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“A fun dinner spot”
Review of Atmosphere Cafe

Atmosphere Cafe
Ranked #13 of 385 Restaurants in Guelph
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $18
Cuisines: Canadian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Bistro style cafe serving fresh food prepared daily. Gourmet sandwiches, thin crust artisanal pizzas. French Farmhouse inspired entrees. Housemade desserts & soups. Features focus on seasonal ingredients. Full bar selection. Craft Beers, premium wines (nine by the glass), innovative cocktails. Bourbons, whisky & scotch. Chill vibe, funky atmosphere. Open 11am till late.
Santee, California
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146 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A fun dinner spot”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

Four of us descending on Atmosphere on a Tuesday night. Service was prompt and friendly. The menu is a sort of a nouveau college town/eclectic cuisine blend of flat-bread artisan pizzas, innovative salads and a couple of smaller sized traditional entrees gussied up a bit in the presentation. Overall, a solid, journeyman-like job; good service, good food, quaint atmosphere.
It isn't a superstar, but for the prices, it is well worth an evening out. I would go again without hesitation.

  • Visited June 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“nice, quaint and great food”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

nice range of menu selections. gourmet pizzas, salads and fish. little touches make dinner that much better. the wait staff were very friendly and kind. just a great dinner.

  • Visited May 2013
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Guelph, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great for lunch, tiny portions for dinner”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

We used to love visiting Atmosphere for dinner, but the tiny portions have us visiting other spots unless we want lunch. Their pizzas and club sandwich (lunch menu) are great, but as other reviewers have indicated - overpriced for the portion size for dinner. Service is typically great.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank BCG6
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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
“Excellent service!”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

Since my last review, I have returned on two separate occasions. Each time I was served courteously, cheerfully and promptly. The service was impeccable. (I must have been there on an off night the first time I reviewed it.) I would give Atmosphere Cafe a full rating and highly recommend it for lunch, dinner or late night snacks.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank 1Timber1
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Guelph
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20 reviews
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“Consistently Good Food”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

The interior of this restaurant really does lend to its name, Atmosphere. What a beautiful eating area and bar.

Service: The service is always good.

Food: pizzas and mains are always a delight. They seem to keep their menu to what's in season, including the toppings for their pizzas.

Desserts: this is where I really wish Atmosphere would challenge themselves with something new and different. It's always cheesecake, apple tarte tatin, or creme brulee on the menu for dessert. And although I like a good cheesecake now and then, I want more from this place. Stop being boring, please. I would much rather hang out at Atmosphere for dessert and digestifs/coffee than going elsewhere to find something to satisfy my sweet tooth.

Wine: not enough Niagara selection. However, this we have heard from other restauranteurs is not always a profitable venture as Niagara wines are too expensive and there is not enough bravery within the dining public to give Niagara wines a chance. Really, people, Niagara whites are DELISH! Having said that, Atmosphere keeps a small but steady fare of non-Ontario wines on the menu which do fine. Let's just say that their food menu is much more exciting.

Overall, a safe bet for great food and atmosphere.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank SpicedGoudaGirl
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