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Harbourview Cafe

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5 Bay St W | Brighton Bay, Brighton, Ontario K0K 1H0, Canada
+1 613-475-6260
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Eastern Ontario
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having frequented this lovely little Marina Restaurant several times I have never been dissapointed. The service is pleasant, the food is not fancy but very good. Lovely to sit out on the patio at the Marina by the Lake Ontario.

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Thank POLDIE
Brighton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Want good home cooked breakfast? It is offered here, try the English Breakfast. Jen and her super staff will not disappoint you. Btw pricing is very good. Bo

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Brighton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We like this place for late breakfasts and quick lunches.Jenny,the owner is delightful and we recommend it to all visitors.

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East Gwillimbury, Canada
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The view is lovely. The staff is a bit stressed, even though it wasn't very busy. We didn't get enough coffee. The food is adequate. It's the only place open for miles around on a Sunday morning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful views of the lake and marina! Accessible for sailors. Great service, tasty food and an intimate atmosphere.

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Marina G, Owner at Harbourview Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Anna for taking the time to let us know you enjoyed your time here. It was our pleasure to serve you. Enjoy the rest of your vacation. Jeni More 

Cobourg, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A truly unique, just a little out of the way place on the water. The owner tries so hard to please her customers. Try the baked chicken wings. Artistic for their simplicity and freshness. Soups are fantastic. Menu is creative with hearty staples but also includes some surprising twists. Lovely patio. Most of all - for all germaphobes out there... More 

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Marina G, Owner at Harbourview Cafe, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit. It is always a pleasure to meet new customers. Thanks so much for your review. I hope to see you again next time you are passing. Cheers Jeni More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice location. The chowder was extremely thick like porridge, but couldn't be eaten as it was off... I had a stomach upset most of the day. The small spinach salad was very good. Service was very slow, not the fault of the server but the kitchen.

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Thank Kay R
Marina G, Owner at Harbourview Cafe, responded to this review

I am astounded that you did not tell your server that you thought the chowder was off. We sell many bowls each day and no one else said anything but how much they enjoyed it. I regret that you experienced a long wait time. I am nearly always in the kitchen and would have liked to have spoken with you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing hidden little gem. We came in to dock at the marina overnight and headed up to the cafe for dinner. We loved it so much we had to go back in the morning for breakfast! Jenny (the owner) gets up at 4am everyday to bake fresh bread and the best butter tarts we've ever had. Having lived... More 

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Marina G, Owner at Harbourview Cafe, responded to this review

It was a real pleasure to meet you. Thank you so much for the great review. I hope you had a good sail and enjoyable holiday. Until the next boating season cheers Jeni More 

Donna, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good home made meals. Small location, clean space, cheerful staff! Located on Lake Ontario in The village of Gosport near Brighton. Indoor and outdoor seating on the waters edge

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Marina G, Owner at Harbourview Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Customers opinions are really appreciated. We hope to see you again soon. Jeni More 

Peterborough, Canada
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really like this place. Each year I come here I'm afraid it will have closed down, but it's still there as a great example of how simple things can be done superbly. The view is superb, and though it's not all that comfortable inside, the food makes up for everything. The chowders are excellent and rich and the ingredients... More 

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Marina G, Owner at Harbourview Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. so glad you enjoyed your visit and our homemade food. I hope to see you again soon. Jeni More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $14
Cuisine
Healthy, Canadian, American, Cafe, Soups, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Bay St W | Brighton Bay, Brighton, Ontario K0K 1H0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +1 613-475-6260
Description
Harbourview Cafe is an intimate friendly eatery ideally located on the north shore of Lake Ontario, mid way between Toronto and Montreal.All home cooking and baking. We make the best chowder, baked fish & chips, steak & kidney pie, curry and english breakfast. Weddings and private parties, wine tastings & tea parties our speciality. Visit our web site for photos and menu.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?