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“Coffee, Sandwiches, Yummy”
Review of The River Cafe - CLOSED

The River Cafe
Price range: $3 - $13
Cuisines: Healthy, Cafe
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Dining options: Lunch, Takeout
Description: BEST CAFE in Owen Sound. Custom espresso beverages, coffee or tea made by our skilled baristas. Fantastic European style atmosphere, original 14' restored tin ceiling in vintage building. Exposed brick wall, cozy fireplace seating with wing chairs, marble tables and old maple floor. Homemade soup, fresh from scratch baking, unique and delicious sandwiches. A big smile and friendly greeting are always complimentary! *GLUTEN FREE* *DAIRY FREE* *VEGETARIAN* *VEGAN*
Reviewed March 28, 2013

If you had a big old espresso machine at home in your big high ceilinged kitchen, well then, it would be just like being at the River! Karen, the owner is friendly,warm and cheerful like the cafe itself. The cappuccinos are smoothly delicious and the sandwiches fillingly delightful. Home away from home.

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6  Thank Edward M
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

But soft upon whetted lips lingered the delicate, yet thrilling taste of that last, steaming, cream laden mug of snickerdoodle coffee. I warm at the gentle thought. :)

8  Thank JodiBV42
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

Known for my brutal honesty...

If you are a fan of Nanaimo Bars, you have got to go to The River Cafe! Yummy!

I bought 1 square for just over 2 bucks and had it cut into 3 of the standard sized nanaimo bar sizes, which I shared with my 2 daughters.

The Best, hands down, second to none, PERIOD!

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9  Thank Michael S
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

River Cafe is an older, restored building inside, with exposed brick on one wall, a nice fireplace and comfortable seating at tables or in armchairs. Really nice place to sit and chill, especially in the summer since it's air-conditioned.

The whole place just has great character and their coffee and drinks are delicious, to boot. If you're in for lunch, it's a bit pricier than fast food, but it's fresh, homemade and delicious. Try the cabbage salad with crispy noodles, can't remember the exact name but it's my usual.

There's also Wi-Fi, so I sometimes just go sit there and read or work. It's not bustling and noisy like some of the other coffee shops. Highly recommended.

12  Thank Miranda M
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

I asked what coffee they use but the person at the cash wouldn't say! Said the business is very competitive. Excellent coffee anyways! And lovely decor in a historic building with original tin ceilings.

9  Thank Doeraymee
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