We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

The Brownstone Cafe

Canadian
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
178 Mississaga St E, Orillia, Ontario L3V 1V9, Canada
705-955-7273
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

21 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 21: English reviews
Orillia, Canada
Level Contributor
19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A somewhat small establishment with no frills but always a friendly happy crowd of all ages served by friendly smiling staff. Often live local musical talent is featured (which Orillia and area are blessed to have plenty of). One of Orillia's jems.

Helpful?
Thank Ron C
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

fun times and good music. Good place to go for a few drinks and some good music and always friendly. Ill go back

Helpful?
Thank Daniel R
new albany, indiana
Level Contributor
152 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I don't think it is the cleanest of places and the service was horrible. The staff was surely and offended when we asked for menus. We walked out.

Helpful?
1 Thank hoosierscience
Orillia, Canada
Level Contributor
32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Great place for live music,very limited beer, wine and cocktail selection. Odd decor, service is hit and miss. Have been several times and bartenders were new and didn't know about basic cocktails. Go for the music, not the food and drink as they are disappointing-has so much potential yet misses the mark.

Helpful?
Thank L3VLR
Uxbridge, Canada
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

This is a great little space to go for a drink. We came here as we often do this weekend. The staff are nice and friendly as always. The food is very very basic but enough for this place I think. The only knock is they did not have a good selection of bottled beers, the fridge was empty and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mary A
Barrie, Canada
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We came her for drinks after dinner. Its a nice little cozy spot with a decent selection of craft beers. Just one item on their menu but the vibe and staff were very friendly. And this would be a great spot for a pint to relax.

Helpful?
Thank Amy T
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

The brownstone is a nice little place on the main strip in Orillia. they have craft beers that seem to change often at cheap prices. Live music every week and a great atmosphere, the staff are really what make this place a spot to go to. When I just want a drink, this is where I go. Just need some... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rob F
Barrie, Canada
Level Contributor
81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

My partner and I stopped in to listen to the live band playing last Saturday night. The atmosphere is very cozy and comfortable. We just had a couple of drinks and then left but overall we had a good time. At first the service was good but by the time we wanted our second drink the service was not as... More 

Helpful?
Thank wordsfromagirl
Saint Thomas, Canada
Level Contributor
60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Stopped here for a few drinks, about 6 craft style beers on tap. Could use a good cleaning and some maintenance. Server was very good.

Helpful?
Thank brantislan
Orillia, Canada
Level Contributor
124 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have had a few meals at this cafe, and though none have been outstanding all were very good and well worth every penny i paid. This cafe has some of the best beer in town on tap and is one of the two best pubs in Orillia. What really makes this location stand out is the staff and how... More 

Helpful?
Thank chuckrcm

Travelers who viewed The Brownstone Cafe also viewed

 

Been to The Brownstone Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Canadian
Meals
Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Mississaga St E, Orillia, Ontario L3V 1V9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Orillia
  • Phone Number: 705-955-7273
Description
Great little bistro in the heart of Orilllia, It's NEW! I want to review it!

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Brownstone Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?