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Keystone Alley Cafe

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34 Brunswick St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3L8, Canada
15192715645
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Rochester, N.Y.
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I am giving this restaurant only a two because of the high standards set by the previous owners, and by the overall quality of the food in Stratford. In any other small town I'd have given it a three. The menu is promising....written in a very straight forward manner ...and that is a nice relief from menus that are adorned... More 

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Huntsville, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I dined at the Keystone Alley with my friends before the matinee. Perfect location near the Avon Theatre. The patio is absolutely lush with vegetation. I ordered the quiche which was very tasty and my friend ordered the veggie lover's which was delicious. The staff was very welcoming and we will definitely return.

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2 Thank Dave_Grace0
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I joined some of our family members on their patio for dinner one night. We sampled the plowmans platter to start, which was a lovely aray of cured meats, local cheeses along with house made crackers and chutneys. I enjoyed the beef brisket as my main and it was cooked to perfection. The staff and service was... More 

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4 Thank Shawnmacd0924
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been going to the Keystone for years as it has by far the best patio in town. I am really excited about the new ownership as they have made some great changes. I had the zucchini spaghetti which was delicious and I absolutely recommend it. I had the carrot cake for dessert and it lived up to the... More 

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3 Thank olivia h
Toronto, Canada
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63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I showed up at 5 pm for dinner on a Sunday afternoon, was seen to a nice table at the front of the restaurant. Ordered gazpacho and mussels special - no mussels. No point in having a special for dinner if you are sold out at 5 pm. Gazpacho was good, very small serving. Ordered charcuterie for 2 (for 1),... More 

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Aurora
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were looking forward to a nice meal based on past reviews of the restaurant. Normally I would give a restaurant a pass upon a first visit if it was not what I expected, however, the owner of the nice B&B where we stayed said other guests were recently disappointed as well. We came on a Tuesday in August around... More 

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Thank GCMAurora
KeystoneAlleyCafe, Owner at Keystone Alley Cafe, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear about your experience and sincerely apologize for this uncharacteristic behaviour. We will carry this feedback forward and meet with our staff to ensure we are providing the best service possible. More 

Pleasant Valley, Canada
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213 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wing Commander has lived the history of Stratford restaurants. This genesis includes cooking classes that preceded the Chef school and the Nut Club that starting the roll to Keystone. Nut Club: incredible burgs and fries along with the original famous Caesar Salad concoction that morphed into a Chef School standard. In a long past time ago, Keystone ownership split and... More 

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4 Thank LorenzoelJefe
KeystoneAlleyCafe, Owner at Keystone Alley Cafe, responded to this review

It was really great to meet you! Thank you for coming in to give us a try and for your history lesson. We are so pleased you enjoyed yourself (and happy you saved room for the carrot cake!). Hope to see you again soon! More 

Stratford, Ontario, Canada
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137 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Keystone was one of my favourite places to eat anywhere. Alas it has recently changed hands and you know that often means it is not as good as it was before. However the rebirth of the Keystone is a very happy event. We have been there several times since it has reopened and the food while very different now is... More 

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4 Thank Terry M
KeystoneAlleyCafe, Owner at Keystone Alley Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Terry, thank you so much for your very kind words! It is wonderful to hear that you are enjoying the new changes and we really appreciate you spreading the word. We are so grateful for local support and hearing that our hard work is paying off is really rewarding. Thanks again for joining us, we look forward to seeing... More 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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103 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My regular Stratford show-mate and I have been enjoying our junkets to the Stratford festival. We take the Stratford bus, arrive there in time for a nice lunch where in the vicins of our theatre, see a show, and then jump on the bus to take us back to Toronto, where we usually arrive around seven. I had been to... More 

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3 Thank Patti L
KeystoneAlleyCafe, Owner at Keystone Alley Cafe, responded to this review

We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience and that you were happy with your food and wine. The two paired together are an excellent choice! We hope you enjoyed your show and hope to see you again soon! More 

Toronto, Canada
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93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I 'm so happy this restaurant has reopened and the new owners are doing a great job. Anthony Jordaan from South Africa has a gentle accent that could melt butter. He is friendly, attentive and works hard helping his staff to serve, and because of his heritage, biltong is part of the Ploughman's Lunch platter for two. Even if you're... More 

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3 Thank Ricklion
KeystoneAlleyCafe, Owner at Keystone Alley Cafe, responded to this review

We will look forward to seeing you again (and your photos!) :) Thank you for coming in and for your kind words. They are very encouraging and uplifting! More 

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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 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $31
Cuisine
Canadian, Gluten Free Options, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Brunswick St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3L8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: 15192715645
Description
For three decades The Keystone Alley Café has continually evolved, from its start as a small coffee shop into the popular casual fine dining restaurant that you see today. The Keystone Alley Cafe was named after the well-known Keystone Bakery located on these premises earlier. The 'alley' in the current name describes the area adjacent to the restaurant used for patio dining in the summer months. The Keystone Alley Cafe strives to provide a family style menu of fresh, bold flavoured foods, while supporting locally and sustainably. Over the years, many improvements have been made, including the addition of the "Key'd Inn", a spacious two bedroom suite rental situated above the restaurant.

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