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“Slice of Heaven”

The Wired Up Pugs Cafe Bistro
Ranked #9 of 320 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $9 - $16
Cuisines: Cafe, Fusion
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Check out the rich history of our lovely cottage!!!• From the earliest records procured from City hall, Cambridge, our cottage was allocated as a property in 1851.• From 1867 through 1862, Grand Ave S used to be West Main Street South. The owner of our cottage was Andrew Scott,who lived here with the first Lady of our cottage, Shiela and their lovely family.• From 1912 through 1920, we were 93, West Main South, East side and Jos Donaldson resided here with his lovelyfamily.• From 1920 through 1926, we were given our current street name, 93 Grand Ave S and Jos Donaldson still owned thecottage until 1938.• From 1938 through 1987, the cottage was owned by different owners F.J Sheppard, V. Cochrane, F. Jarvis, W. Dunn, C.Jarvis, J. Somerville and Vancont.• From 1991 through 2006, the cottage was owned by Law Photography Studio. From 2008 through 2012, the cottagewas owned by O'Keefe Cottage.And from 2012 to present-day, the cottage has been named as 'The Wired Up Pugs' Cafe-Bistro. Come meet the owners Vidushee and our innovative chef Amit!You will have a great experience with us and the food so good it will keep you coming back for more again andagain.....Come and relive the cottage and have a relaxing time right at the Grand river.Cheers!The Wired Up Pugs Team!
Ontario, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
166 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Slice of Heaven”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

This is a true gem! Owners are terrific, food outstanding and setting very nice. Restaurant eating area is small but that just adds to its charm.

All menu items are made from scratch so go in, have a drink and relax till the chef has prepared your magnificent meal. You will not be disappoint.

We definitely will be back!

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank CDillon
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Vidushee S, Owner at The Wired Up Pugs Cafe Bistro, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Thanks for the compliments, word of mouth is what we depend on, Yes everything is made from scratch and our groceries are hand picked daily, hence reservations is suggested as well as we request our patrons to not be in a rush as fresh food takes longer then microwave cooking and we want all our patrons to have the best of what we have to offer in food and service....
We always try to make every experience a memorable one for all our patrons.

Once again thank you for the kind words and we look forward to serving you again.

The Team @ The Wired Up Pugs Cafe Bistro
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Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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“Fabulous Find!”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

Stopped by here with on our way home from Stratford after reading reviews on TripAdvisor. This is a real gem of a spot! Cute little historic cottage turned into a cosy Bistro. Food was fresh, unique and full of flavour. Owners are very personable. Highly recommend. We will be back!

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank Theresa B
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Vidushee S, Owner at The Wired Up Pugs Cafe Bistro, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Thanks for the lovely words of compliment, we put whole lot of love and passion to all our dishes, which makes all the difference in the world.

Looking forward to serving you again
By the way, Stratford is beautiful, Our Chef had the pleasure of being the chef at a couple of the lovely eateries there in 2008-2009

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The Team @ The Wired Up Pugs Cafe Bistro
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Kitchener Ontario
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“perfect before/after theatre ....or any time!”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

I chanced upon this place - my child was in a show at the Dunfield theatre and I needed to grab dinner - was looking for a place with good beer and wifi. I instantly fell in love with this place. Great beer, the food was innovative and fresh...some 'safe' traditional offerings but some eclectic fusion ideas which I love. I enjoyed it so much that I changed my reservation for the next night to this restaurant.

Remember that this is fresh...not fast...food. If going before a show, leave yourself lots of time. And it looked like people were catching on to this gem so you might want reservations so you wont be disappointed.

Can't wait to return and bring others. Well done pugs!

  • Visited May 2013
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Vidushee S, Owner at The Wired Up Pugs Cafe Bistro, responded to this review, June 29, 2013
Thanks a ton for the amazing review and to give an apt description of the feel of our place that we try with our heart to deliver every time a patron walks through our doors.
Thanks once again
The Team @ The Wired Up Pugs Cafe Bistro
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“Best place in town!”
Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

Just had lunch, in fact.. I am still sitting in the cafe.

Food was fantastic, service was great.
Everything was so creative, fresh and light.
We ate the fusion flat bread, burger merger, the chicken wrap, the wired up pie. Also tired Egyptian coffee.
All Excellant!! We will be returning for sure.
The service was fantastic!
I mentioned the coffee was a bit strong, the waitresses who was fantastic from start to finish said she could make it less strong if id like. Wow! Is all I can say. I'm impressed!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank SarahDiamond
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Vidushee S, Owner at The Wired Up Pugs Cafe Bistro, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Thank you for the lovely review, we always do the best we can in making every patrons visit a memorable and unique one.

Don't forget to check out our facebook for upcoming events starting in July

Thanks
The Team @ The Wired Up Pugs Cafe - Bistro
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Cambridge, Canada
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“Absolute gem on the Grand River”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

Came here for lunch with my husband and daughter. The café is small and friendly, with daily specials, etc. listed on large chalkboards around the room. For a small bistro, this place offers a good variety of appetizers and mains, including vegan, lactose-free and gluten-free options. For starters we shared a flatbread: pear and brie on garlic naan. Our daughter had the gourmet burger with avocado, carmelized onion and roasted peppers and a Caesar salad. I had the chicken delight stir fry with an awesome house salad. My husband had the Thai Red Curry which the chef was happy to make as hot has my husband could handle (which means really hot), along with lentil soup. All the food was exceptional. The owners were very friendly and helpful, and will gladly share photos of their six pugs!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Not2old2travelyet
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Vidushee S, Owner at The Wired Up Pugs Cafe Bistro, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Thank you for the great review, you guys were amazing, and we do all that we can to make every experience an amazing one.
Looking forward to serving you again

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