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“Assiniboine Park Cafe”
Review of Park Cafe

Park Cafe
Ranked #78 of 1,641 Restaurants in Winnipeg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Canadian
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Good for: Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Assiniboine Park Cafe”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

Met a friend there for breakfast and was quite surprised at the whole experience. Although not a super bargain to eat here, the coffee was good and strong like I like and the breakfast was quite decent. We had the Park Breakfast which included bacon, eggs, hash browns (more like home made deep fried potato slices with sauteed onions & herb) and "texas" toast. There was no skimping on the food, that's for sure!

Waitress was a little slow in bringing us our coffee to start but we were waiting for a friend to join us which could have made her hesitate to serve us!

But once we ordered they were very quick and the waitress was quite attentive. We will definitely go back.

And they do have free WiFi - you just have to ask the waitress for the password.

Located almost directly across from the English Gardens and right beside the duck pond, seating by the large windows gave us quite a nice view.

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
Winnipeg, Manitoba
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Beautiful view”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

The view is great overlooking the duck pond. You can watch skating in the winter, ducks in the summer. Massive floor to ceiling windows, so you may need sunglasses if it is sunny as restaurant is bright. Back patio for seating outside in summer. Right by the English garden for a walk after your meal. We have been several times for weekend breakfasts. they bring carafes of coffee so no need to wait for refills. Service can be inconsistent, particularly when busy. Decent breakfasts, like the breakfast bagel. Free papers to read while you are there. Prices reasonable. Open for breakfast and lunch, they also offer take-out.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank lisa-lisa2
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Prince George, Canada
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112 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Good Location, Average Food, Poor Service”
Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

I love the location of this restaurant, it overlooks the Duck Pond which makes for fantastic scenery while you eat or visit with a friend. The food is OK... but the servive is very slow. We waited to have our order taken then wait and wait for the food and then wait again for coffee refills. Finally wait again for a bill. After speaking to the hostess twice our waitress finally arrived with the bill. Needless to say no TIP was given by anyone at our table.

The park should look for new management at this restaurant!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Gordtgr
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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good value, lovely location.”
Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

A much needed addition to the park and excellent value for breakfast. The setting next to the duck pond is very scenic, even on a cold spring morning, and will be even better when the trees bloom and the wildlife returns for summer. The building is bright with huge windows offering a nice view. In summer weather a post meal walk in the sculpture garden and english garden nearby will make a lovely morning. Prices are very reasonable, staff is friendly and the service was very good. The menu is not huge but there seemed to be something for most tastes (a vegetarian and a vegan option are offered in addition to most of the usual breakfast options) I had the park breakfast for just $4.99. Eggs, toast, bacon, and tasty potatoes. Coffee, a full carafe on the table for only $1.99, is hot and fresh. It might be noisy when very busy, as it sometimes is apparently, and you might have to wait for a table at peak times. Open daily for breakfast and lunch, 8 am to 4 pm.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Doug C
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winnipeg
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173 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Busy, noisy, happy vibe”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Newish.near the duck pond in the family centre. Nice and bright,happy atmosphere. Service was pleasant and surprisingly quick for the size of the crowd. Salmon Benedict was delish.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank annikarosenqvist
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