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531 Bayfield St | Unit 109, Barrie, Ontario L4M 4Z9, Canada
705-728-8474
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10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Elmvale
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84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

A good place to eat is always busy but serves patrons promptly. A busy place always has fresh food. The salads are huge and the sandwiches are mouth watering. You can build your own salad. The staff are friendly and helpful. Do you need any more reasons to eat here? Oh yes, don't eat here if you hate your digestive... More 

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Thank Al K
Ester S, Owner at Fresh-A-Fare, responded to this review

Hello Al K, Thank you so much for your kind review. Did you visit our Bayfield or Welham location? It thrills me to see when a customer recognizes that we really MEAN FRESH ... and thank you for having such a good sense of humour! Love the last couple of lines! Very funny and so true. Have a happy summer,... More 

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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Wish we lived closer to this place. Their food is really good and a nice change from the usual fast food. Someone made a comment about it being pricey.... I think it's reasonable for the quality. I don't mind paying more for good, homemade healthy food.

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Thank H H
Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
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110 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

First time visiting this establishment - recommend by a friend. Nice friendly service, great salads prepared fresh and in front of you - good bang for the buck. The sandwiches and soups were excellent - nicely done. I'll be back - very soon.

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Thank Repsol_SP
Ester S, Owner at Fresh-A-Fare, responded to this review

Hello and thank you so much for your kind words. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers, Ester Sattler More 

Barrie, Ontario
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

This place has always been a favourite of ours and it's time we review it. The cure their meat, bake their own bread and make their soups. The cheeseburger soup is their special soup but I've discovered that the chicken pot pie soup is amazing. This place is one of the best lunch places in Barrie.

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Thank kenandelsa
Ontario
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Visited this restaurant for a take out sandwich and salad. There are lots of choices for both. Definitely a place to get a healthy choice. The house dressing is great. The service is quick and friendly.

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Thank LLMSOntario
Ester S, Owner at Fresh-A-Fare, responded to this review

Dear LLMS: Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on your experience at fresh a-fare :) Happy to hear that you like the menu choices. Check out some new and exciting food being launched after our Christmas break! And .... please ..... let us know how you liked them when you are back for a visit. -... More 

Ontario
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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

I was disappointed by the poor selection of buns. They did not offer any whole grain options and the one that I chose did not taste fresh. The soup was bland and was served lukewarm. A rather disappointing lunch. I will not be back.

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Thank iav8
Ester S, Owner at Fresh-A-Fare, responded to this review

Dear iav8, I am truly sorry that your lunch was a disappointment. Would you help us by giving us a little more information? Time and day of your visit? Name of your server? Our bread selection does include a multigrain bread, were you told we were out or was the multigrain option not offered? Which soup did you order? I... More 

Barrie, Canada
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109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Have picked up things for lunch on a few occasions. Everything is really tasty, interesting specials and friendly staff. Plan on about $40 for some takeout items

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Thank DebE225
Ester S, Owner at Fresh-A-Fare, responded to this review

Hello Deb, Thank you so much for your review. We love it that you take the time commenting on our food! The staff will be thrilled to hear about your kind words about our service. We just found out that we won this year's Reader's Choice award again, this time in 3 categories: Barrie's Favourite Sandwich, Favourite Soup and ........ More 

Barrie, Canada
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Been into Fresh A Fare on Bayfield a few times. Was hoping for a good sandwich and a relaxing environment to enjoy it in. Only one of these things was true. The sandwich was good, a little pricy, but worth it. I had the reuben. However, the environment was not relaxing at all. Could hear a male staff member and... More 

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Thank Jennifer L
Ester S, Owner at Fresh-A-Fare, responded to this review

Dear customer, Thank you for your review. Your kind comments on our food are much appreciated. I am sorry you had a disappointing experience in our restaurant and will definitely follow up with the staff and managers at our Bayfield location. I would like you to know though, that we have an open door policy, where staff members are free... More 

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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Super healthy options. Great and friendly staff. Everything fresh and options galore. Super clean. Great experience

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Thank Veenjk
Ester S, Owner at Fresh-A-Fare, responded to this review

Hello and thank you so much for your kind review. I would love to know which location you visited in Barrie? Again, thank you for taking the time to post your experience, it means a lot to us :) Ester Sattler More 

Barrie, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This place was refreshing literally, it was like a breath of fresh air, I don't know how this place hasn't blown up like chipotle in my opinion it is better. I tried their huge Caesar salad with chicken and I'd have to say it was the best I've ever had. The Reuben sandwich is also to die for.

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Thank Zach R

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$4 - $12
Cuisine
Soups, American, Delicatessen
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 531 Bayfield St | Unit 109, Barrie, Ontario L4M 4Z9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Barrie
  • Phone Number: 705-728-8474

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