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Durham Cafe

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102 William St S, Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K9V 3B1, Canada
+1 705-878-3853
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Ottawa, Canada
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were six hungry adults who were all delighted with our meals! The restaurant was packed and it was a warm day, sadly the ceiling fans were not operating. The wait was substantial but coffee was replenished and we never felt neglected. The Trip Advisor reviews led us to this spot. The biggest hit was the house special omelette, although... More 

Thank Heather M
Bowmanville, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My buddy and I have eaten here every time I come here from bowmanville for approximately 5 years. No matter what meal service and food number one for us in Lindsay. If you visit Lindsay you must eat here.

Thank Allan A
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food here! Excellent and friendly staff. Quick service. I enjoy taking family and friends here for a bite to eat because I can coubt on all of the above every time!

Thank Tosia P
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of my favourite places for Sunday breakfast. Always fresh and arrives hot. They now have heated plates so watch the fingers. Really nice place to go with friends and family. Busy as heck but worth the wait for a couple of minutes. Staff are great and kind. Good always spot on.

Thank BobNewnham
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience! Food was great, nice spot for families :) our waitress was lovely and funny, makes you feel very comfortable and right at home!

1 Thank Joe R
Lindsay, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is always good. It is a very busy place and not always easy just to get a seat, but worth th wait, very popular with students. Planning to go there tomorrow morning.

1 Thank cwler
Lindsay, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is in residential territory which has limited seating but huge flavors of home made dishes. The staff is super friendly and very knowledgeable on their menu.have enjoyed every item I've tried.

1 Thank Stephen K
Courtenay, Canada
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424 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

We arrived just after 9am and by 9:15 the cafe was full! The wait staff were fantastic and very attentive. The items we chose were well prepared and cooked well. A very busy place but the food came out fairly quickly! I can see why it is rated #1 in Lindsay!

2 Thank Smoltman
Toronto, Canada
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452 reviews
422 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

When I travel and hit Lindsay, this is my first stop for breakfast or lunch. It's always packed, and that is a good indication they are doing something right. Food and service is good, prices reasonable, and they make the effort to plate food attractively and with some "love and passion for cooking"

1 Thank thephoenixrisesagain
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

I've been coming to the Durham for years, it's a great warm and cozy environment that provides excellent breakfast! Anyone new to the area should check this place out! The potato skin eggs Benedict is TO DIE FOR!!❤️

4 Thank Natalie W

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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 William St S, Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K9V 3B1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Kawartha Lakes  >  Lindsay
  • Phone Number: +1 705-878-3853

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