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Cafe Insomnia

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301-649 Scottsdale Dr, Guelph, Ontario N1G 4Z2, Canada
(519) 837-9889
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Wed 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Two birthdays to celebrate.. My husband and our daughter's. She flew in from Saskatoon. Dinner at Cafe Insomnia brought back memories. Of years past when she used to frequent the restaurant with friends when she was still in Guelph. Food was great!

Thank Melissa B
Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Insomnia has been a little gem in Guelph for years and has always been amazing. They have always served up high quality food that not only looks phenomenal but also tastes great. The staff is small in numbers which makes it feel like family. The restaurant may be small but makes you feel like you're home and eating something... More 

Thank Jonathan D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We visited Cafe Insomnia this past Sat night with a good friend and our boys and what a pleasure it was ... from the very friendly owners and staff ... to the regular customers (seems like all the same ones every Saturday night) - which should tell you something right away. I ordered a Caprese Salad for starters and what... More 

Thank navigator627
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

I tell people that I can't believe I missed it. If you want to find a gem that has survived for years by word of mouth, this gem is in Guelph, ON. I easily recommend it for dinner Please, book ahead for dinner Thurs- Sat only

Thank Michael R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I have been to Café Insomnia many times however my friends from out of town have not, and really wanted to meet there for lunch. As I have always told them the restaurant is a great meeting place for family and friends. The staff are attentive and on this particular day, our waiter was very patient with four senior women,... More 

Thank Fergusgrandparents
Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

Just had our valentines day dinner at Café Insomnia. What a great night, Live music and fantastic food and service. We have never been disappointed with the food, service, ambience at this restaurant. Small and intimate and yet we have been there for parties with 12-15 people and thoroughly enjoy ourselves. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank doreenh2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

Family owned and operated with authentic italian pasta, antipasta, salads, and more. Absolutely love the veal parmesan, I've had it several times now. Ceasar salad is excellent. Very cozy atmosphere and great service. The owner was kind enough to accommodate my request for a mixed tasting dish of meats, cheeses and bread with oil and balsamic on my last visit... More 

Thank Guelphenergyguy
Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

Feels like the Italian neighbourhood bistro. Limited menu that changes weekly, also limited hours and seating but oh so worth it. Authentic, delicious home cooked food.

Thank BernieK55
Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

As the title suggests, I love going to Cafe Insomnia. I go for dinner, or a snack, or a glass of wine and live music. I've gone for date nights, catching up with friends and for special occasions. Their menu changes weekly, with rotating standard dishes and seasonal dishes. Everything is delicious. (They also have good options for kiddo's) The... More 

Thank lindseddiewards
Cobourg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

This is my 3rd time eating here. Pasta is excellent, service very fast, great place for lunch, free parking and good prices. Recommend for lunch. I don't think the place is open late during the week, may want to verify hours.

Thank Jcroyale

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301-649 Scottsdale Dr, Guelph, Ontario N1G 4Z2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: (519) 837-9889

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