 20 Restaurants in Elora
Cuisines: Canadian
Description: A Small family owned and operated Cafe serving Breakfast, Lunch and Afternoon Tea 7 Days a Week. Good food served in a relaxed atmosphere.
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Description: A Small family owned and operated Cafe serving Breakfast, Lunch and Afternoon Tea 7 Days a Week. Good food served in a relaxed atmosphere.
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Excellent breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Very nice ambiance, super breakfast and nice, smiling and helpful waitress. i would definitely go there to have breakfast again. Two thumbs up!

Visited August 2013
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merv w, Owner at Uptown Cafe, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Thankyou very much for your positive feedback. We hope we will see you again soon!
Merv and Noreen
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  • English first
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English first
Hamilton, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Lunch in Elora”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

As we stepped in the door the staff were welcoming. We sat at the back bench, near the washrooms, but appreciated the space to spread out. The kids meal burger was good, served with potato chips and a chocolate chip cookie for dessert, also include a drink. Also provided a coloring sheet and crayons for our little guy. I had the veggie wrap was hearty and side salad, was delicious and filling. They were very accommodating of my special dietary requests. The cafe charming in decor we were surrounded by small glass and pottery pieces in our booth. My partner had the rhubarb pie for dessert, was deep and delicious, pack with fruit. The service was pleasant and fast. Located very close to Victoria Park where you can view the gorge. Our server helped us out with directions and suggestions as well. Wonderful, fresh, flavourful.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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merv w, Owner at Uptown Cafe, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Thankyou for your kind words about our little Cafe. We're glad you enjoyed your lunch and hope to see you next time you are in Elora. Although we only have a small kitchen area we always try to make as much as possible from scratch using fresh ingredients which our customers appreciate.
Merv and Noreen
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Barrie, Canada
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“If I had a cafe...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

...it would be exactly like this. I was supprised it was called a greasy spoon by another reviewer, I presume this was said because breakfast was served; however, I found it neither greasy nor spoony at all. It's an absolute gem.

From the herb painted wall to the tables and decor it was light, airey and yet warm and welcoming all at the same time. I felt so comfortable and at ease, unlike some cafe's where there is clamour and noise, clean lines and very little character that isn't put on.

We wanted a quick lunch, nothing too heavy and decided to stop in as we were walking through Elora. We each ordered a soup and a sandwich with a cup of tea. The tea arrived in precious little colourd single serve tea pots, and the soup/ sandwich combo was homemade but better. I finished up with a slice of bumbleberry pie which was absolutely delicious and the perfect complement to an impeccable meal.

Our server throughout was warm and attentive and rather than feeling "served" we just felt welcomed. I would without a doubt recommend this to anyone passing through or even if your not passing through it's worth a trip to Elora to visit.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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merv w, Owner at Uptown Cafe, responded to this review, August 9, 2013
Thankyou for your very positive review of our Cafe. Our aim has always to make everyone welcome and to feel relaxed when they visit us. We hope we will see you again when you return to Elora.
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Fergus
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great Service at a Great Price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

This is one of our fav restaurants for breakfast. It is small and quaint and english homey. Food is very reasonably price and always good. It is served by people who care...what more could you want.

Visited December 2012
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merv w, Owner at Uptown Cafe, responded to this review, December 30, 2012
Thankyou very much for your review, we try our best to provide good, fast service as well as good home cooking for Breakfast and Lunch. Hope we'll see you again soon.
Noreen and Merv
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Elora, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“great greasy spoon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

The Uptown Cafe, owed by a British couple who have been doing food in the area for years. Depend on fast, good, simple, clean, friendly, convenient. Karen the server is a real sweetheart.

Visited September 2012
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merv w, Owner at Uptown Cafe, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Thankyou for your great review of our little Cafe. We really appreciate all the positive comments we receive for our food and service. Running a small business these days, especially a restaurant when there is so much competition is not an easy thing but good reviews like yours shows that we're doing OK.
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