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“Clean, comfortable, tasty.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Samuel's Coffeehouse

Samuel's Coffeehouse
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, Canadian, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout
Toronto, Canada
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259 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Clean, comfortable, tasty.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

One of our best experiences while visiting Summerside. Great Grilled PBJ, great sodas, great lemon squares. Nice old building. Air condititioned. It was a treat to visit. Unlike some coffee shops which are either too trendy or too preachy in their approaches, this place does what it does simply and without all the hype or dressing. We hope they resist the urge to move in the direction of Starbucks, Bridgehead, or any of these other cliches. One suggestion - consider including some diet flavoured sodas on the menu. . .

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Carleton Place, Canada
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“OK but not fantastic”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2012

Had lunch there with my wife. She ordered a soup and sandwich and I had a smoked salmon bagel. Good: Building itself it beautiful and they've done a great job on the design. The coffee was good as well. Probably best in town. Average: The food. Our opinion overall was that it could have had more flavour. Poor: The person taking our order at the counter was downright surly and the server wasn't much better. I did notice them engaging other people more so maybe it was just us? In the end I think we'd go back for coffee but not much more than that.

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Ottawa
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great find in Summerside!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2012

My family and I have been vacationing in PEI for many summers - love the warm maritime culture, the relaxed pace, and the beautiful beaches and rolling hills. This coffeehouse is a great addition to Summerside - has an urban vibe without losing the local feel as happens with some franchises. I thoroughly enjoyed my caramel macchiato and white chocolate and cranberry biscuit. We always wish for more lunch options (dining in general for that matter!) in Summerside; I will surely be back to try a sandwich :).

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank arobert01
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Aiken, South Carolina
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155 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“pleasant ambiance, good coffee, excellent paninis”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

The staff at Samuel's understand service and create a welcoming atmosphere. The panini sandwiches are very tasty and there is a full range of delicious coffee-based drinks. The ambiance is sophisticated for PEI. Altogether, Samuel's is highly to be recommended.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank BostonGCC
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New Brunswick, Canada
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

This is a place I wish I could visit every day. Love the atmosphere of the original walls and vault of the bank. The food is made on the spot, not prepackaged. The Lattees were delicious and the extra design on the top made them more special.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank bet67y
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Jamie Matheson S, Owner at Samuel's Coffeehouse, responded to this review, July 27, 2012
Thanks for dropping in and we are pleased you enjoyed your visit along with the fact that all our baked goods, soups, salads, and "Sam"riches are made on-site. We hope to see you again!
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