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O Cafe and Bistro

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The O Café and Bistro is focused on building relationships and memories through the shared and intimate dining experience. What we all really crave is an experience of being with friends and family around a table sharing the best of food and beverage. This friends and family centered approach to dining has inspired our dining space and our menu. Mornings at the O Café and Bistro will feature the finest in local bites and coffees. We have partnered with internationally renowned Bows & Arrows Coffee Roasters to feature their incredible brand of coffee. The simple and magnificent pastry selection by our local partner, Bond Bonds Bakery, offers the best of what a bakery can provide. Evenings at
PRICE RANGE
$11 - $22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
CUISINES
International, Contemporary
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

This very small cafe is located in the Oswego Hotel - 14 seats. When you arrive you place your order at the counter, pay and the hostess brings it to your table. A small menu but it had lots to offer. My wife had the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Smoltman
OswegoHotelManager, General Manager at O Cafe and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We have listened to our guests that wanted a more casual experience. With all of our suites having kitchens we found that many guests enjoy the flexibility of cooking in their suites. However, we offer...More

Reviewed January 14, 2019

While the small plate concept is advertised, in fact the portions are minuscule but the prices aren’t. And the drinks are even smaller than the food portions. If you’re hungry, go somewhere else. We were very disappointed with the value proposition here!More

Date of visit: January 2019
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OswegoHotelManager, General Manager at O Cafe and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2019

We appreciate you coming into the O Cafe and Bistro. I apologize that you felt our small plates menu was small. With our menu we do encourage our guests to enjoy a selection of dishes in a family style ambiance. Your comments I will pass...More

Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

This isn’t just a place for travellers, with a great live piano player on Sunday, good drinks and food it should be a Mecca for the local James Bay residents. We enjoyed a share plate of steak, the feature burger and Brussel Sprouts. All was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Anne M
OswegoHotelManager, General Manager at O Cafe and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We apologize that you felt the Brussel Sprouts were not to you liking. So many of our guests have previously commented positively about this dish that this summer we added them to our main menu...More

Reviewed July 30, 2018

We used to enjoy a reasonably priced tasty dinner in this bistro when staying at the Oswego Hotel, but were completely disappointed with the the current “plates to share” menu. Minuscule portions and $70 dollars later we went to our room and ate cheese and...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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OswegoHotelManager, General Manager at O Cafe and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2018

Thank you for your review but we are disappointed to read your comments and dissatisfaction. We promote in our marketing that our menu in the bistro is a small plates menu for sharing. Many of our guests enjoy the variety or choices. All dishes are...More

Reviewed July 22, 2018

Lounge like, bistro style,regular tables and chairs, small patio, Share plates if you choose. Sunday night piano accompaniment,More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank ellesdites
OswegoHotelManager, General Manager at O Cafe and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

Thank you for posting a review Yes we offer our O Cafe daily from 6.30am to 10pm and our Bistro from 4pm-10pm. Smallplates are popular for our guests and we also offer live music on Wednesday and Sunday. We support local and work with the...More

Reviewed June 7, 2018

We discovered this charming Bistro when seeking a quiet alternative to the large noisy bistro that was attached to our nearby hotel on Victoria harbour. We could hardly believe how good it could be. Very friendly service, a small number, but very tasty selection of...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank John R
OswegoHotelManager, General Manager at O Cafe and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

Thank you! We love that you enjoyed us. We agree that we think our culinary team offer a very unique menu. Although smaller, it has many seasonal small plate dishes from locally sourced places. Our service is low key but offers warmth and is genuine....More

Reviewed January 3, 2018

We stayed at the Oswego Hotel from January 1st to 2nd and we ordered room service on the morning we were departing. It was affordable, delicious and came very promptly. We will utilize room servicefrom the O cafe and Bistro again when we stay at...More

Date of visit: January 2018
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OswegoHotelManager, General Manager at O Cafe and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We appreciate it! Our O Cafe and Bistro offers a smaller but amazing menu. Our Cafe is open from 6.30am - 10pm, 7 days a week and our Bistro 4pm-10pm nightly.We work with many local...More

Reviewed November 16, 2017 via mobile

Excellent selection of small plates, all very delicious. Cozy room and friendly service. Can’t wait to returnMore

Date of visit: November 2017
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OswegoHotelManager, General Manager at O Cafe and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2017

Thank you! We love that you enjoyed your experience. Our atmosphere in our O Cafe and Bistro is warm and authentic partnered with an awesome and talented culinary and front of house team. We support local farms and suppliers and this is integrated into our...More

Reviewed November 5, 2017

We were recently in Victoria for 3 nights at the Oswego Hotel, so naturally, after a day of tramping around Victoria, we stopped daily @ the bistro for a snack & a glass of wine. The reason we stopped in the 2nd day was because...More

Date of visit: November 2017
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OswegoHotelManager, General Manager at O Cafe and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a positive review. The O Cafe and Bistro is a social and informal space. Open from 6.30am - 10pm the atmosphere is casual and many of our guests and locals stop by to grab a pastry and...More

Reviewed October 27, 2017

A 14 seat Bistro in on the ground floor of the Oswego Hotel. The relatively new menu was outstanding. We started with a cauliflower soup that we both agreed was the best we had ever tasted. The portions for the entrees with side dishes were...More

Date of visit: October 2017
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OswegoHotelManager, General Manager at O Cafe and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2017

Thank you! We truly value your review and I will pass on your wonderful comments to our Chef Matt and his team. The concept for our small plates bistro menu is supporting local and community. Our new Fall/Winter menu is a small selection of hearty...More

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Hungryceliac
July 30, 2018|
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Response from OswegoHotelManager | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. No we cannot guarantee 100% celiac friendly. Whilst we strive to achieve this we have a small kitchen, regards Oswego Hotel
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christians272
August 15, 2016|
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Response from OswegoHotelManager | Property representative |
Absolutely! Our menus can be found on the dining section of our website. Please let us know if you have any trouble accessing them. As well, please feel free to contact me directly to make a reservation. Warm... More
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Pembina61
December 1, 2015|
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Response from Cases_Always_Packed | Reviewed this property |
The place is too open for a group to gather and converse in. I would not recommend this bistro for that purpose. I do not think you would be comfortable gathering and trying to have a group discussion in such an open concept... More
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